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jenyadenise's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Jane
Beneficiary's Name: Eduardo
VJ Member: jenyadenise
Country: Mexico

Last Updated: 2015-10-15
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Immigration Checklist for Jane & Eduardo:

USCIS DCF 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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Juarez, Mexico
Marriage (if applicable): 2011-08-05
I-130 Sent : 2012-12-03
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-12-05
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2012-12-06
NVC Received : 2012-12-14
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2012-12-14
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2013-04-17
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-04-20
US Entry : 2013-07-11
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 1 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 133 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Dallas
POE Date : 2013-07-11
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-04-17
NOA Date : 2015-04-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-09-04
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-10-14
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Juarez, Mexico
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : April 23, 2013
Embassy Review : I’m the USC and have been living in Mexico with my husband for almost 2 years, so we did Direct Consular Filing for IR-1/CR-1 visa. We filed our I-130 in Mexico City and then my husband had his interview in Juarez on April 17th and was approved. I didn’t go to Juarez with him, but he has told me about the whole process. So, here’s our review…


He arrived in Juarez and took taxi to the Ibis hotel. He had no complaints about the Ibis.

MONDAY: (Medical Exam and Biometrics)

6:30am – He went to the Consulate Information Window to get the invitation letter that we never received from the Consulate. The window opened at 7:30am and there were already 20 people in line ahead of him.

8:15am – He received the letter.

8:30am – He went to Servicios Medicos for his medical exam. There was no line and he entered immediately. He showed his invitation letter, DS-260 confirmation and passport. His medical exam went smoothly. They x-rayed his chest, took blood tests, did an eye sight test, measured his height and weight test and did a physical exam. During the physical exam they asked questions about his health history. Then, they gave him the vaccinations he was missing.

12:00 He paid for the exam and was finished.

2:00pm – He went to ASC for the biometrics appointment. Again, he showed his invitation letter, DS-260 confirmation and passport.

2:30pm - Went back to Servicios Medicos to pick up the medical results.


He had this extra day just in case he couldn’t get medical exam done on Monday (we had heard there were long lines).

WEDNESDAY: (Interview)

7:20am – He went to the Sala de Espera. They stamped his invitation letter and DS-260 confirmation page. His appointment wasn’t until 9:15 so he really didn’t need to go this early.

8:30am – They called everyone with appointments at 9:15 to line up. He went through security and into the Consulate where he submitted his stamped invitation letter and confirmation page. They gave him a number and he sat down and waited. When his number was called he went to the designated window and submitted his documents: passport, birth certificate and I-864 package. The CO asked him, “What do you do for a living?” Then, he sat down again and waited to be called to his interview. When his number was called again, he went to a different window and sat down for his interview. He first took an oath to tell the truth. Here are the questions he was asked:

• Why were you living in England? (asked in Spanish)
• So you speak English, right?
• When did you meet and where? (continued interview in English)
• When did you start dating?
• When and where did you get married?
• Is this your first marriage? Is this your wife’s first marriage?
• Do you have children?
• Is she with you? (He explained that I was working.)
• What does she do?
• Are you living together?
• Who is “name of my father”?
• Have you ever been to the US?
• Have you been there illegally?
• Do you have a US visa?
• How many times have you been to the US?

At this point she found his B1/B2 visa, and put a big fat stamp “CANCELED” on it. Then, she smiled and said, “Congratulations, you’re approved.”

He said that the CO was friendly but to the point. She just moved quickly from question to question and at the same time was paging through all our documents from the I-864 and the I-130. He was prepared to show more relationship evidence and photos, but she didn’t ask for anything. We had included quite a bit of evidence with our I-130, so that must have been satisfactory.

11:15am - He was finished with everything.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Dallas
Event Description
Entry Date : 2013-07-11
Embassy Review : My husband and I (USC) flew into Dallas together. We had a four hour layover between flights. At immigration and passport control, we entered the US Citizen and Resident line. There were a lot of people but the line moved quickly. When we reached the front of the line, we went to the immigration desk together and I told the officer that my husband was entering for the first time with his permanent resident visa packet (IR-1/CR-1). The officer was friendly and took our passports and the packet. As he was looking at our passports and entering stuff into the computer, he asked us how we met and we had a brief conversation about that. Then, he said, "Well, let's get this done!" and took us to the immigrant processing room and told us to wait until his name was called.

The room was pretty full... about 25 people waiting. Lots of people were being called to talked to an officer in the back but the processing seemed very slow. Several people were frustrated because they had missed their connecting flights. We were a little worried, but after about an hour an officer came out with my husband's passport and some papers. He took his fingerprints and explained that the stamp in his passport was his temporary green card. He confirmed the address where the social security number and Green card would be sent. And, then said, "Welcome to the US."

It took about an hour and a half from the time we got off the plane until the time we were done with immigration. We caught our connecting flight with no problem.
Harassment Level : Low

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