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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Namibia
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Hi guys,

I have just received my NoA1 and am looking ahead a bit. After I receive NoA2, I see a lot of the advice is to call NVC to receive a case number before they send it to you and to give them an email address for future correspondence. My concern is that I cannot call NVC from my country (Namibia in Africa) and if they send us anything via snail mail, it will surely not get to us as our postal system is 100% unreliable. So how will I get my case number without calling (can my father in the US call on my behalf) and also how do I give them my email address for future correspondence without having to call? Will they have my email address on record and use it from the e-mail notification form I sent in with my I-130 to USCIS???


06.21.13 : Met in Namibia


06.21.14 : Married in Namibia (L)


USCIS


  • 10.11.14 : Submitted I-130 via DHL from Namibia to Chicago Lockbox
  • 10.15.14 : Petition Received (according to online case status)
  • 10.20.14 : NOA1 (received initially via e-mail); Case Transferred to California Service Center
  • 10.31.14 : NOA2 (received initially via e-mail); Case Transferred to NVC (11 days from NOA1)

NVC


  • 12.11.14 : Case # and IIN # received from NVC via e-mail
  • 12.11.14 : DS-261 Choice of Agent Form Generated (notified via e-mail) & Submitted
  • 12.11.14 : AOS Fee Invoice Generated (notified via e-mail)
  • 12.24.14 : AOS Fee Paid
  • 01.13.15 : IV Fee Invoice Generated (notified via e-mail)
  • 01.24.15 : IV Fee Paid

*** Intentionally Delayed Further Submission ***


  • 09.26.15 : DS-260 Submitted
  • 10.20.15 : AOS & IV Packages Submitted
  • 10.22.15: AOS & IV Packages Received by NVC (scan date)
  • 12.2.15: Cased Closed at NVC - Received Interview Date for January 14

EMBASSY


  • 12.18.15: Medical Completed in Johannesburg

*** Intentionally Delayed Interview ***


  • 01.20.16: New Interview Date Scheduled for March 17
  • 03.14.16 & 03.15.16: New Medical Completed (First one would expire before our preferred date of entry!)
  • 03.17.16 Interview in Johannesburg - successful!
  • 04.02.16 Visa received (Expires 9/14/16)
  • 07.11.16 USCIS ELIS fee paid
  • 08.26.16 Date of Entry (POE Boston)

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Lebanon
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you can NOT obtain a case number, NVC can NOT obtain a case number before your I130 is approved, once it is approved it will be sent from USCIS to NVC.

Yes your father can call but he have to provide the NOA2 receipt number and the petitioner and beneficiary name and date of birth


The immigration process caused me PTSD.

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Hi guys,

I have just received my NoA1 and am looking ahead a bit. After I receive NoA2, I see a lot of the advice is to call NVC to receive a case number before they send it to you and to give them an email address for future correspondence. My concern is that I cannot call NVC from my country (Namibia in Africa) and if they send us anything via snail mail, it will surely not get to us as our postal system is 100% unreliable. So how will I get my case number without calling (can my father in the US call on my behalf) and also how do I give them my email address for future correspondence without having to call? Will they have my email address on record and use it from the e-mail notification form I sent in with my I-130 to USCIS???

USCIS will forward your email address to NVC.

NVC will email you your welcome letter when your case is activated on the CEAC portal. Although the advice on here is to ring every day to get your case number, this will not speed up your case. Yes you might know your case number a couple of weeks early, but your case isn't activated on the portal so you can't do anything with it.

Though if you do keep regular contact with NVC, you can have peace of mind that nothing has gone awry.

We never called NVC until we were expecting a case complete and interview date - 60 days after our AOS and IV packets had been received.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Namibia
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you can NOT obtain a case number, NVC can NOT obtain a case number before your I130 is approved, once it is approved it will be sent from USCIS to NVC.

Yes your father can call but he have to provide the NOA2 receipt number and the petitioner and beneficiary name and date of birth

Hi, I'm aware that I can't obtain a case number before the I-130 is approved, I was just looking ahead and worrying how I will get the case number without being able to call from Africa once my case is moved to NVC . . .


