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I can't remember where I read this information, so I'm adding a question to the forum to find out if it is accurate or not.

First, I read that when it says READY, then our case file is at the consulate ready for our interview. So, it says READY since September 15.

What I read somewhere was that if the date changes on the CEAC website that our case has been "touched" by a CO. I think being touched means that it has been looked at or reviewed.

Is that correct?

Can anybody suggest what it means if our case hasn't been touched?

My husband's interview is next week, and most things I have read say that the CO has pretty much made their decision about approval beforehand besides analyzing his mannerisms and knowledge at the time of the interview.

My husband and I are thinking positive and praying frequently, but we do not want to take anything for granted until the visa is in his passport.

Kindly respond if anyone knows the answers to my questions or if there are any suggestions. The anticipation is so exciting, yet stressful at the same time.

Thank you for your assistance!

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I can't remember where I read this information, so I'm adding a question to the forum to find out if it is accurate or not.

First, I read that when it says READY, then our case file is at the consulate ready for our interview. So, it says READY since September 15.

What I read somewhere was that if the date changes on the CEAC website that our case has been "touched" by a CO. I think being touched means that it has been looked at or reviewed.

Is that correct?

Yes

Can anybody suggest what it means if our case hasn't been touched?

The last date is the last date anyone has worked on your case, this is generally not updated especially multiple times prior to interview, and "toucing" a case is something people generally refer to when they are on AP and the last date their case has been looked at

My husband's interview is next week, and most things I have read say that the CO has pretty much made their decision about approval beforehand besides analyzing his mannerisms and knowledge at the time of the interview.

My husband and I are thinking positive and praying frequently, but we do not want to take anything for granted until the visa is in his passport.

Kindly respond if anyone knows the answers to my questions or if there are any suggestions. The anticipation is so exciting, yet stressful at the same time.

Read the reviews for your embassy, do not lie, come prepared with all the information you need (forms, communications, pictures, medical reports, original docs), get a good night's rest, wear clean clothing and look tidy (but do not wear a suit that is overkill), and the main thing is know your spouse

Thank you for your assistance!


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Married December 19, 2014

I-130 Petition sent January 14, 2015
NOA1 date January 20, 2015 (NSC)

NOA2 date May 28, 2015 :dance::dance::dance:

Mailed to NVC June 4, 2015

NVC Received June 10, 2015

NVC Case Number Assigned June 23, 2015

NVC AoS Invoice via Mail June 24, 2015

NVC Selected Agent Over Phone June 30, 2015 (Unable to logon to CEAC)

NVC IV Invoice via email received July 1, 2015

NVC AoS/IV Package Mailed July 2, 2015

NVC AoS & IV Fee Paid Online (CEAC is working) July 6. 2015

NVC Document Scan Date July 6, 2015

NCV AoS & IV Fee marked as paid in CEAC July, 7 2015

NVC DS 260 Completed July 8, 2015

NVC CC July 30, 2015 (24 days after scan date, about 2 months post NOA2)

Interview Scheduled on August 26, 2015

Interview P4 Email Received August 27, 2015

Medical in Islamabad September 2, 2015

Interview Date September 22, 2015 CANCELLED (Embassy is Over scheduled) :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Interview Scheduled on September 10, 2015

Interview Date October 14, 2015 APPROVED

Visa Issued October 16, 2015, 9 months start to finish

POE JFK October 26, 2015

GC in Hand Jan 8, 2016

RoC I-751 NOA1 August 31, 2017 (Vermont Service Center)

Biometrics October 2, 2017

I551 Stamp in Passport August 2, 2018

18 Month Extension Letter August 3, 2018

Applied for Naturalization N-400 Online July 30, 2018

Biometrics August 23, 2018

10 year GC is in production September 17, 2018

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ours wasn't "touched" at all until the day of my husband's interview, so you have nothing to worry about in regards to that date not having changed yet.


My Convoluted Story (see my profile for more details)
Jun 2009 - Met on Facebook
Mar 2010 - Visited Morocco for the first time, got engaged
Dec 30, 2011 - Wedding in Morocco (5th visit)
I-130/CR-1 (first time around)
31 Aug 2012 - Priority Date (Vermont, transferred to NBC)
31 Dec 2012 - NOA2
27Jul 2013 - Broke up/Separation (while waiting for case complete at NVC)
9 Jan 2014 - Filed for divorce in US (never completed)
4 Apr 2014 - USCIS NOIR
May 2015 - Reconciliation
Nov 2015 - Vacation together in Spain (7th in-person visit with each other)
I-130/IR-1 (second time around)
4 Feb 2016 - Priority Date
19 Apr 2016 - NOA2

17 May 2016 - NVC Case Number Assigned

31 May 2016 - Sent AOS/IV package to NVC

5 Jul 2016 - NVC Case Complete

10 Aug 2016 - Medical Exam

25 Aug 2016 - Interview - APPROVED

1 Sep 2016 - Husband picked up his visa

Husband POE'd @ IAD - 5 November

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Not alot goes on prior to interview. If you want you can check your status the morning of the interview. Ours showed denied by the time he arrived for his appointment the first time.

Worry and stress doesn't help anything. Prepare fully and say a prayer. Leave it in God's hands.

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Thank you everyone for your answers. VJ is very reliable and everyone is so helpful.

Lioness, (I love that name), I am sorry you read denied on the day of your interview. Because my husband won't have his phone, and will be traveling before he can contact me, I will for sure be checking the CEAC the day of our interview.

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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Progress Reports to US Embassy & Consulate Discussion.


Our journey:

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Ours want touched until the day before interview. I do believe it had everything to do with our 5 days of AP cuz the CO didn't have all the info she needed from system.

No need to read anything into touched 10 times or not touched. An interview will still happen. Be confident and prepared is all you can do. Matters not what they do on their side.


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Our visa status at ceca kept updates from the same day of interview 25th, 27th and 30th to 'READY' consecutively then on OCT 31st the creation date and update both of them changed to OCT 31st then to 'ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING' and the status visa went from immigrant to nonimmigrant. Since then there is no update.



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