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britishdakota's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Catherine
Beneficiary's Name: Christopher
VJ Member: britishdakota
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2018-12-04
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Immigration Checklist for Catherine & Christopher:

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? Texas Service Center on 2013-12-20
Consulate : London, United Kingdom
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-01-06
I-130 Sent : 2013-06-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2013-06-10
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2014-03-18
NVC Received : 2014-05-06
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-05-06
Pay AOS Bill : 2014-05-09
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2014-05-19
Submit DS-261 : 2014-05-15
Receive IV Bill : 2014-05-06
Pay IV Bill : 2014-05-09
Send IV Package : 2014-05-19
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2014-07-23
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2014-09-29
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2014-10-06
US Entry : 2014-10-07
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 281 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 476 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Event Date
Service Center :
CIS Office : Saint Paul MN
Date Filed : 2017-07-18
NOA Date : 2017-07-20
Bio. Appt. : 2017-08-16
Interview Date : 2018-09-26
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2018-11-13
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 8, 2014
Embassy Review : Arrived at the embassy at 7:30am for my 8:00am appointment, there was already a line forming for those with appointments after 8:00am. Security was quick and easy although they were the least friendly people in the whole building.

You can now bring phones and smaller electronic devices into the embassy although I did not do much except wait for my number to be called. The first window was a simple document check where I handed over my passport and photos and a very polite lady checked I should not have any other records.

After sitting down for about 15 minutes I was called to another window for my interview. The guy was locked out of his computer and then had to see what to do as I already had more than one passport. After a minute things were up and running and he asked 2 questions about my wife's work and I was told I was approved.

I was out of the building and on my way home just after 9:00am.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Chicago
Event Description
Entry Date : 2014-10-07
Embassy Review : Flew into Chicago on the first flight from London so the immigration hall was not very busy. They have a new system where those traveling on visas and ESTA for the first time have to go down a different line. This was a pretty slow process as after waiting in line for a while I was sent to secondary to be processed. The first officer took my finger prints on the scanner and photo then took my passport and visa package and walked me to the secondary area.

After a bit of a wait I was called up and confirmed who I was and the address for the greencard to be sent to. I had to sign a document front and back and provide a print of my right index finger. I was then told I was good to go.

My bags were the last ones from the flight to be collected but the airport staff were very efficient and had checked where I was then retrieved them for me.

Total process just under 2 hours. Make sure you have a decent layover at POE.
Harassment Level : Low

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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
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rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
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