06.21.13 : Met in Namibia


06.21.14 : Married in Namibia (L)


USCIS


  • 10.11.14 : Submitted I-130 via DHL from Namibia to Chicago Lockbox
  • 10.15.14 : Petition Received (according to online case status)
  • 10.20.14 : NOA1 (received initially via e-mail); Case Transferred to California Service Center
  • 10.31.14 : NOA2 (received initially via e-mail); Case Transferred to NVC (11 days from NOA1)

NVC


  • 12.11.14 : Case # and IIN # received from NVC via e-mail
  • 12.11.14 : DS-261 Choice of Agent Form Generated (notified via e-mail) & Submitted
  • 12.11.14 : AOS Fee Invoice Generated (notified via e-mail)
  • 12.24.14 : AOS Fee Paid
  • 01.13.15 : IV Fee Invoice Generated (notified via e-mail)
  • 01.24.15 : IV Fee Paid

*** Intentionally Delayed Further Submission ***


  • 09.26.15 : DS-260 Submitted
  • 10.20.15 : AOS & IV Packages Submitted
  • 10.22.15: AOS & IV Packages Received by NVC (scan date)
  • 12.2.15: Cased Closed at NVC - Received Interview Date for January 14

EMBASSY


  • 12.18.15: Medical Completed in Johannesburg

*** Intentionally Delayed Interview ***


  • 01.20.16: New Interview Date Scheduled for March 17
  • 03.14.16 & 03.15.16: New Medical Completed (First one would expire before our preferred date of entry!)
  • 03.17.16 Interview in Johannesburg - successful!
  • 04.02.16 Visa received (Expires 9/14/16)
  • 07.11.16 USCIS ELIS fee paid
  • 08.26.16 Date of Entry (POE Boston)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Panama
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Why can you not call the NVC from abroad? If you're worried about long distance fees, perhaps you could use Skype to make it not too expensive?


USCIS
01-25-2014: Filed I-130
01-30-2014: NOA1, Sent to Vermont Service Center
06-11-2014: NOA2, I-130 Approved!

NVC
06-26-2014: Arrived at NVC
07-10-2014: Case # and IIN assigned
07-28-2014: D-261 available & submitted/AOS fee invoiced
07-29-2014: AOS fee paid
07-31-2014: AOS package sent
08-04-2014: AOS package scanned by NVC
08-08-2014: Amended I-864EZ re-sent (I stupidly put AGI instead of Total Income on the form)
08-13-2014: AOS package scanned by NVC
09-06-2014: DS-261 accepted
09-10-2014: IV fee invoiced/paid
09-13-2014: DS-260 completed
10-02-2014: BOTH AOS packages reviewed and accepted together (no checklist! woohoo!) NEVERMIND. HE LIED. SEE BELOW.
10-02-2014: IV package sent (it took an extra month because DHL/Customs lost my husband's birth certificate and police records in September)
10-06-2014: IV package arrived at NVC (you know, because overnight with USPS means four days later)
10-08-2014: IV package scanned by NVC
10-09-2014: Received checklist for AOS packet saying I put the wrong income number. They are wrong. Awaiting review from Supervisor Mari.
10-16-2014: My Senator's office requested an expedite review of our case. This request was submitted by the NVC to the U.S. Embassy on this date.
10-22-2014: U.S. Embassy in Panama approves expedite request!
10-24-2014: All documents at NVC mailed to U.S. Embassy in Panama
10-27-2014: All documents at NVC delivered to U.S. Embassy in Panama

U.S. Embassy in Panama

10-28-2014: Interview scheduled by Embassy for 11-13-2014
10-30-2014: Medical
11-13-2014: Interview -- APPROVED!
11-19-2014: Visa Received
12-12-2014: Point of Entry!

