Alex and Johnny's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Alexandra
Beneficiary's Name: Johnny
VJ Member: Alex and Johnny
Country: Dominican Republic

Last Updated: 2012-11-13
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Immigration Checklist for Alexandra & Johnny:

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 : Dominican Republic
Marriage (if applicable): 2011-12-21
I-130 Sent : 2012-04-26
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-05-11
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2012-06-16
NVC Received : 2012-08-03
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill : 2012-08-21
Receive I-864 Package : 2012-08-16
Send AOS Package : 2012-09-21
Submit DS-261 : 2012-09-21
Receive IV Bill : 2012-08-30
Pay IV Bill : 2012-08-31
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2012-10-05
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2012-11-01
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 36 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 174 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Fort Lauderdale
POE Date : 2012-11-07
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Smooth process.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Dominican Republic
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 1, 2012
Embassy Review : Our interview time was 8:30am we arrived there at 7am we were told to wait before going into the line. at 7:30 am we went to line number 4 they gave us lucky number 214 then they seperated us. once inside we waited until 8:45am they called us to window 16 to turn in the cedula ,banco popular receipt, passport medical packet. then we sat down waited what felt like for an eternity at 11am they called us to window 26 it was a very nice white american guy. he asked me the following questions:
when and how did i meet my husband?
why did i come to dr? was it for vacation or business?
he then asked to see pictures
he asked what was the date of our wedding?
where was the reception?
he then stated that he had to review our case and for us to have a seat.
i was so worried 10 minutes went by then they called our number
and he asked my husband
does he have trouble with the police here in dr or in haiti?
did he turned in the birth certificate?
then he said you visa approved, you can go pay the domex.
my husband literally jumped up it was funny we said thank you and went to pay.
tips i give:
try to be there at least 1 hour before appointment time
dress business casual, there were many people dressing too casual, you want to convey that this is an important event in your life so dress accordingly.
there is no a/c i repeat there is no a/c so dress light and professional.
keep a positive attitude go in there knowing that GOD has favor upon you and your loved one.
be prepared! we brought everything just in case something happens, you want to have a peace of mind knowing you brought everything.
Rating : Very Good

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