rolemodel29's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Bob
Beneficiary's Name: Candy Cane
VJ Member: rolemodel29
Country: Trinidad & Tobago

Last Updated: 2018-08-16
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Immigration Checklist for Bob & Candy Cane:

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 : Trinidad & Tobago
Marriage (if applicable): 2011-06-11
I-130 Sent : 2011-08-31
I-130 NOA1 : 2011-09-08
I-130 RFE : 2012-03-08
I-130 RFE Sent : 2012-04-16
I-130 Approved : 2012-05-21
NVC Received : 2012-06-14
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2012-07-06
Pay AOS Bill : 2012-07-06
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 : 2012-07-21
Receive IV Bill : 2012-07-21
Pay IV Bill : 2012-07-23
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2012-08-03
Case Completed at NVC : 2012-08-03
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2012-08-03
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2012-09-26 Submit Review
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2012-11-22
US Entry : 2013-01-17
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 256 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 384 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-01-19
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date : 2015-05-14
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-06-25
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2015-06-30
Comments :


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center :
CIS Office : Milwaukee WI
Date Filed : 2018-01-27
NOA Date : 2018-02-06
Bio. Appt. : 2018-03-01
Interview Date : 2018-08-15
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony :
Comments : NOA - Receipt received 2/14/2018 NOA -Online Account received 2/14/2018 Biometrics Appt Letter recd 2/16/2018 Interview notice Received 7/11/2018 Milwaukee WI paper filer Filed for Naturalization after being married to a US citizen and living in the USA 5 + Years. Had my interview on Aug 15th at 1:15 PM. Arrived 15 mins before my scheduled time. I was called in at 2 pm. The IO was polite. She took me to the interview room and introduced herself to me and shook my hand. She first started of by apologizing for the long wait. After entering the room to be interviewed, I was asked to remain standing. She told me to raise my right hand and asked me to swear that everything I am about to say will be the truth. I was then asked to have a seat and give to her my green card and my social security card. Next step was my picture. Now this part I was not expecting at all. She said, "let us now take your picture for your biometrics". I said to myself...biometrics? Did we not cover that already? Yet I just sat there and looked into the camera. On my cards they had all my names spelled out but on her computer my middle names were not spelled out but in initials only. That was when she said this is not correct we need to fix this. I said to her when I came in to have my adjustment of status they guy told me there is not enough room so he will use my initials. She smiled and said no we have enough room. She typed....and amended the name. Next was the civics test. She had a sheet of paper with my number and name on it with all the questions she was about to ask me. My questions were as follows: What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves? How many amendments does the constitution have? What is the name of the Vice President? Who was the first president? What is the highest court in the United States? How many justices are on the Supreme Court? She then handed me a sheet of paper that was ruled with lines spaced out for the question and my answer and asked me to read "who can vote?", then gave me another similar sheet of paper and asked me to write "Citizens can vote". She asked all yes or no questions. I had one question in that list with a "yes" answer. that question asked if you were ever arrested or detained..... I was detained in Miami International airport after getting married to my husband. They turned me back and cancelled my B1B2 visa because they thought I was entering the country without an immigrant visa (green Card). She helped me to understand by explaining that incident since I sent in everything pertaining to that situation. I even brought the copies which she did not ask to see. After that hurdle she asked if I was ever married before and to which I said "no". She repeated the question and I repeated the same answer. She then asked are you sure? it was then she looked a bit further on the computer and realized that the divorce decree what she was looking at was for my spouse and not me. Who ever entered my data enter that I was divorced and the name was a female name we both chuckled. She then said we have to correct this. She kept typing...... After she entered it all she had me sign to amend the change to my file. Next she asked if I always filed my taxes jointly, I said yes and I do have a copy of 2017 taxes which I did not submit with my file. She said wow you got me everything I need. She took it then ask if I owed the Government any funds I said no. She then asked for my passport and if I wanted to change my name. I said no to the name change. At last she asked me to sign on the iPad to everything we discussed and the changes made to my file. She returned to me all my documents and said, "congratulations you passed the interview". It was then she handed me the N-652 form (interview results) and ask that I wait one to two months for a letter in the mail for my Oath Ceremony. She escorted me out of the interview room. While leaving she said thank you have a nice day. My interview lasted 30 mins.

Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: Milwaukee WI
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : March 2, 2018
Embassy Review : I wish to share with you my Biometrics and finger print experience today at the Milwaukee office. My appointment was at 11:00 am. I got there at 10:25 am and was allowed to go in. My husband and I were checked at the security check point. I was asked to remove my shoes, watch, earrings and any metal items I may have had on my person and hand to the officer my appointment letter and green card. I was scanned and directed to an area just adjacent to the security check point when I had to stand and wait for someone to greet me. I handed to the agent my appointment letter along with my green card. She took those documents and returned to me with a clip board and an applicant information worksheet to fill out. It ask for my first and last name, other names I have used including my maiden name, date of birth, country of birth, citizenship, gender, race, eye and hair color, weight and height. After I was done filling that out I returned to the area and waited as instructed. I was then called in to have my fingerprints and my picture taken. while this was done the officer said we just got to wait for this to finish scanning. I guess there is where they will find any criminal records. In my case there was none. I was given my appointment letter, applicant information worksheet,green card and a booklet to learn about the United States. I was told to expect a letter in the mail regarding the next step - my interview. The entire process took 10 minuets. The officers I met there were very helpful and pleasant. I was given a small form to give feedback on my experience and I gave them a good review. It was well deserved.
Harassment Level : Very Good


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