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ebe's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Erin
Beneficiary's Name: B.U.
VJ Member: ebe
Country: Chile

Last Updated: 2015-06-29
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Immigration Checklist for Erin & B.U.:

USCIS DCF 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 : Chile
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-09-01
I-130 Sent : 2012-09-17
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-09-20
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2012-12-05
NVC Received : 2012-12-17
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2012-12-31
Pay AOS Bill : 2013-01-02
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2013-01-15
Submit DS-261 : 2013-01-02
Receive IV Bill : 2013-01-11
Pay IV Bill : 2013-01-15
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2013-02-14
NVC Left : 2013-02-14
Consulate Received : 2013-03-06
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2013-03-06
Interview Date : 2013-04-17
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 209 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-03-26
NOA Date : 2015-04-07
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-07-09
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Chile
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 13, 2013
Embassy Review : We had a 2pm interview and got there early, at 12:30. The guard was really nice and told us to come back at 1:30 because they couldn't let us in before then. So we went across the street and had some delicious pizzas at Pasta Basta near the WTC.

We came back at 1:30, the guy let us in and we had a great conversation with the security people. They didn't let us take in phones etc obviously, and also not bottled water either, but that's ok because there are easily accessible water fountains/bathrooms/all that inside. The embassy was much more comfy than I thought it would be.

We had to wait for a while inside in a room with a bunch of chairs. It seemed they scheduled all the appts at 2pm and then it's just a first come first serve basis. You take a number then they call you up to the windows in that order.

When we got called, the immigration lady seemed to have her mic off cause we couldn't hear her very well. She spoke in Spanish even though my husband's fluent in English. There was another lady there with her, and she was training her, telling her what questions she needed to ask. Really she just has us confirm a few things that were in our earlier statements we'd sent in. They asked how we met in the US, and I said that we didn't meet in the US, we met in Chile. Other than that, just very routine things -- she spent most of the time organizing our papers and putting the info in the computer.

Then we passed to another window and a guy asked us the same question about how we met. He told us we were approved and explained we needed to sign up for DHL to get the passport back. It was kind of weird because we hadn't gotten any info about that before, and it seemed like we were supposed to have signed up already. Anyway, we signed up to have the passport delivered to the DHL in Parque Arauco (near the exit of Falabella into the estacionamiento) and it was ready within a week.

We went home and celebrated for like 5 mins, cause my husband had to go back to work! :/
Rating : Very Good

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