spangoo's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Simon
Beneficiary's Name: Abigail
VJ Member: spangoo
Country: China

Last Updated: 2015-04-23
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Immigration Checklist for Simon & Abigail:

USCIS DCF 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? No
Consulate : Guangzhou, China
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2015-01-13
I-130 NOA1 :
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2015-02-05
NVC Received :
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2015-03-02
Interview Date : 2015-04-23
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments : Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Estimates/Stats :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Guangzhou, China
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 18, 2015
Embassy Review : This review is for a DCF CR-1 Visa.

The interview process was smooth. Arrived at 8:45am for a 9:20am interview on April 23, 2015. They let my wife past the first gate at about 9am. The line past the first gate is a bit disorganized, with everyone eager to get in. The staff in charge of that first line (before the security check) seemed a bit novice. My wife said they told 9:20am appointments to line up at a certain place, then later told them to go back to the line, only later to say they could go in...

Once inside the consulate, it was more organized with number systems. Just wait for your number to be called. The first step is document intake where they collect the I-864 form(s), police certificate, birth certificate, marriage certificates, etc.

The second step was to pay the $325 fee on the second floor. The person who took my wife's documents reminded her to pay this fee, but my wife said they didn't remind all applicants.

Then my wife waited for her number to be called for the actual interview. It lasted no longer than 5 minutes. The interviewer only asked about petitioner's name, current location, address in America, current job, and date of marriage. The interviewer spoke Chinese. My wife said he didn't have that much of an accent and was very friendly. Kudos to the consulate interviewers!

We left at 10:30am, very efficient in my opinion. Knocking off one star for the inexperience of the staff in charge of the first line right before entering the security check part.

(updated on May 24, 2015)
Rating : Good

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