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Jeff & Daniel's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: J
Beneficiary's Name: D
VJ Member: Jeff & Daniel
Country: Mexico

Last Updated: 2024-01-22
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Immigration Checklist for J & D:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Juarez, Mexico
Marriage (if applicable): 2021-12-04
I-130 Sent : 2022-02-23
I-130 NOA1 : 2022-02-25
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2022-12-13
NVC Received : 2022-12-16
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2022-12-16
Pay AOS Bill : 2022-12-17
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2022-12-17
Submit DS-261 : 2022-12-16
Receive IV Bill : 2022-12-16
Pay IV Bill : 2022-12-17
Send IV Package : 2022-12-17
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2023-01-19
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2023-11-24
Interview Date : 2024-01-12 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments : Took us 11 months to get I-130 approved with USCIS, and we were Documentarily Qualified (DQ'ed) with NVC on Jan 19, 2023. Our interview notice came 10 months later with a Jan 12, 2024 1st interview date. So it took us 12 months from being DQ to getting Interview.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 291 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 686 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

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Timeline Comments: 11

Jeff & Daniel on 2023-01-26 said:
I'm not sure I did this correctly as I'm a US Citizen filing for immediate family spouse in Mexico, and put in my dates of event hoping to get similar timelines from the experience of others, and it says there are only 2 other records (out of 129,800 in their database) who are filing for same??? Cuidad Juarez (CDJ) is supposed to be the busiest Embassy in the world so this doesn't make sense. Trying to determine average wait time to get CDJ embassy interview scheduled now that NVC says I am documentarily qualified. I would think there would be tons of data in that as its the most commonly saught after.
blank avatar KeithANDJonathan on 2023-07-22 said:
Hi Jeff, I’m trying to figure out the same thing for my husband, how long it will take to get an interview after becoming documentarily qualified. It looks like there are not many people that have their info loaded in the DB similar to our cases. For the ones I see, some cases take over 12 months to get an interview. But some have only appears to have waited a few months. Have you noticed the same thing! Wish y’all well for a quick interview.
Jeff & Daniel on 2023-08-29 said:
Sorry for the late response! From what I've been seeing here, as well as what people have been telling me about their tracking matters on Facebook, it takes about 12 - 13 months to get get your interview date after being DQ'ed. That is also what our attorney is telling us. It is definitely hard to gauge that on here because Visa Journey doesn't use clear enough descriptions for date fields, and I've found out through correspondence with others on here that people all fill them out differently ... or are not updating them. Its all just a guess, but we are expecting to get our interview letter sometime in late Nov or Dec 2023, and have an interview date in Jan or Feb 2024. We were DQ'ed Jan 23.
blank avatar Nyla J on 2023-10-03 said:
Your comment about "DQ" date is spot on. But maybe that's just a fb group thing. The fields confused the hell out of me so I left them mostly blank. I think their fields are incorrect but at this point, whatever. Just ready to get this foolishness over with.
Jeff & Daniel on 2023-10-03 said:
Nyla J - I hear that! Having two years of our life "on pause" has been hard, although we have tried to make the best of it and remember our many blessings. Just responded to your reply on your page with the same on the data fields on here. :-)
blank avatar KeithANDJonathan on 2023-10-17 said:
Jeff and Daniel, if you ever want to talk, email me. I know I feel so alone in the process. Would be nice to talk with someone else going through it as well. My email is keithsaucejr@gmail.com.
Jeff & Daniel on 2023-10-17 said:
Thanks Keith. It is definitely a feeling of desolation that comes with this process since the NVC and Embassy won't respond or post current timelines. While I'd prefer to be stateside, I spend the majority of my time in Mexico with Daniel until we get through this. It is a bit frustrating seeing thousands cross the border daily, and money being spent for walls, instead of fixing the immigation process. I never realized how bad it was until I had to participate in it! ;-)
blank avatar Paola97 on 2023-11-24 said:
Hi, I have received my interview for January 17:) I hope you got yours too!
Jeff & Daniel on 2023-11-24 said:
We just got our last night. Jan 12th! Yahoo! We are very excited. :-)
blank avatar Nyla J on 2023-11-26 said:
Congrats on getting your date! Mine is Jan 4th. Now on to planning and prep for juarez! ??
Jeff & Daniel on 2023-11-26 said:
Exactly. Updating financial support documents (mainly W-2 and bank statements ), photos, and meeting with our attorney this week before scheduling medical exam and flights & lodging. It’s just nice to have something to do besides wait!
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