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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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Sorry I'm going to try and keep this short! 

Back story: I married my husband in 2008. I divorced him in 2014. And I just remarried him again in December 2017. When we were married the first time we filed the I130 and were approved, but never followed through. He was given a 10 year ban and as of October this year, has completed and complied with the ban - he's been in Mexico for the last 10 years. 

Currently: We got married again 12/2017, and filed the I130 with our (same) lawyer. I received the I797 with a notice date of 10/01/2018 saying it was approved. Our priority date is 01/16/2018. We submitted all required documents and received notification on February 11, 2019 that all documents were received and he is in queue waiting for an interview.

 

We have yet to receive an interview date! 

 

Is this normal? The lawyer says that they are taking longer than usual at the embassy in Juarez. 

 

Do you think our previous marriage is negatively impacting him obtaining an interview date?  

 

Is there anything else I can or should be doing?

 

Just looking for opinions and any help/advice/signs of hope is greatly appreciated! 😁

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19 minutes ago, Ojitos Alvarado said:

We have yet to receive an interview date! 

 

Is this normal? The lawyer says that they are taking longer than usual at the embassy in Juarez.

Yup. Ciudad Juarez is backlogged. This might correlate with Ciudad Juarez being the only place in the world that issued K-3 visas in 2019 (01/01 to 08/31 only four were issued).

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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3 minutes ago, HRQX said:

Yup. Ciudad Juarez is backlogged. This might correlate with Ciudad Juarez being the only place in the world that issued K-3 visas in 2019 (01/01 to 08/31 only four were issued).

Are you saying only 4 people were issued the type visa we applied for this year?! If I'm understanding you correctly that means that we're pretty much screwed on getting an interview any time soon and very unlikely to get approved....

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23 minutes ago, Ojitos Alvarado said:

Are you saying only 4 people were issued the type visa we applied for this year?!

The K-3 and IR-1/CR-1 aren't the same visa types. The rare K-3 is issued when the I-130 petition takes a long time to be approved and sent to the consulate. I was just sharing some info.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Denmark
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Not unusual at all. CDJ has around a year of backlog for interviews 


Our CR1 Journey:

 

USCIS Stage:

  • Feb 14 2019: NOA1 (NSC)
  • July 31 2019: I129f NOA1
  • Sep 19 2019: I129f NOA2 (Denied - 50 days from NOA1)
  • Sep 19 2019: I130 NOA2 (Approved - 217 days from NOA1)

 

NVC Stage:

  • Sep 27 2019: Sent to Department of State
  • Oct 31 2019: Case number received (34 days since sent)
  • Nov 1 2019: IV & AOS fees received & paid
  • Nov 14 2019: IV & AOS submitted
  • Dec 18 2019: All docs accepted, but one additional doc requested (5 weeks from submission)
  • Dec 18 2019: Requested doc submitted
  • Feb 19 2020: Documentarily Qualified (9 weeks from 2nd submission, 14 weeks from first submission)

 

Interview Stage:

  • Mar 11 2020: Interview letter received
  • Apr 1 2020: Interview date
  • Mar 17 2020: Interview cancelled due to COVID-19
  • Waiting for: Interview reschedule

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*~*~*question regarding the wait times for Juarez interviews moved from “IR-1/CR-1 spouse visa process and procedures” to Mexico and Latin America sub-forum*~*~*

 

Juarez is one of the most backlogged consulates. Please see other posts on the regional forum to see how long others are waiting. It’s nothing personal against you, they just have a huge workload. 


 

 

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Mexico
Timeline

Juarez is currently assigning interviews for cc Nov 2018, if your docs were approved in February 2019 then you still have a few months to go. 


Service Center: Texas Service Center SRC

Consulate: Juarez, Mexico

Marriage: 2018/12/21

I-130 sent: 2019/03/13

I-130 NOA1: 2019/03/27

I-130 Approval: 2019/09/21

Case sent to NVC: 2019/09/30

Case receive NVC: 2019/10/07

Case Number receive NVC: 2019/11/01

Payment of AOS and IV fees: 2019/11/02

DS 260, AOS and Civil Documents Sub: 2019/12/13

DQ: 2020/01/21

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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On 10/21/2019 at 12:54 PM, Juliet57 said:

Juarez is currently assigning interviews for cc Nov 2018, if your docs were approved in February 2019 then you still have a few months to go. 

Wait so now it’s taking 11 months instead of 8.5-9 to get an interview appointment letter?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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These things vary over time.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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