road2kros's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Jack
Beneficiary's Name: Rhoda
VJ Member: road2kros
Country: Hong Kong

Last Updated: 2009-10-18
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Immigration Checklist for Jack & Rhoda:

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 : Hong Kong, China
Marriage (if applicable): 2005-07-02
I-130 Sent : 2005-09-12
I-130 NOA1 : 2005-09-14
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2005-10-17
NVC Received :
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2005-11-04
Pay AOS Bill : 2005-11-16
Receive I-864 Package : 2005-12-02
Send AOS Package : 2005-12-13
Submit DS-261 : 2005-11-21
Receive IV Bill : 2005-12-12
Pay IV Bill : 2005-12-19
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2006-01-09
Case Completed at NVC : 2006-01-30
NVC Left : 2006-02-07
Consulate Received : 2006-02-14
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2006-03-07
Interview Date : 2006-03-14
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-03-17
US Entry : 2006-03-28
Comments : Our I-130 is now at the HK Consulate and we never heard about our I-129F.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 33 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 181 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Newark
POE Date : 2006-03-28
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2008-02-06
NOA Date : 2008-02-13
RFE(s) : 2009-02-02
Bio. Appt. : 2008-03-12
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-04-23
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Green Card Received : 2009-05-01
Comments : Had my info pass and the IO said that our papers weren't processed yet. 14 months and 12 days we got an email notification card production ordered from CRIS. It was a very stressful wait. After a week I got an email notification that my approval notice was sent. I received my green card but no approval notice. I wonder but, anyways, thanks GOD. It was over.

Event Date
Service Center : Dallas/Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Philadelphia PA
Date Filed : 2009-06-08
NOA Date : 2009-06-15
Bio. Appt. : 2009-07-15
Interview Date : 2009-09-21
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2009-10-16
Comments : The processing is very fast and no stress at all.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Hong Kong, China
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 15, 2006
Embassy Review : After the completion of our case (CR1) at the NVC, it was forwarded to the Hong Kong Embassy. It was 2 days after the Embassy received the case when I received my appointment letter for medical. HK Embassy is really fast and very efficient. It was exactly one month from their receipt of our case to the date of my interview. On the day of my interview, I submitted all my documents that support my application. The VO even takes a look at our wedding photos page to page. I was asked so many questions. They ask questions too fast, and I have to listen carefully and be smart in answering. After my interview, the VO congratulates me that my papers have no problem and that I will be issued a visa. He handed me a yellow card to pay for my visa delivery. It was 4:45pm when I went out of the Embassy. I was there from 1:30pm.
Rating : Good

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