winnie george's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: G
Beneficiary's Name: W
VJ Member: winnie george
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2019-05-23
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Immigration Checklist for G & W:

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 : Nigeria
Marriage (if applicable): 2011-10-31
I-130 Sent : 2011-11-15
I-130 NOA1 : 2011-11-22
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2012-07-02
NVC Received : 2012-07-16
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2012-07-19
Pay AOS Bill : 2012-07-19
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2012-07-23
Submit DS-261 : 2012-07-19
Receive IV Bill : 2012-07-31
Pay IV Bill : 2012-07-31
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2012-07-31
Case Completed at NVC : 2012-08-09
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2012-09-13
Interview Date : 2012-10-15
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-10-22
US Entry : 2012-10-25
Comments : Welcome to America!!!!!!!!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 223 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 328 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Miami
POE Date : 2012-10-25
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : No hassles, stress free..... Thank God

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2014-10-06
NOA Date : 2014-10-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-11-05
Interview Date : 2016-04-20
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-04-20
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2016-05-04
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Oakland Park FL
Date Filed : 2018-06-18
NOA Date : 2018-06-22
Bio. Appt. : 2018-07-10
Interview Date : 2019-07-10
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nigeria
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 15, 2012
Embassy Review : Thank you Jesus for answered prayers and for all your blessings and amazing favour and grace..... My visa was approved today after a long immigration process I went through.....

I will try and be very detailed about my experience hehe.... My interview was scheduled for 10am and I and hubby was there by 9 am... We waited for like 30mins and they told us to starting queing up, we were told to enter a waiting room, while there they asked for my interview letter and the lady gave me a small piece of paper to fill and a card.... She told me I should also open my medical envelope, like what most people have said, you don't need to take your xray with you. Okay I sat down and filled the form I had and waited for like 15mins then went through the first security, and the security officer was curious to know what I had in my bag, because I was carrying a hand luggage filled with evidence and also another bag filled with evidence, the security officer said that am really prepared for this LOL..... After the first security check, we went through another check inside the embassy.... At the door of the interview room,I picked a number and I got a weird number B419 lol..... I waited for like another 45 mins then my name was called and I asked for 3 passport pics and my passport and also a copy of my Birth certificate then she told me to wait for my proper inetrview..... We waited for like 2 hours before they started interviewing us, was so hungry and cold inside there... A lady started interviewing and she was sooo cheerful and nice and at that moment I told God I want the lady to interview me and as God made it so, my number flashed at her counter and I was soooo happy.

I walked up and we greeted each other, she was so cheerful and full of smiles...She told me to swear and gave me the DS-230 form to sign and I signed and did my finger print and then the interview started.....

Who is petitioning for me?

How did we meet?

Who introduced us?

What does he do for a living?

Do I have any relatives in the US?

Where do each of them stay?

She said that she noticed I was here last year on a K-1 and was denied based on the traditional issue and I told her yes...

When we got married?

Asked for my phone records I provided both rebtel showing hubby's calls to me and T-mobile recoreds showing my number calling him, I highlighted my numbers though, then she was looking at my pictures, she was asking who and who are in the pictures and I explained to her

Asked what I like about my hubby

How many times my hubby has come back to nigeria and when last I saw him

And then she told me I have a lot of evidence and I don't have a problem I should pick up my Visa next week..... I came out and did some dance moves, my hubby ran up to me and we hugged.

Thank you all my VJ family for all the support God bless y'all abundantly
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