Mrsrwhite's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: mrwhite
Beneficiary's Name: mrswhite plus 2 kids and mothe
VJ Member: Mrsrwhite
Country: Jamaica

Last Updated: 2016-04-14
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Immigration Checklist for mrwhite & mrswhite plus 2 kids and mothe:

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 : Jamaica
Marriage (if applicable): 2011-12-30
I-130 Sent : 2012-08-15
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-08-27
I-130 RFE : none
I-130 RFE Sent : none
I-130 Approved : 2013-02-06
NVC Received : 2013-03-06
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2013-03-08
Pay AOS Bill : 2013-03-10
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2013-03-18
Submit DS-261 : 2013-03-09
Receive IV Bill : 2013-03-20
Pay IV Bill : 2013-03-24
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2013-03-28
Case Completed at NVC : 2013-05-13
NVC Left : 2013-05-13
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2013-05-14
Interview Date : 2013-06-27
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-07-03
US Entry : 2013-08-07
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 163 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 304 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-06-29
NOA Date : 2015-07-07
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-08-04
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-04-13
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Jamaica
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 28, 2013
Embassy Review : On June 27, 2013, my husband (who came down to Jamaica hours earlier) and i arrived at the embassy in Kingston, and was greeted by the usually crowded group of applicants.

I had a 9:00am interview. A team of security officers will direct you accordingl you enter as the embassy the usual. Please be sure to indicate that you are a immigrant visa applicant so you will be placed in the right group of applicants.

Upon entering, the building, my first stop was at the security post, where you will get a service number ticket, and a yellow strip of paper on which you will write your passport number and keep for you personal record.

I was then instructed to proceed to sit on the right once I enter the building. My first call was the the fingerprinting window, where preliminary questioning also takes place.

Questions asked included:

1. Have you ever stayed more tan six months in the US?
2. Have you ever been arrested or deported from another country?

This initial questioning was done by a very pleasant Jamaican embassy officer. She also explained to me that my file was excellent except I may have a problem because we might have used the wrong version of the I-864 form, and this will require my husband filling out and signing the appropriate one. That did not sound like too much of a big problem since my husband could easily have the appropriate one completed and sign that day if we given the time to.

Anyway, I sat for a another 3 hours while other interviews took place. The interviewing officer usually call you name when they were ready to do your interview, instead of calling a number, so you have to listen carefully.

Finally I called by an officer, who I knew, everyone by now was praying they never had to deal with, since he spoke louder, asked more probing questions, and seemed to be sending everyone away to get more prove, their spouses, and more information. At that point I knew that none of these persons were aware of the visa journey site, as these impending issues are normally discussed here and many members benefited from the discussion in preparing for their interview.

This very same 'tough' officer was most pleasant to me, we just had a conversation about anything else but my case. In the middle of our casual conversation he asked my 4 questions:

1. When did you meet your husband?
2. How long after you met him did you both got married?
3. Where and What do you do for work?
4. Where and What does your husband do for work?

Conversation ended by him, saying "Well is customary I am going to go ahead and cancel your 10-year visitor visa. You are approved. You may have your photos back that you sent as I know they are important to you. Please take this card as a receipt for your passport that I will keep, and have a good!"

I replied "And you have yourself a wonderful rest of the day"

A time-consuming but a walk in-the-park experience for me. ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT VISAJOURNEY IS THE BESSSSSSSSSSSSSSST!

Rating : Very Good

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