Ivie & Eguagie's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Ivie
Beneficiary's Name: Eguagie
VJ Member: Ivie & Eguagie
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2019-09-12
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Immigration Checklist for Ivie & Eguagie :

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 : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Nigeria
Marriage (if applicable): 2016-06-09
I-130 Sent : 2018-08-14
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-08-21
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-01-10
NVC Received : 2019-01-18
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2019-03-04
Pay AOS Bill : 2019-03-05
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2019-03-19
Submit DS-261 : 2019-03-20
Receive IV Bill : 2019-03-04
Pay IV Bill : 2019-03-15
Send IV Package : 2019-03-22
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2019-04-11
NVC Left : 2019-06-13
Consulate Received : 2019-06-18
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2019-06-13
Interview Date : 2019-07-30
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-08-06
US Entry : 2019-09-11
Comments : Awesome experience
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 142 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 343 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nigeria
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 1, 2019
Embassy Review : I had my interview on the 30th of July, everything was great. I was asked about 8 basic questions about my wife, myself and our girls.

During the interview, the consular officer told me the petitioner's information on my DS260 was missing that I failed to fill it in. Not sure how it happened but it was blank except that I selected spouse as the petitioner.

Anyway, the consular officer told me -- I am going to be returning your passport back to you until you have that information updated. Do that and I will issue your visa, she said. I simply just said thank you and was about to put my passport back in my folder when she said "wait, can you access your ds260 and have that information updated as soon as you leave here?" I said yes!... She then said, give me back your passport and put your petitioner's information on the DS260 immediately after leaving here and then email us or I will return your passport back if I don't get it before leaving my office today.

I wasn't able to put in the mising information immediately because the ds260 wasn't reopened on CEAC just yet, but I emailed them to let them know that I did try. Well, about 2 hours later, my wife checked and it was opened for update. So she quickly put in the information and I emailed them back letting them know I had done it.

To the glory of God, barely 48hrs after my interview --- my visa has been issued today the 1st of August 2019. I give all the honour and glory to the most high God. It's been tough but God had our backs for 9 years of distance relationship/marriage.
Rating : Very Good


POE Review: Chicago
Event Description
Entry Date : 2019-09-11
Embassy Review : We landed at the Chicago Ohare International Airport at 7:18am, got to the Immigration line about 20 minutes later. The queue was a bit long, but it was mainly because it was just one CBP officer attending to New immigrants until one more joined in.

When it was my turn, I got called and was asked for my packet, I told them I had none, so the officer then asked for my customs declaration form that I had filled in the plane. After looking through and seeing I had no packet, he told me to follow him to another CBP area, where he gave my passport to the officers there, and then told me to wait in the waiting area along with about 6 immigrants there already before me. Less than 10 minutes later, the officer showed up from the room - called my last name, handed me back my passport along with the CBP declaration form, and said you can go. I asked him "that's it", he responded yes, you can go. I came last, I left first.

On my way to the baggage claim area, the customs declaration form was taken from me by another officer. After claiming my baggage, then onward to my connecting flight I went. That was it.

Overall, it wasn't a stressful experience for me other than waiting in the long queue.
Harassment Level : Low


