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Why is there a such a discrepancy on waiting times?

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I filed for my husband (CR1) in mid September, 2014. His case was closed on June 17, 2015 at NVC. We still have not heard anything about an interview date. When I look at other applicants for Ghana, some have gone through completely, and they filed after me in January 2015, and now the visa has already been issued.

What does this mean? Why do some take longer and some pushed through under a year?

If anyone can shed light on this for me, I would appreciate it.

Thank you.

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*** Thread moved from CR-1 Process forum to the USCIS Service Centers forum -- topic involves times of processing. ***


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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Expedite, organisation, pure luck..... Who knows?! I feel just as frustrated as you, seeing all these people filling after us sailing through while we're still stuck at NVC, getting nowhere. But don't try and make sense of or find logic to the US visa process because there is none and it'll drive you crazy. Try focusing on the goal ahead, reuniting with your loved one. It's not that far off for you now, just the interview left and then it should be over. :)


Met online October 2010


Engaged December 31st 2011


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USCIS Stage


September 8th 2014 - Filed I-130 with Nebraska Service Center


September 16th 2014 - NOA1 received


March 2nd 2015 - NOA2 received :dancing:



NVC Stage


March 28th 2015 - Choice of agent complete & AOS fee paid


April 17th 2015 - IV fee paid


May 1st 2015 - Sent in IV application


May 12th 2015 - Sent in AOS and IV documents


May 18th 2015 - Scan Date


June 18th 2015 - Checklist received


June 22nd 2015 - Checklist response sent to NVC


June 25th 2015 - Put for Supervisor Review


Sept 15th 2015 - Request help from Texas US Senator Cornyn and his team


Sept 23rd 2015 - Our case is moved from supervisor review to NVC's team for dealing with Senator requests


Nov 4th 2015 - CASE COMPLETE!!!! :dancing:



Embassy Stage


Dec 16th 2015 - Medical exam


Dec 21st 2015 - Interview


Dec 21st 2015 - 221(g) issued at interview for updated forms


Jan 13th 2016 - Mailed our reply to the 221(g) to the US Embassy, received and CEAC updated the next morning


Jan 20th 2016 - Embassy require more in-depth info on asset for i-864


Feb 1st 2016 - Sent more in-depth info on assets as requested. Received the next morning


Feb 16th 2016 - Visa has been issued :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:



In the US


April 5th 2016 - POE Newark. No questions asked.


April 14th 2016 - SSN received


May 10th 2016 - First day at my new job :dancing:


May 27th 2016 - Green Card received


June 7th 2016 - Got my Texas driver's license

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Expedite, organisation, pure luck..... Who knows?! I feel just as frustrated as you, seeing all these people filling after us sailing through while we're still stuck at NVC, getting nowhere. But don't try and make sense of or find logic to the US visa process because there is none and it'll drive you crazy. Try focusing on the goal ahead, reuniting with your loved one. It's not that far off for you now, just the interview left and then it should be over. :)

Agreed ... No one knows why ??

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hey everyone my bro i already did our interview an we were ask to send in addition doc ofter the doc were sent an recieve, my status change to "READY" ready for interview but well aready did on interview.... can someone tell me whats the cost of this?

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VJ says that Vermont is dealing with IR1s from March 25 but our noa1 is march 9th and we're still waiting...our lawyer phoned and they said they are working on February 9th at the moment, meaning they're a month behind...I hope that was just a stalling tactic and not the actual truth.

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Lutz, can you fill your timeline?


(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)

CR- 1

Interview :  11/15/2016

Result: AP  (form 221 (g))

Correspondence with Embassy: Tons of emails, Facebook posts, tweets, Congressman inquiry

Complaint letter with OIG : 12/29/2016

Case dispatched to diplomatic pouch : 01/11/2017

Case dispatched from diplomatic mail service to NVC : 01/23/2017

Case arrived at NVC: 01/26/2017

NVC sent case to USCIS : 02/09/2017 (system update)

Case receive by USCIS (text & email notification): 03/07/2017

 

Reaffirm Petition Timeline for folks in GHANA.. Please update your information..Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1k0NXnbJdyEIRR1_Dr4t3yXmsM0tBbq-tZsj0-o3cMV0/edit?usp=sharing

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Expedite, organisation, pure luck..... Who knows?! I feel just as frustrated as you, seeing all these people filling after us sailing through while we're still stuck at NVC, getting nowhere. But don't try and make sense of or find logic to the US visa process because there is none and it'll drive you crazy. Try focusing on the goal ahead, reuniting with your loved one. It's not that far off for you now, just the interview left and then it should be over. :)

Lest we forget about the joyous, wondrous world of administrative processing.


"A million years if I could live,
A thousand lives if I could give,
I would spend it all again with you,
Don't forget where you belong,
Only with me you are strong,
Not even the gods above can break,
Baby what we have"

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About my / our application timeline: I filed in the 130 in the USA on September 15, 2014. Around April 10 (not sure of the exact date) I received the NVC case number. NVC closed our case on June 17, 2015, and now we are awaiting the date for the interview. We have not yet been given a date.

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Yes, now I've filled in my timeline as much as I could.

Hey lutz. have you called NVC about a possible interview date for September? If you haven't pls do so and let us know if you got a date.


Married: 2013: 2013-12-28

USCISI-130 sent: 2014-10-30(Nebraska)

I-130 NO1: 2014-11-06

I-130 Approved : 2015-04-01

USCIS mailed: 2015-04-10

NVC RECEIVED :2015-04-16

Case # Assigned: 2015-04-22

Received DS-261: 2015-04-22

Submitted Ds-261: 2015-04-22

AOS Bill Invoiced: 2015-04-23

AOS Bill Paid: 2015-04-23

Submit AOS and IV packages: 2015-04-25

Scan dates for both packages: 2015-04-27

Ds-261 Reviewed over the phone: 2015-05-01 (9 days after submission)

IV Bill invoiced: 2015-05-04

IV Bill paid: 2015-05-08

AOS checklist received by NVC: 2015-06-19

IV Bill online paid again:: double payment but will get me through ds-260 ( email request for refund will be sent soon) 2015-06-21

IV Bill shows as paid: 2015-06-23

IV Application DS-260 FINALLY SUBMITTED: 2015-06-24

(I guess scan date is 2015-06-24)Hopefully, a shorter wait to case complete.

CASE COMPLETE !!! August 5th 2015

Interview date ***finally. November 10th, 2015

Interview Results: APPROVED! Less than 5 minutes. Glory to God.

POE: .....JFK

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Hello,

Thank you for your post. Every time I call the NVC, the person on the phone tells me there is nothing I can do but wait! They won't tell me anything. But....I will try to call again today and ask specifically if there is a September interview date.

I will stay updated here on VisaJourney.

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I got through to the NVC. Incredible, the person who answered the phone was actually sympathetic (it helps) and spoke to me like a human being! But, it doesn't matter, because all she could tell me was that scheduling for interviews for September at Accra, Ghana have stopped, and they will now start scheduling for October.

All she could tell me is there's a line, and I have to wait my turn.

Nothing new. she did say they'll start scheduling at the end of this week.

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