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Hi every1,

I'm new to this site and I hope some1 can help me with info. I apologize if I'm asking on something that was already covered but I'd like to know how long it actually takes a national of Trinidad & Tobago to get through with their petition for a Green card? My husband is a US Citizen and petitioned for me and my 2 kids at the end of May. He received a Notice of Action on 4th June stating that the petitions were received and sent to Nebraska Service Center. To date, he hasn't gotten a second notice and I was wondering how long this takes.

Any info would be sincerely appreciated.

Thank you.


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GOT MARRIED: 3-APR-2015 :wub:

HUSBAND FILED I-130: 29-MAY-2015

VISAS IN HAND; GREEN CARD FEES PAID: 21-JUN-2016

PORT OF ENTRY - FT. LAUDERDALE INTL AIRPORT: 06-AUG-2016
GREEN CARDS RECEIVED: 23-SEP-2016
 
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FILED REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS: 25-JUN-2018

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Hi every1,

I'm new to this site and I hope some1 can help me with info. I apologize if I'm asking on something that was already covered but I'd like to know how long it actually takes a national of Trinidad & Tobago to get through with their petition for a Green card? My husband is a US Citizen and petitioned for me and my 2 kids at the end of May. He received a Notice of Action on 4th June stating that the petitions were received and sent to Nebraska Service Center. To date, he hasn't gotten a second notice and I was wondering how long this takes.

Any info would be sincerely appreciated.

Thank you.

It's realistic to expect this all to tale from filing to Via in hand 12 months. Nebraska is approving at about 5 months than NVC is another about 4 to 5 months than waiting for interview can be 1 to 3 months depends on time of year and embassy schedule. But 12 months is a good estimate.


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Thanks DWheels76!

I checked out the Case Complete to Interview spreadsheet and I noticed that not many persons from Trinidad & Tobago have gotten through since 2013; six (6) to be exact. I'll keep my fingers crossed because I think once the case is approved, it should be a quick process. I trust that my husband and I have a very strong case in proving our marriage is legitimate because we knew each other since high school in 1997! We also have a lot of evidence of our relationship, etc.

In reading info on my country's US Embassy site, I gather that I will be the one attending the interview.

Question 1: Will my 6yr old and 8yr old have to attend the interview with me?

Question 2: Will my local embassy ask that my US Citizen husband attend the interview?


IR-1/CR-1

GOT MARRIED: 3-APR-2015 :wub:

HUSBAND FILED I-130: 29-MAY-2015

VISAS IN HAND; GREEN CARD FEES PAID: 21-JUN-2016

PORT OF ENTRY - FT. LAUDERDALE INTL AIRPORT: 06-AUG-2016
GREEN CARDS RECEIVED: 23-SEP-2016
 
I-751 FILER   event.png

 

FILED REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS: 25-JUN-2018

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Thanks DWheels76!

I checked out the Case Complete to Interview spreadsheet and I noticed that not many persons from Trinidad & Tobago have gotten through since 2013; six (6) to be exact. I'll keep my fingers crossed because I think once the case is approved, it should be a quick process. I trust that my husband and I have a very strong case in proving our marriage is legitimate because we knew each other since high school in 1997! We also have a lot of evidence of our relationship, etc.

In reading info on my country's US Embassy site, I gather that I will be the one attending the interview.

Question 1: Will my 6yr old and 8yr old have to attend the interview with me?

Question 2: Will my local embassy ask that my US Citizen husband attend the interview?

1. Did your husband petition for them or are they US citizens?

2. The interview doesn't require Petitioners to attend.

Yes you will be the one interviewed.


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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.
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Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
NVC Filers Wiki Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What kind of visa are you applying for? CR1/IR1? Really 8-14 months if things go well...There is so much paperwork and places where your application can get stuck, the timeline is quite variable.

Your husband will not have to go to the interview.

Good luck!!

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My husband petitioned for the 3 of us with my father in law showing the Affidavit of Support. He filed separate g325s and one I-130 form with all 3 of our information on it. I believe this will allow us to get a CR-1 immigrant visa...which is much cheaper than a K-3 visa in my country.

It would be nice if some1 from Trinidad & Tobago would share their waiting experience. :secret:


IR-1/CR-1

GOT MARRIED: 3-APR-2015 :wub:

HUSBAND FILED I-130: 29-MAY-2015

VISAS IN HAND; GREEN CARD FEES PAID: 21-JUN-2016

PORT OF ENTRY - FT. LAUDERDALE INTL AIRPORT: 06-AUG-2016
GREEN CARDS RECEIVED: 23-SEP-2016
 
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FILED REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS: 25-JUN-2018

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My husband petitioned for the 3 of us with my father in law showing the Affidavit of Support. He filed separate g325s and one I-130 form with all 3 of our information on it. I believe this will allow us to get a CR-1 immigrant visa...which is much cheaper than a K-3 visa in my country.

