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  Petitioner's Name: Colleen
Beneficiary's Name: Cruz
VJ Member: leeen21
Country: Mexico

Last Updated: 2023-11-26
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Immigration Checklist for Colleen & Cruz:

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? Texas Service Center
Consulate : Juarez, Mexico
Marriage (if applicable): 2022-03-11
I-130 Sent : 2022-06-02
I-130 NOA1 : 2022-06-02
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2022-11-12
NVC Received : 2022-11-19
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2022-11-19
Pay AOS Bill : 2022-11-21
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2023-04-13
Submit DS-261 : 2023-04-13
Receive IV Bill : 2022-11-19
Pay IV Bill : 2022-11-21
Send IV Package : 2023-04-13
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2023-05-26
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2023-07-13
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2023-09-18 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2023-09-23
US Entry : 2023-09-23
Comments : I-129F Sent: 6-13-22
I-129F Received: 6-22-22
Administrative Review for 2 CR-2 applicants: 9-18-2023
Dates of US Entry for 2 additional CR-2 applicants: 11-22-2023 / 11-23-2023
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 163 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 473 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

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Timeline Comments: 8

blank avatar KeithANDJonathan on 2023-07-22 said:
Hi, Colleen, congratulations on being scheduled an interview. I was wondering how long it took from being DQ to being scheduled an interview. My husband and I are currently waiting for an appointment to be scheduled.
Leeen21 on 2023-07-24 said:
My husband and stepdaughters were DQ'd on April 26, 2023, and they received the email scheduling the interview appointment on July 13, 2023. We are in Mexico, so the interviews were scheduled by Ciudad Juarez consulate. That is a very fast turnaround for CDJ - I'm in a Facebook group of others at the consulate, and there are others that have taken much longer.
blank avatar KeithANDJonathan on 2023-07-24 said:
Thank you so much for your response. I have seen on this site that some people have waited a lot longer. My husband is in Mexico, and I’m in the US. He will have his interview at the Ciudad Juárez consulate too. He was DQ in June. We are hoping very much to be scheduled for an interview quickly. I don’t understand why some are scheduled so much quicker than others. This process is so hard.
Leeen21 on 2023-07-24 said:
I’m in the US too, but live on the border, so I have the advantage of seeing him and my stepkids frequently. It’s a grueling wait though, and I hope you get an interview scheduled soon. Look up the CR1/IR1 CDJ Facebook group - there’s lots of people there that post when they get their interviews and what their DQ date was.
Jeff & Daniel on 2023-08-14 said:
Congratulations on the interview date - I hope it goes well! I see you had your case transferred and was wondering if it was from Texas to Nebraska? .. or the other way around? Asking because it appears that Ciudad Juarez processes Nebraska cases faster than the other locations, but not sure if Nebraska was really where yours was done from? Thanks!
Leeen21 on 2023-08-14 said:
Our case started at the Nebraska Service Center and was transferred to the Texas Service Center.
blank avatar Nyla J on 2023-09-18 said:
Hi Colleen, you're scheduled interview from the time NVC completed is lightning speed!!! Any idea why??? My husband and I were married in October 2021, it seems like we got the run around at every stage. Finally NVC received everything in January this year. I'm really trying to figure out why some move faster than others. Good luck at the interview.
Leeen21 on 2023-09-19 said:
Nyla J, we truly were, and I have no idea why. Perhaps it's because there are multiple people (husband + 3 stepdaughters) in our case, even though they are 4 principal applicants. Maybe they give preference to family units? Honestly, I have no idea, but I know it's unfair to those who have been waiting so long. I wish there was a better way. Are you also in Mexico/CDJ consulate? If so, join some of the FB groups of other people for that consulate - they give really good ideas of timing, and I know that people who were DQd in January are hoping to get interviews by the end of this year based on others' timings. Best of luck!!
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