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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
Timeline

Can anyone who as been through Chicago as their point of entry (for CR-1) share their story...

my wife will be coming soon and I want to give her some info. as to what she will go through.

thanks


-------------------------CR-1-------------------------

02/23/2007 ----- I-130 sent to CSC

03/01/2007 ----- NOA-1 date

06/07/2007 ----- Touched ! (Please... not an RFE)

06/11/2007 ----- UPDATE (Received RFE today...sent evidence back same day)

06/12/2007 ----- Touched ! (come on... I sent the info. already. What now?)

06/13/2007 ----- RFE accepted in Laguna Niguel; signed by V. Semegi

06/21/2007 ----- UPDATE - Response to RFE received; Case processing resumed

07/09/2007 ----- APPROVAL NOTICE SENT !!!

07/23/2007 ----- NVC starts case processing

------------------- Jame's Shortcuts in Progress ;)

10/16/2007 ----- CASE COMPLETE !!! ...Finally

10/25/2007 ----- CASE FORWARDED TO MUMBAI !!!

12/04/2007 ----- INTERVIEW PACKET !!!

01/24/2008 ----- VISA GRANTED!!!............PASSPORT IN HAND !!! :)

01/30/2008 ----- ARRIVAL TO U.S !!! :)

12/30/2009 ----- I-751 sent

THANK YOU to all the wonderful VJ'rs for their help and concern... It would have been difficult without you...

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
Timeline

We came through there last year K-1.

There are 2 lines, one for immigrants and visitors, and the other for Citizens and Residents.

You go through the Immigrants and visitors, and see the POE officer, they take the brown envelope, and inspect it's contents, ask a few questions take a fingerprint and a picture and welcome you to the USA.

They should stamp passport of a CR-1 visa holder with I-551 stamp, making passport into a temp green-card.

After seeing the immigrations officer, you will collect your baggage and then go through Customs where they may inspect you baggage and then send you on to either your domestic flight, or you leave the terminal. If Domestic flight you will recheck the baggage and have to got through security to re-enter the domestic wings of the terminal.

We flew United from China to Chicago and United Domestic in the USA, United re-checks the baggage just as you leave customs, so do not have to carry baggage all the way to the domestic terminals.


OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.

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Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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You can also find a lot of reviews here: http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/poereviews.php


OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.

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Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Brazil
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I entered in O`Hare international airport in june past. There are two lines: one for resident and another for turists, students, workes. She has to take the resident line. I remember I entered in turist line and my sister in law entered in resident line, there she asked what could be the right line for me ( the line was long, it explain she arrived on the cabine first), then I moved to another line and when I arrived on the cabine, he asked my passport, asked how many years i was married, the adress I was going and he asked me the brown envelope, after that he gave me the stamp and put a card inside my passport, after that I went to take my baggage, after there were two security guard, and they asked about one paper I had completed inside the plane, he made me few questions and one that I coudnt forget: " what was my propose to be there" I answered "I came to live with my husband" and then he left me go.

Good luck for you two

Edited by Mona Lisa

First phase:

07/20/2006 I Married with my soulmate

I-130

11/08/2006 We sent I-130

11/10/2006 Nebraska received and sent it to California

11/15/2006 California received it

11/18/2006 NOA1

02/01/2007 Aproveeeeed!!!

I-129F

12/02/2006 We sent I-129F

12/06/2006 they received it

12/11/2006 NOA1

12/15/2006 they moved our process to CSC

12/18/2006 CSC received it

02/01/2007 Aproveeeeeed!!!

02/15/2007 NVC signed our case number and sent to Rio Consulate

03/21/2007 We sent the packet 3

03/23/2007 Today we received the packet4 from Rio consulate

04/11/2007 Medical exame completed

04/16/2007 visa tax payed

04/24/2007 Interview - Visa Aproved

06/06/2007 POE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cant wait to be with my husband!!!!!!!!

Second phase:

12/28/2007 AOS Sent

12/30/2007 AOS Received

01/04/2008 Notice Date

01/09/2008 Touch

01/23/2008 Biometric appointment (done)- They corrected my name ( I have 4 names and on the NOA they wrote just 3 names)

02/21/2008 EAD card ordered

02/26/2008 EAD card ordered (AGAIN???)

02/28/2008 EAD Aproved (it s very strange! did they order firstly and after aprove it????)

02/20/2008 interview letter sent (I just received it 5 days after the date)

03/03/2008 EAD card received

03/07/2008 SSN aplied

03/14/2008 SSN received

04/10/2008 Interview appointment - Aproveeeeeeed

04/15/2008 GC already ordered - Yahooooooooooooooooooo ooo ooooo!

ROC Sent

01/15/2010 I-751

Thank God and the VJ`s.

In God We trust!!

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I entered in O`Hare international airport in june past. There are two lines: one for resident and another for turists, students, workes. She has to take the resident line. I remember I entered in turist line and my sister in law entered in resident line, there she asked what could be the right line for me ( the line was long, it explain she arrived on the cabine first), then I moved to another line and when I arrived on the cabine, he asked my passport, asked how many years i was married, the adress I was going and he asked me the brown envelope, after that he gave me the stamp and put a card inside my passport, after that I went to take my baggage, after there were two security guard, and they asked about one paper I had completed inside the plane, he made me few questions and one that I coudnt forget: " what was my propose to be there" I answered "I came to live with my husband" and then he left me go.

