Jon and Sol's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Jonathan
Beneficiary's Name: Sol
VJ Member: Jon and Sol
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2014-03-29
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Immigration Checklist for Jonathan & Sol:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2009-10-23
I-130 Sent : 2010-04-13
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-04-24
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2010-09-30
NVC Received : 2010-10-14
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill : 2010-10-21
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2010-11-02
Submit DS-261 : 2010-10-26
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill : 2010-10-28
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2010-12-01
NVC Left : 2010-12-14
Consulate Received : 2010-12-20
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2010-12-09
Interview Date : 2011-01-05
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-01-08
US Entry : 2011-01-26
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 159 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 256 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : San Francisco
POE Date : 2011-01-26
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-11-01
NOA Date : 2012-11-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-12-10
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-05-01
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2013-05-06
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Pittsburgh PA
Date Filed : 2013-10-28
NOA Date : 2013-11-04
Bio. Appt. : 2013-11-18
Interview Date : 2014-02-03
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2014-03-28
Comments : Sol is a U.S. citizen.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 8, 2011
Embassy Review : In my wife's words:

I went to the embassy at 6am but was not allowed to enter yet so I went to Chowking first to eat. Then I went back to the embassy afterwards and we were in at 7:10am. I submitted everything for x-ray inspection, and was told to sit down. It was already 8:20 when we were called to line in the ticket booth for our number, and then back to our seats. I met some new friends there. My number flashed at 9:40 for pre-screening. The screener was a very nice Filipina; she spoke to me in Tagalog. She asked, what my name is, who is my petitioner, is this my first marriage, and how many marriages you had before me. She was looking at all the papers you submitted to the embassy while asking me questions. She asked for my new birth certificate too. She asked how did we met and when, when was the first time we met in person, when did we marry. She listed down all the answers I gave her including the marriage termination dates. (She just looked up the date in the papers though, I knew the date but she didn’t bother to ask.) She asked who is Donna [my mother]. And then she asked if we have pictures together. I showed her the scrapbook first; she opened the first page and looked at it. She didn’t bother to look at any other pages or the other albums. She asked if I have copies of emails too, remittances and chats, I said yes to all, but she didn’t ask me to show it. Then she said, ok everything is ok, you can go back to your seat now and wait for your name to be called for finger scanning and then final interview.

Finger scanning was at 10:30, final interview at 11:40. The final interviewer was a young American woman. She was very nice too. She asked me which language I am comfortable to speak with her, I said either way so she used English. She asked me what’s my full name, date of birth, and who is my petitioner. She looked at my papers again and read what the Filipina lady listed down there. She asked me too our date of marriage, what’s your job, if u have kid from previous marriage and how many. She asked me too who you are living with. She asked me too if I’d been to the U.S. before or to another country.
And then she signed the papers and stamped it with “visa approved.” She thanked me for my patience.
Rating : Very Good

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