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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Hey guys,

i just got my US Visa few days ago and now booking flight.

It looks like my POE will be Newark, NJ and i will have 1 hr 30 min to get through immigration.

Is this enough time?

also need to consider the time i need to reclaim the baggages and send it once more at Newark Airport to my final destination.

any help !

thanks guys !

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: England
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Hey guys,

i just got my US Visa few days ago and now booking flight.

It looks like my POE will be Newark, NJ and i will have 1 hr 30 min to get through immigration.

Is this enough time?

also need to consider the time i need to reclaim the baggages and send it once more at Newark Airport to my final destination.

any help !

thanks guys !

No this will almost certainly not be enough time! I would at least double it.


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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Colombia
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it's hard to say, what time of day is it on the week ends, how many international flights are coming in at the same time,could be long lines, read the reviews ,poe for newark intl,on top of this page.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: India
Timeline

Hey guys,

i just got my US Visa few days ago and now booking flight.

It looks like my POE will be Newark, NJ and i will have 1 hr 30 min to get through immigration.

Is this enough time?

also need to consider the time i need to reclaim the baggages and send it once more at Newark Airport to my final destination.

any help !

thanks guys !

I would say that should be enough, provided your flight arrives on time. Newark has always been my PoE and I find that the queues there move fast enough and baggage clearance is uncomplicated too. Just make sure you have all your papers ready for checking by the CBP officer, if you fiddle for too long with your stuff, they tend to get a trifle annoyed.


The Journey

Arrived on F1 visa on 25 Dec 2008. Graduated June 2011. Started OPT Sep 2011.

AOS applied March 21, 2012. GC approved June 11, 2012 & received June 18, 2012.

Exactly three months from start to finish,no RFEs.

AOS Timeline:

Day 01,March 21, 2012: Concurrent filing of I-130/AOS/EAD/AP to Chicago Lockbox

Day 02,March 22, 2012: Package delivered to Chicago Lockbox

Day 04,March 24, 2012: USCIS Acceptance Confirmation received through e-mail

Day 07,March 27, 2012: Checks cashed.

Day 13,April 02, 2012 : NOAs received for I-130,I-485,EAD/AP & Biometrics

Day 36,April 25, 2012 : Biometrics Completed at Elizabeth, NJ.

Day 45,May 04, 2012 : E-mail notification for interview received for June 11

Day 46,May 05, 2012 : Received hard copy of interview notice

Day 56,May 16, 2012 : EAD/AP Production e-mail

Day 64,May 24, 2012 : EAD/AP Card in hand

Day 83,June 11,2012 : Interview. Approved same day. Card production email.

Day 84,June 12,2012 : E-mail Notification registering PR status.

Day 87,June 15,2012 : USPS picks up GC from USCIS.

Day 88,June 16,2012 : Received two hard copy mails, approving I-130 & I-485

Day 90,June 18,2012 : 10-year GC in hand. End of GC journey, for now.

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That's pushing it close, but probably will work! Read this Newark POE Review of 40 minutes.. :thumbs:


USCIS

05/29/2011: Married

08/12/2011: Sent I-130 packet.

08/15/2011: NOA1, Priority Date

02/22/2012: NOA2 - Approved

02/25/2012: NOA2 - Received hard copy in mail

NVC

03/06/2012: NVC received

03/07/2012: NVC Case Number, BIN & IIN Assigned

03/08/2012: DS3032 sent by email (auto response received immediately)

03/13/2012: Re-send DS3032 by email (auto response received immediately)

03/13/2012: Received (2)Email with DS-3032 Kit and AOS Bill instructions

03/14/2012: AOS bill appears as PAID

03/16/2012: Mailed AOS package (I-864)USPS EXPRESS

03/16/2012: DS-3032 Accepted Via Beneficiary Email (Took 8 DAYS from 1st Email)

03/20/2012: IV bill invoiced & paid $404.00

03/21/2012: IV bill Payment reflecting PAID / AOS checklist received

03/30/2012: IV package DS-230 sent via USPS Priority

04/02/2012: IV package Delivered @ 11:55 am w/signature

04/12/2012: Re-Sent DS-230 Part 1 W/Photocopy of receipt from Hong Kong Police Via USPS EXPRESS

04/13/2012: DS-230 Part 1 package Delivered to NVC ATTN:DR @11:52am

04/17/2012: CASE COMPLETE (41 Days @NVC)

04/22/2012: Request Expedite

04/24/2012: Expedite Approved!(2days)

04/25/2012: Case sent to U.S. Consulate General in HONG KONG

Medical / US Consulate / POE:

04/30/2012: U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong received

05/16/2012: Interview Scheduled May 22, 2012

05/22/2012: Interview APPROVED!!!!!!

05/26/2012: Visa in Hand (9 months 11 days from NOA1)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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It's a small-ish airport. Check on other flights arriving around the same time; if there are a lot of international flights, it will slow things down. That being said, we went through EWR and got through the immigration part before our lugage was even off the plane. We had 1 hour 25 minutes and made it with time to spare.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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