sweetymcbeal's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Fik
Beneficiary's Name: Toby
VJ Member: sweetymcbeal
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2019-05-14
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Immigration Checklist for Fik & Toby:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Nigeria
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2015-02-26
I-130 NOA1 : 2015-02-27
I-130 RFE : None
I-130 RFE Sent : None
I-130 Approved : 2015-08-20
NVC Received : 2015-09-03
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-09-16
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-09-18
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2015-09-19
Submit DS-261 : 2015-09-16
Receive IV Bill : 2015-09-21
Pay IV Bill : 2015-09-21
Send IV Package : 2015-09-19
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2015-10-23
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-10-19
NVC Left : 2015-11-10
Consulate Received : 2015-11-10
Packet 3 Received : 2015-11-12
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2015-12-17
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2015-12-23
US Entry : 2015-12-29
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 174 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 293 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Boston
POE Date : 2016-01-29
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : No stress

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2017-12-15
NOA Date : 2017-12-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date : 2019-02-12
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-02-12
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2019-02-27
Comments : USCIS never sent me a letter for biometrics. Got my 18 months extension October 2018. Filed N400 and had a combo interview. I got approved of both N400 and removal of condition 8 days after interview. 20th of Feb.

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Indianapolis IN
Date Filed : 2018-11-11
NOA Date : 2018-11-13
Bio. Appt. : 2018-12-17
Interview Date : 2019-02-12
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2019-05-09
Comments : Finally the journey of a thousand miles ended today. Now officially a US Citizen!!! Awesome ceremony. Was given my naturalization certificate and change of name certificate signed by the judge.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nigeria
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 17, 2015
Embassy Review : My interview was today by 7am. My husband and i got there 5:45am and we were called on a queue by 6:15am. They screened us and were told what we can bring into the embassy. We were told to open all sealed doc including our medical report. When i was in the main building i sat at the waiting room by 6:56am and my name was called by 7:15am. I was instructed to bring my passport photo, international passport, birth,wedding and police certificate with my photocopies. I was told to wait for my interview. I stood for about an hour until i got an available seat. Which i was instructed to sit. My immigrant visa type and student visa type were both in the waiting room. After couple mins my number was called for my interview. The consular was a nice,friendly woman. She asked the ffg questions, so your husband is calling you?
How did you meet?
For how long have you known him?
When did you become romantically involved?
So was it the first time he visited you got married?
Where does he live?
What do you do?
My questions were more of an interaction than questions. We laughed about the weather in michigan and told me her parents lived there and she then told me the magical words my visa has been Approved. I was not asked any docs by the consular or picture but i saw others did. Glory to God!!!
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 3

blank avatar Parsi2017 on 2019-02-26 said:
Hello and congratulations on successfully arriving to the end of this process. I am still waiting. Would you be kindly share when did you receive interview letter, if the letter asked you to go alone or with spouse? what questions were asked from you during i-751 interview? Did they tell you after interview if you are approved or not? THANK YOU very much
Sweetymcbeal on 2019-04-13 said:
Am sorry i am just seeing this comment. I filed i-175 2017 which was pending when I filed my N400 2018. I received my letter for N400 interview Jan 7th in mail. My interview was Feb 12th. I was not told i will be doing a combo interview with my pending i-175. The letter didn't say I should bring my spouse, he just decided to come. When I arrived at the interview I thought it was going to be brief, I prepared for the civic questions but I didn't bring much proof of bonafide relationship because I had no idea I will be doing a combo interview. The IO asked questions on both i-175 and N400. IO asked how we met? Where we got married? If my spouse had kids? Where we lived, previous addresses? How many kids do we have? She asked for proof of bonfire relationship but I didn't bring much just my bills showing our names on the address and tax return. So she asked more questions then wrote some questions down and asked questions on N400. When she was done with me which she said i passed my N400 but cant approve me because of my pending i -175.Also, they usually approve some people on the spot guess mine didn't work out that way. She called in my husband and I waited in the waiting room, when she was done she smiled and said we should be hearing from them between 45-90 days. I got approved on both i-175 and N400 8 days after. I received my 10 yrs green card in mail couple days after. I hope this helps if you feel you have delay with your case, try calling them. Also I feel the N400 kind of expedited my i-175.
blank avatar Maestro on 2019-07-02 said:
Congratulations, I'm in Indianapolis too,I have pending i751, and I have N400 interview coming up in July I hope mine will be combo interviews too..
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