MrsSuarez's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Bea
Beneficiary's Name: Victor
VJ Member: MrsSuarez
Country: Colombia

Last Updated: 2014-10-02
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Immigration Checklist for Bea & Victor:

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 : Bogota, Colombia
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-01-27
I-130 Sent : 2012-05-11
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-05-14
I-130 RFE : None, Thank God
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2012-08-06
NVC Received : 2012-08-14
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2012-08-15
Pay AOS Bill : 2012-08-15
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2012-08-20
Submit DS-261 : 2012-08-21
Receive IV Bill : 2012-08-31
Pay IV Bill : 2012-08-31
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2012-09-15
Case Completed at NVC : 2012-09-14
NVC Left : 2012-09-14
Consulate Received : 2012-09-14
Packet 3 Received : 2012-09-14
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-09-14
Packet 4 Received : 2012-09-14
Interview Date : 2012-10-23
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-10-26
US Entry : 2012-10-31
Comments : Hubby will be traveling on Wednesday! Our entire process took 165 days since we filed. We are super excited. If anyone needs help let us know.

Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 84 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 162 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Fort Lauderdale
POE Date : 2012-10-31
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Husband went to the "Residents/Citizens" line and got bumped to the "Tourist" then they moved in back to that line. Fingerprints, and photo then they took him to another room, they asked him for the package and he was out of there in 10 minutes.

He said people were nice. He went through customs in 30 minutes. i was late to pick him up one hour! :) Didnt even think that it was going to be so quick... #blessed!

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2014-08-01
NOA Date : 2014-08-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-09-02
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bogota, Colombia
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 25, 2012
Embassy Review : Well it's very hard to give a review since i wasnt the one i was there. Based on what my husband told me, i am going to try.

My husband went alone to his interview. same deal line 3/green sticker/security
first lady was the colombian - Ask for test results, passports and police record
waited approximately 1.5 hours before being called.

Once called..same drill - my name/his name/how w met/where we got married (this was a tricky question.. they used the different country to get him confused - but my husband is so confident!)Have you ever applied for a visa? sign ds-230/fingerprints/approval/welcome to America and then the consul gave him the DHL instructions.

His interview was approximately 10 minutes. He said everyone was very nice and he was not asked to give any documents other than the police record.
They actually gave him back some of the originals we sent to NVC.

Happy and are feeling oh so Blessed!
Any questions happy to help!

Rating : Very Good

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Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
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