Alex&Jen's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Jennifer
Beneficiary's Name: Alex
VJ Member: Alex&Jen
Country: Honduras

Last Updated: 2020-02-25
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Immigration Checklist for Jennifer & Alex:

USCIS I-130 Petition:      
Dept of State IR-1/CR-1 Visa:    
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  


IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Honduras
Marriage (if applicable): 2018-12-20
I-130 Sent : 2019-03-28
I-130 NOA1 : 2019-04-04
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-05-07
NVC Received : 2019-05-17
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2019-06-06
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-07-26
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
2020-02-20
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments : We had our interview July 26th and the Dr. still has not sent my husband's medical exam even though he said he would. We are only waiting on the medical exam and we are not able to get a hold of anyone to find out what is taking so long.

***My husband had his second interview (63 days in AP). My husband had sent his Medical Exam to the Embassy in November (after 4 months of drug monitoring program), and was put back into AP. I was not able to be with him for his second interview, due to a last minute notice via email, however, my husband said it was a very pleasant experience. My husband felt confident that they would approve his visa (however, technically they can't now because his Medical expired in January). The only thing the lady said to my husband at the end of the interview was, "keep watch for the mail, we will send you more information"...and NOTHING ELSE. Overall the second interview was great, but we are still in AP with no end in sight.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 33 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 113 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Honduras
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 28, 2019
Embassy Review : The process interview was very quick and only a couple of questions were asked about our marriage. My husband had a charge back in 2008, but was found not guilty and the lady asked more questions about that incident. The lady was very serious and not personable at all.
Unfortunately the Dr. had not sent my husband's medical exam in time for the interview. We were told to wait in the waiting room and they would call us back in. After about 30 minutes were called back in and was informed that as soon as they get the medical exam from the Dr. they would review his case and then let us know their decision via e-mail. They gave my husband back his passport, which has me worried.
Rating : Good


