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Boggy1974's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Monney
Beneficiary's Name: Cee
VJ Member: Boggy1974
Country: Ghana

Last Updated: 2019-07-05
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Immigration Checklist for Monney & Cee:

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 : Ghana
Marriage (if applicable): 2009-01-09
I-130 Sent : 2012-12-07
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-12-11
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2013-08-14
NVC Received : 2013-09-12
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2013-09-17
Pay AOS Bill : 2013-09-19
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2013-10-02
Submit DS-261 : 2013-10-07
Receive IV Bill : 2013-10-11
Pay IV Bill : 2013-10-19
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2013-10-26
Case Completed at NVC : 2013-11-29
NVC Left : 2013-11-30
Consulate Received : 2013-12-06
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2014-01-13
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2014-01-17
US Entry : 2014-01-31
Comments : As long as it's taken, we are finally approved!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 246 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 398 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Washington DC
POE Date : 2014-01-31
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Yes I can surely say life has been great to us! My wife and our 6yr old daughter are adjusting to life here in the States excellently. My wife and I also just had a beautiful baby girl in July. Both mommy and baby are doing great! That makes three cool women in my company!!! Furthermore, Baby Emily is growing so big already and talking me to endlessly! Hahah! And our daughter Emma is also doing great in school (1st grade!...). She is getting all S+ (the equivalent of all A+'s}. Emma's teacher can't stop saying nice things about her; and what a leader Emma is, both in and outside the classroom. We thank God for all the blessings and couldn't have been happier! Hope to update you soon!
Quick update:
Our second daughter, Emily, turns three this month. She's my best friend and our bond is so great! Emily is an exercise 'buff'! She loves to exercise and loves good food. Emma has consistently achieved all A+'s in school and will be in the fourth grade next school year. She also loves to exercise, good food and loves competing to be 'first' in my affection line. More importantly, my wife loves it here - she is back in school getting her Masters in Social Work. We have applied for citizenship for her and is in line for interview. Exactly the American Dream she waited eight (8) years for! Thus far the Lord has brought us. And to God be the glory!!!

Good luck for all of you reading this and waiting to hear some good news about your process, no matter what stage you are in. Our very best to you!

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Washington DC
Date Filed : 2017-06-20
NOA Date : 2017-06-23
Bio. Appt. : 2017-07-10
Interview Date : 2017-07-14
Approved :
Oath Ceremony : 2018-05-12
Comments : On 07/14/2017 we received email & text message that my wife's case is scheduled for "testing and interview". Also, we should receive the notice in the mail soon and follow the instructions on the notice. Yay!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ghana
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 18, 2014
Embassy Review : I am absolutely glad to update the forums on my wife's visa interview experience at the US Embassy, Accra, Ghana. For starters, the interview was quick and went easily. It also helped a lot that I was present for the interview.
We got to the Embassy gates about 45mins before the appointment time of 7:30am. The in-take and processing of the paperwork was the pain in terms of the wait time.
But when my wife was called to window #4, I could see her heart sink. What we had heard is that, that particular CO is the most difficult to deal with. But I was confident we will get an approval because of how meticulously I had put our paperwork together. To my surprise, he was pleasant and professional. Anyway, the CO said hello and we responded and we also asked him how he was doing. We had our 5-yr old daughter with us, so he asked if that was our daughter. We both responded in the affirmative at the same time. The CO kept reviewing the I-864 and other relationship documents (pictures, western union receipts etc etc). Within two minutes or so he asked if we had our daughter's CRBA with us...? I immediately pulled it out of my files. He examined it to make sure it had my wife's name as the mother. He also asked me "how long have you been in the country, and when do I plan on leaving"? I told him on 22nd of Jan and as soon as my wife's visa is issued. There and then, he said: "Mrs. Wilson, all your paperwork looks in order for your visa. Please come back on Friday January 17th for your visa. He handed my wife a blue visa pick-up sheet and said, congratulations!!! Do not make any travel plans until you have your visa in hand"
All in all, he never asked my wife a single interview question!

We both thanked him and walked out in hugging celebrations!!!
Rating : Moderate

Timeline Comments: 1

Boggy1974 on 2019-07-05 said:
Exciting news folks! My wife was sworn in as a US Citizen in January 2018! She's in College and will be graduating with her Master's degree in Social work from Walden University in the spring! Our daughters are doing great in school too! In fact Emma, our 11 year old had all A's the last three years and received the Presidential Achievement for Excellence in Education award for being tops in her school during the just ended school year. Our daughters Emma and Emily are bowling great in their local Bowl America bowling League. They came in 3rd and 1st respectively during the just ended bowling season. Even more exciting new is that, my wife and I are expecting our third child! To God be All the Glory!
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