neoflasher's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: neoflasher
Beneficiary's Name: Julie
VJ Member: neoflasher
Country: Dominican Republic

Last Updated: 2017-06-17
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Immigration Checklist for neoflasher & Julie:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Dominican Republic
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-02-08
I-130 Sent : 2012-02-22
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-02-27
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2012-09-17
NVC Received : 2012-09-25
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2012-09-27
Pay AOS Bill : 2012-09-29
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2012-10-24
Submit DS-261 : 2012-09-27
Receive IV Bill : 2012-10-15
Pay IV Bill : 2012-11-30
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2012-12-19
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2013-01-31
Interview Date : 2013-03-01
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-03-07
US Entry : 2013-06-15
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 203 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 368 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-03-17
NOA Date : 2015-03-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-04-16
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-07-13
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2016-07-19
Comments :


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Newark NJ
Date Filed : 2016-07-20
NOA Date : 2016-08-06
Bio. Appt. : 2016-08-26
Interview Date : 2017-05-18
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2017-05-18
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Dominican Republic
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 7, 2013
Embassy Review : We arrived at the consulate at 4AM and were literally the first ones online. Our interview was at 6:45 AM. At around 10 to 7 the guys with the info shirts came out and handed out numbered tickets. Our ticket was 174. They started letting us in like 5 people at a time. Once inside since we were the first ones in we were told for resident visas to sit at the far end of the room by the Domex desk. They started calling all tourist visas first and it kind of started to piss me off since it defeats the purpose of an appointment. I even asked and they said they assign appointments to keep order outside but once inside they are basically irrelevant. Well at around 8 we were called to window 15 where my wife was finger printed and her banco popular receipt. Then we were told to go and wait again. A few minutes later we were called to window 22. At this point I was becoming nervous. When we got to the window the gentlemen at the window asked for my passport. He then asked my wife to sign her name on her application and on both of my step daughters applications. He asked my step daughters who their mother was. Then he asked me how many people attended our wedding. The next couple of questions were to my wife. What my mothers name was? What my brothers name was? If she had ever traveled to the US? Had she ever had any problems with the law? Then he asked to see some pictures. He only pointed to one and asked for the names of the people in the picture which were my wife, the best man, the maid of honor, and myself. After that he said you are approved. I was kind of stupefied for a minute and then caught on. It all took about 3 min and we were never separated at all. After that I had to go pay Domex which was the happiest line I had been on all day. I would like to thank all of the people that helped me through out the process. You know who you are. I hope this info can be some help to others .. BTW they never asked for pictures at all. Only the Banco Popular receipt. I would rate our consulate experience a 12 out of 10.
Rating : Very Good


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