W2alt's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Walter
Beneficiary's Name: Rachada
VJ Member: W2alt
Country: Thailand

Last Updated: 2016-06-10
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Immigration Checklist for Walter & Rachada:

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 : Bangkok, Thailand
Marriage (if applicable): 2011-09-15
I-130 Sent : 2012-05-05
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-05-12
I-130 RFE : 2012-10-23
I-130 RFE Sent : 2012-10-30
I-130 Approved : 2012-11-07
NVC Received : 2012-12-13
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2012-12-15
Pay AOS Bill : 2012-12-19
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2013-01-08
Submit DS-261 : 2012-12-21
Receive IV Bill : 2012-12-26
Pay IV Bill : 2012-12-29
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2013-01-04
Case Completed at NVC : 2013-01-08
NVC Left : 2013-01-08
Consulate Received : 2013-01-24
Packet 3 Received : 2013-01-26
Packet 3 Sent : 2013-01-27
Packet 4 Received : 2013-02-01
Interview Date : 2013-03-01
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-03-08
US Entry : 2013-03-19
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 179 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 293 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Seattle
POE Date : 2013-03-19
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : uneventful

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-01-15
NOA Date : 2015-02-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-02-20
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Green Card Received : 2013-08-13
Comments : Approved and working in the USA. Studying for the citizenship exam
Dates are approx

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Portland OR
Date Filed : 2016-02-24
NOA Date : 2016-03-20
Bio. Appt. : 2016-04-08
Interview Date : 2016-06-09
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2016-06-09
Comments : Interview and Oath on the same day. Very moving ceremony. We registered to vote and apply for US passport ASAP. Thanks to all. Good luck to all Peace Walt N Rachada

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bangkok, Thailand
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 3, 2013
Embassy Review : Hi
Interview appointment was for 7am on March 1st at the embassy in Bangkok. My wife got there at about 6:15. There were 12 folks ahead of her. We discussed everything she would experience on entry and in the interview. I would say we were extremely well prepared. All the docs she needed to get in were readily available. I did not expect they would ask for my income records but she needed to have these to show the personal on the way in. There was of course a long wait.. I phoned about 3 hours later and she told me the good news. ACCEPTED. The only issue was with the birth certificate which was not available although we tried to get it from the Amphur in Bangkok. They sent us back to Chiang Mai where an immigration lawyer we know in Bangkok told us what substitute documents we would need. The interviewer spoke to her in Thai which was a blessing. She carefully explained why we were unable to get the actual birth certificate and he asked about how we met and our relationship in general. The process took about 5 minutes. No additional docs were asked for although we were fully prepared. The interviewer was professional and courteous in his interaction with my wife. He clearly was satisfied with my wife's explanation as to why we did not have the original certificate. Good experience - the wait in unavoidable

Peace to all and best of luck in your journeyjavascript:emoticon('')
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