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  1. Hello, everyone newbie here. I would really like to know your opinion on this matter. First off I'm a 29 year old US citizen living in Ecuador. I'm also ecuadorian as I was born here and got US citizenship through my father as a kid. I lived in the US since I was 6 and came back to Ecuador when I was 19. While here I went to university and became a dentist, I also met my future wife and we have a 6 year old daughter together. Things are becoming really tough in Ecuador are we are seriously considering moving to the US permanently. My daughter has US citizenship through a CRBA and also has a US passport. We haven't gotten married yet but have been living together for 2 years. I'm really indecisive about whether or not applying for K1 visa or getting married and applying for CR1 instead. What would you recommend in my case? I really want an option with the less waiting time possible, can't really stand the thought of being away from my partner and daughter for so long. I'm planning on filing for k1 visa then travel to the US to reestablish domicile and get a job. I also have an aunt who could possibly be a co-sponsor. I'm aware of the different costs each option implies. Which option would be the surest way to get approved and have all 3 of us travel together to start a new life in the states? Would really appreciate any insight. TIA
  2. Hello everyone category IR1 Ecuador, for what month are the appointments? I have been complete since July, my case has been requested by a citizen for 2 years 2 months
  3. Hi, in an effort to try to give you a little bit of a point of reference by using our current data and data provided earlier in an earlier thread we have made an educated guess that 7 months from date NVC accepts your paperwork is when you will be notified for your appointment. We were notified on February 9th of our scheduled visa appointment which is March 30th, 2021 so it takes an additional 2 months before actually attending it. Excerpt from our timeline: Case Completed at NVC : 2020-07-24 Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2021-02-09 Taking an excerpt of information posted by JKLSemicolon, where he pointed out with the following actual data: "Right now the U.S. Embassy/Consulate in Ecuador mentions that CR-1/IR-1 visas are being processed in Guayaquil, and have been since August. I was visiting in Ecuador when the state of emergency was announced in December but I thought it was quickly rescinded and I wasn't able to find any reference to this when it came to visa processing at the Consulate. I have been checking the monthly immigrant visa issuance statistics from the Department of State and will list the total number of CR-1+IR-1 visas issued by month in Guayaquil since the beginning of last year. Since interviews are required for these visas, this the best proxy that I know of for judging what is happening there: January 2020: 101 visas February 2020: 77 visas March 2020: 36 visas April 2020: 5 visas May 2020: 2 visas June 2020: 7 visas July 2020: 21 visas August 2020: 51 visas September 2020: 58 visas October 2020: 70 visas November 2020: 44 visas December 2020: 71 visas ." On 02/19/2021 https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/755299 It appears that the slowdown added 5 months to the total wait time after analyzing the previous data. Prior to COVID-19 processing times had expectantly been about 30 days of a delay between when NVC accepted documents and when the Consulate in Ecuador was then contacting beneficiaries for an appointment at the Consulate. This usually had meant another 30 days at least before going to the appointment or two months delay from when NVC accepted your documents to when you went for the interview. If this 2 months was still the norm when we finished filing on practically the beginning of August we would have had an appointment as soon as October. Now lets examine the fact that we got notified of an appointment towards the beginning of February for a date of March 30th which is basically April. We can then take notice that from October to April this is actually a 7 month delay on top what was normally expected to be 2 months from when documents were accepted by NVC. This is a total of 9 months. Actual data from our timeline shows we finished paperwork at beginning of August, rounding up. From August to February this is 7 months. Lets add the difference of time I explained earlier from being notified of appointment to actual appointment date and that is an additional 2 more months (February to April). This is a total of a 9 month delay of time from when your paperwork is accepted by the NVC and you actually going in for the interview at the Consulate in Guayaquil. This is just an estimate but the best that you can go by using current data and from our dates as a point of reference. TL/DR: By my estimates it will be 9 months from the date NVC accepts your documents to the time when you will walk in for your interview.
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