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US Embassy Lagos Backlog Update CR1
2:22 pm August 3, 2022


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Ghana doing interviews
2:43 am August 3, 2022


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Was wondering if ghana embassy is open and doing interviews haven't seen anything for awhile we got DQ in October 2021 still waiting for interview

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Case Complete (DQ) to Interview Remainder of 2022
9:47 pm August 1, 2022


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You can view my spreadsheet Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet

To update your interview date go here. Case Complete to Interview Form

For New people to the thread please go Case Complete to Interview Form and input your information in the form and it will be added to the form.

Everyone should be clicking on the Portal tab to visit the information for their country. If nothing is there or information needs updating. Update or add.

Its up to all of us to keep this information current, relevant and helpful to others.

Special Note: Different consulates or embassies have strict guidelines as to what type of bags/purses/cellphones etc can be carried in. And whether they provide any lockers (or not) for temp storage. As many travel from far away (by air/train/cars, one needs to specially know what they will not be able to take inside the consulate and where to store their personal belongings.

Here are some FAQ and other tidbits that may be useful to you. Be sure to visit your countries portal and click on the Consular Information and also Consular reviews.


How long after Documentarily Qualified (DQ'd) will I get an interview?
With the worldwide pandemic this no longer is a timing thing. The embassies/NVC have been trying their best to fill in dates . There's no certain time any month. With F category being banned and now can be scheduled and K1's that were put aside backlogs for all embassies are great. So just watch your countries forum for DQ dates being scheduled and report back and keep us all up to date also

Do I have to call for my interview date?
You will get a Interview Letter when scheduled so just be sure to watch if you know they are scheduling for your DQ date.

I need to change our interview date what do I do?
Once you receive your interview date track your casefile. Call NVC ask when your casefile left. Then contact your embassy (email is best) and ask to be rescheduled later, earlier just ask.

What do I need to bring to interview?
When you receive your P4 Letter (Interview letter) it will have your personalized checklist of things to bring or not. It has been suggested because things have been lost between NVC and embassy to bring everything (Originals) to the interview so if they don't have at embassy you aren't delayed. It's up to you. It doesn't happen much but it does happen.

How to expedite at NVC?

Go to this link has good information how to go about it.


Just to remind everyone to revisit the NVC Process Wiki, NVC Process Wiki


Thanks to Fabian&Ross for spelling this all out. Once you get the interview letter reference this.

You must bring the following items to the visa interview:

  1. Any original documents the NVC requested that you did not submit (refer to the document list below)
  2. If the physician gives you your medical exam results, bring them to your interview in the envelope sealed by the medical office.
  3. Two passport photographs measuring 2 inches by 2 inches (5 cm by 5 cm) with a white background
  4. A valid unexpired passport
  5. Photocopies of all civil documents
  6. A new police certificate from your current country of residence, if you obtained the police certificate more than one year ago.
  7. Any additional documents listed in the U.S. Embassy or Consulate specific interview guidelines


For those who want to request an earlier interview date here is a template written up by our own TeaCup.
Thank you TeaCup for the Template on how to notify the embassy
Petitioners Name
Petitioners Date of birth
Beneficiary's Name
Beneficiary's Date of birth

NVC Case #

To whom it may concern,

My name is *********
I am writing to you in order to request an earlier interview. I have originally been scheduled for an Immigrant interview at (name of embassy and give date)
I have completed the required medical exam and I have all the necessary documents necessary for the interview and I am ready.
If it is at all possible for an earlier interview date to be scheduled for me it would be much appreciated.
Thank you for your time



Address & Phone Number


CEAC.state.gov Check My Visa Application Status: Status Wiki Thank you, SoerenHelmer,



How to pay the Green Card Production fee of $220 on the Elis system.

NO NEED FOR ACCESS CODE, that is for other procedures like getting a copy of a green card, etc.

1. Create the ELIS account here: https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/

2. Go here to pay fee: https://www.uscis.go...g-online-filing

3. Click to pay the USCIS immigrant fee icon.

4.Click "continue" at the bottom.

5.Enter the Alien Number and the NVC or DOS case. Use the same email you used on the ELIS account.

This is critical to enable your created ELIS account to receive your payment information.

6. You will get an email confirming your payment.

7. When you log again on the ELIS account, you will see your case number. (It is added automatically).

8. Login into your ELIS account to track or check the status of your Green Card.

Note: Green Card process starts when immigrant enters USA and is processed at POE.

******************Tips about your getting your SSN******************

If you don't have your SSN card within 21 days of your POE, go IN PERSON to your local SSA office and see if your application was forwarded by the Immigration officer. It only works about 50% of the time when you tick the box on the DS-260. As soon as you have your SSN you may work. Your passport visa and the immigration stamp is the equivalent of your green card. Thank you Sukie in NY


For those wanting to know how to write an expedite letter to NVC.

Thank you NinPran's for showing us how your successful expedite was done. I have revised abit the expedite request but she did all the work.


How to start a expedite: Send your NVC expedite request in the form of an email to nvcexpedite@state.gov. An email request is specifically the only way to submit the NVC expedite request.

Subject Line: Expedite Request /Case #

First paragraph: Tell them who the Petitioner is and the Beneficiary

Introduce yourself, name, date of birth, and where you reside. Same thing for the beneficiary.

Second Paragraph: Reason/s for the expedite

State the reason why your case needs to be expedited. Be specific. The more you can demonstrate the hardship (mental, financial, health wise) on the petitioner the better.

Also include attachments of Proof

Now plead your case. Asking for their approval for your request. Now is time to really use this COVID to your advantage.

You might be supporting two households that s financial hardship. You may be depressed now seeing doctor or therapist get a letter stating that.

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Cr1 visa approved
10:30 am July 28, 2022



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Hi Everyone,

I just had my interview at Lagos, July 27, 2022. I was approved and given the pamphlet and my visa pick-up sheet. My case still shows "Ready". It updated again today still "Ready"

I don't know what that means.

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Interview Date clash
6:22 pm July 24, 2022



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My US embassy IV interview date is clashing with a proposed trip date.Can I plead with CO to release my passport till I am back from the 10 day trip?

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