kali1229's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Iryna
Beneficiary's Name: Robert
VJ Member: kali1229
Country: Colombia

Last Updated: 2021-04-04
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Immigration Checklist for Iryna & Robert:

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 : Bogota, Colombia
Marriage (if applicable): 2008-12-29
I-130 Sent : 2010-11-05
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-11-19
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2011-05-20
NVC Received : 2011-06-08
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2011-06-11
Pay AOS Bill : 2011-06-27
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2011-07-25
Submit DS-261 : 2011-06-11
Receive IV Bill : 2011-07-01
Pay IV Bill : 2011-07-22
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2011-08-19
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2011-09-30
Interview Date : 2011-11-16
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-11-22
US Entry : 2011-12-02
Comments : Husband's interview was scheduled at 9:00 AM. He arrived Shortly before 6:00 and was out by 9:00.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 182 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 362 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Miami
POE Date : 2011-12-02
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 5
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : San Francisco CA
Date Filed : 2020-06-14
NOA Date :
Bio. Appt. : 2021-02-11
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bogota, Colombia
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 19, 2011
Embassy Review : I did not attend the interview with my husband but from what he told me this is how it went:

His interview was scheduled for November 16th at 9:00.
My husband arrived shortly before six and he went to line #3 where there was only one other person in front of him. Once he went through security, he was the first one in the line where a CO asks for all of your paperwork in order. He said the Colombian lady that helped him was very rude. While she looked at the paperwork she said "So, you guys aren't married" and she kept repeating this in a statement manner, which my husband replied that we are as she had our marriage certificate in her hand and also gave her his birth certificate because on the back it has a statement notarized saying that we are married. My husband noticed that she was asking the opposite questions to fiancees ("you guys are married, but you are, I see that you are married"). She also looked at the "Certificado Judicial" and said that it wasn't good. That it was too old. (The date on it was from December 14th, 2010 but they're valid for one year. DAS would not give him a new one but just put that they had printed it out on October 14th, 2011).
She asked a few of questions:

-Where do you work?
-What do you do there?
-Where does your wife work?

She asked who INSERT NAME was and asked if that was my previous husband. My husband told her that I had never been married before and that that person was my step-dad who filled out the I-864a. After this, she suddenly changed her attitude and was very nice to my husband. He did have all of his paperwork in order so that part was easy. The girl behind my husband that got the same CO didn't have the same luck. The CO started yelling at her telling her to get her paperwork in order. Another person had glued their passport photos to the interview letter and she got yelled at too.

My husband waited for about an hour to go to the interviewing officer. He said she was a very pretty American lady and was very, very nice. She took my husband's finger prints, and asked some questions.

-Where do you work?
-What do you do there?
-Where does your wife work?
-What will you do for work when you get to the U.S?

She again asked about the Certificado Judicial, she wanted my mom's I-864a and when my husband couldn't find it she told him she would help him since she knew exactly what she was looking for. She also asked for my mom's green card which my husband did not have a copy of.

In the end, the CO said, "this is the approval letter, you have been approved, but if you don't send me by e-mail a copy of your mother-in-law's green card, I will retract this and you will not get your visa."

All in all, my husband said he had a very good experienced. He said that he felt it was important to have a color copy of the passport biographical page and to have everything organized.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Miami
Event Description
Entry Date : 2011-12-02
Embassy Review : My husband came in at 7:00 pm on Saturday night. There resident line was long.

When he was called, they asked for the embassy papers and his passport. My husband had left his packet in the airplane. While walking up to the agent, he noticed that he didn't have the packet he received at the airport. A stewardess from my husband's flight was walking in the back of the agents' desks and my husband ran towards her. The agent got a little upset at him but once my husband came back, he explained what had happened and was satisfied. My husband was asked when his return to Colombia was to which my husband answered "never" as we don't have a return planned quite yet. The agent looked at him and said "WHAT?!" He called another agent to take a look at my husband's passport and he realized that he had a Permanent Resident Visa. An agent took his passport and asked him to follow him after he had already taken his fingerprints. The agent took him to a room and had him wait for two or three hours. He came back and handed back his passport and my husband was released.

My husband wanted me to note that he felt it was important to have filled out completely the form you get on the airplane before going with the agent at POE. Also, the people that were in the wrong lines (tourists in resident lines, residents in citizen lines) were yelled at. A couple of people went past the yellow line and were severely scolded. Although the agents spoke spanish to each other, they would not speak to anybody else in spanish. They were a little harsh and rude at times but it comes with the territory. Overall, he felt pleased with his experience.
Harassment Level : Low

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