Timeline Comments: 22

blank avatar Tg2018 on 2019-05-09 said:
Very soon..did you expedite your case?
Alex&Jen on 2019-05-09 said:
I have not received the official letter, however, the senator's office sent me the e-mail from USCIS. I did expedite my case. I requested the expedite on my own first and was denied. I then contacted my Senator's and one of them requested the expedite on my behalf, with my evidence of financial hardship as well as medical reasons with our daughter. Also, I have been praying through every step of this process and I do believe that God's hand has guided me in deciding to do what I did, for the help of our family and our needs. The fact that there are killings happening near my husband (blocks away) for no reason, also pushed my decision to act quickly.
blank avatar Tg2018 on 2019-05-10 said:
Oh I am happy for you that it is working for you now.
MrsMRB786 on 2019-05-14 said:
Congrats, how long did it take for you to hear from the senator's office that your case was approved?
Alex&Jen on 2019-05-14 said:
Thank you!! Less than a week. I just recieved the NOA2 in the mail this past Saturday.
Alex&Jen on 2019-05-14 said:
Thank you!! Less than a week. I just recieved the NOA2 in the mail this past Saturday.
Bayman on 2019-05-23 said:
congrats
MrsMRB786 on 2019-06-10 said:
Good day, did you also request an expedite with the NVC? How long did it take you to get your case number when from the NVC after they received your file?
MrsMRB786 on 2019-06-10 said:
Good day, did you also request an expedite with the NVC? How long did it take you to get your case number when from the NVC after they received your file?
Alex&Jen on 2019-06-10 said:
Hello...yes, I also requested an expedite with NVC. I had called them on May 21st to see if they had received my case, and they confirmed that NVC had received my case on May 17th. She lady was very nice and said it would take up to 8 weeks to get a case number. I asked her if I needed to wait until I got assigned a case number to request an expedite. She said, "no, you can go ahead and request one right now". She gave me all the information I needed to know to request an expedite. I requested it that day and received notification the next week that my case had been sent directly to Honduras. We are now only waiting to schedule an interview. Unfortunately due to the attack at the U.S Embassy in Honduras two Saturday's ago, no one is able to schedule an interview. :( I hope that information helped.
Alex&Jen on 2019-06-10 said:
Hello...yes, I also requested an expedite with NVC. I had called them on May 21st to see if they had received my case, and they confirmed that NVC had received my case on May 17th. She lady was very nice and said it would take up to 8 weeks to get a case number. I asked her if I needed to wait until I got assigned a case number to request an expedite. She said, "no, you can go ahead and request one right now". She gave me all the information I needed to know to request an expedite. I requested it that day and received notification the next week that my case had been sent directly to Honduras. We are now only waiting to schedule an interview. Unfortunately due to the attack at the U.S Embassy in Honduras two Saturday's ago, no one is able to schedule an interview. :( I hope that information helped.
Alex&Jen on 2019-06-10 said:
Hello...yes, I also requested an expedite with NVC. I had called them on May 21st to see if they had received my case, and they confirmed that NVC had received my case on May 17th. She lady was very nice and said it would take up to 8 weeks to get a case number. I asked her if I needed to wait until I got assigned a case number to request an expedite. She said, "no, you can go ahead and request one right now". She gave me all the information I needed to know to request an expedite. I requested it that day and received notification the next week that my case had been sent directly to Honduras. We are now only waiting to schedule an interview. Unfortunately due to the attack at the U.S Embassy in Honduras two Saturday's ago, no one is able to schedule an interview. :( I hope that information helped.
MrsMRB786 on 2019-06-10 said:
Thank you for sharing, I am very surprise that they allowed you to expedite without a case number, do you mind sharing with me what information that I would need to do the same as I have been recently approved and was waiting on a case number to request an expedite... Thank you and best of luck on your journey
Alex&Jen on 2019-06-10 said:
I would suggest calling NVC first thing in the morning. I sent them an e-mail requesting my expedite along with the reasons why I was requesting the expedite as well as documents of financial hardship. I included our USCIS case number, and I received the NVC case number when the expedite was granted. Here is the e-mail nvcexpedite@state.gov. Thank you! We are praying to be able to get an interview date set very soon. Best of luck on your journey also!
Alex&Jen on 2019-06-10 said:
I sent them an e-mail requesting my expedite along with the reasons why I was requesting the expedite as well as documents of financial hardship. I included our USCIS case number, and I received the NVC case number when the expedite was granted. Here is the e-mail nvcexpedite@state.gov. Thank you! We are praying to be able to get an interview date set very soon. Best of luck on your journey also!
MrsMRB786 on 2019-06-12 said:
Thank you, I have email them with my expedite request, I do not have my case number yet but hopefully, they might be able to grant it, thanks for sharing
blank avatar Faryalmalik on 2019-06-25 said:
Kindly can you share ur expedite letter here bc we also want to expedite our case due to financial hardship
blank avatar Faryalmalik on 2019-06-25 said:
Kindly can you share ur expedite letter here bc we also want to expedite our case due to financial hardship
Alex&Jen on 2019-06-30 said:
Faryalmalik, are you wanting to expedite with USCIS or NVC? I did not write a letter to USCIS. I requested an expedite via phone call. They denied my request so then I contacted my senator in Iowa and she requested the expedite for us. USCIS accepted the expedite request sent from the Senator.
blank avatar Dalila Gonzalez on 2019-07-26 said:
could you share your nvc letter without names and case numbers obviously so that we can get a better idea as to how to format our expedite letters please
blank avatar Dalila Gonzalez on 2019-07-26 said:
could you share your nvc letter without names and case numbers obviously so that we can get a better idea as to how to format our expedite letters please
blank avatar Dalila Gonzalez on 2019-07-26 said:
could you share your nvc letter without names and case numbers obviously so that we can get a better idea as to how to format our expedite letters please
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