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Navyk's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Sunny
Beneficiary's Name: Navya
VJ Member: Navyk
Country: India

Last Updated: 2015-10-26
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Immigration Checklist for Sunny & Navya:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Chennai, India
Marriage (if applicable): 2011-03-10
I-130 Sent : 2011-03-21
I-130 NOA1 : 2011-03-23
I-130 RFE : None
I-130 RFE Sent : None
I-130 Approved : 2011-06-21
NVC Received : 2011-07-21
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2011-07-26
Pay AOS Bill : 2011-07-26
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2011-08-02
Submit DS-261 : 2011-07-22
Receive IV Bill : 2011-07-28
Pay IV Bill : 2011-07-28
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2011-07-29
Case Completed at NVC : 2011-08-31
NVC Left : 2011-09-15
Consulate Received : 2011-09-19
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2011-09-13
Interview Date : 2011-10-25
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-10-27
US Entry : 2011-10-30
Comments : Landed in Houston on 10/20/2010. It took 224 days from I-130 submission to arrival into the USA
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 90 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 216 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Houston
POE Date : 2011-10-30
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments : Received Green Card on 11/28/2011 (within 30 days of POE)

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-08-01
NOA Date : 2013-08-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-08-30
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-01-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : It took around 5 months

Event Date
Service Center :
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2015-05-06
NOA Date : 2015-05-08
Bio. Appt. : 2015-06-25
Interview Date : 2015-10-26
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2015-11-18
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Chennai, India
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 1, 2011
Embassy Review : The interview was at 1 PM on Tuesday 10/25/2011 and they allowed my wife inside around 12 noon. I alos went to Chennai but I was not allowed inside.

After the security check, she was allowed inside the main building. After 15 minutes a male officer checked all the documents and asked for additional documents, stating that those additional documents will make her case very strong, if provided. We were ready and she submitted i) my 2010 W-2 and ii) my Dad's I-864 packet.

Then her figure prints were taken and around 12:50 PM, a female CO took her interview. She asked some general questions like - who arranged our marraige, what was my job, when did i go to US, how many guests were present at marraige and then asked for the marraige album and barely looked 2 or 3 photos and then said "Your visa will be couriered in 7 business days".She was out by 1:10PM.

Then the next day was a hiliday at Chennai and so we were hoping to collect the visa papers and passport the following day (10/27/2011). But we didn't get. The next day was friday and we were disperate as we have our tickets booked for the Sunday (10/30) to return to US. So I called the number they gave to contact by telephone, which no one was answering. So I went to the Consulate and was allowed in at 3 PM. I spoke with the official and found that the visa papers were sent to the VFS and was asked to go to VFS to collect the visa documents.

The SMS came as my wife was in the line at VFS to collect the visa papers. We collected the Visa papers gladly - checked the details of the visa stamp in the passport and were off to the airport to go to Hyderabad. Then we got 10/29 to pack her stuff at Hyderabad and returned to Houston on 10/30.

On the whole our experience at the Consulate was good. We stayed at a hotel close by - Sea Shell Residency, which is walking distance frpm the Consulate.
Rating : Very Good

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