VJ Member Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Lisa
Beneficiary's Name: Gilberto
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Last Updated: 2017-11-21


Immigration Checklist for Lisa & Gilberto:

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 : Dominican Republic
Marriage (if applicable): 2016-07-11
I-130 Sent : 2016-12-10
I-130 NOA1 : 2016-12-12
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2017-08-22
NVC Received : 2017-09-08
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2017-09-13
Pay AOS Bill : 2017-09-14
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 : 2017-09-12
Receive IV Bill : 2017-09-16
Pay IV Bill : 2017-09-17
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2017-09-25
Case Completed at NVC : 2017-09-22
NVC Left : 2017-09-22
Consulate Received : 2017-09-25
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2017-11-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2017-11-10
US Entry : 2017-11-18
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 253 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 331 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2017-11-18
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : My husband said his entry was smooth. He was asked by the officer are you here on vacation, visiting family etc.? He said no my visa was approved, I am coming to live with my wife. He says the officer then smiled and said "Oh ok, can I see your paperwork." He handed him the packet and said the officer looked it over, smiled, stamped a few things and told him he was good to go.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Dominican Republic
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 8, 2017
Embassy Review : First off the day started out a nightmare. Bad weather and traffic caused us to be late. When I put the address in the GPS and realized we'd be late I phoned the embassy and pleaded for them not to cancel our appointment that we were on our way but with heavy rain and traffic there was nothing we could do. The gentleman who answered said no problem I'll contact that department to let them know.

Now about the interview. Our appointment time was 7:00am. We arrived at 7:39am. There was quite a long line. I asked one of the officials outside which line I should be in. Thank goodness the line for resident's was short. Didn't take long to get through security. Once inside we had to stand in yet another line. Finally after about 30 minutes we made it to the first window where we were asked for the required documents. My case was expedited so I had to bring my I864 and tax transcripts with me. The copy I had of my husband's birth certificate had a few numbers cut off at the top which I didn't notice. So we were instructed to go get a copy down the hall and come back. After that she said everything looks good just have a seat and wait until they call your number. So we sat, and sat, and waited. Finally after about three hours we were called. The interview took maybe three minutes tops. I was asked two questions, where we met, how many times I visited, and asked to see my passport to check the stamps. My husband, where I work, what do I do, where was I born, where do I live. Then he handed my husband a paper and said your visa will be ready for pick up in ten days. I said in shock, that's it we're done? Looking back I probably shouldn't have said anything lol. But he said yes thank you.

We were loaded down with proof and they didn't ask for any of it. But, better safe than sorry

(updated on November 8, 2017)
Rating : Very Good

*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

** Not all cases are transfered

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