RaginKhmer's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Jim
Beneficiary's Name: Tia
VJ Member: RaginKhmer
Country: Cambodia

Last Updated: 2019-05-25
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Immigration Checklist for Jim & Tia:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? Nebraska Service Center on 2013-11-01
Consulate : Cambodia
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2013-10-17
I-130 NOA1 : 2013-10-23
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2014-04-28
NVC Received : 2014-05-14
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-06-24
Pay AOS Bill : 2014-06-24
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2014-07-02
Submit DS-261 : 2014-06-19
Receive IV Bill : 2014-08-02
Pay IV Bill : 2014-08-02
Send IV Package : 2014-08-06
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2014-10-20
NVC Left : 2014-12-03
Consulate Received : 2014-12-06
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2014-12-18
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2015-01-23
US Entry : 2015-02-05
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 187 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 421 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Houston
POE Date : 2015-02-05
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2016-11-16
NOA Date : 2016-12-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-12-19
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-05-23
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Green Card Received : 2018-06-13
Comments : It takes a long time. No reason to stress. Simply file, setup notification accounts with the USCIS online resources for emails and sms messages, set personal calendar reminders at major date milestones and then forget about it and move on with your daily life.

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : San Antonio TX
Date Filed : 2018-10-14
NOA Date : 2018-10-18
Bio. Appt. : 2018-11-05
Interview Date : 2019-05-13
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2019-06-13
Comments : USCIS San Antonio field office. Immigration Officer Brigid Oman was the interviewer. Ultimately approved the application but the officers derogatory and borderline abusive language is a black eye against the USCIS. It is understandable to verify information and dig into answers to validate an applicants true intent. It is not understandable to question someones intelligence nor refer to them in derogatory euphemisms because you are asked to repeat something when speaking quickly to an ESL individual.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Cambodia
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 9, 2015
Embassy Review : Like most Embassies the queue is long. Once transferred from USCIS you will have to wait months for an interview date. As for the actual interview there's nothing much to say really. No surprises. Have all your information lined up and have more than you think you need, expect to be questioned on everything ensuring your spouse knows everything about you and your extended family. The Embassy will run a full background check on you through LexisNexis so any errors or omissions will be glaring. They have all of the answers to the questions they will be asking, they are simply checking if what you and your spouse says matches the report.

Show your spouses name on any and all health care documents, financial reports like retirement plans or bank accounts, show them as beneficiaries in the event of your death, anything to show you are a real couple. Expect your spouse to be questioned extremely hard, expect the Embassy to try to break him/her, bring them to tears, to accept defeat, to get angry. Prepare your spouse for that, for what to expect and all will be well. You may feel this is inhumane, an insult, humiliating, etc but you're just going to have to deal with it. The responsibility of the Embassy is to ensure all transactions are real, if you don't want to be subjected to this treatment don't apply for a Visa, especially if your corroborating evidence is light and not long in length of years. Affidavits from friends and family carry little weight.
Rating : Moderate

POE Review: Houston
Event Description
Entry Date : 2015-02-05
Embassy Review : Nothing significant to report. Enter the Non-US Citizen lines, approach the officer when and present your passport + visa package. Give it a few minutes and they take you down to the end of the entry lanes and you wait a few minutes depending on how many people are ahead of you. Another officer reviews some documents in the package, calls you up for fingerprints then you're on your way to collect your bags and recheck them for your continuing flight or exit the baggage claim area.
Harassment Level : Low

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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.

** Not all cases are transfered

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