It would be nice if some1 from Trinidad & Tobago would share their waiting experience. :secret:

Okay this is getting confusing. You are in your country correct? Because your profile says Adjustment of status you are filing for.

Affidavit of Support is not needed at this stage of filing I-130. You will need that months from now after Your approved I-130 is sent to NVC.

Now you have a problem. Your husband needs to now complete two more I-130 petition for each child. Unless he is a LPR?

So is he a LPR or a US Citizen?


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Okay this is getting confusing. You are in your country correct? Because your profile says Adjustment of status you are filing for.

Affidavit of Support is not needed at this stage of filing I-130. You will need that months from now after Your approved I-130 is sent to NVC.

Now you have a problem. Your husband needs to now complete two more I-130 petition for each child. Unless he is a LPR?

So is he a LPR or a US Citizen?

I'm sorry for not stating this more clear. My husband is a US Citizen.

An I-130 petition was done for each of us (me and my 2 kids)....we paid the fee of US$420 per applicant. I indicated the Affidavit of Support since my husband is studying his Bachelor's at this time and isn't employed to show taxes, etc. so my father-in- law will support us financially and will show same when that time comes around.


IR-1/CR-1

GOT MARRIED: 3-APR-2015 :wub:

HUSBAND FILED I-130: 29-MAY-2015

VISAS IN HAND; GREEN CARD FEES PAID: 21-JUN-2016

PORT OF ENTRY - FT. LAUDERDALE INTL AIRPORT: 06-AUG-2016
GREEN CARDS RECEIVED: 23-SEP-2016
 
I-751 FILER   event.png

 

FILED REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS: 25-JUN-2018

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Thank you also for pointing out what I filed for...I had the incorrect thing so I just fixed it. :oops:


IR-1/CR-1

GOT MARRIED: 3-APR-2015 :wub:

HUSBAND FILED I-130: 29-MAY-2015

VISAS IN HAND; GREEN CARD FEES PAID: 21-JUN-2016

PORT OF ENTRY - FT. LAUDERDALE INTL AIRPORT: 06-AUG-2016
GREEN CARDS RECEIVED: 23-SEP-2016
 
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FILED REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS: 25-JUN-2018

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I'm from Trinidad and Tobago, so is my husband but he's now a U.S. Citizen and an American soldier... I filed in April, received my work permit and advanced parole now they told me the local office is now working on August 2014... Just my luck cuz I wanted to go home before my husband returns from deployment because I highly doubt I'm gonna even wanna go to the grocery store when he gets home

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So...I just phoned USCIS office about my application and was told that my application was received on June 02, 2015 and will be processed within the stipulated time frame (5mths or less).

However, I asked the agent what month/year they have reached in processing at this time and she told me...................................................................JANUARY 16, 2014....and before!!!!!!! Are they for real and what does that "before" even mean????? How far before?????

She explained that Nebraska center is backlogged but she cannot say exactly the reason why. This is certainly outrageous and I told her as much, though this is not any fault of hers. She said that I was free to make an electronic query via the USCIS website once the processing time has passed and someone will respond. What good is that going to do????? What upset me most was when she said "I'm sorry but you're just gonna have to wait however long it takes." While I know that to be true, a customer service agent should never be so blunt but try her earnest best to keep the customer (me) calm. I told her that their info on the website is grossly inaccurate and should be changed to reflect the actual situation.

I suggest that Nebraska send some of their workload to the other service centers so that this backlog can become non-existent.

:ranting::clock:


IR-1/CR-1

GOT MARRIED: 3-APR-2015 :wub:

HUSBAND FILED I-130: 29-MAY-2015

VISAS IN HAND; GREEN CARD FEES PAID: 21-JUN-2016

PORT OF ENTRY - FT. LAUDERDALE INTL AIRPORT: 06-AUG-2016
GREEN CARDS RECEIVED: 23-SEP-2016
 
I-751 FILER   event.png

 

FILED REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS: 25-JUN-2018

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So...I just phoned USCIS office about my application and was told that my application was received on June 02, 2015 and will be processed within the stipulated time frame (5mths or less).

However, I asked the agent what month/year they have reached in processing at this time and she told me...................................................................JANUARY 16, 2014....and before!!!!!!! Are they for real and what does that "before" even mean????? How far before?????

