richardkorea2010's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Richard
Beneficiary's Name: Thomas
VJ Member: richardkorea2010
Country: South Africa

Last Updated: 2018-07-20
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Immigration Checklist for Richard & Thomas:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Seoul
Marriage (if applicable): 2010-10-20
I-130 Sent : 2012-04-02
I-130 NOA1 :
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2012-04-19
NVC Received :
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2012-04-02
Packet 3 Received : 2012-04-19
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-05-16
Packet 4 Received : 2012-05-22
Interview Date : 2012-06-15
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-06-18
US Entry : 2012-07-19
Comments : Honolulu International airport.
We arrived at 12:10. I was the only person on my CR1/IR1 visa. I handed over the envelope to the immigration official who opened and processed my case. I was done in about 10 to 15 minutes. they took my fingerfrints for my green card and my biometrics too. In all, a very pleasant experience.
Processing
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Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Honolulu
POE Date : 2012-07-19
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Honolulu International airport.
We arrived at 12:10. I was the only person on my CR1/IR1 visa. I handed over the envelope to the immigration official who opened and processed my case. I was done in about 10 to 15 minutes. they took my fingerfrints for my green card and my biometrics too. In all, a very pleasant experience.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2014-04-19
NOA Date : 2014-05-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-06-12
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-12-29
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2015-01-05
Comments : No interview. Just received my approval letter in the mail. :-)


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Memphis TN
Date Filed : 2017-06-29
NOA Date : 2017-07-07
Bio. Appt. : 2017-07-26
Interview Date : 2018-04-23
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2018-06-21
Comments : Oath ceremony was beautiful. The judge quoted JFK and congratulated us all and emphasized on how important it is to vote and take part in our democracy. I am proud to be a citizen.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Korea
Review Topic: Direct Consular Filing
Event Description
Review Date : June 18, 2012
Embassy Review :
I had my interview last Friday. I was there early, and picked a number. I was number 6. After I was called to the window, I had to submit all the papers on my checklist. I had everything with me. Since, my wife is employed in Korea, I used my mother in law as a joint sponsor. She send me the I-864 and her tax return, and proof of US citizenship.

They called me a while later, because I forgot to submit proof of my wife's domicile in the US. It was in my bag. It was our bank account in the US, her drivers licence, and letters that was mailed to our US address.

After I paid my $230 fee, I waited for my interview. Two or three people before me were refused, for not having all their documents, on the checklist, so I was very nervous.

Once I was called for the interview, the consular officer started asking me some questions like where we met, and where in the US my wife was from. He also asked where we were in the US last summer.

After he checked through everything, he was pleased, and said that he didn't need my joint sponsor, and was happy with my wife's I-864. since my wife is still currently employed, and returned my joint sponsors papers. He wrote okay on the files, and approved my visa. He said I should receive it in the mail between 3-5 days.

That was it, they were very professional and kind throughout the whole process,
Rating : Very Good


POE Review: Honolulu
Event Description
Entry Date : 2012-07-19
Embassy Review : Honolulu International airport.
We arrived at 12:10. I was the only person on my CR1/IR1 visa. I handed over the envelope to the immigration official who opened and processed my case. I was done in about 10 to 15 minutes. they took my fingerfrints for my green card and my biometrics too. In all, a very pleasant experience.
Harassment Level : Low


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