12-20-2014: Social Security Number arrived by mail

USCIS - Petition to Remove Conditions
09-26-2016: Filed I-751

09-30-2016: NOA Date (Received in mail on 10-06-2016)

10-03-2016: Checks cashed

10-31-2016: Biometrics (Received appointment in mail on 10/21/2016)

08-23-2017: Date of Decision: Approval (Received in mail on 8/28/2017, but not updated online)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Namibia
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My phone plan doesn't allow me to make international calls and the fees would be outrageous if I used someone elses. Related to this though, I just received my e-notification of receipt and then I realized I will probably never get the hard copy of the NOA1 - is this a problem? Our postal service is unreliable. Will they also send an e-notification of NOA2?? I am so concerned about this!


06.21.13 : Met in Namibia


06.21.14 : Married in Namibia (L)


USCIS


  • 10.11.14 : Submitted I-130 via DHL from Namibia to Chicago Lockbox
  • 10.15.14 : Petition Received (according to online case status)
  • 10.20.14 : NOA1 (received initially via e-mail); Case Transferred to California Service Center
  • 10.31.14 : NOA2 (received initially via e-mail); Case Transferred to NVC (11 days from NOA1)

NVC


  • 12.11.14 : Case # and IIN # received from NVC via e-mail
  • 12.11.14 : DS-261 Choice of Agent Form Generated (notified via e-mail) & Submitted
  • 12.11.14 : AOS Fee Invoice Generated (notified via e-mail)
  • 12.24.14 : AOS Fee Paid
  • 01.13.15 : IV Fee Invoice Generated (notified via e-mail)
  • 01.24.15 : IV Fee Paid

*** Intentionally Delayed Further Submission ***


  • 09.26.15 : DS-260 Submitted
  • 10.20.15 : AOS & IV Packages Submitted
  • 10.22.15: AOS & IV Packages Received by NVC (scan date)
  • 12.2.15: Cased Closed at NVC - Received Interview Date for January 14

EMBASSY


  • 12.18.15: Medical Completed in Johannesburg

*** Intentionally Delayed Interview ***


  • 01.20.16: New Interview Date Scheduled for March 17
  • 03.14.16 & 03.15.16: New Medical Completed (First one would expire before our preferred date of entry!)
  • 03.17.16 Interview in Johannesburg - successful!
  • 04.02.16 Visa received (Expires 9/14/16)
  • 07.11.16 USCIS ELIS fee paid
  • 08.26.16 Date of Entry (POE Boston)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Mali
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I live in Mali with my husband. I use skype/google voice to call NVC. Also, USCIS passes along your email information to NVC. The first time I called up NVC, they already had my email address.

If I remember correctly, I didn't get NOA2 by email. I checked their website often and saw it there. Then my dad scanned me a copy of NOA2 (I had put my parent's address in the USA as my mailing address).


12/27/12 - Married in Bamako, Mali

11/12/13 - I-130 package sent

11/15/13 - NOA1

05/27/14 - NOA2

06/16/14 - Case received NVC

07/01/14 - Case number assigned

07/21/14 - DS-261 completed

07/25/14 - AOS bill paid

07/30/2014 - AOS package sent

08/18/2014 - add-on AOS package sent (learned that I should have sent 2 separate I-864s even though the cases are joined...oops!)

09/19/2014 - IV bill paid

09/26/2014 - AOS checklist received

11/09/2014 - DS 260 completed online

12/22/2014 - AOS checklist package and IV documents scan date

03/02/2015 - Case Complete!!! (70 days)

04/02/2015 - Interview in Dakar (221g - Needed to verify a court document)

04/21/2015- Visas in hand!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Namibia
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I live in Mali with my husband. I use skype/google voice to call NVC. Also, USCIS passes along your email information to NVC. The first time I called up NVC, they already had my email address.

If I remember correctly, I didn't get NOA2 by email. I checked their website often and saw it there. Then my dad scanned me a copy of NOA2 (I had put my parent's address in the USA as my mailing address).

