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GodsGift225's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Gods
Beneficiary's Name: Gift
VJ Member: GodsGift225
Country: Dominican Republic

Last Updated: 2015-10-09
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Immigration Checklist for Gods & Gift:

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): 2012-02-25
I-130 Sent : 2012-04-27
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-05-04
I-130 RFE : Non Thank the LORD!!
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2012-10-15
NVC Received : 2012-10-15
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2012-10-19
Pay AOS Bill : 2012-11-01
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2012-11-05
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2012-11-09
Pay IV Bill : 2012-11-19
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2012-11-19
Case Completed at NVC : 2012-12-31
NVC Left : 2013-01-30
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2013-01-30
Interview Date : 2013-03-14
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-03-27
US Entry : 2013-04-25
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 164 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 314 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2013-04-25
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : POE was nice and easy,His flight was scheduled to arrive at JFK at 10:52PM, and arrived at 11:01PM, he waited in line, was taken into the "room" with a few other people,There they took the sealed envelop and he was directed by the IO to open the package,his finger prints where taken, and passport was stamped, then he was let go by the IO, he was out of customs by 11:22PM.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-03-07
NOA Date : 2015-03-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-04-06
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-10-01
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2015-10-08
Comments : Easy process from start to finish! Thanking God first as always!! Wishing the best of luck to everyone! And my best advice don't over do it with the "edvince"! Next stop citizenship!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Dominican Republic
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 18, 2013
Embassy Review : First and foremost I would like to thank God for the wonderful blessing he showered my husband and I on March 14, 2013 as well and the other couples that where there that day! All Glory goes to YOU!!

We arrived to the embassy at about 6:45am our interview was for 8:30am, of course the famous buscones literally threw themself at us once we got out of the car, and nicely we said NO THANKS!! We don’t need no help, we have everything under control... But that didn’t work... They are major hustler’s LOL... There were a few people that got ripped off by them and some even went back with cops to get there monies back... LOL...

Fast forward there was a pretty big line once we got there and we got ticket # 158. Once in line we chuckled a few times and spoke with some other couples waiting in line, at about 7:30 they where letting people in, guys on the left girls on the right.

We got in sat in the famous benches yes they where kind of back killing, but over all the wait was the worst part about the whole thing, At about 8ish we where called to window 17 to hand in Banco popular receipt, papel de buena conducta, and passport. Then he was told to go to window 18 for finger prints, and then we were told to sit down they will call us shortly for the interview. At about 1 ½ later we where called to window 19 a nice blond lady greeted us, and sword us in, she asked if I spoke English, I reply YES, and then she asked the following question
When did you guys meet?

Have you ever had problems with the law?

Have you ever been to the USA?

How many time have you been here?

Then she said the words I WE were dying to hear!!!! “EN ESTE MOMENTO ESTOY APROVANDO SU VISA”!! Take this little green ticket to the lower level and go pay DOMEX. Congratulations.

It was less then 3 min, she really didn’t ask for much pictures, I showed her some loose photos, and an album which she really loved, and that was about it.

Over all the experience wasn’t as bad, we managed to laugh our way through the wait. I must say the wait is HORRIBLE and nerve racking but the outcome is well WORTH IT!!!

Good Luck to all that are still waiting and remember “he who believe shall receive”


(updated on April 16, 2013)
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