Yugo's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: M
Beneficiary's Name: R
VJ Member: Yugo
Country: Algeria

Last Updated: 2013-07-01
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Immigration Checklist for M & R:

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 : Algiers, Algeria
Marriage (if applicable): 2011-10-20
I-130 Sent : 2012-10-03
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-10-04
I-130 RFE : 2013-01-23
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2013-01-23
NVC Received : 2013-03-05
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2013-03-07
Pay AOS Bill : 2013-03-07
Receive I-864 Package : 2013-03-07
Send AOS Package : 2013-03-07
Submit DS-261 : 2013-03-05
Receive IV Bill : 2013-03-15
Pay IV Bill : 2013-03-15
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2013-04-02
NVC Left : 2013-04-03
Consulate Received : 2013-04-05
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2013-04-23
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-05-27
US Entry : 2013-06-28
Comments : I (petitioner) was called for interview for I-130 which is very rare but the good thing is that I was approved on the same day of interview!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 111 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 201 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Houston
POE Date : 2013-06-28
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : All went smoothly... My wife was taken to secondary inspection but apart from waiting a bit, all went well.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Algiers, Algeria
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 13, 2013
Embassy Review :
Interview went well, not many questions.
Courtesous interviewer.
On time and well organized.

Embassy was not responsive to emails (2wks usually)
Embassy did not approve expedite request for about 1 month!
Emabassy was not clear on procedure to retrieve visa. My wife was supposedely given a choice to either come pick up or they send it. But actually they only set an appointment for her 1 month later to retrieve the visa. The visa was issued/printed 1 day after interview... so basically lost one more month!!

Rating : Moderate

Timeline Comments: None yet, be the first!

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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

** Not all cases are transfered

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