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Can anyone who has been looking at interview dates put some dates on here so I/we can get an idea of the spread for interview dates, etc. Thanks. Just trying to get an idea. I know the average is 60+ dates from the NOA2. But wanted to get up to date info since most of the people who input their NOA1 and NOA2 seem to be inputting the date they received it in the mail and other days other than what the USCIS site gives them...so the averages are a little skewed.


Just found out my NOA2 approved Oct 25, 2013 is still good. Was automatically extended by the embassy until one year of the last date of notification which is Dec 3, 2013. It's a race now.


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USEM seems to be back to normal, from what I am seeing there may be a few October dates left and for sure November dates.

I always suggest to schedule the interview about 4-5 weeks after getting the MNL # from NVC and they ship the case file out, that usually gives adequate time for the file to arrive at USEM and get into their system before the interview date. And it gives you time to complete the medical and gather the required documents.


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Thanks Hank! I just found out the first available was Oct 20. Can you suggest something on my next post though...it's a bit confusing, but wow...a thriller. :)


Just found out my NOA2 approved Oct 25, 2013 is still good. Was automatically extended by the embassy until one year of the last date of notification which is Dec 3, 2013. It's a race now.


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Thanks Hank! I just found out the first available was Oct 20. Can you suggest something on my next post though...it's a bit confusing, but wow...a thriller. :)

Ahhh ... yes... other post. Been there done that ;)

All the best with the rest of your process. :thumbs:


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I have been checking for the last 2 weeks and still no November and beyond sched. Only 3 dates for October are available as of two hrs ago. I want to sched my interview by the end of Nov. but guess I have to keep checking everyday.


AOS Journey:

March 30 - AOS/EAD/AP sent

April 2 - USCIS received

April 9 - NOA1

May 6 - Biometrics

May 7 - Case is ready for interview

May 21 - Request for EAD expedite

May 26 - contact congressman for EAD expedite

June 1 - EAD card in production

June 2 - EAD approved

June 6 - EAD/AP combo card received

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USEM seems to be back to normal, from what I am seeing there may be a few October dates left and for sure November dates.

I always suggest to schedule the interview about 4-5 weeks after getting the MNL # from NVC and they ship the case file out, that usually gives adequate time for the file to arrive at USEM and get into their system before the interview date. And it gives you time to complete the medical and gather the required documents.

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Hi,

I am a little bit confused about the interview thing. I am finished with ds260, medical, and documents submitted last Sept. 15. Received aos checklist and was able to finish and sent them to nvc. Nvc acknowledged receipt Sept. 29.

Do I have to wait for case complete? Interview letter? To schedule interview. Please enlighten me.

Thank you so much.

USEM seems to be back to normal, from what I am seeing there may be a few October dates left and for sure November dates.

I always suggest to schedule the interview about 4-5 weeks after getting the MNL # from NVC and they ship the case file out, that usually gives adequate time for the file to arrive at USEM and get into their system before the interview date. And it gives you time to complete the medical and gather the required documents.

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Hi,

I am a little bit confused about the interview thing. I am finished with ds260, medical, and documents submitted last Sept. 15. Received aos checklist and was able to finish and sent them to nvc. Nvc acknowledged receipt Sept. 29.

Do I have to wait for case complete? Interview letter? To schedule interview. Please enlighten me.

Thank you so much.

NVC schedules your interview.


Hank

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NVC schedules your interview.

But we have the option to move to an earlier date if:

One is available, of course.

Medical is completed without any issues

Required document package is totally complete (except for those required at the whim of the CO) and in the hands of the beneficiary.

Or is it usually suggested to leave the date as scheduled? Any penalties if the date is adjusted?


IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-17
I-130 Sent : 2014-06-23
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-06-25
I-130 RFE : 2014-08-11 (Wanted NSO Marriage Certificate, not LCR)
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-08-14
I-130 Approved : 2014-08-27
NVC Received : 2014-09-15
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-09-17
Pay AOS Bill : 2014-09-17
Submit DS-261 : 2014-09-17
Send AOS Package : 2014-09-19
Receive IV Bill : 2014-10-03
Pay IV Bill : 2014-10-03
Received Interview Letter by E-mail: 2015-03-20 (May 5, 2015)
SLEC completed: 2015-04-22
Visa Approved: 2015-05-05
Visa Issued: 2015-05-15 (221g for no CENOMAR!)

Visa Received: 2015-05-21

POE: Chicago 2015-09-14

GC Received: 2015-11-17

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But we have the option to move to an earlier date if:

One is available, of course.

Medical is completed without any issues

Required document package is totally complete (except for those required at the whim of the CO) and in the hands of the beneficiary.

Or is it usually suggested to leave the date as scheduled? Any penalties if the date is adjusted?

No you (immigrant visa) do not have the option to move the interview date, I know of one couple that tried that, they re-scheduled to an earlier date, showed up at the embassy and the CO told her to come back on her scheduled (by NVC) date.

Non-immigrant visas are the only ones I know of that schedule their own interview.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

 

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No you (immigrant visa) do not have the option to move the interview date, I know of one couple that tried that, they re-scheduled to an earlier date, showed up at the embassy and the CO told her to come back on her scheduled (by NVC) date.

Non-immigrant visas are the only ones I know of that schedule their own interview.

Thanks for the reply and clarification.

Although the information I have received from this site over the past 4 months has been extremely helpful, it has also been at times very confusing when not knowing if the discussions / responses are dealing with K series or CR series visas. Add to that fact that the requirements through the entire application process are not the same it becomes even more daunting when trying not to make an error. And it seems that even the information provided by state, dhs, nvc, uscis, etc. departments do not address the differences, the challenge becomes even more of a challenge.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-17
I-130 Sent : 2014-06-23
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-06-25
I-130 RFE : 2014-08-11 (Wanted NSO Marriage Certificate, not LCR)
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-08-14
I-130 Approved : 2014-08-27
NVC Received : 2014-09-15
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-09-17
Pay AOS Bill : 2014-09-17
Submit DS-261 : 2014-09-17
Send AOS Package : 2014-09-19
Receive IV Bill : 2014-10-03
Pay IV Bill : 2014-10-03
Received Interview Letter by E-mail: 2015-03-20 (May 5, 2015)
SLEC completed: 2015-04-22
Visa Approved: 2015-05-05
Visa Issued: 2015-05-15 (221g for no CENOMAR!)

Visa Received: 2015-05-21

POE: Chicago 2015-09-14

GC Received: 2015-11-17

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Thanks for the reply and clarification.

Although the information I have received from this site over the past 4 months has been extremely helpful, it has also been at times very confusing when not knowing if the discussions / responses are dealing with K series or CR series visas. Add to that fact that the requirements through the entire application process are not the same it becomes even more daunting when trying not to make an error. And it seems that even the information provided by state, dhs, nvc, uscis, etc. departments do not address the differences, the challenge becomes even more of a challenge.

I know what you mean about daunting, I have never done the CR/IR visa but I have friends that have so at times I ask them what they did as I try to help someone out. But my knowledge is mostly with the K-1.

One thing I learned is of all the alphabet soup in this process, one does not talk to the other or share documents so if you sent it to one and the next one asks for it also ... send it again. :unsure:


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

 

HandArrow.gif       Visa Process at USEM for the Philippines;  https://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/us-embassy-usem.html

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