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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Dear All,

I am very happy to inform you that our immigrant visa application (CR-1)was granted yesterday (April 13th).....I reached consulate at 7:15 AM and joined the long queue for 8 AM interview (I was lagging by some 50 person...).By 7:30 they started permitting one by one. I noticed following checks by security at Chennai :

1. Cell phones,electronic items,CD's,sealed envelopes are strictly prohibited.Even the greeting cards I brought were checked and stamped by security.

2. Pls take transparent carrybags.

3. No need to carry xray film .They require only the medical report.

By 7:50 AM, I was directed by an officer and asked to seat in front of counter 9. There were around 12 person for IV interview. I was called by an Indian lady CO at 8:35 AM at counter 9. She asked the following :

1. Wife's place in US,and what she does

2. I didnt added her name in my passport.Lady CO poined out that .

3. She asked for some loose photographs of wedding and then asked to show the same in my wedding album.She was convinced.

4. I carried W2 forms of 2009 but no one asked to produce it...

5. Then asked for marriage certficate from the Church and fortunately I had it...She asked the name of Vicar who conducted the marriage...

6. Asked me to write in malayalam (my mother tongue) in DS 230 forms (Qn 3,38) and to sign in part 2 of DS230...

ALL CO's IN CHENNAI USC ARE PROFFICIENT IN SOUTH INDIAN LANGUAGES AND HINDI...

Then she gave me a pink slip and asked to wait until called again.Her interview took around 15 minutes. :thumbs:

By 9 AM I was called in counter 11 to take the finger print outs.

Atlast at 10:20 AM I was called by the American CO at the same counter (9). He was young,very polite and calm unlike other rude American lady in the next counter. He asked me simple questions

1. What are you doing and what do you plan in America for a living

2. How I met wife .

3. When will she graduate

4. Asked if everything written on DS230 is true or not..

Then he told "Gentleman, your visa application is granted and you will receive passport and Visa document in one week time"- the moment for which we waited for so long...... :dance:

My advices:

1. When you answer ,pls look into the eyes of the officers and start answering with a smile.

2. Never lie ( I saw others being caught and given blue slips for insufficient documents ) for anything.

3. Be confident, they are asking questions on the basis of documents submitted by you only...

WE THANK THE ENTIRE VISAJOURNEY FAMILY FOR ALL THE SUPPORT,HELP AND PRAYERS SHOWERED FOR US......WE WISH ALL THE BEST TO EVERYONE AND HOPES TO SEE A HAPPY END FOR YOUR VISAJOURNEY.....THANX AGAIN AND WILL REMEMBER YOU ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.....

(L) With Luv,

AMY & ABY


USCIS journey:

09-21-2009: I-130 package sent to Chicago.

09-24-2009: Check cashed.

09-28-2009: I-130 NOA1 hard copy received

09-30-2009: Touched

01-13-2010: Touched

01-14-2010: Touched

01-19-2010: Touched

01-20-2010: Touched

01-21-2010: Touched and I130 approved-after 113 days of NOA1

NVC Journey

27-01-2010 NVC received the case

28-01-2010 NVC case# assigned,email address provided over phone

02-02-2010 Received DS-3032 and AoS bills in mail

04-02-2010 Paid Bills

05-02-2010 Bill status shown as PAID

08-02-2010 Sent DS230 and AoS packages

10-02-2010 NVC received the documents

19-02-2010 AVR updated saying "missing information"

23-02-2010 RFE-email received from NVC for incomplete biographic information [Q30]

24-02-2010 Hard copy send back to NVC with DS230-part1 filled and signed along with the bar code letter received

02-03-2010 AVR updated-"NVC received the checklist response on March 2nd"

08-03-2010 Login Failed !!! AVR updated-"Your case was completed on March 8th"

11-03-2010 Interview scheduled on 13-Apr-2010@Chennai,India-email received from NVC-

43 days@NVC and 156 days from I130 filed for case complete...!!!!!!

16-03-2010 Packet reached Chennai Embassy (used DHL tracking method)

22-03-2010 Chennai website updated with my case# in the April IV appointments!!

30-03-2010 Medical exam scheduled@Appolo,Chennai

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Congrats!!! :dance::dance::thumbs:


For our Full timeline

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Removal of conditions Journey

16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.

29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.

30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.

10 April 2012 Check cashed

17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.

