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Gregger235's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Gregrey
Beneficiary's Name: Brenda
VJ Member: Gregger235
Country: Mexico

Last Updated: 2013-04-13
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Immigration Checklist for Gregrey & Brenda:

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 : Juarez, Mexico
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-09-22
I-130 Sent : 2012-10-08
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-10-11
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2013-01-14
NVC Received : 2013-02-07
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2013-02-08
Pay AOS Bill : 2013-02-08
Receive I-864 Package : 2013-02-13
Send AOS Package : 2013-02-15
Submit DS-261 : 2013-02-14
Receive IV Bill : 2013-02-08
Pay IV Bill : 2013-02-08
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2013-02-13
Case Completed at NVC : 2013-02-25
NVC Left : 2013-03-07
Consulate Received : 2013-03-07
Packet 3 Received : 2013-03-14
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2013-03-07
Interview Date : 2013-04-12
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 95 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 183 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Juarez, Mexico
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 16, 2013
Embassy Review : First a small introduction about "la quinta inn" hotel , my husband made the reservation internet via a week before 50 dlls per day, they have fast wifi internet, flat screen, iron and an iron board, alarm clock, continental breakfast everyday until 10 am, and the most important a shuttle that will take you any place you want to go every half hour from 6 to 9. And airport at 9,12, 4 and 6.. From hotel to the consult is 50 pesos. (5 minutes car) (20 minutes walking)
Day 1:
Juarez airport is empty! Nothing to do, see or sit! Not such a good place to wait.. Make sure not to spend so much time in there, i arrived at 7:30 am and all i could wait there was an hour and a half, then i decided to go to the hotel and wait the check in hour there, took a cab from airport 247.00 pesos, is 20 minutes away airport/la quinta i arrived to la quinta at 9:20 and as soon as i get there they gave me my room! Great news if you wake up at 3 to catch a morning flight! The staff was great!, that day was free.
Day 2:
Woke up at 5 am and arrived at 6:05 am in the "old clinic" there are two a gray color and a brown one, i went to the brown one is calle examenes medicos by the time we arrived 15 people were before me, if someone is joining you he or she can come inside with you and wait in the waiting room, the precedure is the next: you need your apointment letter from nvc ( the one where they notify your interview date MAKE SURE TO HAVE MORE THAN A COUPLE YOU WILL NEED IT IN EACH PROCESS) and your passport, and a lot of patience! You are going to be called to a line like in banks and in the window they are going to take a picture, and signature of you, and she's going to put a bracelet in your left arm, you will go more inside and make a line for your eyes exams, it's a 3 minutes test but the waiting takes forever! :P next is go to a different room where all doctors are girls ( they make sure to separate girls from boys) and you will go a private room and get naked, 10 minutes check!, you can get half dress and after that you'll get your chest ray, done! Cover yourself and get ready for vaccinations, They gave me 3 shoots but of course each case is different, 370 dlls for dtpa, and another two (dont remeber which ones), it took me a little more than 2 hours all medical process, and by the time i was done a loooot of people was inside waiting each step and in the waiting room, they told us to come back at 2 to pick up results, so my husband and I went to starbucks to get coffee which is crossing the street where the medical is.... We came back at two and my results were ready, everything was fine, ok.. I forgot.. Crossing the street where the medical/consul/fingerprint offices are, there is a mall call "las misiones" u can search what is inside there, nothing out of this world, movie theater, shopping stores, square food, and a couple of restaurant that i will mention after, we had meal there, and come back to the hotel, la quinta has a pool area where you can sit to relax, a terrace where you can chill and have a drink there.
Day 3.. We did nothing! Except the shuttle took us to a "plaza juarez" which is 10 minutes from hotel because we wanted to get a puzzle and kill time! So the shuttle took us there and pick us up!
Day 4 :
