Schulley's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Shawn
Beneficiary's Name: Ariel
VJ Member: Schulley
Country: Panama

Last Updated: 2017-08-29
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Immigration Checklist for Shawn & Ariel:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Panama
Marriage (if applicable): 2013-12-27
I-130 Sent : 2014-01-25
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-01-30
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2014-06-11
NVC Received : 2014-06-26
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-07-28
Pay AOS Bill : 2014-07-29
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2014-07-31
Submit DS-261 : 2014-07-28
Receive IV Bill : 2014-09-10
Pay IV Bill : 2014-09-10
Send IV Package : 2014-10-02
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2014-10-22
NVC Left : 2014-10-24
Consulate Received : 2014-10-27
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2014-10-28
Interview Date : 2014-11-13
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2014-11-19
US Entry : 2014-12-12
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 132 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 287 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2016-09-26
NOA Date : 2016-09-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-10-31
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2017-08-23
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : We received the letter on 08/28, five days after the approval date listed on the letter. The USCIS website still does not show approval yet.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Panama
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 13, 2014
Embassy Review : The entire process took about 40 minutes. He arrived, waited 15 minutes, and then they called him up to the first window where the took his fingerprints, asked for his photos/documents, and then was seated again. After 15 more minutes, they called him up to another window for his formal interview where they took his fingerprints (again), and asked him just a handful of simple questions (how did you two meet? tell me about his family? etc.). All of this took, again, just five minutes, and the agent said he was approved!

They said they would contact him again about 1-2 weeks when he visa was ready to pick up.

I should note one thing: we were worried about whether our documents would arrive from the NVC because we already submitted them all BEFORE our expedite request was approved. But they were there and everything went well. My husband said everyone was very nice.
Rating : Very Good

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(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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