Hi, thank you. Question though, when you say you put your parent's address in the USA as your mailing address - where on earth did it ASK for a mailing address on the I-130?????????????? It only ever asked for my address and for that I put my residential address here in Namibia with my husband as everything else I supplied shows that I live in Namibia with my husband and so I didn't want to provide conflicting addresses. Did you put your parent's address in the "information about you" section???? I didn't do this because I needed to show that I live with my husband (our lease was part of my evidence of a bona fide relationship) but nowhere did it ask for a mailing address.

Do you recommend I submit a "change of address" form online on USCIS and if I do that will it conflict with the information I have given about my living abroad?


06.21.13 : Met in Namibia


06.21.14 : Married in Namibia (L)


USCIS


  • 10.11.14 : Submitted I-130 via DHL from Namibia to Chicago Lockbox
  • 10.15.14 : Petition Received (according to online case status)
  • 10.20.14 : NOA1 (received initially via e-mail); Case Transferred to California Service Center
  • 10.31.14 : NOA2 (received initially via e-mail); Case Transferred to NVC (11 days from NOA1)

NVC


  • 12.11.14 : Case # and IIN # received from NVC via e-mail
  • 12.11.14 : DS-261 Choice of Agent Form Generated (notified via e-mail) & Submitted
  • 12.11.14 : AOS Fee Invoice Generated (notified via e-mail)
  • 12.24.14 : AOS Fee Paid
  • 01.13.15 : IV Fee Invoice Generated (notified via e-mail)
  • 01.24.15 : IV Fee Paid

*** Intentionally Delayed Further Submission ***


  • 09.26.15 : DS-260 Submitted
  • 10.20.15 : AOS & IV Packages Submitted
  • 10.22.15: AOS & IV Packages Received by NVC (scan date)
  • 12.2.15: Cased Closed at NVC - Received Interview Date for January 14

EMBASSY


  • 12.18.15: Medical Completed in Johannesburg

*** Intentionally Delayed Interview ***


  • 01.20.16: New Interview Date Scheduled for March 17
  • 03.14.16 & 03.15.16: New Medical Completed (First one would expire before our preferred date of entry!)
  • 03.17.16 Interview in Johannesburg - successful!
  • 04.02.16 Visa received (Expires 9/14/16)
  • 07.11.16 USCIS ELIS fee paid
  • 08.26.16 Date of Entry (POE Boston)

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Hi, thank you. Question though, when you say you put your parent's address in the USA as your mailing address - where on earth did it ASK for a mailing address on the I-130?????????????? It only ever asked for my address and for that I put my residential address here in Namibia with my husband as everything else I supplied shows that I live in Namibia with my husband and so I didn't want to provide conflicting addresses. Did you put your parent's address in the "information about you" section???? I didn't do this because I needed to show that I live with my husband (our lease was part of my evidence of a bona fide relationship) but nowhere did it ask for a mailing address.

Do you recommend I submit a "change of address" form online on USCIS and if I do that will it conflict with the information I have given about my living abroad?

Your mailing address is where you receive your mail at. Honestly I have received no hard copy information via NVC and I live abroad as well - it's not needed to complete the steps and get you the final interview date. Everything will be done online and through e-mail.

If you are worried about NVC not having your e-mail address or you are just curious - you have internet so I would just drop a couple of dollars (seriously, like $10) and call NVC when you think they have received the case (which will be around 4 weeks from NOA1 since you live abroad - if all your paperwork is correct).

You of course will know when you get your USCIS approval through e-mail so after that I would wait 2 weeks at least before you start calling NVC to check if they've received it.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Switzerland

Marriage: 2008-08-07

I-130 Sent : 2014-08-02

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-08-05

I-130 Approved : 2014-08-25

NVC Received : 2014-09-12

NVC Case & IIN Number Assigned: 2014-09-22

DS-261 Filled and Submitted: 2014-09-22

AOS Bill / Payment Made: 2014-09-23

Received IV Bill: 2014-10-02

Paid IV Bill: 2014-10-03

Sent AOS & IV: 2014-10-19

Package Received by NVC: 2014-10-22

Scanned Date into NVC (e-mail received): 2014-10-23

Submitted DS-260: 2014-10-23

Checklist received (AOS - missing check box): 2014-12-17

Re-submitted documents (received by NVC): 2014-12-30

Submitted expedite request: 2015-01-02

Expedite approved by embassy: 2015-01-05

Files shipped to embassy: 2015-01-07

Medical scheduled: 2015-01-13

Embassy received files: 2014-01-12

Processing
Estimates/Stats :

* I-130 was approved in 20 days from NOA1 date.

