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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia

Hello, I would like to inquire regarding the timeline in which we will receive a welcome letter to proceed with the visa process. At the moment, we understand delays could happen during this times but our NOA 2 was received June 1st, 2020 and we wanted to follow up with the next steps needed to resume our application. As of tuesday, September 1st 2020, it has reached the 3 months threshold for a missing welcome letter. My priority date is March 21/2019. Thanks

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Haiti

NVC has not been sending petitions to embassies due to Covid.

Our K1 Journey    I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15


Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15



CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15


Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17 

Approved: 10/23/18 -no interview

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada

Call the NVC. They will be able to give you your case number and invoice ID before the welcome letter arrives, assuming that they have received your case from USCIS and processed it (which they should have by now). If they don't have your case yet then you need to contact USCIS. 

CR1/IR1 Timeline:



Married: August 18th 2018

I-130 Sent: September 18th 2018

PD: September 20th 2018 TSC

NOA1 Received: October 5th 2018
Case Inquiry: July 13th 2019 

Case Inquiry Response: July 24th 2019 - in line for processing.

Escalated Case Inquiry: August 6th 2019 - tier 2 found that internal status was "in background check" despite results coming back 4 months prior.

Escalated Case Inquiry Response: August 7th 2019 - case was "delayed" because they had to "perform additional review" 🙄 case now with an officer.

NOA2: August 22nd 2019 (336 days)

Sent to DOS: September 5th 2019

NVC Received: September 13th 2019

Case Number: October 9th 2019

DS-260 Completed: October 28th 2019

NVC Docs Uploaded: October 29th 2019

DQ: December 18th 2019

Became IR1: August 18th 2020

IL: October 13th 2020

Interview: November 2nd 2020

Visa Received: ??

POE: ??

GC Received: ??


CR1/IR1 Montreal FAQ: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k927pE5wqzTN5n0lPYZ1JQxgbmnzmNWX5hSteyii0BY/

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
9 minutes ago, Luckycuds said:

NVC has not been sending petitions to embassies due to Covid.

I mean the letter with the accesses to create my case in nvc and do the 6 steps, so I complete the process and I just have to wait for the interview

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Barbados

USCIS never sent over your file to NVC? Curious if that happens often? And if you can request an expedite or be pushed forward in the queue if this is an error on their part?

03/01/2008: Mailed N-400 to NSC :

03/03/2008: N-400 was delivered :

03/12/2008: N-400 was returned :

03/13/2008: Mailed N-400 to NSC Again:

03/17/2008: N-400 was delivered again:

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