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Hello. My wife and I filed paperwork back in November of 2017 for her to get her green card. We had been together for 5 years prior to our marriage. The last time she came to the States before our marriage she was hassled at customs because she had been coming to visit the USA on a tourism visa for many years and staying for months at a time. She never overstayed the time allotted but the customs agents in charge gave her a really hard time and said she may not be allowed in the next time she visits before out paperwork is complete. They thought she was working illegally when in fact she was visiting me. This past summer she stayed in Argentina fearing that she would get turned away and that our paperwork would get erased and we would have to start the process all over again.

 

When we filed our paperwork in November of 2017 our lawyer made it so she could do the interview in her home country of Argentina. We received word from the USCIS in August of 2018 that we were approved for an interview in the consulate in Argentina! Does anyone know how long this leg of the process takes? We have been and waiting for 4 months now without word from the USCIS. Thank you so much. Any information would be great or a point in the right direction.  

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10 minutes ago, CuriousPetitioner said:

Hello. My wife and I filed paperwork back in November of 2017 for her to get her green card. We had been together for 5 years prior to our marriage. The last time she came to the States before our marriage she was hassled at customs because she had been coming to visit the USA on a tourism visa for many years and staying for months at a time. She never overstayed the time allotted but the customs agents in charge gave her a really hard time and said she may not be allowed in the next time she visits before out paperwork is complete. They thought she was working illegally when in fact she was visiting me. This past summer she stayed in Argentina fearing that she would get turned away and that our paperwork would get erased and we would have to start the process all over again.

 

When we filed our paperwork in November of 2017 our lawyer made it so she could do the interview in her home country of Argentina. We received word from the USCIS in August of 2018 that we were approved for an interview in the consulate in Argentina! Does anyone know how long this leg of the process takes? We have been and waiting for 4 months now without word from the USCIS. Thank you so much. Any information would be great or a point in the right direction.  

you filed the I-130 as if your spouse was outside of the USA one would hope, after you get the approval it gets sent to NVC for further processing you pay the required fees there, DS-260 is completed and you upload the supporting documents.

 

sometimes interview dates just take longer with different embassy,.

 

just checked on other dates and those who had case completion in October have gotten their interview, so it is best to call NVC to see why you don't have one.

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5 minutes ago, CuriousPetitioner said:

We received word from the USCIS in August of 2018 that we were approved for an interview in the consulate in Argentina!

***1.  What did you get from USCIS that said you were approved for an interview?****

2.  "When we filed our paperwork in November of 2017 our lawyer made it so she could do the interview in her home country of Argentina. Your lawyer did not do anything to arrange that.  Interviews must be always be done in the foreign spouses country for a spousal visa.

3.  It sounds like your wife was "hassled" because she was trying to live in the US via a tourist visa...which is abuse of the visa system.  The CBP officers rightfully warned her.

 

 

 

 


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Second career-Retired Registered Nurse, experience in Labor& Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent & Adult Psych

Third career-Retired IT Developer & Database Administrator for surgical services dept.

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
 

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3 minutes ago, Khallaf said:

you filed the I-130 as if your spouse was outside of the USA one would hope, after you get the approval it gets sent to NVC for further processing you pay the required fees there, DS-260 is completed and you upload the supporting documents.

 

if you haven't done any of that you better first start by calling NVC to get a case # and pay the fees....if it has been since August your Lawyer should have been afforded all this information already.

 

sometimes interview dates just take longer with different embassy,.

well I think you answered my question. yes everything was filed correctly and everything paid for correctly. our lawyer gave the same response which it is basically out of our hands and we just have to wait. I was just curious to see if this was normal or maybe the political climate could have something to do with it. thanks for responding. 

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Just now, CuriousPetitioner said:

well I think you answered my question. yes everything was filed correctly and everything paid for correctly. our lawyer gave the same response which it is basically out of our hands and we just have to wait. I was just curious to see if this was normal or maybe the political climate could have something to do with it. thanks for responding. 

What did you receive that said you are approved for an interview?


"Experience can be a tough teacher to those who fail to heed good advice"- Missileman, 12/6/18

 

First career- 20 year Retired E-8, USAF Missileer,

Second career-Retired Registered Nurse, experience in Labor& Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent & Adult Psych

Third career-Retired IT Developer & Database Administrator for surgical services dept.

