mahalia55's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Mahalia
Beneficiary's Name: Dodge
VJ Member: mahalia55
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2015-09-08
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Immigration Checklist for Mahalia & Dodge:

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 : Montreal, Canada
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-02-06
I-130 Sent : 2012-02-29
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-03-05
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2012-08-07
NVC Received : 2012-08-13
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2012-09-06
Pay AOS Bill : 2012-09-06
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2012-09-08
Submit DS-261 : 2012-09-05
Receive IV Bill : 2012-09-20
Pay IV Bill : 2012-09-20
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2012-10-30
Case Completed at NVC : 2012-10-23
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2012-12-10 Submit Review
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-03-25
US Entry : 2013-03-27
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 155 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 280 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2013-03-27 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : My husband initially crossed at Champlain, NY via Greyhound bus. We had heard that sometimes it takes awhile and your bus may need to leave without you so he was prepared to wait and take the next bus however he was in and out in about 15 minutes. We moved his stuff the following weekend using a rental car. It took us maybe three minutes at the border. We didn't have to show our manifest or enter the building. It was surprisingly easy considering how hard everything else has been.

He received his green card in the mail about three weeks later.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-01-05
NOA Date : 2015-01-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-03-09
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-09-03
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : Our file was transferred from Vermont to California and then processed in a number of days. No interview and no RFE!

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