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How long until visa arrives after interview?

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My wife just finished her IR1 we filed for last November and I guess it went well and was apparently told she had to be in the USA before Feb 2x next year or it expires (she is abroad). Does it take a couple weeks for it to arrive by mail?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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Hi,

 

If you are stating that your wife just completed her interview at the US Embassy and they told her she is approved, then congratulations! 

 

The delivery method and time frame is dependent on the country.  Check the embassy website and see how they deliver passports.  Also, your wife should have been given a letter stating that she is approved and when to expect her passport.

 

For example, in Ukraine they use TMM Express courier service.  They deliver within 2 days of getting the passport from the embassy. They do not deliver to private addresses normally, unless a separate premium service is purchased.  Instead, they deliver to the TMM office in the city that the beneficiary chooses.  

 

The visa expires 6 months from the date of her medical exam.  She needs to travel to the US by that date.

 

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Haiti
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Please update your profile/timeline since this question is country specific.


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

 

EAD

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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