PaulineD's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Pauline
Beneficiary's Name: Hlynur
VJ Member: PaulineD
Country: Iceland

Last Updated: 2015-10-08
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Immigration Checklist for Pauline & Hlynur :

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 : Sweden
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-10-24
I-130 Sent : 2014-11-12
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-11-18
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2015-04-08
NVC Received : 2015-05-06
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-05-08
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-06-08
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2015-06-03
Submit DS-261 : 2015-06-01
Receive IV Bill : 2015-06-10
Pay IV Bill : 2015-06-30
Send IV Package : 2015-06-03
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-09-09
NVC Left : 2015-09-15
Consulate Received : 2015-09-21
Packet 3 Received : 2015-09-15
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2015-10-06
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 141 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 322 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Sweden
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 30, 2015
Embassy Review : Had an appointment at 8:30 AM. Showed up at 8:00, and went to the Immigrant/US citizen line. The line for non-immigrants is much longer, and already had about 30-40 people in it when I arrived. The immigrant line only had one other person in it.

I got in fairly quickly, probably waited about 15-20 minutes before being called to the door. Once inside, I was directed to a special booth for immigrants. At the booth, there was a person who took all the original documents I was asked to bring, then asked me some general questions, and asked me to sit down and wait for my actual interview.

After waiting about 20 minutes, I was called to a different booth and had my interview. It went really well, and only took about 15 minutes.

I believe I was out of the Embassy with a big smile on my face not later than 9:15.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Detroit
Event Description
Entry Date : 2015-10-30
Embassy Review : I had less than 2 hours between flights when flying into Denver (going to San Francisco) so I was a little worried that I might not make it.

However, the whole process was very smooth. They have a nice system at the airport, where they split people with ESTA's and people with visas into 2 separate groups. There was no line for people with ESTA, but the line for people with visas had about 8 people before me when I got there. Compared to the huge line for citizens and residents at the time, this was great.

Once it was my turn, I presented my passport and the two envelopes I got from the embassy, and he took one quick look at them, said "Oh, you're immigrating", called his buddy, and I got escorted into a separate office.

At the office, the officer told me to sit down and wait while he entered me into the system. It took about 10 minutes, and once that was done he gave me back my passport, informed me about applying for a permanent residency and I was off. Didn't even have to hurry to catch my flight.
Harassment Level : Low

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