rhenzhen's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: ZENER
Beneficiary's Name: MARIA DESAMIE
VJ Member: rhenzhen
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2014-06-26
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Immigration Checklist for ZENER & MARIA DESAMIE:

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 : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2010-05-08
I-130 Sent : 2011-03-18
I-130 NOA1 : 2011-03-21
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2011-05-27
NVC Received : 2011-06-28
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2011-07-01
Pay AOS Bill : 2011-07-06
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2011-07-25
Submit DS-261 : 2011-07-09
Receive IV Bill : 2011-07-11
Pay IV Bill : 2011-07-22
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2011-08-06
Case Completed at NVC : 2011-08-10
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2011-09-19
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-09-24
US Entry : 2011-10-24
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 67 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 182 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-08-26
NOA Date : 2013-08-29
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-10-04
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2013-11-12
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 20, 2011
Embassy Review : My Interview at USEM is yesterday Sept.19 8:30am..wanna share my experience, i woke up around 5am (hubby called me),had coffee and pray before i leave,fall in line for immigrant visa they check my appointment letter and passport w/SLEC stamp and sticker on it,they put my passport inside the ziplock,they give us a 2g0 slip to be filled-up..i got inside around 6:15am..the man said go to the 3rd Door, scanned my things and me..then after a few mins.they told us to go outside and fall in line to get our queue numbers my number is 6100,w/c is (100)then she asked me to drop my appt.letter at window 39.. so i walk straight then followed the people who went inside, then they checked again my bags, NO PERFUMES,ALCOHOL,CELFONE,USB,any electronics..so when the guard told me,ok your done mam..i went straight to window 39 drop off my appt.letter and have a seat..im always praying esp.to St.Claire asking for help,hoping that everything went well..after 15mins.my number flashed..at window 40 for finger scanning..a chinese american woman asked for my name and date of birth..after that,she told me to go to my seat..and wait for my number to be flashed again,i kept on praying..after 30 mins. my number flashed again for my pre-screening interview at window 68..an old man on his 50's asked a lot of questions like

Who's your petitioner?
how did u meet?
when did u meet?
when/where is your marriage?
when is his birthday?
how many years did he stayed there?
who petitioned him?
when did he get there?
how many age gaps do we have?
does he have kids?
previous marriage?
birth place?
did he finished school?
how many times did he visit philippines?
he asked if i have some pics./remittances?

well,i bring a lot of evidences wid.me 10tons of it..hehe! i almost got an scoliosis its so heavy!!..but its ok atleast were prepared,than nothing to show.. so i put it out on my bag and give it to him.. but he said no just keep it,i just asked about it if u have some pics.i just want u to be ready if in case consul will be asking for it..so i said (oohh, ok) so put it back inside my bag..he said ok, do u have your BAPTISMAL CERT?i said wait i think i have it, but i cant find it inside my folder, bec.i thought they wont be asking for it, instead he ask if i have CEMAR..which i have thank god,so i gave it to him..after a few seconds.. ok just go to your seat and wait for your number for final interview..so guys! prepare your baptismal cert.im so thankful that he didn't insist to give him my baptismal..he just ignored it,then he stand up and leave his post..wew! so i go back to my seat..but unfortunately there's no vacant seat,remind u guys u have to get a seat or else they will sent u out.. so when the lady told us..i immediately find a vacant seat and thank god i found one at the back..it was 7:45am..after praying again..this is the only thing i can do,pray so after 15mins.my number flashed again..wow! its really fast.. i can't even believe it.. it says window 58,which is not a window its a room..i can't go insede bec.there's still people inside it i think they were family..so i waited outside for a couple of mins. so after 3mins. their done.

so i went inside the room,a young american lady with black hair on her late 30's greeted me good morning and smile,and i greeted her also with smile, she told me if i could wait for a few seconds..i said sure take your time, i even make a conversation with her i said (you had a lot of papers your so busy this morning) she said yeah almost everyday..and she laughed..she was so nice,after that she took my folder,check,write something and she's working something on her computer..she look at me and thank me for being patient and then she asked me to raise my right hand..and make a swear..after that she asked me if i need an interpreter, i said no its ok no prob. she said great(no nose bleed for her)..she only asked some questions..

who petitioned me?
when did we meet?
how did we meet?
how did get there?
when/where is marriage?
how many times did he visited me?
what does he do for a living?
where?what company?

she asked for our wedding pic.i gave it to her,she look at it one by one..she said wow! nice wedding picture,after a few mins...I HEARD THE MAGIC WORD
(YOUR APPROVED)!!...I said oh my god! im approved?thank you so much! i even told her that i didn\\\'t have my breakfast because of my interview.. she laughed and said oh really?u can have your lunch na and smile i said thank you so much!

she told me to go to window 72..for further instruction.. she winked and smile at me,so i go outside and go to my seat..after five mins.a man called our name.. and i gave her my 2go paper,she asked me i can go home now they will deliver it on my home add.as stated..but i asked him if i can pick it up on the nearest to go office..he said just asked on window 69 and give my 2go paper..i told the lady if i could picked it up she said yes mam,ok great..so i choose the SM North Edsa,to pick up my visa..I was out around 8:30am..


(updated on September 20, 2011)

(updated on September 20, 2011)
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