* NVC received case in 18 days from NOA2 date.

* NVC assigned Case & IIN # in 10 days from NVC received date.

* DS-261 Filled out in 0 days from receiving Case number.

* AOS Bill paid in 1 day from filing DS-261

* IV Bill Received 11 days after filling DS-261

* NVC Scanned AOS/IV Package 3 days after sending

* Checklist received 55 days after sending documents

* Expedite approved 3 days after submission

* Files shipped to embassy 2 days after expedite approved

* Files received by embassy 5 days after shipped from NVC

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Namibia
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Your mailing address is where you receive your mail at. Honestly I have received no hard copy information via NVC and I live abroad as well - it's not needed to complete the steps and get you the final interview date. Everything will be done online and through e-mail.

If you are worried about NVC not having your e-mail address or you are just curious - you have internet so I would just drop a couple of dollars (seriously, like $10) and call NVC when you think they have received the case (which will be around 4 weeks from NOA1 since you live abroad - if all your paperwork is correct).

You of course will know when you get your USCIS approval through e-mail so after that I would wait 2 weeks at least before you start calling NVC to check if they've received it.

Hi - thanks for the response. My question though is, where on the I-130 did it ask for a mailing address? Question B2 only asked for an "address" - which I assumed was my residential address because I figured they would use that to gauge where I am living, not where I want to receive my mail. If there had been opportunity to put a mailing address I would have used my dad's address in the U.S. I am wondering where other people have put their U.S. address since my entire I-130 was based on filing from abroad and showing that I live with my husband abroad and nowhere did it ask for a mailing address separate from a regular "address."

I'm not so concerned about the NVC information as I am about not being able to receive my NOA2 when it arrives or a possible RFE if it comes to that. So my question is should I submit an online change of address so that mail from USCIS comes to my father in the States?


06.21.13 : Met in Namibia


06.21.14 : Married in Namibia (L)


USCIS


  • 10.11.14 : Submitted I-130 via DHL from Namibia to Chicago Lockbox
  • 10.15.14 : Petition Received (according to online case status)
  • 10.20.14 : NOA1 (received initially via e-mail); Case Transferred to California Service Center
  • 10.31.14 : NOA2 (received initially via e-mail); Case Transferred to NVC (11 days from NOA1)

NVC


  • 12.11.14 : Case # and IIN # received from NVC via e-mail
  • 12.11.14 : DS-261 Choice of Agent Form Generated (notified via e-mail) & Submitted
  • 12.11.14 : AOS Fee Invoice Generated (notified via e-mail)
  • 12.24.14 : AOS Fee Paid
  • 01.13.15 : IV Fee Invoice Generated (notified via e-mail)
  • 01.24.15 : IV Fee Paid

*** Intentionally Delayed Further Submission ***


  • 09.26.15 : DS-260 Submitted
  • 10.20.15 : AOS & IV Packages Submitted
  • 10.22.15: AOS & IV Packages Received by NVC (scan date)
  • 12.2.15: Cased Closed at NVC - Received Interview Date for January 14

EMBASSY


  • 12.18.15: Medical Completed in Johannesburg

*** Intentionally Delayed Interview ***


  • 01.20.16: New Interview Date Scheduled for March 17
  • 03.14.16 & 03.15.16: New Medical Completed (First one would expire before our preferred date of entry!)
  • 03.17.16 Interview in Johannesburg - successful!
  • 04.02.16 Visa received (Expires 9/14/16)
  • 07.11.16 USCIS ELIS fee paid
  • 08.26.16 Date of Entry (POE Boston)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Mali
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Hi, thank you. Question though, when you say you put your parent's address in the USA as your mailing address - where on earth did it ASK for a mailing address on the I-130?????????????? It only ever asked for my address and for that I put my residential address here in Namibia with my husband as everything else I supplied shows that I live in Namibia with my husband and so I didn't want to provide conflicting addresses. Did you put your parent's address in the "information about you" section???? I didn't do this because I needed to show that I live with my husband (our lease was part of my evidence of a bona fide relationship) but nowhere did it ask for a mailing address.

