Fischkoepfin's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Penn
Beneficiary's Name: Sabine
VJ Member: Fischkoepfin
Country: Germany

Last Updated: 2006-04-24
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Immigration Checklist for Penn & Sabine:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany
Marriage (if applicable): 2003-08-13
I-130 Sent : 2005-04-20
I-130 NOA1 : 2005-05-11
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2005-11-08
NVC Received : 2005-11-28
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2005-12-08
Pay AOS Bill : 2005-12-08
Receive I-864 Package : 2005-12-23
Send AOS Package : 2006-01-17
Submit DS-261 : 2005-12-06
Receive IV Bill : 2006-01-17
Pay IV Bill : 2006-01-18
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2006-01-27
Case Completed at NVC : 2006-02-27
NVC Left : 2006-03-07
Consulate Received : 2006-03-10
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2006-03-23
Interview Date : 2006-03-31
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-04-13
US Entry : 2006-04-22
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 181 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 324 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2006-04-22
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Relatively hassle-free, but could have been faster. There are two immigration areas in Chicago, the window for new immigrants being in the left area. Lines in the left area are also shorter.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Frankfurt, Germany
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 3, 2006
Embassy Review : Had my interview at 7.30 and arrived shortly after 7. Waited for 25 minutes and was the first person to receive a number. Around 8 I was called to window 23 to turn in my photo, passport, and DS-230. Received an envelope that needed to be stamped.
30 minutes later, I was called to window 20 for a document check. The lady went over the DS-230 with me and answered some questions. She looked through the other forms and took back the stamped envelope. She asked if I had already gone to the medical. When I denied ,she made sure that I would get an early interview so that I had time to visit the doctor the same day.
After another 30 minutes, I was called again to have my interview with the consular officer at window 18. He was extremely nice even though I had problems understanding him at first through the intercom. He fingerprinted me, and asked how I had met my husband. He also asked where we got married. I then had to take the oath. Finally, he went over the I-864s with me, asking some more questions concerning my co-sponsor. He was very encouraging in all respects. After the interview, he explained to me what to do when I received my visa. I left the consulate at 9.25.
The only complaint I have is that the consular officer or his assistant forgot to give me a copy of my passport which was needed at the doctor's office. The nurses were not thrilled because they had to obtain a copy through the consulate instead of having me bring it. I hope this will not cause any delays.
Rating : Good

POE Review: Chicago
Event Description
Entry Date : 2006-04-22
Embassy Review : Relatively hassle-free, but could have been faster. There are two immigration areas in Chicago, the window for new immigrants being in the left area. Lines in the left area are also shorter.
Harassment Level : Low

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