BryaNadiya's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Bryan
Beneficiary's Name: Nadiya
VJ Member: BryaNadiya
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2012-02-29
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Immigration Checklist for Bryan & Nadiya:

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 : London, United Kingdom
Marriage (if applicable): 2011-03-26
I-130 Sent : 2011-05-18
I-130 NOA1 : 2011-05-27
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2011-08-23
NVC Received : 2011-08-26
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2011-09-02
Pay AOS Bill : 2011-08-29
Receive I-864 Package : 2011-10-01
Send AOS Package : 2011-10-07
Submit DS-261 : 2011-09-01
Receive IV Bill : 2011-09-02
Pay IV Bill : 2011-09-15
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2012-01-04
NVC Left : 2012-01-06
Consulate Received : 2012-01-06
Packet 3 Received : 2012-01-13
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-01-17
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2012-02-13
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-02-23
US Entry : 2012-02-28
Comments : Extremely PLEASANT experience!!!!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 88 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 262 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2012-02-28
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : My husband came to London to meet more of my family then accompany me back to ATL. Our experience at POA was quick, easy and very pleasant!! We were processed by Immigration officer D Barker who treated us with the utmost respect and professionalism... He completed our process with a firm handshake and welcomed me to the US with a huge grin!!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 13, 2012
Embassy Review : i woke too early after mistakenly setting my alarm an hour earlier than intended due to nerves... LOL!!
My interview was for 9.30am and I arrived at 7.30am after a hot chocolate at Starbucks and then dropping my phone at the local pharmacy.

The line was already forming and I was the 18th person. Security let us in 4 at a time and this part of the process was painless and quick. My number was I-903 and the I numbers began at I-901 therefore I didn't have to wait long and after a few N numbers were called I was up at window number 1 and dealt with by a lovely friendly dark haired British lady who was extremely polite and reassuring lady who smiled alot. There were a couple of hairy moments when I realised I had forgotten to bring the I-864 Affidavit of Support but the original was there in the file they had from the NVC along with everything else they needed.
I had another moment of sheer panic when she was unable to find a copy of my mother-in-laws passport but she told me to breathe and that it was probably the last document in the file. The nice lady gave me my chest x-ray CD and explained the procedure at point of entry in ATL. She handed me back all my original documents and said depending on how busy the airport was on the POE day, it may take about two hours to complete everything with Immigration and that my husband and I would have to be seperated while I was being interviewd/processed. (He's coming over next Friday to take me 'home')...

I waited again and then was called for my interview after a very nerve wrecking (yeah I said wrecking)35-40mins. I was called to window 16 and interviewed after swearing the oath to a stern looking, non-smiling blonde American lady who asked me just a few questions:

1) How did we meet?
2) How long ago? When was the first time?
3) Where did we get married, who was there and how many guests attended.

After the questions she told me there was an issue with my Police certificate as it was missing my previous married name and that I needed to get another certificate including the name. I was given a blue slip and told to call the courier service once I had obtained the new document and they would collect it along with my passport and deliver it to the Embassy the same day and it would be processed as quickly as possible.

I'm praying it will be done and dusted very soon as our flight to ATL has been booked for 28th February!! yep, we were optimistic!!

All in all it was much less painful than I thought it might be and I swear my heart skipped a beat each and every time another number was called... LOL

Hope this review is helpful!! Good luck you guys!!
Rating : Good

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