Timeline Comments: 41

blank avatar B_victor on 2019-01-28 said:
Did you expedite your case? or it is the normal processing time? My application is also IN NSC so just wondering how long it gonna take to approve?
Ivie & Eguagie on 2019-01-28 said:
No one can tell how long it will take to approve. I was just lucky because I wasn't expecting to be approved so quickly. Good luck on your case.
blank avatar B_victor on 2019-01-29 said:
Thank you. congratulations both of you.
blank avatar Ghgy1 on 2019-01-31 said:
NSC. you are so Lucky..congratulations on you approval. did beneficiary had an alien number and put it in file when filed I-130? I saw one other cases who was denied at K1 visa and applied for I-130 spouse and got approved in 127 days.
Ivie & Eguagie on 2019-01-31 said:
Thank you. No, beneficiary didn't have an alien number to be put on file on the i130. Good luck on your own petition.
Murniati on 2019-03-15 said:
Congratulations... You guys so lucky ! We have same Date , mine is been 206 days still didn't hear anything from USCIS
Murniati on 2019-03-15 said:
Congratulations... You guys so lucky ! We have same Date , mine is been 206 days still didn't hear anything from USCIS
Ivie & Eguagie on 2019-03-15 said:
Thank you. Hang in there, yours is coming soon. Wishing you all the best.
Ivie & Eguagie on 2019-03-15 said:
Thank you. Hang in there, yours is coming soon. Wishing you all the best.
Murniati on 2019-03-23 said:
Thank you 😊
JulienR on 2019-05-20 said:
Hi and congratulations. Did you submit an I-129 petition for K3 visa at the same time as your I-130? Thanks and good luck.
Ivie & Eguagie on 2019-05-20 said:
JulienR, I only submitted the i130, not K3.
Ivie & Eguagie on 2019-05-20 said:
JulienR, I only submitted the i130, not K3.
Mrs Jones on 2019-06-13 said:
I am so happy for you. I was thinking NSC was slow and here you re with your approval and interview date. God is faithful and I believe your next congratulations will be when that visa is approve. So I am congratulating you ahead on that visa aprove😁
Mrs Jones on 2019-06-13 said:
I am so happy for you. I was thinking NSC was slow and here you re with your approval and interview date. God is faithful and I believe your next congratulations will be when that visa is approve. So I am congratulating you ahead on that visa aprove😁
Mrs Jones on 2019-06-13 said:
I am so happy for you. I was thinking NSC was slow and here you re with your approval and interview date. God is faithful and I believe your next congratulations will be when that visa is approve. So I am congratulating you ahead on that visa aprove😁
Mrs Jones on 2019-06-13 said:
I am so happy for you. I was thinking NSC was slow and here you re with your approval and interview date. God is faithful and I believe your next congratulations will be when that visa is approve. So I am congratulating you ahead on that visa aprove😁
Mrs Jones on 2019-06-13 said:
I am so happy for you. I was thinking NSC was slow and here you re with your approval and interview date. God is faithful and I believe your next congratulations will be when that visa is approve. So I am congratulating you ahead on that visa aprove😁
MrsMRB786 on 2019-07-30 said:
Congrats
KartineeKartoons on 2019-07-30 said:
Congratulations!!! 🙌🏼
KartineeKartoons on 2019-07-30 said:
Congratulations!!! 🙌🏼
Vv & Snow on 2019-07-30 said:
Blessings to you both today and in your future journey together!!!! 🇺🇸🎇
Vv & Snow on 2019-07-30 said:
Blessings to you both today and in your future journey together!!!! 🇺🇸🎇
Vv & Snow on 2019-07-30 said:
Blessings to you both today and in your future journey together!!!! 🇺🇸🎇
Ivie & Eguagie on 2019-08-01 said:
Thank you everyone. I wish you all success!
Timothy Adepoju on 2019-08-05 said:
Quick question my friend I'm also filing the I-130 for my spouse in Nigeria, please, did the NVC or USCIS or U.S. Embassy in Nigeria ever sent or communicated with your spouse through any mail to his/her home address or was it all emailed to him/her? because my own spouse lived at a house without an address a new site.
Timothy Adepoju on 2019-08-05 said:
Quick question my friend I'm also filing the I-130 for my spouse in Nigeria, please, did the NVC or USCIS or U.S. Embassy in Nigeria ever sent or communicated with your spouse through any mail to his/her home address or was it all emailed to him/her? because my own spouse lived at a house without an address a new site.
Timothy Adepoju on 2019-08-05 said:
Quick question my friend I'm also filing the I-130 for my spouse in Nigeria, please, did the NVC or USCIS or U.S. Embassy in Nigeria ever sent or communicated with your spouse through any mail to his/her home address or was it all emailed to him/her? because my own spouse lived at a house without an address a new site.
Timothy Adepoju on 2019-08-05 said:
Quick question my friend I'm also filing the I-130 for my spouse in Nigeria, please, did the NVC or USCIS or U.S. Embassy in Nigeria ever sent or communicated with your spouse through any mail to his/her home address or was it all emailed to him/her? because my own spouse lived at a house without an address a new site.
Ivie & Eguagie on 2019-08-05 said:
USCIS sent a text message(NOA1) and mailed NOA2 to me the petitioner. My husband never received any physical mail from NVC/Embassy. It was all done by E-mail.
MrsMRB786 on 2019-08-06 said:
Glory to God.....Amen!
Ivie & Eguagie on 2019-08-06 said:
Amen!!!!
Chikae on 2019-08-11 said:
Hello.please my name is chika...I live in nigeria...I have got my NOA2 and was asked to wait for nvc to contact me ...please the instructions from the NVC..was it mailed to you through email or home/office address. Thanks
Chikae on 2019-08-11 said:
Hello.please my name is chika...I live in nigeria...I have got my NOA2 and was asked to wait for nvc to contact me ...please the instructions from the NVC..was it mailed to you through email or home/office address. Thanks
Chikae on 2019-08-11 said:
Hello.please my name is chika...I live in nigeria...I have got my NOA2 and was asked to wait for nvc to contact me ...please the instructions from the NVC..was it mailed to you through email or home/office address. Thanks
Chikae on 2019-08-11 said:
Hello.please my name is chika...I live in nigeria...I have got my NOA2 and was asked to wait for nvc to contact me ...please the instructions from the NVC..was it mailed to you through email or home/office address. Thanks
Ivie & Eguagie on 2019-08-11 said:
The instructions are sent via email - we got ours via email. But I have seen where it was mailed to the beneficiary address at a much later date after they've received the email. Bottomline, look out for it in your email.
Ivie & Eguagie on 2019-08-11 said:
The email will be sent to the beneficiary and the petitioner's email account.
blank avatar Patricia Owuh on 2019-09-22 said:
Congratulations to you guys. I filed back in May and have gotten the NOA1. Nebraska has had our petition for 114 days now. Just waiting and praying for the next step to happen soon. I have been to Lagos three times in less than a year and the trips are expensive. My husband and I miss each other but we know by the grace of God , good things will come soon.
blank avatar Patricia Owuh on 2019-09-22 said:
Congratulations to you guys. I filed back in May and have gotten the NOA1. Nebraska has had our petition for 114 days now. Just waiting and praying for the next step to happen soon. I have been to Lagos three times in less than a year and the trips are expensive. My husband and I miss each other but we know by the grace of God , good things will come soon.
Ivie & Eguagie on 2019-09-23 said:
Hang in there, your approval is coming soonest.
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