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hello ,
Im from algeria ,
and I aplied for my wife and my priorty date is 18 jil 2016 .
how long you guys think will take here to get the interview ??
I get my first approve from uscis on 31OCT .
I checked the visa journy and they still working for casses from 2015 now .
my wife visa f2a .
some ppl they told me that from algeria will be more fast ? is that right ? I mean can we get interview befor periorty dates ??
thank you so much 

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hi

no, for the interview, the priority date has to be current, the process takes between a year and a half to two years

 

no one can tell how the visa bulletin will go, it can advance, be stuck for several months or regress

 

 

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15 minutes ago, aleful said:

hi

no, for the interview, the priority date has to be current, the process takes between a year and a half to two years

 

no one can tell how the visa bulletin will go, it can advance, be stuck for several months or regress

 

 

ok thank you Aleful.
what I heard thas some country they get more visas , so will be fast for them  ! or this is wrong ? 
 

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hi

 

not for spousal visas, they are more or less the same, depending on the service center, the 130 can be approved sooner or later

 

but the wait until the interview is still between a year and a half to 2 years

 

 

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Numerous application of F2A comes from India, Mexico, Philippines and China. You can see in visa bulletin a different bucket for processed priority dates because of the number of application. A number of visa is allocated for each year. If those get used before your priority date, then you'll have to wait. All of the countries right now are on the same wait timeline.

 

I'm F2A too and been waiting for an interview for 1 year and 5 months.


I-130

08/20/2015: I-130 package sent  (Priority Date)

12/30/2015: 1-130 Approved

 

06/01/2016: Welcome Letter

 

I-485/I-765/I-131

10/28/2016: AOS Application Package Sent to Chicago (UPS)
10/31/2016: AOS Package Delivered
11/15/2016: E-Notifications received
11/21/2016: NOA received in mail

11/28/2016: Biometrics Appointment Letter received

12/07/2016: Bio metrics Appointment

01/22/2017: EAD is being produced (118 days)

07/03/2017: Interview is Scheduled

08/07/2017: Interview Day

08/08/2017: I-485 approval letter mailed

08/10/2017: permanent resident card mailed

08/14/2017: Received permanent resident card (almost 2 years journey)

 

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oh Gushhh :(
we did plans and evrything ....
the lawyer told me it's not ganna take more then 6 months , and I told him I search in the internet and its more then 2 years , and he told me from Algeria will take less then that :( looks like he just lie to me !!!!!
:'( :(:(:( 
 

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1 hour ago, baby monitor said:

oh Gushhh :(
we did plans and evrything ....
the lawyer told me it's not ganna take more then 6 months , and I told him I search in the internet and its more then 2 years , and he told me from Algeria will take less then that :( looks like he just lie to me !!!!!
:'( :(:(:( 
 

Yep, lawyer lied to you. Current F2a estimate is 1.5 to 2 years for interview.


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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Yea being from Algeria honestly or other MENA countries generally would add onto the time of processing for background/security checks.


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

03/06/2017 - NOA1's received via text

03/31/2017 - Biometrics appointment Completed

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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4 hours ago, baby monitor said:

oh Gushhh :(
we did plans and evrything ....
the lawyer told me it's not ganna take more then 6 months , and I told him I search in the internet and its more then 2 years , and he told me from Algeria will take less then that :( looks like he just lie to me !!!!!
:'( :(:(:( 
 

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity"


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

?/?/18: Approved (hopefully)

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Unless, you encounter some special and uncommon issues throughout the application, for example recent visa bans, criminal record, complicating your case, then you would need a lawyer. Otherwise, with decent research and some readings, you can get through the majority of immigration processes by yourself. Visajourney is a great and reliable resource outlining each step ahead of you. 

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1 hour ago, zizou2017 said:

Unless, you encounter some special and uncommon issues throughout the application, for example recent visa bans, criminal record, complicating your case, then you would need a lawyer. Otherwise, with decent research and some readings, you can get through the majority of immigration processes by yourself. Visajourney is a great and reliable resource outlining each step ahead of you. 

Yes, the OP can actually process all without a lawyer.

Logically, of all the category, F2A is LIKELY not to regress and may never in this lifetime take more than 5 years as long as the law remains the same

This is because in 3 or 5 years, a LPR becomes eligible to become a USC and pull his family out of the queue.

 

 

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15 hours ago, zizou2017 said:

Unless, you encounter some special and uncommon issues throughout the application, for example recent visa bans, criminal record, complicating your case, then you would need a lawyer. Otherwise, with decent research and some readings, you can get through the majority of immigration processes by yourself. Visajourney is a great and reliable resource outlining each step ahead of you. 

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