agruesbeck's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Amanda
Beneficiary's Name: Henry
VJ Member: agruesbeck
Country: Guatemala

Last Updated: 2023-05-24
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Immigration Checklist for Amanda & Henry:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Guatemala
Marriage (if applicable): 2015-02-14
I-130 Sent : 2015-07-20
I-130 NOA1 : 2015-07-28
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2015-08-24
NVC Received : 2015-09-21
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-10-08
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2015-10-23
Submit DS-261 : 2015-10-08
Receive IV Bill : 2015-10-29
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package : 2015-10-23
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2016-02-02
Case Completed at NVC : 2016-01-27
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2016-02-02
Interview Date : 2016-03-22
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2016-03-29
US Entry : 2016-04-26
Comments : YAY! Thank you VJers for all the help! We did it!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 27 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 238 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2018-01-29
NOA Date : 2018-02-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-05-25
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Green Card Received : 2019-01-31
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2022-02-23
NOA Date :
Bio. Appt. : 2022-03-24
Interview Date : 2022-11-14
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2023-05-24
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Guatemala
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 22, 2016
Embassy Review : My Guatemalan husband I went this morning for our 8:15am appointment. Arrived at 7am, and then had to WAIT. After waiting about an hour outside, we were allowed to enter, where we were seated in the common waiting room. Within 10-15 min we were called up, and asked to present various original documents (birth certificate, marriage license, Cargo Expreso sheet, among others). The lady kept asking for the W-2 of my cosponsors--which I didn't have, although I offered the most recent, updated tax returns. In the end, she said it would be up to the consular officer as to whether we needed them. Then we sat back down and waited anxiously. We could see two officers attending--a very loud, aggressive man, and a calmer woman. I hoped and prayed we would not be called to the man, but indeed we were. He asked several questions, tried to get us to trip up on our answers, and eventually approved the visa. DONE. Come prepared, know your answers, and rehearse. And bring lots of patience.
Rating : Good

POE Review: Atlanta
Event Description
Entry Date : 2016-04-26
Embassy Review : Process was quick, and the officers know what they are doing. The first man was very serious, but the second was more friendly and even spoke to me in Spanish (my native language). First, I had to fill out a short form, then I was sent to the office where they checked a few things in the system, asked a few questions (how long I had been married, etc), and sent me on my way. All said and done, less than 15 minutes.
Harassment Level : Low

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Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
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