Good luck for you two

Chicago O'Hare was my wife's POE 15-month ago. It was good. She was told what the conditional green card is and she needs to remove conditions in about 2 years, etc.


I-130 Timeline with USCIS:

It took 92 days for I-130 to get approved from the filing date

NVC Process of I-130:

It took 78 days to complete the NVC process

Interview Process at The U.S. Embassy

Interview took 223 days from the I-130 filing date. Immigrant Visa was issued right after the interview

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Thanks for the reports everyone. We'll be using O'Hare as our POE when we return.


First trip 01-17-07

Married 02-05-07

What Service Center was filed at? Nebraska transferred to California

Provide dates for the following:

I-130 sent (Mailed)..........................3-12-07

1st NOA (Receipt Notice) .................3-29-07

2nd NOA (Approval Notice) e-mail.....6-15-07

Bill for I-864 processing fee rcd and sent..7-24-07

I-864 Packet Received......................8-18-07

I-864 Mailed to NV............................8-20-07

Bill for DS-230 received....................8-29-07

Payment for DS-230 sent..................8-30-07

DS-230 Packet received..................10-25-07

DS-230 Packet sent to NVC..............10-29-07

Case Completed..............................11-16-07

Case Forwarded to Embassy.............11-30-07

Packet recieved from NVC................12-07-07

Medical complete...............................1-04-08

Leave for Manila................................1-19-08

Interview and approval......................1-22-08

Visa in Hand .....................................1-24-08

Arrived in USA...................................3-19-08

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
Timeline

thanks....so is anyone sure which line she should wait in?

resident or visitor?


-------------------------CR-1-------------------------

02/23/2007 ----- I-130 sent to CSC

03/01/2007 ----- NOA-1 date

06/07/2007 ----- Touched ! (Please... not an RFE)

06/11/2007 ----- UPDATE (Received RFE today...sent evidence back same day)

06/12/2007 ----- Touched ! (come on... I sent the info. already. What now?)

06/13/2007 ----- RFE accepted in Laguna Niguel; signed by V. Semegi

06/21/2007 ----- UPDATE - Response to RFE received; Case processing resumed

07/09/2007 ----- APPROVAL NOTICE SENT !!!

07/23/2007 ----- NVC starts case processing

------------------- Jame's Shortcuts in Progress ;)

10/16/2007 ----- CASE COMPLETE !!! ...Finally

10/25/2007 ----- CASE FORWARDED TO MUMBAI !!!

12/04/2007 ----- INTERVIEW PACKET !!!

01/24/2008 ----- VISA GRANTED!!!............PASSPORT IN HAND !!! :)

01/30/2008 ----- ARRIVAL TO U.S !!! :)

12/30/2009 ----- I-751 sent

THANK YOU to all the wonderful VJ'rs for their help and concern... It would have been difficult without you...

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Filed: Country: Indonesia
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O'Hare was my POE too. With my CR-1, I think I used the visitor line. Both resident/citizen & visitor lines were long wait anyway, so I choose visitor line. You will go to the a small office where you are processed (stamp/endorse the visa & take the brown envelope). I was asked to confirm about the address & was told about the conditional status & removal of conditions too.

If you see officer directing the traffic, you can always ask them.


I-130

Jun 28 2004 : Received at NSC

Oct 25 2004 : Transferred to CSC

Oct 29 2004 : Received at CSC

Nov 8 2004 : Received response from CSC that my file is being requested & review will be done

Nov 10 2004 : Email & online status Approved

Nov 15 2004 : NOA 2 in mail

Dec 16 2004 : NVC assigns case number

Dec 20 2004 : NVC sent DS 3032 to beneficiary, copy of DS 3032 & I-864 fee bill to petitioner

Jan 3 2005 : Petitioner received copy of DS 3032 and I-864 fee bill. Post-marked Dec 23rd.

Jan 11 2005 : Beneficiary received DS 3032 in Indonesia

Jan 31 2005 : Sent DS 3032 to NVC

Feb 8, 2005 : NVC received DS 3032

Feb 21, 2005 : IV fee generated

Feb 25, 2005 : Sent I-864 fee bill

Feb 28, 2005 : I-864 fee bill delivered to St Louis

Mar 3, 2005 : IV fee bill received

Mar 7, 2005 : Sent IV fee bill

Mar 9, 2005 : IV fee bill delivered to St Louis

Mar 28, 2005 : I-864 fee credited against case.

April 6, 2005 : Received I-864 package

April 7, 2005 : Immigrant Visa fee credited against case.

April 11, 2005 : DS 230 is generated

Aug 12, 2005 : I-864 & DS 230 received by NVC

Sep 14, 2005 : RFE on I-864

Nov 3, 2005 : Checklist response received at NVC

Nov 25, 2005 : Case completion

Dec 9, 2005 : Police Cert requested from the Netherlands

Jan 12 2006 : Interview success - Approved !!

Jan 19 2006 : Visa & brown envelope picked up

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Spain
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Hi!

I entered Chicago last November on a CR-1 visa and I went through the citizen and resident line. They look at your visa and then they tell you to go to a separated area where an officer opens the brown envelope and looks at the documents. It was really easy and fast for me, no questions were asked.

Kitten

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