bdrew612's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Bobbie
Beneficiary's Name: Graham
VJ Member: bdrew612
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2016-12-12
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Immigration Checklist for Bobbie & Graham:

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? California Service Center on 2014-02-24
Consulate : London, United Kingdom
Marriage (if applicable): 2013-08-22
I-130 Sent : 2013-09-03
I-130 NOA1 : 2013-09-05
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2014-03-13
NVC Received : 2014-03-25
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-05-02
Pay AOS Bill : 2014-05-02
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2014-05-02
Submit DS-261 : 2014-05-01
Receive IV Bill : 2014-05-12
Pay IV Bill : 2014-05-12
Send IV Package : 2014-05-13
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2014-06-24
Case Completed at NVC : 2014-06-16
NVC Left : 2014-06-26
Consulate Received : 2014-07-03
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2014-06-24
Interview Date : 2014-08-06
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2014-08-11
US Entry : 2014-08-25
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 189 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 335 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Minneapolis/St Paul
POE Date : 2014-08-25
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : CBP Agent stamped the visa with 8/19/2014, so my husband's GC expiration date is listed as 8/19/2016.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2016-05-21
NOA Date : 2016-05-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-07-29
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-11-22
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2016-12-02
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 28, 2014
Embassy Review : My husband arrived at the Embassy at 7am. He stood in line and entered just before 8am. He got his number, sat down and waited for about 15 minutes before his number was called. He went up to the first counter and did the finger prints. Very uneventful.
Then he sat and waited for about 45 minutes before getting called again for the interview. He raised his right hand and the man asked my husband a few questions. The only confusing question was my husband being asked why we didn't file a K-1 (because we got married in August), and why didn't my husband just adjust status after we married (he replied that we were under the impression doing so was illegal and did not want to jeopardize the process).
1. Where does your wife work?
2. When did you and your wife begin your relationship?
3. What city will you be living in?
4. Why are you moving to the US instead of your wife coming here?

The CO then made a comment about the Congressional inquiries in our file and asked my husband when he planned to leave for the US. My husband said at the end of the month. The CO wrote "ASAP" on the form and told him he was approved! The visa was issued same day!
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Minneapolis/St Paul
Event Description
Entry Date : 2014-08-25
Embassy Review : My husband and I were together. When we arrived at the first counter, the CBP dude said "oh yay, another one". My husband placed his hand on the fingerprint scanner. The Agent informed my husband to go into the Passport Control room for further processing. I asked if I was able to go with him, and the Agent said he didn't care but "expect to be there for a while, a long while."
We go into the Passport Control room, I made a joke about being sent to the Principal's Office, the second agent joked back that we were in the 'good room'. He took my husband's packet, tore it open and flipped through the paperwork. He asked when we filed our I-130 and remarked that waiting 11 months "wasn't all that long, compared to others". My husband then came up to the counter where the Agent took his fingerprint. He then took his passport and stamped the visa. He continued to make jokes, he had a great sense of humor! We were in and out in about 20 minutes. Most of it was waiting while he typed away on his computer. Really easy POE and the Agent Zurcaw (I think that's how you spell it) was great!
Harassment Level : Low

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