99balloons's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Y
Beneficiary's Name: M
VJ Member: 99balloons
Country: Mali Republic

Last Updated: 2016-02-16
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Immigration Checklist for Y & M:

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 : Senegal
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2014-07-23
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-08-06
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2015-01-22
NVC Received :
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-04-03
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-04-28
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 :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2015-11-03
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments : In administrative review since. Refused to see our documents from the country. Asking for a document that would not be legal to obtain (civil divorce from a religious marriage, invalid in the country's laws, and totally impossible to obtain. What country will divorce someone never legally married? Fully disclosed at time of filing.) Working with ministry of justice in the country to issue letter of same. Requested congressional review, confirmed same "in AP, no time limit given, check back in 90 days." Very unfriendly embassy.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 169 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 454 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Senegal
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 16, 2015
Embassy Review : Dakar, Senegal, just like the Malian embassy in Bamako (that does not process CR or IR visas) will respond overnight to tell you what they can not do for you, American citizen, but when you are right, they are no where to be found. Watch every application on ceac in this range... DKR2015559000 to DKR2015559015. Every one goes into AP. In our own case Dakar decided they needed to see (illegal to obtain in Mali) civil divorce certificate for a religious marriage contracted prior to 2011 - recorded in error by a third party renewing his visa. Totally disclosed at application error on his prior O visa, before he met me. They never asked for a "marriage certificate" (it was not a civil marriage), no issues USCIS/NVC but now some not so bright Dakar CO is asking for an illegal to obtain divorce certificate? Three step warnings for Mali in the last week, and the fact that I am leaving tomorrow, my only question is "how can Dakar can ask for illegal to obtain" documents and refuse to see what my husband had to show from the lower courts (hussier). I hope that when I am in Mali (2 days from now and our third trip together in 511 days since our IR1 app, including EU) that Malian courts can produce a document that tells Dakar "who do you think you are how we should run our country and to ask for illegal documents" I will be vindicated. Thanks for the step warnings. My husband is more important to me regardless what nonsense you throw at me. Dakar...if you have to clue how to process a IR1, send it back to NVC so we can get someone who has a clue. Anyone interviewing there....I pity you!
Rating : Very Poor

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