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cathy2904's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Trevor
Beneficiary's Name: Cathy
VJ Member: cathy2904
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2019-12-17
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Immigration Checklist for Trevor & Cathy:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : London, United Kingdom
Marriage (if applicable): 2011-02-18
I-130 Sent : 2011-03-25
I-130 NOA1 : 2011-03-27
I-130 RFE : 2011-07-25
I-130 RFE Sent : 2011-07-26
I-130 Approved : 2011-08-02
NVC Received : 2011-08-08
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2011-09-12
Pay AOS Bill : 2011-09-12
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2011-09-14
Submit DS-261 : 2011-09-12
Receive IV Bill : 2011-09-15
Pay IV Bill : 2011-09-16
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2011-09-26
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2011-11-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-11-10
US Entry : 2011-12-04
Comments : Visa received in 2 days!!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 128 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 226 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2011-12-04
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-09-06
NOA Date : 2013-09-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-10-01
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-02-03
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : Bio appt scheduled for 10/18 but did successful early walk-in in Atlanta 10/01. Case transferred to CSC.

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2018-08-20
NOA Date : 2018-08-21
Bio. Appt. : 2018-09-12
Interview Date : 2019-06-19
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2019-07-12
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 8, 2011
Embassy Review : I had read all the reviews on Visa Journey and so I knew exactly what to expect - and was able to advise the poor souls standing in the queue with their mobile phones and car keys.
They started letting us in at 7.30 and I was the third person through the door. The first numbers were called up at 8am and soon after that I was called up for my documents to be checked. I was then sent back to the seating area to wait to be called again. As others have said, they call lots of N numbers for each I number (Non-Immigrant and Immigrant I guess), but I didn't have to wait too long and in fact I was out by 9am.
In the interview I was asked the date of my marriage and when Trevor naturalized and the CO asked me about my arrival in the US in January when I had to go through secondary processing and was advised that that was the last time they would let me in under the VWP. But that was it.
So it was all very straightforward and, if it hadn't been for the opportunity of a chat with Jonathan Miller in the waiting area, it might even have been a bit of an anti-climax.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Atlanta
Event Description
Entry Date : 2011-12-04
Embassy Review : It was a bit of an anti-climax really. Took about 15 minutes in total, most of which I spent sitting down in the waiting area while the officer went through my documents. Four signatures and two fingerprints later and she told me I was free to go. No questions and no 'Welcome to America'. But I am here now and so a new life begins!
Harassment Level : Low

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