She explained that Nebraska center is backlogged but she cannot say exactly the reason why. This is certainly outrageous and I told her as much, though this is not any fault of hers. She said that I was free to make an electronic query via the USCIS website once the processing time has passed and someone will respond. What good is that going to do????? What upset me most was when she said "I'm sorry but you're just gonna have to wait however long it takes." While I know that to be true, a customer service agent should never be so blunt but try her earnest best to keep the customer (me) calm. I told her that their info on the website is grossly inaccurate and should be changed to reflect the actual situation.

I suggest that Nebraska send some of their workload to the other service centers so that this backlog can become non-existent.

:ranting::clock:

As far as I've heard all the offices and local offices are backlogged... Im not even sure about that... I applied in April and I'm still waiting... A lot of filers from that time, have gotten notice of potential interview waiver which is basically they putting you off so u won't call or put in status requests.... It's kind of annoying... Denver local office is now taking care of August 2014 that's what I was told when I called... I tried submitting a request online and they said it hasn't passed the time... I already have advanced parol, work permit and social but I just wanna visit home before my husband comes back from his deployment.. I don't wanna leave when he comes home.. They need to work faster on people who don't have difficult cases esp spouses.. I'm a military spouse and still gotta wait this long... It's all a waiting process and a guessing game with them

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So here's an update:

I checked the USCIS website 2 weeks ago and saw the date of visa processing updated to reflect January 16, 2014 but 4 days ago it showed the normal 5-month processing so I called and spoke to Rachel from USCIS yesterday who was very nice and also very very apologetic for the INACCURATE INFORMATION GIVEN TO CUSTOMERS!! She indicated that the initial info regarding the visa processing timeline of January 16, 2014 on their website and from Call Center reps was grossly inaccurate and was actually supposed to read January 16, 2015.

A friend from Trinidad who also filed in May 2015 messaged me and said that priority dates in February and March of this year were being processed so this is definitely some great news!


IR-1/CR-1

GOT MARRIED: 3-APR-2015 :wub:

HUSBAND FILED I-130: 29-MAY-2015

VISAS IN HAND; GREEN CARD FEES PAID: 21-JUN-2016

PORT OF ENTRY - FT. LAUDERDALE INTL AIRPORT: 06-AUG-2016
GREEN CARDS RECEIVED: 23-SEP-2016
 
I-751 FILER   event.png

 

FILED REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS: 25-JUN-2018

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Hello.. my wife sponsored me a year ago, dhe is an american citizen. I am awaitinh my interview date for the Port of spsin embassy. Below is a listing and dates that i recorded during my process which may be of use to yourself

- Sponsorship application sent in on

11th august 2014

- Application received on

August 14 2014

- Acknowledgment letter of sponsorship received

26th August 2014 from USICS

Receipt number:

USCIS alien number

- Call NVC on case

23 January 2015

- Approval email on case received from USCIS

05 February 2015

- approval letter received from USCIS on case and sent to NVC

10 February 2015

- letter received from NVC

5th March 2015

NVC case number:

Instructions to complete steps Nd where appointment will be scheduled

Invoice number:

- Online DS-261 completed and submitted

6th March 2015

- AOS fee paid online

9th March 2015

- AOS package and IV package mailed to NVC

17th April 2015

- IV visa application fee available on website to pay

21 April 2015

- IV fee bill payed online

21 April 2015

- Email received from NVC on documents sent in (aos and IV) email stating 60 days to review package due to mass amount of cases sent from USCIS

23 April 2015

- IV application DS-260 filled up online and submitted

23 April 2015

- Email from NVC with checklist on additional information for affividavit of support

22 May 2015

- Attorney assistance to recompile the affidavit of support form for re submission

19 june 2015

- Affidavit of support check list resent on

07 july 2015

- email from NVC on checklist received

16 July 15

30 days to review. Package reached NVC on 9 July 15

- Email from NVC today on tax transcript to be provided on day of interview, completion of case and to await interview date and details

3 august 2015

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Hi,

Thank you for your listing....very detailed at that! :thumbs:

Tell me something, did your wife send in tax info previously?


IR-1/CR-1

GOT MARRIED: 3-APR-2015 :wub:

HUSBAND FILED I-130: 29-MAY-2015

VISAS IN HAND; GREEN CARD FEES PAID: 21-JUN-2016

PORT OF ENTRY - FT. LAUDERDALE INTL AIRPORT: 06-AUG-2016
GREEN CARDS RECEIVED: 23-SEP-2016
 
I-751 FILER   event.png

 

FILED REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS: 25-JUN-2018

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