austex's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Steve
Beneficiary's Name: Maxine
VJ Member: austex
Country: Australia

Last Updated: 2019-01-15
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Immigration Checklist for Steve & Maxine:

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 : Sydney, Australia
Marriage (if applicable): 2001-10-07
I-130 Sent : 2012-06-28
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-06-29
I-130 RFE : 2012-07-14
I-130 RFE Sent : 2012-09-15
I-130 Approved : 2012-09-20
NVC Received : 2012-09-24
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2012-09-24
Pay AOS Bill : 2012-09-25
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2013-01-08
Submit DS-261 : 2012-10-26
Receive IV Bill : 2012-10-10
Pay IV Bill : 2012-10-13
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2012-10-16
Case Completed at NVC : 2013-02-26
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2013-03-07
Interview Date : 2013-04-09 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-04-18
US Entry : 2013-07-31
Comments : I arrived at the US Consulate and I went through the scanner and handed my personal stuff in and they told me to sit and wait for the lift to come and get me. I went up the lift and went to the window and handed my passport in and went in the heavy door. I took a number and sat down. My number was called and the lady asked me a few questions about why I added this paper and why didn't add that paper and said it is ok don't stress and don't get nervous.... Yeah right too late.... The lady told me to sit back down and wait. While I was waiting I heard the Interview of two other people and both didn't get approved so that made me more nervous. My number was called I had to got to window 2. The lady was wonderful. She didn't really ask me much about me she asked why we wanted to move back to the USA and I just said my husband wanted to go back "home" she said that was lovely. She then asked what my husband would do when he went back to the States and I told her what he does now and she said ok. Then she told me we didn't qualify for the poverty guidelines... We misunderstood the poverty line. I told her that was ok I could show her straight away that we had the amount that they needed. She gave me a 212g for the poverty guideline which I sent her the proof the next day and then within 1 week I had my visa. I have never been more scared in my life...not even getting married...this was more

I now have a lovely visa and I will get my 10 year green card when I enter the USA..yippee

The Consulate lady was so nice and friendly
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 83 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 284 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Honolulu
POE Date : 2013-07-31 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : We decided to take a short trip to hawaii before starting our new life in Texas. we arrived in Honolulu and went to start the immigration and there was a couple before us and the Asian lady asked the IO how long this will take because they had a connecting flight and the IO said they shouldn't have booked it so close to their IO. Then said to them that they are on her bad I then started to get nervous...but once they finished the IO called me and she was laughing and was as nice as pie... My arriving at Honolulu until the time I walked out to get into a cab was around 1 hour. It was such a great experience.

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Dallas TX
Date Filed : 2017-12-12
NOA Date : 2017-12-13
Bio. Appt. : 2018-01-04
Interview Date : 18-12-13
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 12/19/2018
Comments : Yay I am American

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Timeline Comments: 1

blank avatar Austex on 2019-07-15 said:
This time line is pretty awesome. I think it helps other people and it gives them and idea of what is happening in their world
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