I've been reading through so many of your stories today - it is all so overwhelming and astonishing how many folks are dedicated to achieving these dreams! :)
We had confirmation of I-130 receipt from NVC exactly a year ago (NOA2?) and purposefully have delayed submitting further documents as to not get approved too early. (Yes, we kept the application active and have written confirmation of its continuation.)
In terms of timelines, we are really stuck as to the best path forward.
Here's our catch: we need to immigrate precisely on May 31, 2022.
In a normal time, it would have been easy enough to guess through this all, but in this current situation? Definitely need some advice.
We are hyper-aware of the fact that to be able to immigrate with the above date, we need to have the interview no sooner than 30 November 2021 (6 month rule).
As such, our concern is that if we complete the application and documents (we have paid) on the NVC portal soon, that we'll be assigned an interview date prior to that earliest November date. Conversely, we worry that if we wait too long and the COVID backlog is substantial, that we might blow a good thing.
So, here's the questions from this:
1) In terms of the term "DQ", does this refer to the point of receiving confirmation of document review from the application and AOS on the NVC portal? If so, how long is this expected to take (from submitting all NVC requirements to having this confirmation)?
2) It seems that London has a substantial backlog at the moment and as such, I wonder about how long it will take from receiving that DQ above to an interview assignment. While I know this is a guessing game, do any of you have a good guess as to when would be a good time to submit at the NVC phase to maximize our chances of an interview between November and, say, March?
3) If we did submit all of this soon and received an interview date before November, how many times can you re-request the interview date and is there somewhere to view stipulations on this? The only thing I have found is regarding the "wait until your date passes" portion.
I thank you in advance for anyone willing to read and comment; I've read across this forum substantially, but find it all a little overwhelming and thought I'd just ask these questions in a straightforward way.
Thanks a million!