Jay & Shiela's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Jason
Beneficiary's Name: Shiela
VJ Member: Jay & Shiela
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2017-05-02
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Immigration Checklist for Jason & Shiela:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? National Benefits Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-08-14
I-130 Sent : 2012-10-15
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-10-16
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2012-12-03
NVC Received : 2012-12-26
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2012-12-31
Pay AOS Bill : 2012-12-31
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 : 2012-12-31
Receive IV Bill : 2013-01-10
Pay IV Bill : 2013-01-10
Send IV Package : 2013-01-11
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2013-01-23
NVC Left : 2013-01-23
Consulate Received : 2013-02-19
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2013-02-25
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-02-25
US Entry : 2013-07-01
Comments : Thanks to Senator Manchin, Our whole case was given Extremly Expedited Processing, as he signed the form acting as my attorney. Once the case reach the NVC the senator explained he could not really help as it had to process here normally, However Once I emailed him again requesting him to look into why it was taking so long. Even though I never got a reply the NVC within 7 days I received a letter stating The U.S. Consulate General indicated they are willing to expedite this petition This NVC has Processed your case and have already forwarded it directly to the consulate. Further Inquiries should be directed to the DoS and the U.S. Embassy.

Shiela just walked into st. lukes with that letter stating the consolate general expedited it and did her Medical without an appointment.

1 week later she had her interview where the case file was stamped Congressional adjudication, Which was signed by my senator. Also there was something on there that was signed by the Consulate General Approving Expeditious Processing. The Case File was sealed shut and the man only had a sheet of paper with my Info. She was Asked what her husbands birthdate was and then asked the same question again this time the worker said are you sure, she said yes. He said okay your approved.

DONE AND DONE, Thank you Lord!!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 48 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 132 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Detroit
POE Date : 2013-07-01
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : They were very thorough but were very nice :) Took so long I missed my connecting flight but the airline re-booked it at no charge.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-05-28
NOA Date : 2015-06-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-06-24
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-03-15
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2016-03-21
Comments : It took almost 11 months to get this approved but we finally got it and received the 10 year GC Today!

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Pittsburgh PA
Date Filed : 2016-12-20
NOA Date : 2016-12-27
Bio. Appt. : 2016-01-25
Interview Date : 2017-03-30
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2017-05-01
Comments : The Immigration Officer was extremely nice and easy to talk to. The questions are preselected before you go to your interview they are already printed on a sheet of paper for the IO to ask you. Believe me they are completely RANDOM. My best advise is to study all 100 and get them down, because they can ask 10 of any of those questions. If you answer one wrong they give you the opportunity to go back to it and try to answer it again. I was just Naturalized today and I immediately registered to vote and answered yes to volunteer as a Poll Worker during elections. Serve your community get involved that is truly what America is all about. My Visa Journey is Over!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 3, 2016
Embassy Review : The officer was very polite asked a few questions and approved me
Rating : Very Good

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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
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