jazzyjois's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: JazzyJois
Beneficiary's Name: Melena
VJ Member: jazzyjois
Country: Dominican Republic

Last Updated: 2015-03-06
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Immigration Checklist for JazzyJois & Melena:

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): 2011-12-30
I-130 Sent : 2012-02-01
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-02-06
I-130 RFE : N/A
I-130 RFE Sent : N/A
I-130 Approved : 2012-06-14
NVC Received : 2012-06-18
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2012-06-28
Pay AOS Bill : 2012-06-28
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2012-06-28
Submit DS-261 : 2012-06-25
Receive IV Bill : 2012-06-29
Pay IV Bill : 2012-06-29
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2012-06-29
Case Completed at NVC : 2012-07-20
NVC Left : 2012-08-08
Consulate Received : 2012-08-20
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2012-07-30
Interview Date : 2012-09-05
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-09-07
US Entry : 2012-09-14
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 129 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 212 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2012-09-14
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2014-08-01
NOA Date : 2014-08-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-09-05
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-02-25
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2015-03-05
Comments : No Interview =0)

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Dominican Republic
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 18, 2012
Embassy Review : 9/5/2012 VISA APPROVADA!!!
Ok guys here we go....We woke up at 4:00am to ensure we would be at the consulate with enough time.. .Everything was prepared the night before. Our family kept advising us to go to bed early rest for tomorrow...all we wanted to do was drink and enjoy ourselves together. We decided not to drink...so we would not have un bajo a LIQUOR, while speaking to the Consul officer. Since my husband is from SPM (50 min drive) we left at 4:30. We arrived at 5:30am, as everyone who has had their interview states, los BUSCONES were there to greet us. We quickly got on the line; I would say there were about 50 people on line. The guards were directing people "Visa de Paseo o Recidenci"...that wasn't bad. We held each other and all we were contemplating was on the line getting longer. At about 6:30am we noticed the line moving, I was getting anxious….all of a sudden a an Assistant comes around handing numbers…when they came up to us they asked “Su Documento con su cita”..I showed the assistant the letter….he pulled us from the line and stated We need to come back at 7:30am, to wait in front of the park where we saw a sloo of people waiting. (At this point its 6:45am). We crossed over and waited standing I didn’t want to sit, while there were a people offering you small step stoops to sit…charging (really???) My husband wanted me to sit…I was too anxious i stated I was ok. So we talked started remembering when we met and our future plans. Then time seemed to fly because at 7:30am a guard crossed over to us and asked “Citas de las 8:30am vengan conmigo” One lady jumped and stated “mi cita es par alas 7:45” he stated “si son las 7:30am que usted cree?” I’m not going to give feedback on that…%0) LOLOLOL. About 25-30 people including us, we got on line again, for some reason we were in front of the line. A Consul Assistant asked for our Cita Page and she handed us our lucky #77. She stated wait for your number to be called. At the front of the line they divided us (men on the left side-women on the right side) to go into the metal detectors. “Darnit” ….I had a new memory card forgot to remove it from my purse the lady guard said “Esto no”…It was ok it was blank. It was pretty cool the huge fans were on a roll. The open space felt comfortable….even with the METAL (cushioned) BENCHES that everyone talked about.
All I wanted to do was take a nap. I was exhausted just thinking about the interview. My hubby kept saying relax everything is fine. There’s no need to be nervous, we have nothing to be afraid, we have nothing to study you know me I know you. I was thinking of almost 1550 questions that the Consul Officers ask…I wanted to be prepared. Kept thinking what side of the bed he slept. Who got up first what color is his toothbrush….etc….We sat and the numbers on the wall flashing like in the DMV …and on the another end names being called out. (Suggestion: do not call names and numbers at the same time this really confuses people…not only that you cannot hear the names being called out. Well it’s about 9ish…and we hear “SEGUNDA VEZ PARA FRANKLIN ALVAREZ” we were like “SEGUNDA VEZ….AAAYYY DIOS MIO!!!! WHAT THE HELL!!! We laughed and proceeded to window 29. The lady asked for the Documents (police report, pictures, and impuestos del banco) she reviewed the documents and stated where is your Medical …..We looked at each other….he stated “The consultorio de visa stated they were going to forward it to this office” she looked again and stated “its here”. She asked him …Is this your wife? (I looked at him like …duh!) She stated “Please go to window 15 for fingerprints and after wait for your number to be called”. We sat back down. My hubs fell asleep for about 15 minutes. I kept staring at the number screen. Now it seemed like forever. At about 10:25 my husband says “look our number on the screen …77 window 19….We jumped out of our seats and walked up the stairs; finally! (ALL I KEPT SAYING WHILE WALKING UP THE STAIRS TO WINDOW 19 ….THANK YOU GOD, THANK YOU GOD, THAN YOU GOD!
The consul officer, a young white American female (no more than 26 years old) asked if we would like for her to speak in Spanish or English. I stated for “courtesy purposes for my husband, I prefer Spanish”. She swore us in. She began to type, while looking at us. I was looking for that famous green ticket…LOLOLOL….didn’t see it anywhere on neither her station nor our paperwork. She began to ask…..
1. How and when did we meet & who would like to start?
2. Did he have any problems with the law? He answered Never.
3. Has he ever been married? I jumped and answered I would hope not!
4. She looked at me asked how many times have I been here since I met him? I answered 5 with this one. (IN ENGLISH) So I answered in English.
5. Do you have pictures of the wedding? Through the glass window I flipped the 10lbs album
Her eyes were fixed at the album pictures and she kept typing....while flipping the pages, I was letting her know who the people on the photos where.
Her last statement was looking at her computer while typing “If you’re trying to convince me, (WITH A HUGE SMILE) I am very well convinced….VISA APPROVED!
We kissed as if we were about to make love! (Sorry too much info!)
She handed us the green ticket. (Darn, where was it?) At this point I didn’t care. She stated “take this to DOMEX, your good to go!”
We ran out of there kissing and nervous standing on the DOMEX LINE. (10:45am)
Two of our best friends were outside waiting with a gallon of BRUGAL ANEJO!!!
Hope this helps. Good luck everyone…..and remember CON DIOS ALANTE Y MUCHA MUCHA E!!!

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