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ThrottleChunker's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Michael
Beneficiary's Name: Minako
VJ Member: ThrottleChunker
Country: Japan

Last Updated: 2013-07-29
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Immigration Checklist for Michael & Minako:

USCIS DCF 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 : Naha, Japan
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-02-14
I-130 Sent : 2012-05-07
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-05-14
I-130 RFE : 2012-06-08
I-130 RFE Sent : 2012-06-28
I-130 Approved : 2012-07-13
NVC Received : 2012-08-08
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2012-08-15
Pay AOS Bill : 2012-08-20
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2012-11-27
Submit DS-261 : 2012-08-21
Receive IV Bill : 2012-08-30
Pay IV Bill : 2012-08-31
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2012-12-13
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2013-02-05
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-02-09
US Entry : 2013-07-20
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 60 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 267 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Naha, Japan
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 9, 2013
Embassy Review : Our appointment was at 8:30AM. When we arrived, we waited about 5 minutes before we were called to the window by the clerk who reviewed all the paperwork we submitted to NVC. She was very helpful and gave us the opportunity to revise some of the information we input on our DS-230. She gave my wife the option to change her name on the DS-230 from WifeFirstName HusbandLastName to WifeFirstname WifeLastName HusbandLastName. In short, she notified us that my wife can use her Japanese Last Name as her middle name. Clerk was also nice enough to explain everything to her in Japanese. After all our paperwork was in order, we waited for another few minutes to wait for others to get done with their interviews. When it was time for us, we were asked two questions:

1) If we swear to tell the truth?
2) How long have we been married?

Next thing we know the interviewer tells us the visa is approved and should be coming into our mail within a week. We always imagined that the interview would take place in a private dark room (like police interrogations), but it actually was all done behind a counter window. Everything was over at 9:20AM, less than 1-hour!

Our interview was on Tuesday and our visa came in on the following Saturday, 3-days later! Great experience!
Rating : Very Good

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(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

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