JRF's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Jim
Beneficiary's Name: Nhu
VJ Member: JRF
Country: Vietnam

Last Updated: 2017-08-20
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Immigration Checklist for Jim & Nhu:

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 : National Benefits Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-12-22
I-130 Sent : 2013-01-18
I-130 NOA1 : 2013-01-24
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2013-05-29
NVC Received : 2013-08-06
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2013-08-20
Pay AOS Bill : 2013-08-21
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2013-09-05
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2013-08-20
Pay IV Bill : 2013-08-21
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2013-11-05
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2014-01-22
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2014-06-09
US Entry : 2014-06-28
Comments : POE was Los Angeles, went well. SS card and green card delivered on time.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 125 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 363 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2014-06-28
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2016-06-27
NOA Date : 2016-07-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-07-26
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2017-08-18
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 26, 2014
Embassy Review : My wife's interview was January 22. Arrived at 6:30 and out by 10 am. It seemed to help that I attended. The guy that took her documents (they are notorious for being surly) saw me with her and even waved and said hi.

I helped carry her paperwork to the consular officer window, and that also seemed to help. CO as friendly and professional. Total time was 15 mins. My wife did great (interview in English, likely because CO saw me...I'm clearly not VV). Standard questions on bona fides. Did not ask to see pictures.

So...it went well, as expected. My wife is in AP. She's joined the communist party for work reasons. They took our affidavit and supporting material (copy of membership card, promotion letter from work). This will all be sent to the office in DC that reviews these situations. I think we have a clear cut exception case, and we were very well prepared. Staying positive.

Our attorney did a great job preparing us, including four hours of interview prep the day before, and de-briefing afterwards. Although she's not approved yet I feel safe saying the attorney was a good investment (and not that expensive). In any event we did a great job controlling all we could control with an understanding of that which is outside our control.

In any event we must wait a bit longer. Such is life and this visa journey. Best of luck to all..
Rating : Good

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