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Devon&Sandra

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About Devon&Sandra

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  • Location Paris, France

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    Albuquerque
  • State
    New Mexico

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  • Immigration Status
    IR-1/CR-1 Visa
  • Place benefits filed at
    Nebraska Service Center
  • Local Office
    Albuquerque NM
  • Country
    France

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  1. Hello to you all, I just wanted to give you some updates on our journey. So after my CR1 visa got approved on January 22nd, I travelled to the US on Feb 25th. As we got married on Feb 13th 2018, at the time I entered the US, we were married more then 2 years and I had the right to ask the POE officer to qualify my visa as IR1. This i how it went. POE - Atlanta / I had a nonstop flight from Paris (and 3 hours before my connecting flight) Arrival to Atlanta border control went super quickly, we were the only plane at that time so I went through primary control in 5 minutes. Then I was put in a side part of the airport arrival for secondary control (they took my passport). I waited for good 45 min/ 1hour. There was 15/20 people in front of me, both for spousal and finacé visas, but also for Global Entry control..). When they finally called my name, they only asked me about my US address. I then raised the question about changing my visa to IR1. Officer in charge didn't know anything about it and said there was nothing he could do. I insisted a bit and he called his supervisor who then said I was right to ask them that and did all necessary to qualify my visa as IR1 (10 year green card). That was it I still didn't receive my SSN so there is not much I can do for now. Waiting on it to be able to open my bank account and pass driving licence (in New Mexico I have to do both theoretical and driving test). In a meanwhile, I was able to be added on a lease despite not having SSN Good luck to you all!
  2. Hello Alix, I had tones of documents - originals and photocopies. Here is the list of what they actually looked at. ONLY originals of : - Birth certificate - Medical exam - Marriage certificate - Divorce decree - Police record - Passport pictures (2) So, I would say your list is good enough
  3. 220$ is actually Green Card fees, not visa. So the visa is delivered without paying it. You are supposed to pay 220$ between the moment you receive your visa and the moment you travel, but it is also possible to pay it once in the US. I payed it a week after receiving my visa and I will be traveling on 25th of Feb. When you receive your passport with visa in it, they also give you some papers explaining how to pay that fee. Glad to help - don't hesitate if you have other questions
  4. They didn't ask for any translation. I had everything in French (birth certificate, divorce decree and police certificate). I did upload on NVC site english translation for birth certificate and divorce decree but only because I got married in the US and I had them translated before. Also the translation was of an old birth certificate and I brought the new one to the interview. So I strongly believe you don't need any translation.
  5. Hi, I received tracking number for my passport by email 6 days after my interiew (and 5 days after it was said "issued" on CAEC website) It was deposit in the mailbox.
  6. And today Wed 29th passport arrived with visa inside. They also sent my original documents back and leaflet on how to pay USCIS visa fee. No sealed enveloppe so I suppose it is sent electronicaly.
  7. Some timeline details for the upcoming interviews. My interview was on January 22nd and visa was approved on the spot. On CAEC website it showed "Issued" next day (Jan 23rd). The AP time lasted only for few hours. Today January 28th we got notification that the passport has been sent via courier service. I will let you know as soon as I have passport on hand.
  8. Well you know what USCIS agent says and the truth.... I can't argue you on the point of transfer because I only know 2 cases both transferred from Nebraska to Texas after about 6 months and then approved within 2 months which was up to Texas normal processing time (8 months total). So if Vermont is even slower then Nebraska, yes maybe the wait will be even longer. As long as I129f filing is concerned, they are saying for several months now over the phone that this is not speeding cases at all and it is urban legend...well then our case is urban legend as well, but we got approved in nebraska in 85 days thanks to it so...maybe just a coincidence? I don't think so! Have a great day and best of luck for your journey The average time frame is the time frame of the new service center.
  9. Oh yes, I often heard when file is transmitted to new service center it gets approved very quickly after! Thank you and good luck to you!
  10. Hello fellow Nebraska filers. Just wanted to share - I had my interview today in France and got approved. IR1/CR1 visa. 299 days after our NOA1 Here is our detailed timeline : March 29 2019: PD for 1-130 (Spouse) - Nebraska Service Center (LIN number) May 20 2019 : PD for 129F (K3 spouse visa) - also Nebraska June 21 2019 : I129F denial June 22 2019 : I130 APPROVAL (only 85 days after submission) 😀 July 17 2019 : sent to NVC by NSC September 03 2019 : received case number September 06 2019 : payed fees September 11 2019 : uploaded documents (Financial & civil) + submit DS-260 October 17 2019 : documents reviewed by NVC - one document missing / others approved (first review after 35 days / 5 weeks) October 21 2019 : missing document submitted (police certificate from another country I lived in - this country is requiring 2 different police certificates and I only had one...stupid mistake) November 22 2019 Documentary Qualified email December 10 2019 Medical done December 16 2019 Interview Letter January 22 2020 Interview - APPROVED 😍 We filed I129f for K3 route just after we received our NOA1, this speed up our process. Good luck to you all in this journey
  11. Hello fellow March 2019 filers! I just wanted to share I had my interview today and my visa got approved. Country : France / IR1/CR1 visa Here is our timeline : February 13 2015: Started dating (met in New Orleans) February 13 2018: Married in New Orleans March 29 2019: PD for 1-130 (Spouse) - Nebraska Service Center May 20 2019 : PD for 129F (K3 spouse visa) June 21 2019 : I129F denial June 22 2019 : I130 APPROVAL (only 85 days after submission) 😀 July 17 2019 : sent to NVC by NSC September 03 2019 : received case number (72 days after approval - it was a long 10 weeks waiting time 😶) September 06 2019 : payed fees September 11 2019 : uploaded documents (Financial & civil) + submit DS-260 October 17 2019 : documents reviewed by NVC - one document missing / others approved (first review after 35 days / 5 weeks) October 21 2019 : missing document submitted (police certificate from another country I lived in - this country is requiring 2 different police certificates and I only had one...stupid mistake) November 22 2019 Documentary Qualified email December 10 2019 Medical done December 16 2019 Interview Letter January 22 2020 Interview - APPROVED 😍 Good luck to you all
  12. Hey you all My interview was scheduled for 8.30 AM today (IR1/CR1). I arrived at 8 and stayed in a line (outside) until 8.30 when they started letting us in. First : security check Second : first (quick) document check Third : documents submission (they only took originals of my civil documents : birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce decree, police record) + biometrics Fourth : actual interview - super friendly and easy going. Questions : 1. Where are you currently working? What kind of job is this? ("it will be super easy for you to find work in the US") 2. What is your husband doing? 3. When did you meet and how? 4. How many people were attending your wedding? 5. Where did you like to live better Paris or Zagreb (my hometown in Croatia)? (I think this one is just to chat while he is processing documents lol) He said at one point, everything looks perfectly fine and your visa is APPROVED. You should be receiving your passport within a week (which I know usually takes way more ;)) I was out of the embassy at 9.15 so all process took 1H15 (or 45 min if you don't count outside wait time)
  13. The interview is tomorrow. Everything is going to be alright, no need to be nervous, your turn has finally arrived  !!!🤗

  14. Congrats! My interview is on Wednesday. Starting to get slightly nervous
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