Fingerprints day! First i recomend you to go to the consul area and recognize where each office is, the fingerprint is very quick! In there you will need passport, 260 confirmation application letter, your appointment interview letter, plus your fingerprint letter... My appointment was at 7:15 and we arrived at 6:40, we had to wait because in there most of the times you have to wait until your time, they have a sign that indicates the exact time of the appointment people they are attending, i came in at 7:10 even i was 7:15, no liquids, metals, earings, even if they are super small they dont let you.. :/ not even metal pens, remember this because a lot of people slow the process for everyone because they don't go ready, anyways, a 20 minutes process and you're done! Everyone is very nice and polite!, in the 260 letter they are going to put a stick with numbers in there, keep that paper you might need it, and i said might.. (Sometimes the day of the interview they ask you this paper to prove you have your fingerprints done! ) , next to the fingerprint office is the waiting room or "sala de espera" here is where your interview big day will start.. I recomend to go inside there.. Just to make sure how the process work! We did that and help us a lot! ( if you want just to see how things are, it's fine you don't need anything.. To get in...
That day we went to have meal at the misiones mall and we end up in a place called via vienneto or somethig like that, is close to the movie theather area.. My husband and i tasted the best lasagna ever! We even said " who have it thought hu?" Enjoy!
Day 5:
Big day! Appointment interview at 7:20am friday
We arrived to the waiting room at 6:10 and in the moment we got in, the girls at the front desk ask for my passport, and interview letter they will seal it and tell you which line to go, after a lady will yell xx:xx interviewers!! Make a Line here... And she will send you walking to the consul part... In that part your companions can walk with you but they can't go any further than that and gotta keep walking because consul security doesn't allow people standing in front of them...
I walked to the consul and show my seal invitation letter to the guy on front, he told which door to walk in, when you finally get inside you have to do the same as airports, and after that they will give you a ticket with a number, at that time it was 6:37 am, depending on your case is the room you have to walk to, they'll tell you, once you're there you'll see a screen that will indicate which window you have to go to.. And shows like this 50010>43 which means number 50010 go to window number 43. My experience was 160 people in the room and 14 before me, they started to call people with random numbers, but most of the people before me and including me were the first, they called me and in the window the lady was very nice said good morning and asked if my husband's name was ..... and his address was... and his phone number was..... and i said no, his phone number is wrong and provide the correct one ( listen carefully they might not have the correct information) and after asked for my passport, my invitation letter, black envelope with medical, my birth certificate, all the affit of support papers, marriage certificated, my pictures 2x2 passport and hoo god! I left them in my husband's briefcase!! I thought hooo my god i'm lost i screw things up! This is where it ends! And i told the lady, i'm sorry i left them on my husband's briefcase and then she asked where he was and i reply in the waiting room (hoping to find him outside somewhere) she looked at me and made me a pass! Is a blue sheet that indicates why u can go outside and comeback without getting a new ticket with new number ( still had to make lines and go thru' security) anyways, i went outside and there was my angel waiting for me outside behind the line... Kissed him and asked for the pictures, he gave them to me and came back in! The lady said come to my window without making a line and give me the pictures, so i did. It took me 10 minutes or less... Sweet! I was back on game, sat down again and wait for my number appear again, after chit chating with people around me ( 15 or 20 mins after) i saw my number again and went to the window, yes! It was time for interview! A man said good morning! And i reply back he said:
"Who is your petitioner?
How did you meet?
When did you get married?
Where did you get married?
How many times have you been in the united states ( even he knew i've never had a visa, and never been there)
Asked me for pictures of my relationship with him.. So i did and he asked if i've meet his family, i said only his parents and asked me if he had civilings and asked me why they didn't attent to the wedding.
Where is he? And i said: outside! And he said wellcome to united states, that would be it, wait a week and start looking for your visa in the address you provide" and i said thank you!!! ( he put my papers with a clip and walk away from the window... didn't gave me anything! No paper, or recipt or anything, weird but i know they have to keep my passport so i went out). Now we have to wait to get the visa... And plan the POE stuff to finally be with my love life 24/7! :D
Rating : Very Good

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