isl2011's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Hasan
Beneficiary's Name: Saru
VJ Member: isl2011
Country: Pakistan

Last Updated: 2012-06-01
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Immigration Checklist for Hasan & Saru:

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 : Islamabad, Pakistan
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2011-01-05
I-130 NOA1 : 2011-01-13
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2011-05-27
NVC Received : 2011-06-05
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2011-06-17
Pay AOS Bill : 2011-06-17
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 : 2011-08-16
Receive IV Bill : 2011-08-16
Pay IV Bill : 2011-08-16
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2011-11-16
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2012-01-31
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-02-02
US Entry : 2012-05-12
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 134 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 383 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2012-05-12
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Islamabad, Pakistan
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 2, 2012
Embassy Review : Reached shuttle service around 7:30 . I recommend taking executive shuttle since it leaves on time rather than taking forever and waiting for passenger and leave when it's full . Charges rs 500. You need to provide passport at the booking.
Reached embassy and foolishly I was in non immigrant que ,had to change que and was let inside . Wasn't given any token # . Had to wait almost an hour for biometrics. Then after that went in "actual"interview hall . The security man took interview letter and asked to take a seat with many other. After 5 mins I was called by name , the Pakistani man behind the window asked for passport , and medical report . Asked my contact # and asked where i would like them to send passport . Then Gave me Amex courier sheet with sticker . Again asked me hve a seat and wait begins.
Non immigrants are called by token numbers and immigrants are called with names for interview. After 15 mins my name was called .
I went to window #4 , a African American lady was sitting with a Pakistani lady standing. I was asked to take oath and African American lady asked
1- who is calling you in America ?
I replied my husband . She asked If I can understand what she says ,I said yes and she asked translator to leave.
Now questions I was asked are as below
2- is this marriage arranged ?
3-who arranged this marriage ?
4-did your parents anyone for this marriage ?
5-tell me about your first meeting with husband ?
6-how long did he stay when he came for wedding ?
7- were you married before ?
8-was he married before ?
9-do you have kids?
10-do you have family in USA ?
11-how you like being married ?
12- tell me best thing about being married to him ?
13-does he send you money ?( my answer was no)
14-then how he takes care of you ?
15-what's your fathers name ?
16-do you have any pictures ?
17- pointed at a photo is this your husband ? ( answer: no he is my brother with my dad and uncle at wedding )
18- pointed at imam zamin me and hubby were wearing at nikah and asked what are you wearing on arms ? ( answer it's a religious thing ,to prevent couple from evil eyes )

Returned all documents after question # 16. She was continuously checking papers and writing something.
She looked at me and said "well you qualify for the visa.inshAllah you will get passport in 10-12 days "
I smiled and thanked her few time and I asked if I can leave now , she smiled back and nodded, I asked won't I e getting any of these colorful papers and she said no you are good.
I thanked Allah million times . I was back by 10:30 am.
I wasn't asked for another documents . During interview make sure to make eye contact and keep answers short . Be prepared for everything as woman interviewed before me was put on ap. and above all trust Allah . If you have any queries please leave a comment on my profile .
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