NikaMo's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Mo
Beneficiary's Name: Nika
VJ Member: NikaMo
Country: Cambodia

Last Updated: 2016-05-27
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Immigration Checklist for Mo & Nika:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Cambodia
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-03-03
I-130 Sent : 2012-05-17
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-05-22
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2013-01-16
NVC Received : 2013-02-07
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2013-02-07
Pay AOS Bill : 2013-02-07
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2013-02-07
Pay IV Bill : 2013-02-07
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2013-02-07
Case Completed at NVC : 2013-03-27
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2013-09-27
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-10-11
US Entry : 2013-10-13
Comments : I-129F was denied on September 21, 2011. Got married & refiled.

POE in Atlanta. everyone very helpful
Received Actual Green card exactly 1 month after arriving in the US on November 13,2013
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 239 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 493 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2013-10-13
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Everyone so helpful.
Got actual green card one month later on November 13,2013

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-07-30
NOA Date : 2015-08-03
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-09-01
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-05-11
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2016-05-26
Comments : Received ROC approval letter on May 16,2016. It stated we would receive actual green card within 60 days. But it arrived so quick! Received it on May 26,2016. Next stop is US Citizenship. Will be applying after July 13,2016

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Cambodia
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 1, 2013
Embassy Review : Interview scheduled at 9 AM. We got there at 8 AM. We were let in at 8:30. Everyone were very courteous. Document check was a longer one then actual interview. This was our 2nd time around after denied K-1 in Sept of 2011. This time around it was really smooth. I discovered if you get engaged or marry on your first visit, very difficult to get approved for a visa. If you have multiple visits, no problem. Always try to attend interview, that's a big plus. I have witnessed many interviews both times and I discovered why denial rate is very high in this particular embassy. Most of denial comes from high fraud rate and if you only visited your spouse once, 99% of the time you will get denied here. Also bring every piece of evidence you can. You can show Skype, facebook all online chat but actual visits beats everything. Also if you traveled outside Cambodia with your spouse, that is also a big plus.
Rating : Very Good

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