For my case, from filing I-130 petition to the day I received my passport with a visa stamp took only 1 month and 10 days. Much faster than I’d anticipated. 🙂
- October 2, 2017 – I-130 petition filed by my American spouse
- October 2, 2017 – Requested a police clearance certificate from the Royal Thai Police
- October 12, 2017 – Received a police clearance certificate
- October 20, 2017 – Received Approval Notice from USCIS and case number from the US Embassy
- October 24, 2017 – Mailed Packet 3 via EMS (the US Embassy received it next day)
- October 30, 2017 – Notified of my interview date (November 8th, 2017)
- November 4, 2017 – Medical exam at Bumrungrad hospital
- November 7, 2017 – Received my medical exam results (all normal)
- November 8, 2017 – Interviewed at 7 AM (passed)
- November 10, 2017 – Received my passport back with a visa stamp, and also documents to present at Port of Entry (POE) and instruction to pay for a green card.
If you are able to provide all the necessary documents and if you, your US spouse, and/or joint sponsor (if applicable) are all eligible, the US Embassy cannot deny your visa request. It is the US citizen’s right to bring their spouse to the States.
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