YamSam's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Yam
Beneficiary's Name: Sam
VJ Member: YamSam
Country: India

Last Updated: 2006-04-10
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Immigration Checklist for Yam & Sam:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Mumbai, India
Marriage (if applicable): 2005-04-03
I-130 Sent : 2005-04-18
I-130 NOA1 : 2005-05-03
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2005-10-28
NVC Received : 2005-11-15
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2005-11-25
Pay AOS Bill : 2005-11-22
Receive I-864 Package : 2005-12-12
Send AOS Package : 2005-12-15
Submit DS-261 : 2005-11-22
Receive IV Bill : 2005-12-03
Pay IV Bill : 2005-12-05
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2005-12-15
Case Completed at NVC : 2006-01-04
NVC Left : 2006-01-11
Consulate Received : 2006-01-17
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2006-02-13
Interview Date : 2006-03-23
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-03-23
US Entry : 2006-04-07
Comments : Used James's Shortcut to self generate all of the forms and NVC completed our case in just 50 days once it was entered in the system. Finally, we are done with this process in 324 days from the NOA1. Hubby arrived on April 7th. What a relief from this long immigration process.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 178 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 324 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Mumbai, India
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 24, 2006
Embassy Review : Here is the detailed info about my husband's interview at Bombay Embassy

His interview was at 8:30am On March 23rd, 2006, he was there around 8 am. When he entered, they took his appointment letter. They kept pilling up letters on top of his papers.. So, this is something to watch out... He kept waiting waiting and waiting. Finally, at around 11:30 or so, one lady called him for Document verification. That lady briefly looked at the documents, and asked him to wait until his number is called. Finally, at 12:15 or 12:20pm, his number was called, so he went to the CO. The CO checked the papers, and asked him few question. Interview was for about 5 - 6 minutes.

When did you meet your wife.
How often do you talk to your wife?
When my husband metioned daily chats through Messanger, CO, then asked which messanger we used.
CO asked for some wedding pics.. My husband show him few pics.
CO, asked how many people attended the wedding? so, he also show him few of those pics as well.

That was it. He was told that his passport will be mailed to him in few days. ( For Bombay embassy, you have to pay for the courier fee at VFS before the interview)

This was it for us.. We are all set for the next two years untill Removing the condtions.

Rating : Moderate

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