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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: France
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Hello,

My case was moved from USCIS to NVC in late June - throughout August and September I filled out the DS-261, the I-864, and the DS-260, paid all the fees and sent in the supporting documents. My understanding was that my case was going to be processed (eventually) and then forwarded to the nearest American embassy (Paris for me) for my interview.

However, today I am receiving a message from USCIS saying "Your Case Status: Initial Review. On October 14, 2014, your address was changed relating to the I130, IMMIGRANT PETITION FOR RELATIVE, FIANCE(E), OR ORPHAN that you filed.". ("During this step, USCIS initiates the background checks of the applicant/petitioner and identifies issues that may need to be addressed either during an interview or by asking the applicant/petitioner to submit additional information or documentation. USCIS reviews the applicant's/petitioner's criminal history, determines if there are national security concerns that need to be addressed, and reviews the application/petition for fraud indicators.")

I'm not sure what this means - am I back to square one? Have I just lost six months or so??? We contacted USCIS 6 or 8 times from April to June to try to change the address, since we had to leave the country in which we lived when we filed the I-130. Apparently they finally got around to it, but the case has been out of their hands for 4 months!

I'm really starting to panic :-/

Regards

AE

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Hello,

My case was moved from USCIS to NVC in late June - throughout August and September I filled out the DS-261, the I-864, and the DS-260, paid all the fees and sent in the supporting documents. My understanding was that my case was going to be processed (eventually) and then forwarded to the nearest American embassy (Paris for me) for my interview.

However, today I am receiving a message from USCIS saying "Your Case Status: Initial Review. On October 14, 2014, your address was changed relating to the I130, IMMIGRANT PETITION FOR RELATIVE, FIANCE(E), OR ORPHAN that you filed.". ("During this step, USCIS initiates the background checks of the applicant/petitioner and identifies issues that may need to be addressed either during an interview or by asking the applicant/petitioner to submit additional information or documentation. USCIS reviews the applicant's/petitioner's criminal history, determines if there are national security concerns that need to be addressed, and reviews the application/petition for fraud indicators.")

I'm not sure what this means - am I back to square one? Have I just lost six months or so??? We contacted USCIS 6 or 8 times from April to June to try to change the address, since we had to leave the country in which we lived when we filed the I-130. Apparently they finally got around to it, but the case has been out of their hands for 4 months!

I'm really starting to panic :-/

Regards

AE

They are just notifying you that your case has been updated. You are at NVC. That's their standard letter for address change. .

For your peace of mind why not call NVC to verify if you have case complete by now. And not until you are assigned interview date is your petition sent off to embassy. NVC just completed most embassies November scheduling.

All the France folk got their interview dates on 10/7.


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3/5/2019: Biometrics Appt
12/28/2019: 18 month Extension has expired
1/9/2020: InfoPass Appt to get stamp in Passport
2/27/2020: Combo Interview (ROC and Citizenship)
3/31/2020: submitted service request for being pass normal processing time
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4/8/2020: Approved
4/10/2020: Card mailed
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6/13/2019: Biometrics Appt
2/27/2020: Citizenship Interview
4/7/2020: In queue for Oath Ceremony to be scheduled
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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: France
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They are just notifying you that your case has been updated. You are at NVC. That's their standard letter for address change. .

For your peace of mind why not call NVC to verify if you have case complete by now. And not until you are assigned interview date is your petition sent off to embassy. NVC just completed most embassies November scheduling.

All the France folk got their interview dates on 10/7.

OK, thanks. *PHEW*

"All the France folk got their interview dates on 10/7." - So I guess my REPEATED attempts to have my case expedited (we are in the middle of an international adoption, started in March 2013, and in November if we can't file an extension on paperwork, which requires us being residents together, we will suffer a very significant setback) were ignored!! Do you know when the next batch of interview dates will be sent out? Will it be for December?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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OK, thanks. *PHEW*

"All the France folk got their interview dates on 10/7." - So I guess my REPEATED attempts to have my case expedited (we are in the middle of an international adoption, started in March 2013, and in November if we can't file an extension on paperwork, which requires us being residents together, we will suffer a very significant setback) were ignored!! Do you know when the next batch of interview dates will be sent out? Will it be for December?

Don't give up on expedite. Keep asking NVC keep bombarding them.

Yes the next Interviews for December will start probably 1st week in November.


Case Complete to Interview spreadsheet

From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.

Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!

 

Come join the current Interview thread: 

Complete-dq-to-interview-february-2021/

Case Complete to Interview Form

 

Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
 

 

 

ROC I751
5/21/2018: Filed i751 ROC
6/12/2018: NOA1 Date
3/5/2019: Biometrics Appt
12/28/2019: 18 month Extension has expired
1/9/2020: InfoPass Appt to get stamp in Passport
2/27/2020: Combo Interview (ROC and Citizenship)
3/31/2020: submitted service request for being pass normal processing time
4/7/2020: Card being produced
4/8/2020: Approved
4/10/2020: Card mailed
4/15/2020: 10 year green card received
 
 
N400
5/21/2019: Filed Online
5/21/2019: NOA1 Date
6/13/2019: Biometrics Appt
2/27/2020: Citizenship Interview
4/7/2020: In queue for Oath Ceremony to be scheduled
6/19/2020: Notice Oath Ceremony scheduled
7/8/2020: Oath Ceremony (Houston)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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*** Thread moved from CR-1 Process forum to the CR-1 Case Progress subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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