K & V's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: K
Beneficiary's Name: V
VJ Member: K & V
Country: Italy

Last Updated: 2019-07-03
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Immigration Checklist for K & V:

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 : Naples, Italy
Marriage (if applicable): 2015-05-07
I-130 Sent : 2015-05-28
I-130 NOA1 : 2015-06-02
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2015-06-30
NVC Received : 2015-07-15
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-08-05
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-08-05
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2015-08-08
Submit DS-261 : 2015-07-31
Receive IV Bill : 2015-08-17
Pay IV Bill : 2015-08-18
Send IV Package : 2015-08-08
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2015-09-14
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-08-27
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2015-09-21
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2015-09-14
Interview Date : 2015-10-07
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2015-10-08
US Entry : 2015-11-20
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 28 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 127 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2015-11-20
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2017-08-23
NOA Date : 2017-08-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-10-03
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-09-24
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2018-09-29
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2018-08-23
NOA Date : 2018-08-24
Bio. Appt. : 2018-09-21
Interview Date : 2019-07-01
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2019-07-17
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Naples, Italy
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 7, 2015
Embassy Review : My wife arrived at the consulate a hour before her scheduled appointment time at 9:30am. We did this in order to give her time to walk to the consulate (about 10 to 12 minutes from the hotel) and in case the previous applicants happened to finish with their visa interviews ahead of time.

There were 12 other applicants ahead of her whose appointments started at 7:30am. They were mostly American girls with Italian fiances who were applying for K1 visas, families applying for F4 visas, and one Italian man who was applying for a H1 visa. With that said her interview appointment took a total of 2 hours.

The lady conducting the interview was very nice, but professional. The interview questions were pretty straight forward... She asked my wife how we met, how long we've know each other, how many times have we visited each other, how old both of us were. She also ask about our professions and how long we have been in our current jobs. All in all these were pretty straight forward questions without anything unusual.

As for our documents, They only requested the below original documents:

Birth certificate
Police certificates
Marriage certificate
W2s for past three years
Tax Returns for past three years
2 passport photos of my wife
Passport of my wife

Note: They also requested the print out of the DS-260 application that my wife filled out online (They used the application as a reference to ask the questions). Fortunately my wife had printed out the full DS-260 application.

They ended up keeping the police certificates and the most recent year of both the W2s and Tax Returns. The CO said that they would return the other original documents with the visa when my wife received the packet.

As for the other documents that the consulate received from the NVC, they were given back to my wife at the end of the interview.

And that was it. CO explained to my wife that she should received the visa in 5 to 10 days.
Rating : Very Good

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