Tanish's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: A
Beneficiary's Name: T
VJ Member: Tanish
Country: India

Last Updated: 2020-03-26
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Immigration Checklist for A & T:

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 : Mumbai, India
Marriage (if applicable): 2016-04-21
I-130 Sent : 2016-06-08
I-130 NOA1 : 2016-06-10
I-130 RFE : 2016-11-17
I-130 RFE Sent : 2017-01-05
I-130 Approved : 2017-01-18
NVC Received : 2017-02-06
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2017-02-16
Pay AOS Bill : 2017-02-16
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2017-02-27
Submit DS-261 : 2017-02-14
Receive IV Bill : 2017-02-18
Pay IV Bill : 2017-02-20
Send IV Package : 2017-02-27
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2017-05-13
Case Completed at NVC : 2017-05-03
NVC Left : 2017-05-16
Consulate Received : 2017-05-18
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2017-05-13
Interview Date : 2017-06-13
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2017-06-15
US Entry : 2017-06-21
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 222 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 368 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Dallas
POE Date : 2017-06-21
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2019-06-18
NOA Date : 2019-06-19
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-07-22
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Dallas TX
Date Filed : 2020-03-26
NOA Date :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Mumbai, India
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 13, 2017
Embassy Review : My allotted interview time was 7:30 AM on June 13, 2017.

You have to form a queue outside the consulate for all immigrant Visa applications. I reached there at about 6:43 AM and they allowed the applicants to form queue at around 6:45. I was between 35-40 in that queue. We were then advised to keep our Interview appointment letter, DS-260 confirmation page and passport handy. They checked the forms and then we're slowly let into consulate compound and advised to wait in the shedded area outside the facility where they take interview.

We were let into the interview area at around 7:10 AM. They Consular assistant then advised us to get all the necessary documents out and handy instead of keeping them in folders. The windows started opening at around 7:15 AM. They first verify Interview appointment letter, DS-260 confirmation page and passport and asked us the preferred language for interview. They then give us the token number.

After receiving token number, we wait for our token to be called. At this stage, they only verify our documents and the packet they received from NVC and check whether anything is missing. They will ask you for any remaining documents and verify the details from your DS-260 application which we submitted. We were then given "Immigrant rights and Domestic Violence" pamphlet and advised to wait until we are called for interview. This stage was done by 7:45 AM.

They started calling for interview at about 7:55 AM. They first started calling people who selected their regional language for interview. I was called for interview at around 8:55 AM.

Q. Who is calling you?
A. My wife

Q. What's her name?
A. Provide the full name

Q. Where does she work?
A. Given details

Q. What does she do?
A. Answered.

Q. How did you meet?
A. Answered.

Q. How did you guys communicate?
A. Answered.

Q. When was the last time you saw her?
A. Last September.

Q. Where did you stay when she visited?
A. At home in my hometown.

Q. What do you like the most about your wife?
A. Answered.

Q. I saw that you both were previously married. Do you know the reason for your wife's divorce?
A. Answered.

Q. What was the reason for your divorce?
A. Answered.

She kept on typing all through out the questionnaires and after the last question, she typed for a while and at the end she said "This here is approved. Congratulations!". Then she gave me the instructions for how to collect passport and how to pay Immigrant Visa fees. I was out of consulate at 9:15.

Overall very good experience. Very helpful staff and nice environment. No cafeteria inside. Avoid bringing any backpacks as well. They allowed some to carry but it depends on who is on duty at the time. No phones or any electronic items allowed inside.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Dallas
Event Description
Entry Date : 2017-06-21
Embassy Review : My plane arrived at around 10:20 AM. I was in queue for immigration at 10:35 AM. Officer looked at my passport, took my left thumb print and photo and asked me to follow him to the waiting area. I was only the third person in the waiting area. There was only one officer at the counter, so it took around 25-30 mins for my name to be called. They just handed me my passport and said I'm all done. Welcome to the United States.

It took forever to collect my luggage, around 30-40 mins, due to a long queue. I wasn't asked anything regarding immigration. It was a breeze.
Harassment Level : Low

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