Thegirl's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: TB
Beneficiary's Name: TG
VJ Member: Thegirl
Country: Jamaica

Last Updated: 2020-11-28
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Immigration Checklist for TB & TG:

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 : Jamaica
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2015-09-10
I-130 NOA1 : 2015-09-15
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2016-02-08
NVC Received : 2016-02-22
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2016-03-02
Pay AOS Bill : 2016-03-07
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2016-04-11
Submit DS-261 : 2016-03-02
Receive IV Bill : 2016-03-11
Pay IV Bill : 2016-03-24
Send IV Package : 2016-04-11
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2016-06-30
Case Completed at NVC : 2016-05-31
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2016-06-30
Interview Date : 2016-08-17
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2016-08-23
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 146 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 337 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2018-09-19
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-10-16
Interview Date : 2020-11-20
Approval / Denial Date : 2020-11-20
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Green Card Received : 2020-11-27
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Albany NY
Date Filed : 2019-07-23
NOA Date :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-08-12
Interview Date : 2020-11-20
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2020-12-04
Comments : 2020-09-25 Interviewed in NYC but moved and had another interview in Albany

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Jamaica
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 18, 2016
Embassy Review : Went to the embassy for my interview today. Interview was at 8:30, got there at about 8:05 was in through the door at about 8:30 but had to go back outside because my fitness watch wasn't allowed. Also, makeup, lip gloss stuff like that not allowed. Basically dont walk with anything! The people across the road will hold stuff for you for all of $500! So just don't bother. Luckily I parked close by so I just took it to my car. $500 really? I had to rejoin the line btw.(sucked)

They asked me the same questions they asked everyone else, and you can hear all the questions being asked of everyone else.
- who is filing for you
- have you ever travelled outside of Jamaica (If yes, where, what was the longest you stayed in those places)
-Have you ever been arrested

The questions specific to my case- I only got asked 2
-When did my husband go to the US
-How did we meet.

They asked for my original birth certificate and Police record (nothing else)

That was it then he said, You're good, your visa has been approved... etc etc. Not much to review. You don't really deal with anyone. The good thing is you can buy juice and patty and stuff like that once you get inside I was forever grateful for that because it was soooo hot!
Rating : Good

POE Review: JFK
Event Description
Entry Date : 2016
Embassy Review : All persons coming in that day were required to use the Kiosks. It took me 5 minutes to realise I couldn't use the kiosk because my visa category (Cr1) wasn't on the system so I just went straight to the front of the line and showed the person my package. Interestingly K1 category was there. So, tip, don't try to use the Kiosk! if you are CR1. I tried to ask the person directing when we just came in where to go but she kept repeating the same thing over and over so I just moved on and figured it out myself.
After that everything was pretty straightforward. Stood on the line another 10 minutes, go to immigration he just took my package, asked who was petitioning me. Did the usual stuff, take pic and finger prints and that was it. They weren't interested in the CD and I got back the Immigrant Data Summary sheet. I spent about 30 minutes in total going through Immigration and customs. The customs guy was pretty nice too cause I got sent to secondary because i had food but when I told him what it was he just said, "Oh, that's all?" didn't search me and sent me on my way. All in all a good experience.
Harassment Level : Low

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