Do you recommend I submit a "change of address" form online on USCIS and if I do that will it conflict with the information I have given about my living abroad?

So looking back at my I-130, I did put my Malian address. However, I had added a sticky note on top of it with my parent's address for my mailing address. I had also given it in my cover letter (and highlighted it).

I have no idea about submitting a change of address form. I feel like that might confuse things more. Hopefully someone with a better answer can chime in.


12/27/12 - Married in Bamako, Mali

11/12/13 - I-130 package sent

11/15/13 - NOA1

05/27/14 - NOA2

06/16/14 - Case received NVC

07/01/14 - Case number assigned

07/21/14 - DS-261 completed

07/25/14 - AOS bill paid

07/30/2014 - AOS package sent

08/18/2014 - add-on AOS package sent (learned that I should have sent 2 separate I-864s even though the cases are joined...oops!)

09/19/2014 - IV bill paid

09/26/2014 - AOS checklist received

11/09/2014 - DS 260 completed online

12/22/2014 - AOS checklist package and IV documents scan date

03/02/2015 - Case Complete!!! (70 days)

04/02/2015 - Interview in Dakar (221g - Needed to verify a court document)

04/21/2015- Visas in hand!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Namibia
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You of course will know when you get your USCIS approval through e-mail so after that I would wait 2 weeks at least before you start calling NVC to check if they've received it.

mofatsd, did you receive an NOA2 through e-mail? That would make me feel better as I have heard a lot of people say the NOA2 doesn't come through e-mail, but I suppose I can also check online and so will leave everything as is. If I do get an RFE, will I also be able to see this on the case status updates?


06.21.13 : Met in Namibia


06.21.14 : Married in Namibia (L)


USCIS


  • 10.11.14 : Submitted I-130 via DHL from Namibia to Chicago Lockbox
  • 10.15.14 : Petition Received (according to online case status)
  • 10.20.14 : NOA1 (received initially via e-mail); Case Transferred to California Service Center
  • 10.31.14 : NOA2 (received initially via e-mail); Case Transferred to NVC (11 days from NOA1)

NVC


  • 12.11.14 : Case # and IIN # received from NVC via e-mail
  • 12.11.14 : DS-261 Choice of Agent Form Generated (notified via e-mail) & Submitted
  • 12.11.14 : AOS Fee Invoice Generated (notified via e-mail)
  • 12.24.14 : AOS Fee Paid
  • 01.13.15 : IV Fee Invoice Generated (notified via e-mail)
  • 01.24.15 : IV Fee Paid

*** Intentionally Delayed Further Submission ***


  • 09.26.15 : DS-260 Submitted
  • 10.20.15 : AOS & IV Packages Submitted
  • 10.22.15: AOS & IV Packages Received by NVC (scan date)
  • 12.2.15: Cased Closed at NVC - Received Interview Date for January 14

EMBASSY


  • 12.18.15: Medical Completed in Johannesburg

*** Intentionally Delayed Interview ***


  • 01.20.16: New Interview Date Scheduled for March 17
  • 03.14.16 & 03.15.16: New Medical Completed (First one would expire before our preferred date of entry!)
  • 03.17.16 Interview in Johannesburg - successful!
  • 04.02.16 Visa received (Expires 9/14/16)
  • 07.11.16 USCIS ELIS fee paid
  • 08.26.16 Date of Entry (POE Boston)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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*** Similar threads merged. ***


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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