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On 10/26/2018 at 10:06 AM, Wildlife said:

I’m waiting for NVC to contact me regarding my interview date. The fees and forms has been confirmed since last month. I want to know likely questions as my wife is 20yrs older and she had visited just one time due to medical reasons though. 

Oh, wow! By no means do I mean this in a negative way, but she is 20 years older? I am wondering: is this considered normal or rare in your country/ culture? If it is the latter, it might be a red flag (Just my opinion). 


Sorry, I cannot help out much. I am waiting for the CC and interview date just like you. 

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Yes, if the age gap is abnormal in the local culture, it will likely result in the case being more scrutinized.

Nigeria is one of the hardest countries to go through...they are very strict due to very high fraud levels.

Only 1 visit (and getting married on that visit..?) is another red flag.


I wish you the best. That said, you will likely face a very uphill climb.



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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!)

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10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received





12/1/17: sent

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3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received



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



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

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

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

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I am 26 years older then my Nigerian husband and age never was asked about. But of course I put together one heck of a petition package at USCIS added more evidence and my plus was I lived their with him 6 months and there for the interview.


They asked the usual questions. when we last saw each other, what does he plan to do when in US (he did write a review April 28th 2016).


It's all about your evidence and what information they may have found out about your both. Your past filings etc.


You need to be prepared and know your spouse which I would think at this point you can answer all questions about them whether it's their work, what car they drive the color of their house. What's their siblings name. 


Go through the interview reviews for Nigeria and get a feel for what others can attest to. But basically know your spouse and know how to convey your words and be confident about what you say.


Interviews have been denied over people not being able to answer basic simple questions about their spouse.

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Note that they won't care one little bit about WHY she has only visited once.

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