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LisaRee's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Mide
Beneficiary's Name: Yemi
VJ Member: LisaRee
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2024-01-28
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Immigration Checklist for Mide & Yemi:

USCIS I-130 Petition:      
Dept of State IR-5 Visa:    
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

IR-5 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Potomac Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Nigeria
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2022-01-24
I-130 NOA1 : 2022-01-25
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2023-03-08
NVC Received : 2023-03-11
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill : 2023-04-28
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2023-05-05
Submit DS-261 : 2023-05-12
Receive IV Bill : 2023-05-05
Pay IV Bill : 2023-05-12
Send IV Package : 2023-05-12
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2024-01-23
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2024-03-28
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 407 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 793 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nigeria
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 10, 2018
Embassy Review : Our interview was on May 8th and my husband left home bright and early at 5.15AM (Not like he slept at all )
He arrived at the embassy and the last message before he went on queue was at 5.46AM. There was a sea of people there already.
He joined the queue and was inside the rooms by 6.30AM.
He filled the form with personal information, swore the oath and got his number all done by 7.30AM.

Then came the wait.

And wait.

And wait.

They attended to families with children and elderly before moving on to his group.
He was called up around 10.20AM and the interview took less than 5 mins.

CO: So, your wife is calling for you?
DH: Yes
CO: Where/When did you meet?
DH: Twitter/2012
CO: Looked up and asked ''What circumstances?''
DH: Told him.
CO: When did you meet in person?
DH: Told her.
CO: When did you get married?
DH: Told her.
CO: How many times has she been to see you?
DH: Told her.
CO: Do you have any children?
DH: Yes. A daughter
CO: Okay, youre approved.
Then looks up and sees the bag of docs and albums.
CO: Let me see your pictures.
While he was opening the albums, she handed him the white paper for visa pickup and bid him good day. :D


***We front loaded pictures from when we met to our daughter's birth. Printed screenshots of our first tweets, other fun tweets and proposal (viral twitter proposal).
***Because my income wasn't enough, we used a joint sponsor.(My father)
----- Get a joint sponsor YOU KNOW.
----- OR Get to KNOW your sponsor. What they do, where they live, their family.
----- Get someone who makes more than twice the required amount. The required amount for their family plus the amount required for yours.
----- If married, ensure the file separately, or if they file with their spouse (in which case, the spouse must submit a I-864A)

The CO didn't ask about our joint sponsor or financials. We were thorough in our documentation and by God, lucky.
We'll pick up our visa soon but i needed to put the review in before i forget.

Be encouraged, it'll work out.

Rating : Very Good

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