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  Petitioner's Name: Nick
Beneficiary's Name: Emma
VJ Member: ecg19
Country: New Zealand

Last Updated: 2013-03-27
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Immigration Checklist for Nick & Emma:

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 : National Benefits Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Auckland, New Zealand
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-09-20
I-130 Sent : 2012-09-29
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-10-04
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2012-10-19
NVC Received : 2012-10-29
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2012-11-01
NVC Left : 2012-11-05
Consulate Received : 2012-11-08
Packet 3 Received : 2012-11-14
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-11-15
Packet 4 Received : 2012-11-29
Interview Date : 2012-12-04
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-12-12
US Entry : 2012-12-27
Comments : Military expedite requested at time of submission of 1-130.

Military expedite requested at NVC.

Military expedite timeline:
Marriage: 2012-09-20
I-130 Sent : 2012-09-29 (Military expedite requested in writing due to pcs to Germany)
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-10-04
I-130 NOA2 (called NVC): 2012-10-19
NVC Case number/IIN assigned: 2012-10-31
Expedite requested by email: 2012-10-31
Case Completed at NVC/Expedite approved: 2012-11-01
Interview date received: 2012-11-07
Consulate Received : 2012-11-08 (NZ time)
Packet 3 Received : 2012-11-14
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-11-15
Medical: 2012-12-03
Interview Date : 2012-12-04
Visa approved: 2012-12-10
Visa Received : 2012-12-12
US Entry (SFO) :2012-12-27
SSN received: 2013-01-11
Greencard received: 2013-01-12
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 15 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 61 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : San Francisco
POE Date : 2012-12-27
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center (Military Filing)
CIS Office : Sacramento CA
Date Filed : 2013-02-02
NOA Date : 2013-02-15
Bio. Appt. : 2013-03-07
Interview Date : 2013-03-27
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2013-03-27
Comments : Filed under s 319(b) - military spouse w/husband pcsing overseas for 3 years.

Same day oath (office doesn't normally do this, but this was an exceptional circumstance)

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Auckland, New Zealand
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 11, 2012
Embassy Review : This morning I had my interview at the consulate. I was cleared through the security (who were actually really nice which was unexpected). I then met with the consulate officer I had been dealing with over email. She explained the process, made sure they had all the documents, and then told me to wait for my interview.

The interview went as expected. I was asked what my husband's name was, where we met, when we met, what my husband did for a job, where and when we were married, and why I was in Virginia (where we got married). We then discussed my husband's orders, the military lifestyle, he gave me a handout on domestic violence and told me some places to visit when I head to Germany. He then said he could not approve me (as expected) until they had my results, but that I will get a call next week confirming that my passport was sent out with my visa. So basically, conditionally approved.
Rating : Very Good

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