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I recently received a Job offer in the US starting in August and requested DCF from the Tokyo embassy on using the form on their website here:

https://jp.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/family-immigration/exceptional-situations-request-form/

 

I sent the request Saturday morning, but as of now Tuesday night, have not received any notice from the Embassy.

How long does it usually take for the Embassy respond do this kind of request? Will the embassy contact me even if the request is denied?

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It's been only a couple business days.  Hopefully, you will get a response soon.  Be aware-  Do NOT submit an I-130 to USCIS until you get a response from the consulate.

"The US immigration process requires a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and a significant amount of money.  It is quite a journey!"

- Some old child of the 50's & 60's on his laptop 

 

Senior Master Sergeant, US Air Force- Retired (after 20+ years)- Missile Systems Maintenance & Titan 2 ICBM Launch Crew Duty (200+ Alert tours)

Registered Nurse- Retired- I practiced in the areas of Labor & Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, & Adult Psych.

IT Professional- Retired- Web Site Design, Hardware Maintenance, Compound Pharmacy Software Trainer, On-site go live support, Database Manager, App Designer.

______________________________________

August 7, 2022: Wife filed N-400 Online under 5 year rule.

November 10, 2022: Received "Interview is scheduled" letter.

December 12, 2022:  Received email from Dallas office informing me (spouse) to be there for combo interview.

December 14, 2022: Combo Interview for I-751 and N-400 Conducted.

January 26, 2023: Wife's Oath Ceremony completed at the Plano Event Center, Plano, Texas!!!😁

February 6, 2023: Wife's Passport Application submitted in Dallas, Texas.

March 21, 2023:   Wife's Passport Delivered!!!!

May 15, 2023 (about):  Naturalization Certificate returned from Passport agency!!

 

In summary, it took 13 months for approval of the CR-1.  It took 44 months for approval of the I-751.  It took 4 months for approval of the N-400.   It took 172 days from N-400 application to Oath Ceremony.   It took 6 weeks for Passport, then 7 additional weeks for return of wife's Naturalization Certificate.. 
 

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Yes I will not file anything until I get a response.

I was just worried because many threads here describe receiving a response within 24 hours. Furthermore I did not receive any confirmation receipt via email from the Embassy after submitting the forms.

In any case, I will email them at support-japan@usvisascheduling.com to confirm if they received it.

   

 

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Here is a thread with someone that went through Tokyo with DCF, it might be helpful.  It sounds like you are just in the investigative phase, and it sounds like the consulate will not respond.  Look at the list @Seashell90 posted and provide that information (if you haven't already).

 

Good Luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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Did the notice tell you what to bring?  It looks like they are willing to accept the petition, or at least consider it.

 

Good Luck!

Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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They want me to bring all the documents I had sent them with my initial request and provided this list of additional documents to bring linked below:
https://jp.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/130-petition-checklist/

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From my current experience doing DCF in Mexico, they will decide if I-130 is approved or rejected on that day. If they decide your form is accepted, you will receive a follow-up e-mail with further instructions. I'm currently in the 2nd stage, doing form DS-260 and medical. 

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4 minutes ago, Tymotal said:

The checklist states that the Affidavit of Support I-864 form is "Optional in Tokyo but is required for visa issuance." Does that mean I don't need to submit it at this time?

That is worded weird, but it is still required. 

"The US immigration process requires a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and a significant amount of money.  It is quite a journey!"

- Some old child of the 50's & 60's on his laptop 

 

Senior Master Sergeant, US Air Force- Retired (after 20+ years)- Missile Systems Maintenance & Titan 2 ICBM Launch Crew Duty (200+ Alert tours)

Registered Nurse- Retired- I practiced in the areas of Labor & Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, & Adult Psych.

IT Professional- Retired- Web Site Design, Hardware Maintenance, Compound Pharmacy Software Trainer, On-site go live support, Database Manager, App Designer.

______________________________________

August 7, 2022: Wife filed N-400 Online under 5 year rule.

November 10, 2022: Received "Interview is scheduled" letter.

December 12, 2022:  Received email from Dallas office informing me (spouse) to be there for combo interview.

December 14, 2022: Combo Interview for I-751 and N-400 Conducted.

January 26, 2023: Wife's Oath Ceremony completed at the Plano Event Center, Plano, Texas!!!😁

February 6, 2023: Wife's Passport Application submitted in Dallas, Texas.

March 21, 2023:   Wife's Passport Delivered!!!!

May 15, 2023 (about):  Naturalization Certificate returned from Passport agency!!

 

In summary, it took 13 months for approval of the CR-1.  It took 44 months for approval of the I-751.  It took 4 months for approval of the N-400.   It took 172 days from N-400 application to Oath Ceremony.   It took 6 weeks for Passport, then 7 additional weeks for return of wife's Naturalization Certificate.. 
 

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Submitted the I-130 to the embassy yesterday and after a bit of waiting they returned my original documents and told me it was approved. But I haven't received any confirmation email. Does this take more time? They provided a letter for my spouse with her case number, and said she would receive an email upon approval but neither of us have gotten anything.

 

EDIT: Also, as I has suspected the I-864 was optional at this time. My spouse will have to bring it for submission at her interview later.

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5 hours ago, Tymotal said:

Submitted the I-130 to the embassy yesterday and after a bit of waiting they returned my original documents and told me it was approved. But I haven't received any confirmation email. Does this take more time? They provided a letter for my spouse with her case number, and said she would receive an email upon approval but neither of us have gotten anything.

 

EDIT: Also, as I has suspected the I-864 was optional at this time. My spouse will have to bring it for submission at her interview later.

Good to hear, and thanks for the update.  It should move fairly quickly from this point, but you will need to wait for the consulate to contact you with an interview date for your wife.

 

Good Luck!

Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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Got an email today saying the I-130 is officially approved.

 

Spouse needs to do get the police certificate and have a medical check before the Visa interview can be scheduled.


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