Jon and Gay's US Immigration Timeline

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

Last Updated: 2016-02-27
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Immigration Checklist for Jonathan & Gay:

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 : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2011-11-19
I-130 Sent : 2012-05-21
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-05-25
I-130 RFE : No RFE
I-130 RFE Sent : No RFE
I-130 Approved : 2013-03-18
NVC Received : 2013-03-26
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2013-03-28
Pay AOS Bill : 2013-03-28
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2013-03-28
Submit DS-261 : 2013-03-29
Receive IV Bill : 2013-04-11
Pay IV Bill : 2013-04-12
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2013-04-12
Case Completed at NVC : 2013-05-01
NVC Left : 2013-05-16
Consulate Received : 2013-05-20
Packet 3 Received : 2013-04-11
Packet 3 Sent : 2013-04-12
Packet 4 Received : 2013-05-01
Interview Date : 2013-06-10
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-06-16
US Entry : 2013-06-26
Comments : Look how long we have waited and how much time is left for us to be together. Thank you Lord!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 297 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 381 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2013-06-26
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : My experience in Los Angeles port of entry was mixed. The interview officer, who is a Filipino was very kind and jolly. He was delightful in asking questions and he was helpful in telling me other processes to take for work and citizenship.

It took me two hours to finish everything from immigration officer and waiting for my passport to stamped on. So I suggest for Filipinos who will have their POE in LAX will have and allowance of 4-5 hrs. Before transferring to another plane.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-04-10
NOA Date : 2015-04-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-06-03
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-02-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2016-02-20
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 10, 2013
Embassy Review : Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Arrived at USEM at 5:15am. They started collecting papers and slid it in plastic at 6am.

Everything went smoothly for me. The Filipino Consul asked me where I work, he thought I was a teacher but told him I am at Social Work and he was impressed and asked me further questions about my work and I have provided him needed informations. He asked for poctures and I opened the album and showed him pictures of our first meeting and wedding.

The American consul was also plesant. He asked how my husband and I met? When did he last visit me and why it takes so long? I answered him in all honesty and he was pleased. He asked me if my husband is a good man? I said he is a good chrisitian guy. Everything is well with my papers and I got approved at 10:30am.

That was really fast!
Rating : Very Good

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