ssalve38's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Shanna
Beneficiary's Name: Prem
VJ Member: ssalve38
Country: India

Last Updated: 2013-08-03
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Immigration Checklist for Shanna & Prem:

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 : Mumbai, India
Marriage (if applicable): 2010-12-06
I-130 Sent : 2011-04-13
I-130 NOA1 : 2011-04-15
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2011-07-07
NVC Received : 2011-08-09
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2011-08-10
Pay AOS Bill : 2011-08-12
Receive I-864 Package : 2011-08-16
Send AOS Package : 2011-08-17
Submit DS-261 : 2011-08-10
Receive IV Bill : 2011-08-16
Pay IV Bill : 2011-08-17
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2011-08-30
NVC Left : 2011-10-04
Consulate Received : 2011-10-07
Packet 3 Received : 2011-10-13
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2011-10-13
Interview Date : 2011-11-04
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-11-04
US Entry : 2011-11-08
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 83 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 203 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Seattle
POE Date : 2011-11-08
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-08-05
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Mumbai, India
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 8, 2011
Embassy Review : My husband just had his interview on Nov. 4th, 2011 and the experience was pretty good overall. He chose to go to the VFS office at 6:30AM that morning and put his belongings in the locker provided. He was bussed over to the consulate and arrived around 7:30AM. He went through security and was fingerprinted. The consulate was VERY crowded, but he was one of the first to arrive and easily got a seat. After waiting a few minutes, his name was called and he went to the window and was asked by an Indian lady, "Who is calling you to U.S.?" and "What does she do?" The lady then gave him back all of the originals that had been submitted to NVC and told him to wait until his name was called for the interview.
He waited about 1.5 hours and just as he was going into the bathroom his name was called. He skipped the bathroom and ran over to the window. He was interviewed by an American lady and an Indian lady. These are the questions they asked:

1) Who is calling you to U.S.?
2) What does she do?
3) How did you meet?
4) Why was she in India?
5) Who is your co-sponsor?
6) What does your co-sponsor do?
Then they asked a ton of questions about the wedding and really grilled him about it. He was a little upset by this, but just remained calm and answered the questions.
7) Do you have photos of the wedding? (he showed her the studio photos and she said, no the photos of the ceremony) We got married at the courthouse in India so we didn't have ceremony photos, just photos of our reception at home. He showed her all of those and she seemed satisfied.
8) Why didn't she do Mendhi?
9) Did her family come for the marriage?
10) You have a baby together?
11) When was the baby born?
12) Do you have a birth certificate for the baby with your name on it as the father?

That was all they asked. He said it went very quickly and was pretty easy. She said, "your visa is approved and you can pick it up in a few days from the VFS office." My husband asked if he could pick it up that evening and they said yes at 5:30PM. Then he went back to the VFS office and waited around most of the day to pick up his visa that evening. He was given back his passport and the "do not open" envelope. Now he is on his way from India to Seattle to be with me!
Rating : Good


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