06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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So happy for you!!! Glad everything worked out well and it was an easy interview! Congrats and best wishes for the future! :thumbs:


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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Congratulations !! :dance:


2007 Nov 30: Met in Las Vegas, Nevada

2009 Jul 13: Proposed/Engaged in Sedona, Arizona

2009 Dec 26: Married in Tucson, Arizona

USCIS

2009 Dec 30: Filed I-130

2010 Jan 02: I-130 delivered

2010 Jan 07: NOA1 - email - CSC

2010 Jan 11: Received NOA1 hardcopy

2010 Mar 24: NOA2 - email & text - NVC

2010 Mar 29: Received NOA2 hardcopy

I-130 was approved in 76 days from NOA1 date

NVC

2010 Mar 30: NVC received - case# assigned - emails given to NVC

2010 Mar 30: Opted in - DS3032 emailed to NVC

2010 Mar 31: Received AOS bill & DS3032 - paid AOS

2010 Apr 05: Online payment portal confirms paid AOS(Apr 2 processing date)

2010 Apr 05: Sent I-864 package

2010 Apr 15: EP confirmation email

2010 Apr 15: IV bill generated & paid

2010 Apr 15: Email confirmation - receipt of DS3032

2010 Apr 16: IV bill confirmed paid - sent DS230 package

2010 Apr 19: NVC operator confirms I864 & DS230 documents have been received

2010 Apr 21: AVR confirms all documents received Apr 19th

2010 Apr 23: Email from NVC: case complete - confirmed by NVC - sign in fail

Completed in 24 days

CONSULATE

2010 May 27: Email from NVC - consulate received file - interview Montreal Jul 27th

2010 Jun 16: Medical @ Woking Medical Centre, Vancouver, Canada - APPROVED

2010 Jul 27: Interview @ US Consulate in Montreal, Canada - APPROVED

Your interview took 201 days from your I-130 NOA1 date

2010 Aug 13:POE Washington - APPROVED

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

2012 May 14 - mailed I-751

2012 May 16 - delivered @ CSC

2012 Jun 18 - I 551 stamp

2012 Jun 28 - biometrics appointment NOA notice date Jun 7

2012 Dec 20 - approved

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Dear All,

I am very happy to inform you that our immigrant visa application (CR-1)was granted yesterday (April 13th).....I reached consulate at 7:15 AM and joined the long queue for 8 AM interview (I was lagging by some 50 person...).By 7:30 they started permitting one by one. I noticed following checks by security at Chennai :

1. Cell phones,electronic items,CD's,sealed envelopes are strictly prohibited.Even the greeting cards I brought were checked and stamped by security.

2. Pls take transparent carrybags.

3. No need to carry xray film .They require only the medical report.

By 7:50 AM, I was directed by an officer and asked to seat in front of counter 9. There were around 12 person for IV interview. I was called by an Indian lady CO at 8:35 AM at counter 9. She asked the following :

1. Wife's place in US,and what she does

2. I didnt added her name in my passport.Lady CO poined out that .

3. She asked for some loose photographs of wedding and then asked to show the same in my wedding album.She was convinced.

4. I carried W2 forms of 2009 but no one asked to produce it...

5. Then asked for marriage certficate from the Church and fortunately I had it...She asked the name of Vicar who conducted the marriage...

6. Asked me to write in malayalam (my mother tongue) in DS 230 forms (Qn 3,38) and to sign in part 2 of DS230...

ALL CO's IN CHENNAI USC ARE PROFFICIENT IN SOUTH INDIAN LANGUAGES AND HINDI...

Then she gave me a pink slip and asked to wait until called again.Her interview took around 15 minutes. :thumbs:

By 9 AM I was called in counter 11 to take the finger print outs.

Atlast at 10:20 AM I was called by the American CO at the same counter (9). He was young,very polite and calm unlike other rude American lady in the next counter. He asked me simple questions

1. What are you doing and what do you plan in America for a living

2. How I met wife .

3. When will she graduate

4. Asked if everything written on DS230 is true or not..

Then he told "Gentleman, your visa application is granted and you will receive passport and Visa document in one week time"- the moment for which we waited for so long...... :dance:

My advices:

1. When you answer ,pls look into the eyes of the officers and start answering with a smile.

2. Never lie ( I saw others being caught and given blue slips for insufficient documents ) for anything.

3. Be confident, they are asking questions on the basis of documents submitted by you only...

WE THANK THE ENTIRE VISAJOURNEY FAMILY FOR ALL THE SUPPORT,HELP AND PRAYERS SHOWERED FOR US......WE WISH ALL THE BEST TO EVERYONE AND HOPES TO SEE A HAPPY END FOR YOUR VISAJOURNEY.....THANX AGAIN AND WILL REMEMBER YOU ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.....

(L) With Luv,

AMY & ABY

Congrats....


