A-square's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: A
Beneficiary's Name: A
VJ Member: A-square
Country: Indonesia

Last Updated: 2019-11-07
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Immigration Checklist for A & A:

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 : Indonesia
Marriage (if applicable): 2015-01-16
I-130 Sent : 2015-02-09
I-130 NOA1 : 2015-02-11
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2015-07-09
NVC Received : 2015-07-17
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-08-06
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-08-06
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2015-08-15
Submit DS-261 : 2015-08-06
Receive IV Bill : 2015-08-21
Pay IV Bill : 2015-08-21
Send IV Package : 2015-08-15
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2015-09-14
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-09-04
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2015-10-27
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2015-10-29
US Entry : 2015-11-26
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 148 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 258 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Washington DC
POE Date : 2015-11-26
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : In line waiting for around 20 minutes. The officer just asked when did I get married. After that he took all my documents, took my fingerprints and also my picture. The process only took for less than 10 minutes.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2017-10-26
NOA Date : 2017-10-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-12-04
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-12-18
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2018-12-27
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Baltimore MD
Date Filed : 2019-10-29
NOA Date : 2019-10-30
Bio. Appt. : 2019-11-22
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Indonesia
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 27, 2015
Embassy Review : I arrived at USEM at 12:20 and my appointment was at 12:30. Line was not long and the security guy gave me a small tray to put my electronic devices for security check inside. All the securities were nice. Checked all my bags and stuffs, left my phone and then walked into waiting room.

There were only 5 interviews for immigrant visa today so the waiting wasn't that bad and I also made new friends. When I got in I had to give some additional documents that embassy had asked through email to Indonesian lady at counter no 7. She was nice to me. Just make sure you put every document, clip them together and just gave them all to the lady. I waited for another 1.5 hours till I finally got called into counter 1, a small room with a window/glass as separator between me and the officer. CO was beautiful white lady and she was so nice. Then I did my fingerprint and oath.

The interview itself was pretty fast and went for about 12-15 mins. I couldn't tell precisely cause I was so nervous and did not even take not on what time I got called. Some questions she asked were:
1. Who petitioned for you?
2. Where did you meet your husband?
3. How long have you been married?
4. How long have you been in a relationship before the wedding?
5. Where did you guys get married?
6. Was it a big wedding or at a court?
7. Where does he live now?
8. Are you going to live at same place or move?
9. What is your husband's job?
10. What does the company mainly do?
11. When did he start this new job? (He just started 2 weeks ago so I had to give CO new AOS docs with the new offer letter that stating his new salary)
12. Have you met his family? Has he met your family?
13. Has he visited you?
Then next questions were about me since I was an international student before.
1. Where did you go to school?
2. Did you finish your school?
3. Did you do any internship/job after you graduated? Where?
4. Have you ever overstayed your tourist visa?
5. What is your current job?
6. Have you ever been arrested by police or immigrant officer?
7. When will you fly back to America?

Those were the questions she asked. I have memorized mostly about my husband and his family but then she also asked a lot of questions about me haha. I already prepared all of our photos in my hand but she didn't ask for them. After that she said, "Congratulations, your visa has been approved! Welcome!" and I said thank you. Before I left she said "Have a safe travel!" I replied "Thank you and have a good day!"

So happy and so relieved.
Just don't be nervous, give your best smile and say good afternoon when you enter the room.
Rating : Very Good

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