rarasantiago's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Ra
Beneficiary's Name: Ra
VJ Member: rarasantiago
Country: Denmark

Last Updated: 2015-05-31
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Immigration Checklist for Ra & Ra:

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 : Sweden
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-04-06
I-130 Sent : 2012-04-23
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-04-29
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2012-07-27
NVC Received : 2012-07-30
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2012-08-24
Pay AOS Bill : 2012-08-24
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2012-09-04
Submit DS-261 : 2012-08-20
Receive IV Bill : 2012-08-30
Pay IV Bill : 2012-08-30
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2012-09-27
NVC Left : 2012-10-04
Consulate Received : 2012-10-10
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2012-10-16
Interview Date : 2012-11-01
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-11-17
US Entry : 2012-11-19
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 89 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 186 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2014-10-20
NOA Date : 2014-10-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-02-09
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-04-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2015-04-24
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Sweden
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 2, 2012
Embassy Review : Husband arrived to embassy at 8:20 am for his 9:00 appointment. Once inside he went to the “infamous” Window G. He got quite a scare from them when they asked for my 2011 tax return (he took a binder with copies of everything we sent during the process: I-130, AOS package and IV package) and medical exam (he had copies of the vaccination record from doctor). He was told to have a seat and wait. So he sat there going over in his mind how much longer he’d have to wait in Denmark until copies of the medical were re-sent and processed in Stockholm .

He was called up for the interview. Fortunately, by interview time they had found the medical exam file and said they didn't need the tax returns. But he offered the copies he had anyways.

The woman at the window started with what seem like odd questions: What's something your wife would like to change about herself? If I asked her what would she say? How do you share your domestic responsibilities with your wife? How do you think you'll adjust to life in the US? Followed by the typical where did you meet, get married, where are her parents from/living, etc. The interview was quick. When it was done she said “Congratulations, your visa is approved.” She also told him that after he entered the US he shouldn’t leave the country until he receives the green card. And that if he wanted to leave the country for an extended period of time up to 12 months he’d have to apply for an extended leave.

Except for the paperwork scare he said it was a pretty quick and easy experience and was out by 10:30. And echoing what others have mentioned, he said he should’ve brought something to read.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: San Francisco
Event Description
Entry Date : 2012/11/19
Embassy Review : By far the easiest and fastest part of the entire CR- 1 process. Husband got off plane and looked or the Visitors or New Immigrants line. There was an electronic sign that flashed Visitors and then a few moments later flashed New Immigrants. He went to that line and only one person in before him. CBP asked for his passport and papers, officer told him that they don't even need the "Do not open" envelope with the medical scans and didn't even touch the envelope, and got fingerprinted. SFO immigration gets a thumbs up! javascript:emoticon('')
Harassment Level : Low

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