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  1. Hi I feel the same discomfort waiting that long and no clue when it would materialize.

    I am DQ Nov 2020 normally it should not take more than 2 to 3 weeks but it took almost 1.25 year still no IL. Hopefully things are opening up and we might get the IL soon..

  2. I am DQ Oct 2020 EB3 and still waiting for IL. I am UAE resident Abu Dhabi based and Philippine national. It seems that getting an IL is not depends on being DQ. There are others that receiving interview date having DQ only last 2021 and yet they having interviewed. I did not also attempt to request for an expedite because fees were only paid on normal processing and the immigration lawyer also mentioned that they can't do anything because it is already in the NVC. The only thing to do is to wait for the IL. I also choose AUH embassy as my interview place as I thought that getting interview is faster because of less IV applicants that in my home country but it seems that a lot of different nationalities even not a UAE residents has been waiting to have an IL. Well, its nobody's control. I just lift up everything in God's/Allah's hands what will be my future and for my child.
  3. I am category EW awaiting ID in AD Embassy, DQ since 2020. Still, the usual email received from NVC every 60-days.
  4. Still, the visa issuances are not yet updated as of today. So frustrating that we have no idea how many IV applicants has been interviewed in AD US Embassy. But, the backlog report has been updated l ast month, September.
  5. I saw in my other group (FB - NVC-USEM Abu Dhabi Cases) that she is CR 1 category, DQ on 21/Apr 2021 received IL on 14/Sept and ID on 11/Oct.
  6. Please see latest news on visa prioritization. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/immigrant-visa-prioritization.html.html "The Department recently clarified guidance on emergency cases. Recognizing the emergence of the COVID Delta variant and the continued demand for healthcare professionals during the pandemic, U.S. embassies and consulates were instructed that they may prioritize as emergencies on a case-by-case basis the immigrant visa cases of certain healthcare professionals who will work at a facility engaged in pandemic response. Healthcare professionals who will work at a facility engaged in pandemic response and have an approved U.S. immigrant visa petition with a current priority date for an Immediate Relative, Family Preference, or Employment-Based Preference case may review the website of their nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for procedures to request an emergency visa appointment. If the case is being processed at the National Visa Center (NVC), the applicant may request expedited processing by emailing NVCExpedite@state.gov, including the case or receipt number on the subject line, along with at least one of the following: (1) petitioner’s name and date of birth, (2) beneficiary’s name and date of birth, and/or (3) invoice ID number. Applicants should be prepared to show that they will be employed in the healthcare industry at a U.S. facility engaged in pandemic response. Resource constraints and local government restrictions may limit the ability of some U.S. embassies and consulates to process emergency visas at this time." IV Backlog Report - https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/visas-backlog.html
  7. Yes, still waiting. There are also other Dq'd since March 2020 (EB-3) and yet, still waiting for IL/ID.
  8. Hi Avinash,


    Still, no updates on IL.  Got another email last 5-Aug from NVC saying that my case is still in NVC and no further action from my side.  For expedite request, you should email the NVC stating a 'strong' reason why it needs to be expedited.  But, I would suggest that you should communicate with your petitioner (employer) first.  An employer request might be more valid rather than from your side that you are require on urgent basis to report to your work.


    Anyways, what is your priority date?  I think NVC also weighted that when scheduling interview since they are working on huge backlogs. 

  9. No one really cannot tell when is the estimated time for waiting. I, myself was DQed (EB-3) since Oct 26, 2020 and received a standard email every 90-days (Mar & June 2021) saying 'that my case is still in NVC and awaiting for interview schedule...' Please see latest visa issuance in AUH during May.
  10. As per latest immigration news, EB cases are Tier 4: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/immigrant-visa-prioritization.html. Priority are for the family applications. We hope that before the fiscal year ends which is on Sept 2021, we got our interview schedule.
  11. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-statistics/immigrant-visa-statistics/monthly-immigrant-visa-issuances.html
  12. I am EB too but interview to be held in AD (since I'm here and got UAE residence visa). DQ in Oct 2020 received same letter that you have on 4-March 2021. Hoping that we received IL next instead of still waiting in line to be interviewed.
  13. The disruption to IV for Foreign Nationals seems a bit confusing. What if I have valid residence visa, a foreign national and I am here in UAE, how would the embassy know/validate that IV applicants has a valid visa? And, what about entry in Dubai? Dubai accepted visitors and if a visitor cross the border following safety protocols and proved that not infected with Covid. So frustrating
  14. I totally agree with your presumptions. In addition to that, I know some cases that were transferred to other consulates because their lose their jobs and went home for good in their home country. From NVC stage, they are still able to transfer their case to other consulates and it was granted. So meaning, we are becoming less waiting for our IL. Anyways, February is almost finish by next week. We are all hoping that they will start to send IL by March and noting that the travel ban/proclamation will end by 31st March. So, we are all anticipating interview schedule by April or this 2nd quarter (crossed-fingers).
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