coa24's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Chad
Beneficiary's Name: Dhew
VJ Member: coa24
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2019-06-28
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Immigration Checklist for Chad & Dhew:

USCIS DCF 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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2018-08-25
I-130 Sent : 2018-12-12
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-12-12
I-130 RFE : 2018-12-20
I-130 RFE Sent : 2019-01-15
I-130 Approved : 2019-02-04
NVC Received : 2019-02-12
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2018-12-12
Packet 3 Received : 2019-02-04
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-03-25
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
2019-04-08
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2019-04-27
US Entry : 2019-06-24
Comments : CFO on June 10, 2019. Visa was issued on April 15, but there was a holiday. Then issued again (date change) on April 23rd, and on April 25, the passport was sent. April 27, the passport was received.

Note: I did not have a second interview. I only received a 221g for more documentation at which was approved once those documents were reviewed.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 54 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 103 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Washington DC
POE Date : 2019-06-24
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : It was smooth. Officers were well.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 3, 2019
Embassy Review : We filed via DCF option. We had a good experience overall. After submission of the I-130 we were requested to submit more documents to the embassy about a week after submission (December 20,2018) (December 12 was the submission date). We finally submitted the extra documents at the end of January and was approved for interview in the first part of February. We decided to have our interview on March 25, 2019 (we were not in a hurry). The whole interview process went smoothly. We paid the fee at the embassy. Though it caused a delay in our interview process because after part 1 of the process we had to pay on the 2nd floor. Once paid the interview process continued. We were eventually given a 221g and needed to submit more documents because they did not accept my late wife's death certificate or the marriage contract by itself. We were asked to submit my sponsors tax transcripts, the PSA copy of the advisory on marriages (they call it the CENOMAR), and the PSA copy of my late wife's death certificate. We submitted the extra documents on April 3rd. They received it via April 5th. We noticed date changes on the ceac site but maintained the Administrative Processing on April 8, 11, and 12. On April 15, the status changed to Issued. However Passover weekend came and the visa was not sent. There was another date change, but maintained the issued date on April 23rd (the real issued date) and finally the last date change (issued) was on April 25, when the visa was actually sent out from the Consular section. Our next process is the CFO which will be on June 10, 2019. Our travel to the USA is no June 24. Hope this helped you.
Rating : Very Good


Timeline Comments: 11

MrsMRB786 on 2019-04-04 said:
Congrats, how did you get approved so quickly, any advise? Thanks
Thomas Reinhardt on 2019-04-15 said:
Hello I'd like to ask a few questions why did she need a second interview ?
Thomas Reinhardt on 2019-04-15 said:
Hello I'd like to ask a few questions why did she need a second interview ?
Coa24 on 2019-05-02 said:
Sorry for not answering earlier. @MrsMRB786 - We were Direct Consular filing. We filed directly to the embassy because I have been living in the Philippines for the past 2 years. @Thomas Reinhardt - Sorry for the confusion. No second interview, just the review of the 221g documents they received by mail.
Coa24 on 2019-05-02 said:
Sorry for not answering earlier. @MrsMRB786 - We were Direct Consular filing. We filed directly to the embassy because I have been living in the Philippines for the past 2 years. @Thomas Reinhardt - Sorry for the confusion. No second interview, just the review of the 221g documents they received by mail.
Coa24 on 2019-05-02 said:
Sorry for not answering earlier. @MrsMRB786 - We were Direct Consular filing. We filed directly to the embassy because I have been living in the Philippines for the past 2 years. @Thomas Reinhardt - Sorry for the confusion. No second interview, just the review of the 221g documents they received by mail.
Coa24 on 2019-05-02 said:
Sorry for not answering earlier. @MrsMRB786 - We were Direct Consular filing. We filed directly to the embassy because I have been living in the Philippines for the past 2 years.
Coa24 on 2019-05-02 said:
Sorry for not answering earlier. We were Direct Consular filing. We filed directly to the embassy because I have been living in the Philippines for the past 2 years.
Coa24 on 2019-05-02 said:
Sorry for not answering earlier. @MrsMRB786 We were Direct Consular filing. We filed directly to the embassy because I have been living in the Philippines for the past 2 years. @Thomas Reinhardt - Sorry for the confusion. No second interview, just the review of the 221g documents they received by mail.
Thomas Reinhardt on 2019-05-05 said:
Please have your wife give you the details on the interview how long was her interview at the last window ? How was she greeted by the Consular and overall how would she rate the Consular?
Coa24 on 2019-06-11 said:
I was there for the interview. The whole process took about 1.5 hours-2 hours which included the waiting once inside. They focused how we met, where we will live, why do I want to move back to the USA, and our relationship with my late wife (we were all friends). The guy was nice. The actual interview lasted maybe like 10-15 minutes maximum. We received a 221g because we did not have the tax transcript of my joint sponsor (we had his 1040) and his w-2. They were also looking for the PSA copy of my late wife's death certificate and the CEMAR (they call it the CENOMAR). Hope this helps.
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