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I just want to take the time out to say thank you all so much for the amazing help and quick responses on here in regards to getting my wife’s cr1 visa. It took approximately 1.5 months from the date of submission , to approval of the visa. This was all through the consulate of Rome and Naples. Here is a summary of how the interview process went: I booked my own interview in Naples, and was able to get an appointment next week. Highly recommend hotel mergellina in Naples, they were able to set up us with a driver to meet us at the exact points we needed whenever, we just called him and he picked us up in time. It’s also 6 minute walk from the consulate. He was even familiar with the medical portion of the visa! HOWEVER, I highly highly highly recommend anyone to be at the medical center at 7am, NOT 8am, as we waited 4 hours, and let me tell you, it is absolutely miserable. First you get the blood taken, wait in line, next you pee in a cup, wait in line to give them 4 passport photos and pay, wait again in a line to get X-rays, wait in a line again to do the medical portion, then they mail that off to the consulate. Next day you arrive at the consulate, arrive 1 hour earlier than your appointment!!! Very important, as me and my wife arrived at the time of our appointment and ended up being last in line again and waited another 4 hours!! The consulate has 2 windows. One for giving them all your documents, make sure you have copies of everything, then one for the interview. The first windows needs the I-864 and tax transcripts, and all other required forms. After that you pay , then wait in line for the interview. Questions were really simple for us, they only asked, how did you meet, the date of the marriage, have you ever been in the u.s. They never asked for proof of bonafide marriage. But that is it in a nutshell. Never saw one person get denied, even an individual who spoke zero English or Italian. If any of you have questions, feel free to ask and I will help to the best of my ability ! 

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Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager


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
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019

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