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Abu Dhabi US Embassy Interview Wait Time & Load

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Hello All,

I recently got my wife CR1 case completed by NVC on 3/24. I called NVC multiple times and each time i get the same generic response: "You case has been completed on 3/24 and is currently waiting be scheduled at Abu Dhabi Embassy. We don't have an estimate when that would be"

I checked some recent similar timelines and it looks like all cases related to Abu Dhabi get scheduled within 2 weeks from the "case completion" date.

So far it has been almost 3 weeks and i haven't heard anything back form NVC regarding the interview date. So far the process has been so frustrating and we have a big family event in May which i don't think my wife would be able to make it.

I was wondering if anyone here is in the same situation? anyone knows what is the current wait time for Abu Dhabi Embassy ? are they loaded with a lot of cases? and is there anything i can do to speed up the process?

Thanks in advance :)

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"Patience is a virtue"

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We got case complete last week. We are also waiting for our interview to be scheduled at Abu Dhabi. I know there is another VJ member also recently got case complete from the UAE. I hope we all get our interviews scheduled soon.

According to dhweels spreadsheet, very few interviews have been scheduled at any embassy since March 25th. Hopefully, things will kick into gear soon.

Edited by Moustafa/Crystal

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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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I went K1 route and my file went there originally. It is a very busy embassy and I know for K1 it's about 2.5 months to be scheduled, I don't know in your case. I needed to get my file out of there and for over a month they would not even reply to my e-mails.


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Hello All,

I recently got my wife CR1 case completed by NVC on 3/24. I called NVC multiple times and each time i get the same generic response: "You case has been completed on 3/24 and is currently waiting be scheduled at Abu Dhabi Embassy. We don't have an estimate when that would be"

I checked some recent similar timelines and it looks like all cases related to Abu Dhabi get scheduled within 2 weeks from the "case completion" date.

So far it has been almost 3 weeks and i haven't heard anything back form NVC regarding the interview date. So far the process has been so frustrating and we have a big family event in May which i don't think my wife would be able to make it.

I was wondering if anyone here is in the same situation? anyone knows what is the current wait time for Abu Dhabi Embassy ? are they loaded with a lot of cases? and is there anything i can do to speed up the process?

Thanks in advance :)

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"Patience is a virtue"

I wanted to let you know we got our interview scheduled one week after our case complete (April 9th). Then it was scheduled for May 7th! Very fast! Things must be slow in Abu Dahbi right now.

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I wanted to let you know we got our interview scheduled one week after our case complete (April 9th). Then it was scheduled for May 7th! Very fast! Things must be slow in Abu Dahbi right now.

Wow, that was very fast. Congrats.

We also got our interview scheduled last week for May 17th. Finally we are getting there.

Do you know if i can reach out to the embassy to ask for an earlier? i am trying to get my wife here before May 15th for a family event.

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Wow, that was very fast. Congrats.

We also got our interview scheduled last week for May 17th. Finally we are getting there.

Do you know if i can reach out to the embassy to ask for an earlier? i am trying to get my wife here before May 15th for a family event.

I do not know. You could always ask. It is my understanding that it takes at least one week after the interview for the visa to be ready.

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