Amadia's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Steffen
Beneficiary's Name: Aviance
VJ Member: Amadia
Country: Trinidad & Tobago

Last Updated: 2020-03-23
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Immigration Checklist for Steffen & Aviance:

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 : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Trinidad & Tobago
Marriage (if applicable): 2015-04-03
I-130 Sent : 2015-05-29
I-130 NOA1 : 2015-06-02
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2015-11-04
NVC Received : 2015-11-24
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-12-17
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-12-18
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2016-01-13
Submit DS-261 : 2015-12-18
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill : 2016-01-06
Send IV Package : 2016-01-13
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2016-04-15
Case Completed at NVC : 2016-04-01
NVC Left : 2016-04-18
Consulate Received : 2016-04-21
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent : 2016-04-15
Packet 4 Received : 2016-04-15
Interview Date : 2016-05-23
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2016-06-21
US Entry : 2016-08-06
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 155 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 356 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Fort Lauderdale
POE Date : 2016-08-06
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : My POE took exactly 25mins and the officers were quick. Was told I would receive my green card in 6-8 months...received it 7 weeks after my POE!

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2018-06-25
NOA Date : 2018-07-12
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-03-22
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-06-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2019-06-21
Comments : Case transferred to Nebraska Service Center on 05/14/2019.
New cards being produced on 6/17/2019!

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : West Palm Beach FL
Date Filed : 2019-12-08
NOA Date : 2019-12-08
Bio. Appt. : 2019-12-18
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Trinidad & Tobago
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 7, 2016

Our appointment was at 9am but we arrived at 730am to beat the town traffic and had to wait until 830am. We were let inside by 840am and went to the counter where a young lady handed me a folder to place all the docs stated on a printed list that was stapled to the front of said folder. She took our passports and interview letters and told us to sit and prepare the folder while we await our names being called.
At 910am, I heard our names over the intercom and we went over to the Immigrant Visa section to Window 1 with a very pleasant lady who smiled often and made jokes with me and my kids. She sorted thru our paperwork, kept what they needed and returned the majority of documents. She corrected the figures on our i864s and said "don't worry about that, I fixed it for you so your household now says the correct thing". She indicated though, that it seemed I would required additional financial evidence since it did not show that my father-in-law was above the poverty line to support me and my kids but the CO would be more informative about that requirement once the interview takes place. She then told us to wait outside until we hear our names again.
At 1015am, I heard my name on the intercom and went to Window 2 where I was met with a very pleasant-faced and smiling CO. He only asked me:
1. How long are you married?
2. How did you meet your husband?
3. When did you get back in touch after school?
4. What's the longest you have ever stayed in the US?
5. Have you ever lived in any other countries besides Trinidad? - I wish! (then he laughed and said "you will now, right!")

That was the end of my interview! Simple, easy-going and my stomach wasn't in knots!
He then typed a bit on his computer, all the while chatting up my kids about their age and making jokes with my daughter who had lost a tooth last nite and my son who was too short to see above the counter lol! He made us feel very comfortable and at ease.
After he was done typing, he handed me 4 pieces of paper stapled together and explained that this was the end of the interview but they still require additional financial info from my father-in-law. He then handed back our passports and said that they can't keep them bcuz of what is required so fulfill that and then resubmit the passports.

Rating : Very Good

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