melvin & jill's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Melvin Jorge
Beneficiary's Name: Jill
VJ Member: melvin & jill
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2013-12-10
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Immigration Checklist for Melvin Jorge & Jill :

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 : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-07-30
I-130 Sent : 2013-01-16
I-130 NOA1 : 2013-02-04
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2013-04-19
NVC Received : 2013-05-23
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2013-05-28
Pay AOS Bill : 2013-05-28
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2013-06-22
Pay IV Bill : 2013-06-22
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2013-09-22
Case Completed at NVC : 2013-10-16
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2013-10-29
Interview Date : 2013-12-09
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 74 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 308 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : December 10, 2013
Embassy Review : Hi vj! It's approved!
Me and daddy arrived at usem manila at around 0330, there are chairs for rent and lines were classified. I was fifth on the immigrant line. Then at around 5am the security guard told us to go forward then we formed a two lines and they put a sticker with number on our passport same on the paper for 2go visa delivery paper.we just showed the first page of appointment letter. Due to nervousness my 2go paper fell on the ground and got wet, too bad, but thanks God it was not teared,hehe Around 6am we were instructed to go inside,it was like an airport entrance, we gave the first page of our appointment letter then they gave it back with Que. number attached into it. They said to drop the appointment letter in window 39 but the lady collected it from us. Keep your eyes on the que board. My number was flashed around 0615, it was likes this 6007 42, my number was 6007 and go to window 42. First step was the biometrics, they asked my name, my maiden name and my bithdate and finger print. After that i waited for 1hr, next was in window 53 the filipino consul, she asked my name, who is the petitioner, when did we meet, where did we meet, when was the last time i saw him, how old i am and my husband, what is his work, how many years i worked in other country, did i ever apply for us. Then she told me to prepare some proof of marriage for american consul interview. So i waited again for 1hr, then next was the American co, we greeted each other and she only asked my husband's rank and where he is working. And she also reminds me about my rights and she gave a pamphlet. And she told me to read the oath. Then she said "ok you are approve, congratulations, welcome to america!" It's like a music that i heard! Soo haappyy with big big smile! Lol then she asked me to wait again for the next call,. It took 30mins then went to window 72 for final checking of papers, no question, he told me to go to window69 for 2go deliver,. It's my lucky day, i finished at around 9am with big smile,. it was really a smooth sailing interview. Good luck to everyone!
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