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  Petitioner's Name: Sara
Beneficiary's Name: Shakeel
VJ Member: Kastrs
Country: Pakistan

Last Updated: 2019-05-29
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Immigration Checklist for Sara & Shakeel:

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 : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Islamabad, Pakistan
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-12-19
I-130 Sent : 2015-01-14
I-130 NOA1 : 2015-01-20
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2015-05-28
NVC Received : 2015-06-10
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-07-06
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-07-06
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2015-07-02
Submit DS-261 : 2015-06-30
Receive IV Bill : 2015-07-06
Pay IV Bill : 2015-07-06
Send IV Package : 2015-07-02
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-07-30
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2015-10-14
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2015-10-20
US Entry : 2015-10-26
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 128 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 267 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2015-10-26
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2017-08-28
NOA Date : 2017-08-31
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-10-02
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-09-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Green Card Received : 2018-09-24
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : New York City NY
Date Filed : 2018-07-30
NOA Date : 2018-07-30
Bio. Appt. : 2018-08-23
Interview Date : 2019-04-04
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2019-06-07
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Islamabad, Pakistan
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 29, 2015
Embassy Review : We got to the embassy stop slightly before 6 am, they open the doors at 6 am
Passed through security and got online for shuttle tickets
There is a separate line for women, so if you are a woman or your female petitioner is with you it is faster to stand in the women's line for tickets
it is 200 rs per shuttle ticket
We were on the first shuttle to the embassy
once inside the embassy we were given a token number and papers on the courier service and on domestic violence
We were called up to the windows 3 times
1st they took our pictures and did fingerprints
2nd time they took our original documents and asked when we were married and if he wanted the interview in English or Urdu, he selected English
also, they had lost the pictures we had given when they took fingerprints, luckily I had brought 2 spare pictures just in case, so as a tip ALWAYS bring a couple extra pictures just in case
3rd time was the interview
They asked the following:
When and where were you married
How did you meet
How often did you talk on facebook
After how many visits did you marry
Where do I (the petitioner live) and what do I do
He then said that I should also feel free to answer any questions
Asked again about how we met (I answered)
he then said I am approving your visa

Do not wear heels, there is a ton of gravel you need to walk through to get inside the embassy
If the petitioner can, then have your petitioner attend the interview with you
Dress nicely
Try to get a good night's sleep before
Stay relaxed
Rating : 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
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