NickJackson's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Nick
Beneficiary's Name: Norma
VJ Member: NickJackson
Country: Guatemala

Last Updated: 2021-10-25
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Immigration Checklist for Nick & Norma:

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 : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Guatemala
Marriage (if applicable): 2013-06-08
I-130 Sent : 2014-06-19
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-06-23
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2014-11-24
NVC Received : 2014-01-08
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-01-15
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-01-15
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2015-02-04
Submit DS-261 : 2015-01-15
Receive IV Bill : 2015-01-30
Pay IV Bill : 2015-01-31
Send IV Package : 2015-02-04
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2015-03-26
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-03-25
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2015-03-26
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2015-03-26
Interview Date : 2015-05-19
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2015-05-28
US Entry : 2015-05-28
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 154 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 330 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Fort Lauderdale
POE Date : 2015-05-28
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2017-04-03
NOA Date : 2017-04-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-05-04
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-07-31
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2018-08-06
Comments : From the time the I-751 was received at the California service center (4/4/2017) to the time the conditions removal was approved (7/31/2018), was roughly 16 months! We had no RFE's (during our entire immigration process) or any problems whatsoever!

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2021-01-13
NOA Date : 2021-01-26
Bio. Appt. : 2021-02-01
Interview Date : 2021-04-21
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2021-05-20
Comments : I was able to fill out the N-400 application online in about 5-7 hours. I'm an organized person and had a lot of the information they needed already organized and in hand. Much of what you need you are already familiar with having come this far with applying for residence etc...

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Guatemala
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 20, 2015
Embassy Review : We were scheduled for an 8am interview, and we arrived at 7:30am. We entered the embassy smoothly, and waited about 2 hours before our number was called. We went to the first window where we spent 5 min at most. They wanted recent copies of all our civil documents plus that years IRS Tax Transcript since the latest one (2014) was finished after the Affidavit of Support was sent off to the NVC, and our interview was also already scheduled - so we brought it with us (don't forget to bring the latest one of your co-sponsor as well if you have one).

After we spent about 5 min with that person at the first window, we sat back down until our name was called for the interview at the next window. We sat for about 45min before we were called up. That conversation was about 8 min long. Very simple questions that any legitimately married couple could answer. I was allowed to stand next to my wife the entire time and there was a felt sense that I was included in the interview. This embassy had very friendly staff, I was caught off guard by that. The first person was Guatemalan, and the second person - the interviewer - was an American woman who was also super friendly. The only thing she asked for was pictures of us together which we were prepared to give. She complemented our photos and also was very impressed with the organization of our packets and Civil Documents. At the end her and I spoke in English and she answer a handful of questions I had regarding how long it would take to here that the Visa was ready for pick up at Cargo Expreso. She was pretty knowledgeable about questions not directly related to the "interview" and I walked away very comfortable about how to execute the final steps before we were to arrive at our Point of Entry (POE) in the U.S. (which is always the customs at the first U.S. airport you arrive at). She told me our case was approved, and that she would approve everything that day and that maybe as soon as 1 or 2 days it would be ready for pick up at Cargo Expreso at the location we selected. She said they would notify us by email, but it wouldn't hurt to call each if were trying to leave for the U.S. soon!
Rating : Very Good

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