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Hi everyone, I'm currently 22 years old and my sponsorship process started at the end of 2016 with a priority date in November 2016. My permanent resident mother sponsored me and I am an international student in Germany. In December of 2018 I submitted my DS-260 and all of my documents were accepted, however because I had aged out, the system automatically pushed me into the F2B category. Then I found out about CSPA, and contacted the NVC, as well as the congressman's office of my mother's district in order to make them aware of my situation. My priority date in the F2A category became current in Feb 2018 so that wasn't an issue, nonetheless it still took a few months for me to be returned to the F2A category. The last information I received was from the NVC on May 20th, 2019 saying that I am now in the interview queue awaiting an interview at the consulate in Frankfurt. 


I would like to hear from other people who have been in similar situations, how long it should take from this point on. I am honestly astonished that it has taken so long to even get into the interview queue given that my date was current in February and that I have been ahead of the deadlines by quite a large margin, and on top of this, my congressman submitted a form for expedition to the NVC. Waiting itself would not be a major issue apart from the fact that I am an international student in Germany, so I can't wait here forever, but I also risk pushing myself back even further if I try and change my address from this point onward and that is assuming it's even possible to do so. If anyone can provide their anecdotal experiences regarding how long it should take from this point on, I would really appreciate it. Thank you

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You can try emailing the US Embassy in Germany and ask for an expedite on the basis of CSPA and given that your PD is already current. Explain also your status as an international student. Best of luck!

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The US consulate is in charge of all the immigration cases and I have contacted them multiple times. The issue is that the consulate doesn't even get the case until very close to the interview date. So they have nothing and the embassy has no purview unless it's asylum related I think. It's entirely with the NVC still and they are extremely difficult to correspond with. I grew up in the US on an F2 because my mom was going to college and thought it would be good to put me in an American school, but I had to leave when I was 16 as everything related to her education was finally done. For all intents and purposes other than paperwork, I am essentially American. I just wanna go home. I see you're in LA, I hope you appreciate SoCal! It's a wonderful place

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How fast you get the interview date after NVC readies for interview is up to the US Consulate. NVC can assign you a date only after the consulate in Frankfurt gives them the available dates. 


That’s why someone from one country may get interview date within a month while another from other country may get interview date after several months.


2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US






2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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