NYC.RSA's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: FW
Beneficiary's Name: AAR
VJ Member: NYC.RSA
Country: South Africa

Last Updated: 2018-05-05
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Immigration Checklist for FW & AAR:

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 : South Africa
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-09-05
I-130 Sent : 2013-02-02
I-130 NOA1 : 2013-02-16
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2013-10-21
NVC Received : 2013-10-23
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2013-11-07
Pay AOS Bill : 2013-11-13
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2013-11-07
Pay IV Bill : 2013-11-13
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2014-02-11
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2014-03-01
Interview Date : 2014-04-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2014-04-10
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 247 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 416 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : New York City NY
Date Filed : 2017-09-01
NOA Date : 2017-09-15
Bio. Appt. : 2017-10-05
Interview Date : 2018-05-04
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2018-05-23
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: South Africa
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 8, 2014
Embassy Review : Arrived at the Consulate at 12:25 for 1 o clock appointment. One or two people before us in line.

At 12:45 they let us in one by one. You go inside and just take a seat and wait to be called.

We got called after 5 minutes or so by a South African lady to window 5. She asked for passport and 2 photos. Thereafter, fingerprints were taken and she asked a couple of questions which were very basic and simple. That was done. Took maybe 5 minutes. She said to have a seat and wait for officer to call u up.

We waited 10-15 minutes and got called up to window 7 by an American officer who was extremely nice and friendly. She really put us at ease. We had our 5 month old daughter with us so she asked to see her lol. Then asked us the following questions:

1/ How did you guys meet (in details)?
2/ What petitioner is doing in South Africa?
3/ What beneficiary is doing in South Africa?
4/ Do you (beneficiary) have any relatives in the US?
5/ Have you (beneficiary)been to the US?
6/ Date of marriage?
7/ When was baby born?

That was it. Thereafter, she asked if we wanted to come pick up the passport ourselves in person or DHL. We opted to come in person so she gave us a green slip and said to come back in a week.

No evidence or paperwork was asked for.

We were out and back in our car at 1:45.
Everything took less than an hour.

Wonderful experience.
Rating : Very Good

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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
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
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

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