Samlyd2012's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Lydia
Beneficiary's Name: Samson
VJ Member: Samlyd2012
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2014-12-18
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Immigration Checklist for Lydia & Samson:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Moscow, Russia
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-06-22
I-130 Sent : 2012-09-12
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-09-19
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2013-05-24
NVC Received : 2013-10-04
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2013-10-14
Pay AOS Bill : 2013-12-18
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2014-02-17
Submit DS-261 : 2013-10-16
Receive IV Bill : 2013-12-23
Pay IV Bill : 2013-12-26
Send IV Package : 2014-02-03
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2014-07-30
Case Completed at NVC : 2014-07-14
NVC Left : 2014-07-31
Consulate Received : 2014-08-04
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2014-07-30
Interview Date : 2014-09-24
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2014-10-09
US Entry : 2014-11-21
Comments : Very easy, everything took only 10-12 minutes.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 247 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 735 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2014-11-21
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : It was very easy POE, overall it took 12 minute to get everything done. The officer was very good and professional.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Moscow, Russia
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 6, 2014
Embassy Review : We had our interview on the 24th of September 2014, it was really a very lovely one, everything went smoothly right from the security up to the second floor where we had our document checked, but the woman checking our document told us that they could not locate our original marriage certificate, she tried to search but still couldnt find it. so she told us to sit down and wait till we hear our number, our number was K004, in less than 10 minutes we were called to Room 24, the woman was very lovely, kind with lot of smiles on her face, she pretty asked many questions regarding how many times we have met? our skype chat .. she even pointed out to some few places where we argued due to my husband not here and me getting mad because of this distance, she asked my husband how did we resolve it. she asked on how he proposed to me, she asked about questions regarding our two joint sponsors, she asked what did we do when we first met, my husband explained everything and what got her attention was about the food and so on,it was all like we are chatting, we were all laughing and it was a good four minutes full of everything. After that, she brought a form which says 221 g and she told us that they are sorry because they misplaced our original marriage certificate, she marked marriage certificate on the 221G , and she told us to go immediately to ZAGS and get another copy then she said we should give the marriage certificate to Pony express for them to deliver it to them. before we left the place.. i asked please ma are we approved, she said yeah but we need your original marriage certificate before we can issue your visa. she didn't give us my husband birth certificate back, she said once they receive the marriage certificate, everything will be sent back to us. So she collected the passport and give us her personal email, she told us to email her once we have sent it by pony express. we thanked her and left. it was really a very loving day. We spent 1hr 25 minutes in total at the embassy but the interview only lasted 4 minutes. We went to ZAGC and we got the marriage certificate and sent it off through pony express to the embassy and our visa was approved and issued. overall it was a very good experience. My advice is that you should be ready for the interview and as long as you know your spouse very well, then everything will be fine.
Rating : Good

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