BelwinMills's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: J
Beneficiary's Name: D
VJ Member: BelwinMills
Country: Jamaica

Last Updated: 2009-08-06
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Immigration Checklist for J & D:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Jamaica
Marriage (if applicable): 2006-08-08
I-130 Sent : 2006-08-18
I-130 NOA1 : 2006-08-28
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2006-10-12
NVC Received : 2006-10-23
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2006-10-30
Pay AOS Bill : 2006-11-08
Receive I-864 Package : 2006-12-02
Send AOS Package : 2006-12-04
Submit DS-261 : 2006-11-07
Receive IV Bill : 2006-11-20
Pay IV Bill : 2006-11-21
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2006-12-11
Case Completed at NVC : 2007-01-17
NVC Left : 2007-01-23
Consulate Received : 2007-01-24
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2007-03-23
Interview Date : 2007-05-03
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2007-05-10
US Entry : 2007-05-31
Comments : I filed without the certified Marriage Licenses. I filed with the one we got that day at the wedding. We just need the original for the interview.

James Shortcuts have saved us sometime. The Email of the Ds3032, AOS Fee Bill and DS230 Part 1!

Interview easy as PIE!!!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 45 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 248 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2007-05-31
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2009-05-18
NOA Date : 2009-05-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-07-07
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2009-08-04
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Jamaica
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 17, 2007
Embassy Review : We had a 12:15pm appoinment May 3rd.

We got there at 11:15pm

They started to line us up outside the doors at 11:30 for 11:30am-12:30pm appoitments.

We went threw the metal detector at the Embassy. The American guy infront of me held up his line cause he brought his cell phone in and we all told him he couldn't but he didn't believe us. So he had to go back outside and give his phone to a person who keeps it in a plastic bag and gives you a number. The lady commented on my binder as I entered It weighed at least 5 pounds. The security gaurd was like your preparied this should be easy for you guys. I hope because we have been together for about a decade.

We then walk through the court yard and enter another door. This is were my husband pulls out his DS230 one form and signs it and his four passport photos. He gets a pink slip where he puts his passport number on the back of it and the front on the line.

We go through another set of metal detectors. Then they tell us to have a seat to the far right of the hall. This is section A. They call him up to the window. The lady takes his Birth Certificate, Wedding Certificate, Passport, DS230 part 1 and 2.

We then go sit down in section B. My husband gets called again and his index fingers on both hands are scaned. Then we sit.

Section C we waited for like ever.

Then we finally got called up for our interview. We raised our right hands and swore in. The guy joked with us from the start. He grew up around were I live. He asked my husband where he met me. He asked what insturment he played and I played. Then he asked when did we get married? Then he asked where I worked? He said I really can see you two our very much in love and a wonderful couple. I really don't think I need to see anything in that binder or album. He said we were very luck to have that much information most people don't (10 years worth). The visa was granted we took the pink sheet the officer said do not buy his plane ticket until he recieves the visa. It should come in about 14 working days. He told us to go across the street to get the visa sent to him. So we went across the street and paid for the visa to be delivered. It cost 7 US dollars. My husband asked the lady to call the taxi driver and he paid 30 JA for his phone call. As we were leaving a guy asked if we needed a taxi my husband was like we just called someone. So the guy let us call to cancel the taxi so we could us him. Then we went to order our favorite pizza at Pizza Hut pinapple and pepperoni.

The whole process took 2 hours
Rating : Very Good

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