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My question is since I am doing the IR1( immediate relative) I wanted to know if the copy of the NOA2 and the NVC document would work for me if I sent to my husband to get the Lagos embassy with it. I heard somewhere along the way that the NVC will schedule our interview, but if the inquiry line thing worked for some I wanted to know if it would work for me as well. Please let me know what you think.


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Mrs. Kindel,

I don't know if anybody responded to your post, but here I go. I hope I'm understanding your question. I filed a K-1 for my fiance. When I received my NOA2 from NVC, I kept calling them to see if an interview had been scheduled. I was told that Lagos assigns the date (maybe it's different for IR1). It took about 3 weeks after NOA2 for an interview date. I kept calling NVC and they would tell me what was going on in the Lagos computer. Finally, I called and they informed me that I had an interview date of Aug. 1. I was also told to scan and send my fiance the copy of the NOA2 so he could go and collect his packets. Thank goodness I did because he never received anything in the mail. I suggest calling NVC (# should be on NOA2 form) and asking them what they see in the computer.

I know in some countries NVC does the scheduling for certain visas. You need to see if this applies to the Lagos office, but it seems unlikely from other posts that I have read. Most people seem to be receiving appts. for Sept. and Oct. right now. I forgot to look at your timeline, but I didn't go to the interview with my fiance and they didn't ask that many questions. Of course, I sent my fiance a 3-ring binder that would barely close with info. showing the authenticity of our relationship. If you can't go, make sure to send a prepondorous amount of documentation. I wrote an email talking about some of the things I sent and others added to it. Just click on my name and you will see my post.

I would like to ask you a personal question if you don't mind. When you first met your SO, did it bother you that he was shorter and smaller than you? If so, how did you get over it? I look at your pics and you two look so cute together. I look at my pics with my fiance and I think we look odd because of the height difference. I keep wondering what our wedding pics will look like.

December 15, 2006- Travelled to Nigeria

December 24, 2006- Got Engaged!

December 28-2006-Filed I-129F

January 8, 2007-Packet Received

January 12, 20007-Official Receipt date

March 27,2007-2nd Visit to Nigeria

April 2, 2007- We received our approval while I was in Nigeria!!!

April 23, 2007-NVC received approval

May 9, 2007-Packet sent to Nigeria

May 23, 2007-Touched by Nigeria

May 23, 2007- Interview Date for Aug. 1, 2007

August 1, 2007-Interview APPROVED!!!!!!

August 6, 2007-Pick up visa

August 16,2007- POE JFK

When I stepped foot in Africa, I understood who I was!

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I would ditto was Nigerian Love said

K-1 Visa Journey

03/10/2007 - Sent I-129F to NSC

06/05/2007 - Approved

06/25/2007 - NVC Case Number received

07/05/2007 - Fiance received Packets 3 and 4

09/06/2007 - INTERVIEW----- APPROVED

09/13/2007 - VISA IN HAND

09/14/2007 - POE AT JFK

10/26/2007 - Wedding

01/17/2008 - Email from CRIS that I-129 was approved!

AOS Journey

10/28/2007 - AOS mailed to Chicago via Federal Express

10/29/2007 - AOS received at Chicago

11/05/2007 - NOA for I-131, I-485, I-765

12/28/2007 - Biometrics

12/29/2007 - Case appeared on USCIS website

12/31/2007 - EAD Card Production Ordered; AP Approved

01/10/2008 - AP Received in mail

01/12/2008 - EAD Card Recieved in mail

07/24/2008 - AOS Interview

07/30/2008 -Card Production Ordered


04/30/2010 - ROC mailed to CA via USPS Express Mail

08/10/2010 - EAD Card Production Ordered; AOS Approved

04/24/2011 - Mailed N-400

05/12/2011 - Received I-797C

06/08/2011 - Biometrics

07/25/2011 - N-400 Interview

07/25/2011 - Oath Ceremony


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I am also waiting for the NVC office to set our interview date.....I am also doing the CR1....Maybe im wrong and I hope so but everything that I have read is that it is taking twice as long for the CR1 then it does for the K3.......My papers were in the NVC office and complete on March 12 2007 and I am still waiting for them to set an interview date.......

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Only NVC schedules for interview for CR-1/IR-1. Lagos embassy does not set them, lagos sets for the k-visas. After your case is complete at NVC it can take anywhere from 3-7months for them to schedule the interview. They schedule it a month before the actual interview date. My case stayed at NVC for 7 months post case completion. K- visas are faster but when they get here you have all the aos/EAD paperwork to do which can take months. With the CR-1, once they get here, their green card is sent and can start work sooner. You can take a look at my timeline.

06/06/05 I-130 NOA1

06/14/05 K-3 NOA1

07/08/05 k-3 NOA2

07/22/05 K-3 leaves NVC to Lagos

08/08/05 Hubby picks up interview packet from embassy

11/17/05 K-3 interview (denied, C.O refused to take co-sponsor for k-3)

12/16/05 I-130 NOA2

01/03/06 NVC assigns case number

02/15/06 Case complete (thank you James Shortcuts- only 6 weeks!)

04/19/06 tired of waiting, filed k-3 #2 ( petition is still lost in oblivion)

09/11/06 NVC scheduled CR-1 interview/ on to Lagos (thank God after 7 months of waiting!)

10/14/06 Interview date (success!)

10/18/06 Hubby goes to pick up visa- not ready ( ugh what's going on!)

10/19/06 Visa in hand ( thank you God!)

10/29/06 Together at last :)

Whole process 1 year and 4 months

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Yes, I agree with S&S. NVC does the scheduling for the interview for the CR1/IR1 visa. See my timeline below.

Best Wishes


10-xx-04 I129 sent

05-xx-05 NOA1 from USCIS - Aproved - Abandoned for Cr1


11-15-04 I-130 sent

12-10-04 NOA 1 fee changed had to resend info with new fee

12-11-04 Resend case with new fee

02-14-05 NOA 2 I-130 Case aproved and sent to NVC

02-25-05 NVC received case

03-21-05 Received I-864 fee bill

03-22-05 Sent $70 I-864 payment to

04-16-05 Received IV fee bill

04-17-05 Sent $ 380 IV payment to NVC

05-02-05 Received I-864 packet from NVC

05-02-05 Sent I-864 packet to NVC

05-11-05 NVC received IV payment

05-16-05 NVC sent third packet

05-25-05 Received DS-230 and third packet instructions

06-06-05 NVCReceived DS-230 per fed ex confirmation

06-07-05 NVC Enters DS-230 information in system

waiting waiting waiting

06-20-05 Case Completed!!!!!!!yipee.

waiting for interview date.............

7-26-05 Baby born!!!! yaya

8-15-05 Interview set for 9-29-05

9-29-05 Interview suck they want more proof

10-20-05 second interview

10-24-05 yaya haleloujhya finally got it.

10-28-05 going to meet husband in New York. yayayaya

10-30-05 Home!!!!

Lifting Conditions

7-28-07 Mailed form I751 and supporting documents. $275 (Old fee!!!!!Yipee!!!)

8-17-07 Check cleared my account.

8-20-07 Touched

8-30-07 Received Biometric apointment letter.

9-11-07 Biometrics Apointment

9-22-07 Received letter of approval

9-24-07 Received GC Whoo hoo done for 10 years!!!

09-20-09 Sent N-400 for Citizenship

11-01-09 Bio

01-11-10 Passed Interview

01-16-10 Received notice for swearing in ceremony

02-03-10 Swearing in ceremony

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