Thesmiths2016's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Aaron
Beneficiary's Name: Mary
VJ Member: Thesmiths2016
Country: New Zealand

Last Updated: 2017-05-18
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Immigration Checklist for Aaron & Mary:

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 : Auckland, New Zealand
Marriage (if applicable): 2013-09-26
I-130 Sent : 2016-03-22
I-130 NOA1 : 2016-03-24
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2016-08-03
NVC Received : 2016-09-08
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2016-09-08
Pay AOS Bill : 2016-09-08
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2017-01-25
Submit DS-261 : 2016-09-08
Receive IV Bill : 2016-09-13
Pay IV Bill : 2016-09-13
Send IV Package : 2017-01-25
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2017-04-24
Case Completed at NVC : 2017-04-14
NVC Left : 2017-04-18
Consulate Received : 2017-04-21
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2017-04-24
Interview Date : 2017-05-04 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2017-05-08
US Entry : 2017-05-15
Comments : We made it!! The kiwi and the american, who met in Canada, lived in Australia and New Zealand .... and are now setting up our new life in the USA
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 132 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 406 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

POE Review: Los Angeles
Event Description
Entry Date : 2017-05-15
Embassy Review : My POE experience was a little different. I'd gotten gastro or food poisoning on the plane, and was so weak when I got into LAX I had to be wheel chaired everywhere. I was also travelling with my almost 10 month old who's already a US Citizen. We were pushed ahead in the line and in a wheelchair.

When we got to the window the immigration officer asked for our passports and paperwork. I handed them over. I mentioned I'm a first time immigrant and that my husband already arrived a week ago. He went about looking through paperwork, asked me to do my right hand fingerprints. Then about 5 mins of typing stuff into his system and looking through my paperwork.
Eventually I heard the sound of his admission stamp, he handed back our passports and said "ok all done"

No "welcome to america" or anything dramatic at all lol
Harassment Level : Low

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