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Great review! Congratulations! :dance:


USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

Naturalization

05/16/2019 Filed online (estimated completion February 2020)

05/18/2019 Biometrics scheduled

05/21/2019 Receipt notice and biometrics notices posted to online account.05/23/2019 Hard copy of NOA1 received

05/24/2019 Hard copy of biometrics appointment received

06/07/2019 Biometrics appointment (estimated completion January 2020)

12/31/2019 Email received "Interview scheduled"

01/01/2020 Interview date notice posted to online account (02/19/2020)

01/05/2019 Hard copy of interview appointment received

02/19/2020 Interview (**Approved**) and same day Oath Ceremony. 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Dominica
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Congrats to you! I hope that's the same outcome for all of us. :dance:


7/12/2008 Filed I-130.

3/1/2010 Initiated Payment of IV Processing Fee says "IN PROCESS".

3/9/2010 IV Processing Fee says "PAID".

3/23/2010 DS-230 and civil documents FedExed to NVC.(should arrive 10:30 3/24)

3/24/2010 DS-230 and civil docs received by NVC. Signed by K. StLaurent.

04/05/2010 Case complete @ NVC according to AVR. Sign In Failed.

5/12/2010 Hubby's Going to get Medical Exam done.

5/13/2010 Med Exam should be completed and picked up.

5/14/2010 Our son and I are meeting Hubby in Barbados.

05/18/2010 Interview date. :( No yes, but no no either!

05/25/2010 I DHL'ed the I-160 waiver, hardship letter, I-864, and supporting documents to Barbados Embassy.

05/27/2010 Requested Documents DELIVERED to US Embassy in Barbados.

--/--/---- Documents (I-601 Waiver and Hardship Letter) DELIVERED to Homeland Security in Santo Domingo.

--/--/---- I-601 APPROVED...hopefully.

--/--/---- I received the approval letter.

--/--/---- US Embassy in Barbados request passport be sent to send back with visa.

--/--/---- Hubby receives VISA

--/--/---- POE.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Congrats Ananthu


02-09-2007 : Marriage

I-130 Stage (Filed while I was on Green card)

California Service Center

06-11-2007 : I-130 Sent

08-04-2009 : I-130 Approved

NVC Stage

09-04-2009 : NVC Received

09-08-2009 : NVC case# assigned (Waiting game begins to Upgrade my case to IR-1)

01-22-2010 : Became U.S. citizen (Sent request to upgrade petition from F2A to IR-1 catagory)

02-17-2010 : Case finally upgraded to IR-1

03-20-2010 : Case complete

04-12-2010 : Receiced interview notice.

Chennai Consulate Stage

05-01-2010: Medical

05-04-2010: Interview Approved!!!!!!

05-21-2010: POE at San Francisco

06-21-2010: Received GC in mail

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Filed: Country: Ghana
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Dear All,

I am very happy to inform you that our immigrant visa application (CR-1)was granted yesterday (April 13th).....I reached consulate at 7:15 AM and joined the long queue for 8 AM interview (I was lagging by some 50 person...).By 7:30 they started permitting one by one. I noticed following checks by security at Chennai :

1. Cell phones,electronic items,CD's,sealed envelopes are strictly prohibited.Even the greeting cards I brought were checked and stamped by security.

2. Pls take transparent carrybags.

3. No need to carry xray film .They require only the medical report.

By 7:50 AM, I was directed by an officer and asked to seat in front of counter 9. There were around 12 person for IV interview. I was called by an Indian lady CO at 8:35 AM at counter 9. She asked the following :

1. Wife's place in US,and what she does

2. I didnt added her name in my passport.Lady CO poined out that .

3. She asked for some loose photographs of wedding and then asked to show the same in my wedding album.She was convinced.

4. I carried W2 forms of 2009 but no one asked to produce it...

5. Then asked for marriage certficate from the Church and fortunately I had it...She asked the name of Vicar who conducted the marriage...

6. Asked me to write in malayalam (my mother tongue) in DS 230 forms (Qn 3,38) and to sign in part 2 of DS230...

ALL CO's IN CHENNAI USC ARE PROFFICIENT IN SOUTH INDIAN LANGUAGES AND HINDI...

Then she gave me a pink slip and asked to wait until called again.Her interview took around 15 minutes. :thumbs:

By 9 AM I was called in counter 11 to take the finger print outs.

