As most posts seem to relate to K-1 visas, I am curious if anyone else out there is currently going through DCF process for CR-1 (or IR-1) Visa in Moscow? We submitted our petition to USCIS on Feb 22nd right before the local office closed in Moscow and had it approved the same day. We have been at the stage now for 6 weeks where we are gathering all the paperwork for the Visa Interview at the Embassy, but there hasn't been a single interview date available since we started looking at the beginning of March. We won't have all the paperwork ready until mid/end of May, but we were hoping to get the interview booked for end of May as soon as possible to just get that stress out of the way (especially knowing how hard it is to get appointments right now). In this time, the calendar seems to have opened for K-1 visas at least 2-3 times, but never for CR-1 visa appointments. Calling/emailing the Embassy is proving to be completely useless as they can't provide any information on when appointments will be available
1) Is anyone else going through the same process at the moment?
2) The appointment calendar has been opened for us already, but do we need to submit the DS-260 for the Embassy to actually open up interview slots for us? Nothing in the directions says this, but I am just wondering if there is something we are missing.
3) If you have been able to get an appointment, when did the calendar become available for you?
4) Any advice or more recent experiences anyone can share on the DCF process? (I already read a full description of the DCF process in Moscow, but it is from 2012, so seems like some things might have changed in the last 7 years )
thanks in advance!!