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Filed: IR-5 Country: Philippines

Hi VJers,

It's been a while since I posted something in here. I filed my I-130 petition for my father in July 2014. It was approved in September 2014 but due to NVC backlog for 60 days, I only got the NVC case number and invoice number on November 20, 2014. I went ahead and checked CEAC website to complete DS-261 online as instructed. However, the link was grayed out which I understand others said it will take a week for the link to be activated and then I can complete the Choice of Agent. I check everyday and still grayed out. When I logged in today, I got this message online: THE NATIONAL VISA CENTER HAS FORWARDED YOUR FILE TO THE US EMBASSY/CONSULATE WHERE YOUR ARE APPLYING FOR AN IMMIGRANT VISA. ANY REQUIRED FEES MUST BE PAID DIRECTLY AT THE CONSULATE AT THE TIME OF YOUR INTERVIEW.

I have not completed the DS-260, nor paid the AOS fee nor submitted my Affidavit of Support documents to NVC but my father's file was already forwarded to the consulate? I was wondering if this is because I filed for expedite processing. Has anyone experienced this?

Anyway, I went ahead and completed the Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application (DS-260) online. I'm just a little panicky because I don't want anything to mess this up.

Any thoughts?


I-130 Petition for Mother
August 19, 2010 - Mailed I-130 Petition for Mother
February 11, 2011 - Received email notification that I-130 was APPROVED and NOA2 was mailed 2/10/11 YAY!
April 11, 2011 - CASE COMPLETE!!!
April 25, 2011 - Medical Exam at St. Luke's - PASSED!!!!
May 3, 2011 - Interview - APPROVED!!!!
May 25, 2011 - POE Houston, Texas (Mom, welcome to U.S.A.)
I-130 Petition for Siblings
November 18, 2010 - Filed I-130 for two sisters

September 2014 - Received NOA-2 - Petition Approved

I-130 Mom's Petition for Unmarried Sons
June 24, 2011 - File I-130 for Unmarried Sons over 21
August 2014 - Received NOA2 - Petitions Approved

I-130 Petition for Father

July 2014 - Filed I-130 petition to Dad

September 2014 - NOA-2 - Approved

July 15, 2015 - POE Guam - Dad, welcome to U.S.A.

N-400 Naturalization of Mother

May 2016 - Sent application packet for Mom's naturalization

July 2016 - Biometrics

August 2016 - Interview - PASSED

September 2016 - Oath Ceremony - Mom is now a U.S. Citizen

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