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Hello, 

So glad to have discovered Visa Journey as a resource. Very helpful. 

My wife and I have found ourselves in a situation where we need to try and time our process so that we receive her visa (if approved) no earlier than late January 2020 (since we have 6 months to enter US  date of visa issuance). 

On April 20, 2019 we received our first notification to sign up and log in to CEAC from the NVC. My question is how do we go about spacing our submissions so that we will have our interview sometime in late January? 

This has been asked before on this forum and there were a lot of good, helpful answers. However, on the one thread it seemed that the couple (sorry forgot exactly who) did not actually end up needing to delay. So wondering if those answers were accurate? 

We have not logged in to CEAC yet (as of May 2, 2019). The letter states that we have 1 year before inaction results in dismissing of case. 

Any confirmations about which part of the process is best and ok to delay on? 

 

Thank you all for your replies. 

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2 minutes ago, Rodn said:

Hello, 

So glad to have discovered Visa Journey as a resource. Very helpful. 

My wife and I have found ourselves in a situation where we need to try and time our process so that we receive her visa (if approved) no earlier than late January 2020 (since we have 6 months to enter US  date of visa issuance). 

On April 20, 2019 we received our first notification to sign up and log in to CEAC from the NVC. My question is how do we go about spacing our submissions so that we will have our interview sometime in late January? 

This has been asked before on this forum and there were a lot of good, helpful answers. However, on the one thread it seemed that the couple (sorry forgot exactly who) did not actually end up needing to delay. So wondering if those answers were accurate? 

We have not logged in to CEAC yet (as of May 2, 2019). The letter states that we have 1 year before inaction results in dismissing of case. 

Any confirmations about which part of the process is best and ok to delay on? 

 

Thank you all for your replies. 

The normal process through nvc takes a couple months for someone who is prompt.  All you need to do is drag your feet  submitting documents and you can easily add a few months


YMMV

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5 minutes ago, Rodn said:

Hello, 

So glad to have discovered Visa Journey as a resource. Very helpful. 

My wife and I have found ourselves in a situation where we need to try and time our process so that we receive her visa (if approved) no earlier than late January 2020 (since we have 6 months to enter US  date of visa issuance). 

On April 20, 2019 we received our first notification to sign up and log in to CEAC from the NVC. My question is how do we go about spacing our submissions so that we will have our interview sometime in late January? 

This has been asked before on this forum and there were a lot of good, helpful answers. However, on the one thread it seemed that the couple (sorry forgot exactly who) did not actually end up needing to delay. So wondering if those answers were accurate? 

We have not logged in to CEAC yet (as of May 2, 2019). The letter states that we have 1 year before inaction results in dismissing of case. 

Any confirmations about which part of the process is best and ok to delay on? 

 

Thank you all for your replies. 

You have 6 months to enter the US from MEDICAL.  Be careful with that.  The visa will expire 6 months from medical so plan accordingly.  If you do medical 6 months before VOH, the visa will be expired before you get it.

 

You can also schedule your own interview.  Go through the process and let NVC schedule you.  Then you can go in and cancel that interview and reschedule for later.  Just pay attention to medical!

 

Edited by John & Rose

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June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

January 22, 2019 -  NOA-2 

February 7, 2019 -  NVC Received

March 14, 2019 -  NVC Case Number Assigned

March 15, 2019 -  Paid AOS 

March 15, 2019 -  Paid IV Fee 

March 16, 2019 -  Expedite Request Accepted

March 28, 2019 -  IV Paperwork Submitted

May 1, 2019 -  First "Documentarily Qualified" email

 

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PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

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3 minutes ago, Rodn said:

Hello, 

So glad to have discovered Visa Journey as a resource. Very helpful. 

My wife and I have found ourselves in a situation where we need to try and time our process so that we receive her visa (if approved) no earlier than late January 2020 (since we have 6 months to enter US  date of visa issuance). 

On April 20, 2019 we received our first notification to sign up and log in to CEAC from the NVC. My question is how do we go about spacing our submissions so that we will have our interview sometime in late January? 

This has been asked before on this forum and there were a lot of good, helpful answers. However, on the one thread it seemed that the couple (sorry forgot exactly who) did not actually end up needing to delay. So wondering if those answers were accurate? 

We have not logged in to CEAC yet (as of May 2, 2019). The letter states that we have 1 year before inaction results in dismissing of case. 

Any confirmations about which part of the process is best and ok to delay on? 

 

Thank you all for your replies. 

You have 6 months to enter the US from MEDICAL.  Be careful with that.  The visa will expire 6 months from medical so plan accordingly.  If you do medical 6 months before VOH, the visa will be expired before you get it.


June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

January 22, 2019 -  NOA-2 

February 7, 2019 -  NVC Received

March 14, 2019 -  NVC Case Number Assigned

March 15, 2019 -  Paid AOS 

March 15, 2019 -  Paid IV Fee 

March 16, 2019 -  Expedite Request Accepted

March 28, 2019 -  IV Paperwork Submitted

May 1, 2019 -  First "Documentarily Qualified" email

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

IMG_6043.jpeg.f00e0714733e6533148a7bb56d286460.jpeg

 

 

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Thank you for your replies. Sounds like it is manageable if planned right. Just so I am clear, how long before the interview is the medical? Up to me? Seems like I just read somewhere that the time is 6 months from visa issuance. 

Also what is VOH? Sorry I looked but couldn't find the abbreviation. 

 

Thank you again. 

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25 minutes ago, Rodn said:

Thank you for your replies. Sounds like it is manageable if planned right. Just so I am clear, how long before the interview is the medical? Up to me? Seems like I just read somewhere that the time is 6 months from visa issuance. 

Also what is VOH? Sorry I looked but couldn't find the abbreviation. 

 

Thank you again. 

VOH= Visa On Hand

 

The medical should be scheduled for as close to the interview as possible within the time constraints of the process for your embassy in order to give room in the schedule to deal with anything like sputum, or administrative processing (AP) and if the medical facility has to send the documents or if it's hand carried. It's not 6 months before the visa is issued, as the visa would be invalid at that point as the visa expiration date, i.e. the date your spouse must enter the USA by is determined by the medical, and is only valid for 6 months from the date of the medical.

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