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RS_0812's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Ray
Beneficiary's Name: Sandra
VJ Member: RS_0812
Country: Peru

Last Updated: 2013-03-12
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Immigration Checklist for Ray & Sandra:

USCIS I-129F Petition:      
Dept of State K1 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Peru
I-129F Sent : 2012-04-10
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-04-17
I-129F RFE(s) : 2012-10-15
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-11-19
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-12-03
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2013-01-23
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-03-08
US Entry : 2013-04-12
Marriage :
Comments : Let the real fun/adventure begin.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 216 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 281 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Peru
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : January 25, 2013
Embassy Review : We had our interview this past Wednesday the 23rd. The male officer in "window", well room #15, told us we will be approved once she sends in her medical reports and those are acceptable. Read on for my review it WILL be long.

Our interview was moved from the 29th to this past 23rd, so I could attend, which I knew would make it easier for my fiancee and maybe easier for the officer to judge and approve her visa. We arrived at 7:45, 1hr before our appt. We were inside the building with 15 "windows", the 15th was actually a small interview room, for Non-Immigrant and Immigrant applicants around 8:10am. Windows 9-15 were for the Immigrant visa process with #14 being the cashier. As P&M mentioned one can pay with soles, dolares and CC - NOT debit cards. We, well her but, were called to #10 around 8:45am and the female agent there was being very curt, abrupt. At one point I nicely interrupted her and asked her to not be so impatient in English and Spanish, regardless she wanted the 156/156k forms and to check our payment in particular that it was not a debit card. She sent us to pay at #14 and after doing so we sat down around 9am.

WELL..we waited, and waited, and stressed, and spoke, DID NOT FALL ASLEEP since a few folks did that and at least one we noticed had to reschedule..ouch. FINALLY at 10:50am or so we were called to #13 and unlike the generalization of #13 being bad luck, the lady officer with glasses, spoke very well spanish, was smiling and very nice although direct with her questioning which was fine. She checked the paperwork asked us how we met and when, how many times we'd met, if we had been married before and in my case about my children. She asked why we had a name and address for another person as the location we would reside in the USA. We explained that we will be living with her sisters family for at least 1 year while she becomes accustomed to the USA and I find a job where I do not travel as much, hopefully having her family close to her should make the transition easier for her, well for us. She told us that would be great for others to do. After approximately 20 minutes, she told us you have everything in order, I can tell you do have a very strong and real relationship, you will not be approved today since you do not have the medical report, but the consular officer will inform you what to do. She took Sandra's fingerprints, as well. I was surprised she did not ask questions about my income, job stability other than what I did, and returned to us the current pictures, recent skype/telephone records, police record and the current "Intent To Marry" letter. I would recommend others do have them just in case. She kept my tax returns(2011/2012), bank statements(past 3 months), paystubs(past 3 months), my employer letter.

Around 11:40am we were called into THE ROOM(#15) in the corner, but we were comfortable with that since we prefer the privacy for the conversation. The gentleman there was also smiling spoke in spanish and asked us which language we preferred. He mentioned he might to talk to me in English, I said thanks but if it's all in Spanish it would be easier for both of us. He was fine with that. He basically asked us similar questions as the lady in #13. He in so many words said he would have been glad to approve us, but without the medical paperwork he could not. He also specifically said to NOT allow the doctors office to send in the report, we, well she should tell them she has to use a specific courier and process. Otherwise, her approval would be delayed. This conversation was not even 10 minutes long.

As we were leaving we stopped to use the restrooms and DRINK WATER that we had not noticed was at the entrance of the building until then. BUT, as we were about to leave Sandra's name was being called and we were a little startled. WELL, the officer in #15 told us sorry to call you back, but I forgot to check/confirm your fingerprints! PHEWWWWW we were relieved, had we not stopped in the restrooms we would have left. How things happen..uuuh. He reminded us to send in her medical report as fast as possible.

In the end it took us over 4 hours from start to finish. Bring a book or cards, cellphone, ipods, electronics are retained and liquids discarded.
Rating : Very Good

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