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Filed: IR-5 Country: Philippines
Timeline

Has anyone ever gotten their interview scheduled at the US embassy in Manila for IR5 visas? I have been Documentarily Qualified since May 27th. I am just wondering if anyone else is on the same timeline as I am.

 

Thank you. 

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Filed: IR-5 Country: Philippines
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I am actually wondering if anyone at all got an interview date for IR5 cases and when they DQ'd. Just a little bit of hope that they are actually doing some lol


My Timeline (CR-1;Form I-130--Spousal):

USCIS

 

Spoiler

 

2014-06-13: Got Married.

2014-07-22: Filed Form I-130 for Spouse (Nebraska Service Center).

2014-07-28: Received Hard Copy NoA1.

2014-12-24: Approved by USCIS. Awaiting NoA2 in mail. (No RFE :dancing: )

2015-01-03: NoA2 arrived in mail.

2015-01-05: Sent to the Department of State for visa processing.

 

NVC

 

Spoiler

 

2015-01-09: NVC received. Awaiting Case Number. :pop:

2015-02-17: Case Number and IIN assigned! :dancing:

2015-02-17: DS-261 completed

2015-02-18: Paid AOS bill

2015-03- 06: Invoiced and paid IV bill

2015-03-12: DS-260 completed!

2015-03-20: AOS and IV package sent!

2015-03-23: Scan date. Lord, help us! No checklist please! :clock:

2015-04-17: Case Complete! :dancing: Lord, Thank You!

2015-04-24: CC E-mail received.

2015-04-27: Interview scheduled. June 4, 2015

2015-05-06: Medical completed! Result on hand

2015-06-04: Interview Completed! Result: Approved!!

2015-06-10: Visa on hand!

2015-07-21: Point of Entry: Portland, Oregon (went smoothly!!) Thank you, lord!

 

 

My Timeline (IR5 - Family Based Petition-Father-in-law😞

 

USCIS

 

 

 

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
Timeline
2 hours ago, mcstorres said:

I am actually wondering if anyone at all got an interview date for IR5 cases and when they DQ'd. Just a little bit of hope that they are actually doing some lol

 

US Embassy Manila did 67 IR5 cases in July 2021. Source: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-statistics/immigrant-visa-statistics/monthly-immigrant-visa-issuances.html

 

Unfortunately, there is no information how long ago these cases were DQ'd.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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57 minutes ago, Adventine said:

 

US Embassy Manila did 67 IR5 cases in July 2021. Source: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-statistics/immigrant-visa-statistics/monthly-immigrant-visa-issuances.html

 

Unfortunately, there is no information how long ago these cases were DQ'd.

Looks like just over 200 in February 2020 which would be the last full month before the shutdown. May 2021 was 16 so it looks like USEM has picked up a little bit. 
 

OP, if you know how long it was taking for an interview in Feb 2020 and then look at the above link and look at the numbers month by month, you can probably infer what the current backlog is and develop some kind of estimated timeframe. 

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Agreed, someone with the motivation and time to look through all the files and make a simple graph could make an educated guess when they can expect an interview... Assuming that USEM continues or increases its current interview rate.

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Filed: IR-5 Country: Philippines
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Hi! My mom’s IR5 case was DQ on Aug 2020 and she just got her interview date  yesterday and it will be on Nov 5. 

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I filed for my parents IR5 on June 2019, got DQ on June 2020, and then got scheduled for the interview on November 12. They both have the same appointment time.


**N-400** 06-27-2018 : N-400 online & NOA1 || 07-07-18 : received Bio Appt e-mail notification || 07-27-18 : Biometrics reviewed || 09-25-18 : OFFICIAL 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY || 11-06-18 : Interview 

|| 12-18-2018 : APPROVED; in line to be scheduled for Oathtaking || 02-11-19 : OATHTAKING CEREMONY --

**ROC** (pending)  07-26-2017 : I-751 sent || 07-31-2017 : NOA1 || 09-05-2017 : Biometrics || 08-09-2018 : Case transferred to local office || 12-18-2018 : Card in production || 12-26-18 : received GC --

**AOS/EAD/AP** 02-20-2015 : AOS filed || 02-24-2015 : NOA1 || 03-19-2015 : Biometrics || 04-30-2015 : EAD&AP approved || 05-05-2015 : EAD&AP received || 09-25-2015 : Conditional GC approved || 10-02-2015 : GC received --

**K-1** 08-12-2014 : I-129F Sent || 08-14-2014 : NOA1 || 09-03-2014 : NOA2 || 09-10-2014 : Petition transferred from USCIS to NVC || 09-18-2014 : NVC received || 09-24-2014 : US Embassy MNL received our case || 10-14-2014 : Medical Exam done! || 10-23-2014 : Interview || 10-31-2014 : Passport & Visa on hand --

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Awesome! Keep us updated! Thanks! There's hope! lol


My Timeline (CR-1;Form I-130--Spousal):

USCIS

 

Spoiler

 

2014-06-13: Got Married.

2014-07-22: Filed Form I-130 for Spouse (Nebraska Service Center).

2014-07-28: Received Hard Copy NoA1.

2014-12-24: Approved by USCIS. Awaiting NoA2 in mail. (No RFE :dancing: )

2015-01-03: NoA2 arrived in mail.

2015-01-05: Sent to the Department of State for visa processing.

 

NVC

 

Spoiler

 

2015-01-09: NVC received. Awaiting Case Number. :pop:

2015-02-17: Case Number and IIN assigned! :dancing:

2015-02-17: DS-261 completed

2015-02-18: Paid AOS bill

2015-03- 06: Invoiced and paid IV bill

2015-03-12: DS-260 completed!

2015-03-20: AOS and IV package sent!

2015-03-23: Scan date. Lord, help us! No checklist please! :clock:

2015-04-17: Case Complete! :dancing: Lord, Thank You!

2015-04-24: CC E-mail received.

2015-04-27: Interview scheduled. June 4, 2015

2015-05-06: Medical completed! Result on hand

2015-06-04: Interview Completed! Result: Approved!!

2015-06-10: Visa on hand!

2015-07-21: Point of Entry: Portland, Oregon (went smoothly!!) Thank you, lord!

 

 

My Timeline (IR5 - Family Based Petition-Father-in-law😞

 

USCIS

 

 

 

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Filed: Other Country: Philippines
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My Father's interview date is in two weeks and I just found out yesterday😲 as i checked the nvc update and it says the case is in Manila, so I checked my email and there it is the interview letter that was sent to me by email on October 5th. He's been DQ'd since June 2020.


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