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
 

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1 minute ago, CuriousPetitioner said:

well I think you answered my question. yes everything was filed correctly and everything paid for correctly. our lawyer gave the same response which it is basically out of our hands and we just have to wait. I was just curious to see if this was normal or maybe the political climate could have something to do with it. thanks for responding. 

here is the link to other timelines to peek around in

 

https://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list.php?op6=All&op66=All&op7=Argentina&op1=3&op2=&dfile=No&op3=5&op4=1&op5=5%2C6%2C8%2C10%2C11%2C13%2C14%2C15%2C16%2C17%2C18%2C20%2C21%2C22%2C25%2C26%2C27%2C28%2C108%2C110%2C111%2C208%2C210%2C211&cfl=0

 

what date did you actually get the letter that says your case has been documentary qualified? 

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2 minutes ago, Khallaf said:

I'm not sure he ever received that due to this :"We received word from the USCIS in August of 2018 that we were approved for an interview in the consulate in Argentina! "


"Experience can be a tough teacher to those who fail to heed good advice"- Missileman, 12/6/18

 

First career- 20 year Retired E-8, USAF Missileer,

Second career-Retired Registered Nurse, experience in Labor& Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent & Adult Psych

Third career-Retired IT Developer & Database Administrator for surgical services dept.

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
 

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3 minutes ago, missileman said:

***1.  What did you get from USCIS that said you were approved for an interview?****

2.  "When we filed our paperwork in November of 2017 our lawyer made it so she could do the interview in her home country of Argentina. Your lawyer did not do anything to arrange that.  Interviews must be always be done in the foreign spouses country for a spousal visa.

3.  It sounds like your wife was "hassled" because she was trying to live in the US via a tourist visa...which is abuse of the visa system.  The CBP officers rightfully warned her.

 

 

 

 

1. Sorry, the National Visa Center contacted us. After all forms and dues completed they said our case is now pending on the interview. The interview date has not been set. We have been waiting for 4 months since we got that email for an interview date to be made.

 

2. True. I worded that incorrectly.

 

3. She never intended on living in the States until this process is complete. She was visiting me and her new family which is within her legal rights.

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Just now, CuriousPetitioner said:

1. Sorry, the National Visa Center contacted us. After all forms and dues completed they said our case is now pending on the interview. The interview date has not been set. We have been waiting for 4 months since we got that email for an interview date to be made.

 

2. True. I worded that incorrectly.

 

3. She never intended on living in the States until this process is complete. She was visiting me and her new family which is within her legal rights.

what is the date you got the email from NVC?

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3 minutes ago, CuriousPetitioner said:

1. Sorry, the National Visa Center contacted us. After all forms and dues completed they said our case is now pending on the interview. The interview date has not been set. We have been waiting for 4 months since we got that email for an interview date to be made.

 

2. True. I worded that incorrectly.

 

3. She never intended on living in the States until this process is complete. She was visiting me and her new family which is within her legal rights.

The letter we received said "most cases are scheduled for an interview within 3 months".  I would contact NVC and ask the status.

 

No, it is not her right........a person can be denied entry at ANY time if the officer suspects the person is violating the spirit of a tourist visa....there is no set rule......

 

Hopefully, she will be scheduled for her interview soon....but I would contact NVC and ask......the normal procedure is for the Argentine consulate to notify NVC of available dates/times, then NVC will assign a date to your wife...good luck.

Edited by missileman

"Experience can be a tough teacher to those who fail to heed good advice"- Missileman, 12/6/18

 

First career- 20 year Retired E-8, USAF Missileer,

Second career-Retired Registered Nurse, experience in Labor& Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent & Adult Psych

Third career-Retired IT Developer & Database Administrator for surgical services dept.

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
 

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2 minutes ago, CuriousPetitioner said:

Aug 17th

I would be on the phone contacting NVC, even with Egypt we received interview letter for my husband at the 3 month mark. seems like you  were missed as others who got case completed or the one that is on VJ has in interview for December and they sent their papers in October.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, missileman said:

The letter we received said "most cases are scheduled for an interview within 3 months".  I would contact NVC and ask the status.

 

No, it is not her right........a person can be denied entry at ANY time if the officer suspects the person is violating the spirit of a tourist visa....there is no set rule......

 

Hopefully, she will be scheduled for her interview soon....but I would contact NVC and ask......the normal procedure is for the Argentine consulate to notify NVC of available dates/times, then NVC will assign a date to your wife...good luck.

Thank you for your input. I will be contacting the NVC.

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2 minutes ago, Khallaf said:

I would be on the phone contacting NVC, even with Egypt we received interview letter for my husband at the 3 month mark. seems like you  were missed as others who got case completed or the one that is on VJ has in interview for December and they sent their papers in October.

 

 

OK thank you. I am going to call them now. Will update you guys

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Well thanks for getting me on the phone with the NVC. My I-864 was rejected in July. I never noticed that part of the NVC website. To me everything looked fine. I also assumed everything was fine because the lawyer we hired said it was. Apparently they were lazy and never followed up on this. Three months down the drain. Unbelievable. 

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