Atlast at 10:20 AM I was called by the American CO at the same counter (9). He was young,very polite and calm unlike other rude American lady in the next counter. He asked me simple questions

1. What are you doing and what do you plan in America for a living

2. How I met wife .

3. When will she graduate

4. Asked if everything written on DS230 is true or not..

Then he told "Gentleman, your visa application is granted and you will receive passport and Visa document in one week time"- the moment for which we waited for so long...... :dance:

My advices:

1. When you answer ,pls look into the eyes of the officers and start answering with a smile.

2. Never lie ( I saw others being caught and given blue slips for insufficient documents ) for anything.

3. Be confident, they are asking questions on the basis of documents submitted by you only...

WE THANK THE ENTIRE VISAJOURNEY FAMILY FOR ALL THE SUPPORT,HELP AND PRAYERS SHOWERED FOR US......WE WISH ALL THE BEST TO EVERYONE AND HOPES TO SEE A HAPPY END FOR YOUR VISAJOURNEY.....THANX AGAIN AND WILL REMEMBER YOU ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.....

(L) With Luv,

AMY & ABY

Congratulations To God be the Glory Forever! Enjoy each other..allow nothing to come between your love...

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: India
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congrats!!!! so happy for you


~ NVC Journey~

22 days at NVC

03/18/2010: Case Complete!

03/25/2010: Called NVC .. INTERVIEW May 27 @ 7:45!! Woot Woot

05/27/2010: Approved at the interview, but put on AP afterwards :(

06/27/2010: Really missing my Hubby :*(

07/29/2010: Visa Issued!! AP is OVER!!

07/31/2010: Visa in hand!!! Thank you GOD!

09/01/2010: POE JFK

2 Amazing Years Later!!!

~Lifting Conditions~

08/09/2012: File I-751 Packet

08/17/2012: NOA I-751 Receipt Notice recieved!

"Distance means nothing for love. Even the sun is so far away; yet, its energy blossoms the flowers on earth."

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt
Timeline

Yay!! Congratulations!!kicking.gif


"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. " – Herm Albright

POE: JFK New York: 04/18/2010
Receive Green Card in mail: 06/03/2010
Received SSN: 06/17/2010
Received NEW SS CARD: 07/20/2010
(to match GC!)
Got JOB!!: 09/27/2010
Got a better JOB!!: 11/20/2010

ROC Mailed: 02/16/2012
Check cashed: 02/24/2012
NOA received dated for: 02/22/2012
Biometrics dated:
04/18/2012
RFE:
10/23/2012
RFE Response Confirmed: 11/16/2012
Interview at Orlando office: 02/13/2013

2nd RFE!!: 10/03/13

2nd RFE Response: 10/09/2013

Update Biometrics: 10/13/2013 NEVER GOT 10 yr card!

N-400 mailed: 01/21/2014

Biometrics (N-400): 02/21/2014

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Congratulations and Best wishes to both of you!


USCIS
10/01/09 :mailed I-130
10/05/09: Forwarded to CSC
10/05/09 : NOA1.
10/12/09: touched.
02/08/10: text and an email received ~ I-130 approved. (yes!)
02/09/10: touched.
02/16/2010: NOA2 hard copy received


NVC Journey

02/12/2010: NVC/case# assigned
02/22/2010: DS-3032 received .
02/22/2010: Sent in DS-3032 email.
02/22/2010: Received and paid AOS.
02/24/2010: AOS fee accepted/shows as paid.
02/24/2010: AOS document cover printed.
03/01/2010: IV bill available online .
03/01/2010: Paid IV bill .
03/01/2010: DS-3032 accepted by NVC.
03/09/2010: IV bill: shows as paid.
03/12/2010: AOS Packet sent.
03/16/2010: AOS Packet Delivered to NVC/ Signed by St.Laurent.
03/25/2010: AOS accepted (as per NVC operator)
04/22/2010: Mailed in ds-230 via fedex

04/23/2010: DS-230 Packet Delivered to NVC/ Singed by J.Desmond.
04/27/2010: DS-230 Received by NVC/AVR
07/01/2010: Interview - VISA APPROVED
07/08/2010: Visa in hand!
08/22/2010: POE Boston, MA.
07/06/2012: I-751 Packet sent to VT service center
07/09/2012: I-751 Packet received by VT service center Signed by Scoss
07/11/2012: Check Cashed
[
color="#0000FF]07/12/2012: NOA1 received , 03/08/2013- 10-year green card arrived.

N-400 Journey
05/28/2013: N400 sent to Tx. 05/30/2013: N400 packet received. 06/03/2013: Check cashed. 06/24/2013: Biometrics appointment. 07/01/2013: walked in for a late biometrics appointment and was successful. 07/22/2013: In line for interview scheduling. 07/23/2013: Interview has been scheduled. 08/27/2013: Interview

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