Btranquilo's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: William
Beneficiary's Name: Luvys
VJ Member: Btranquilo
Country: Nicaragua

Last Updated: 2018-11-22
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Immigration Checklist for William & Luvys:

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 : Nicaragua
Marriage (if applicable): 2013-12-02
I-130 Sent : 2014-03-31
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-04-10
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2014-09-18
NVC Received : 2014-10-22
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-01-26
Pay AOS Bill : 2014-11-27
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2015-03-18
Submit DS-261 : 2014-12-24
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill : 2014-12-17
Send IV Package : 2015-03-18
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2015-06-09
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-04-21
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2015-07-27
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2015-08-04
US Entry : 2015-09-04
Comments : Entered at Atlanta POE; I travelled from Nicaragua with my spouse for her first entry into the US. I am a US citizen. We were directed to the line for non-citizens. The man at the counter took my spouses fingerprints and photo, scanned her Nicaragua passport and asked if she had the sealed envelope from the embassy in Managua which she had. He then walked us over to another immigration window where the second immigration worker opened the envelope, quickly reviewed the documents inside along with the summary page that was on the outside and said "Welcome to the US" with a smile. I asked him if he wanted to see my passport and he said no, "You're good to go." I thought it was rather odd that neither of the workers bothered to look at my passport or any Identification, no scan of my passport, nothing at all. So I guess I was sort of informally re-admitted to the US! Both workers were polite, business like and brief. Entire process took about 7 minutes.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 161 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 473 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2017-08-22
NOA Date : 2017-08-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-10-05
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-11-13
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2018-11-20
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nicaragua
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : August 4, 2015
Embassy Review : My wife arrived at the embassy in Managua a bit early, showed her letter of appointment for 7:30am and was seen promptly. She was well prepared for the interview and asked basic questions about how we met, my trips to Costa Rica and Nicaragua with her, the wedding in Managua. The Nicaraguan conducting the interview was nice, asked to see any photos and she showed them about 15 photos of us together on trips, the wedding, etc. He asked for any other documents or evidence of our marriage and suggested my sending her financial support. She showed him some of the receipts she had from Western Union and MoneyGram. She had a printout of 6 pages of cell phone text messages from me to her but he did not ask for anything else so she did not offer those. After what was about a 30 minute interview he said she was approved and would receive an email with information about how to receive her visa via Cargo Express. She lives in Leon, Nicaragua and it was nice that the visa was safely sent to Leon where she picked it up one week exactly after the interview and approval. She said everyone at the embassy treated her nicely, no problems. I may be able to add some more information after we finally meet in person when she arrives in the US in about a month. I will add that the information on this website was very valuable and helpful for us in the entire process!
Rating : Very Good

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