Jump to content

LilyR's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Lily
Beneficiary's Name: Alex
VJ Member: LilyR
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2013-10-08
Register or log in to follow this timeline


Immigration Checklist for Lily & Alex:

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 : London, United Kingdom
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-08-22
I-130 Sent : 2012-12-17
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-12-21
I-130 RFE : 2013-03-20
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2013-04-23
NVC Received : 2013-07-10
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left : 2013-08-12
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2013-10-07
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments : Notice rcvd 3/20/2013 - standard interview for 130 on 4/23/2013 - rcvd NOA2 a few hours after the interview; Need 212 waiver - filed July 11, 2013
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 123 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 290 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 22, 2013
Embassy Review : The reviews other have posted helped my husband and I as we prepared for each step of our journey so we wanted to return the favor:

* First, they *will not* allow you to enter the consulate without a valid passport. My husband lost his passport immediately before his 1st scheduled interview. He checked in at the consulate and they were extremely helpful in directing him to the UK passport office and such, but he was not able to attend that interview. (We were fortunately able to reschedule the new interview for 3 weeks from the first).

* The rescheduled appointment was for 9:30. My husband left his backpack and other bag along with a bag of his electronics at Goulds. No problems there. If you are leaving something larger (like a bag) then they tie the bag around the handle of your bag.

There was not a long line to enter the consulate and security was smooth and easy. You must have your interview letter with you and they will check your name off on their list. My husband was called to the first window at 11:30 and a nice guy asked for some of his paperwork. Then he sat back down to wait again. He bought a cup of tea (lukewarm). The non-immigration numbers seemed to be called in no particular order, but the immigration numbers went in order. Finally at 1:00 he went to the window for his interview. He was with an African American woman and she was very polite and kind. She asked him some cursory questions verifying facts. Then she asked him a few questions about us:
- Where did you meet your wife? [On-line] What website?
- Where and when did you and your wife first meet in person?
- When did you first realize you wanted to be together permanently?
- "Oh, I see you were deported. What happened there?"
She was kind and somewhat apologetic when she informed my husband that he couldn't get his visa (due to his deportation) and would need to file for a 212 waiver (which we already knew). My husband was also able to take his original paperwork (that had been sent in at the NVC stage) with him [we needed his passport since it is our only copy and not easy for us to get another copy].
Rating : Good

Timeline Comments: None yet, be the first!

Register or log in to comment on this timeline

*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

vjTimeline ver 5.0

  • Create New...