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  Petitioner's Name: Dear Wife
Beneficiary's Name: Kiran
VJ Member: kiranharmony
Country: Trinidad & Tobago

Last Updated: 2016-12-24
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Immigration Checklist for Dear Wife & Kiran:

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 : Trinidad & Tobago
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2016-02-25
I-130 NOA1 : 2016-02-27
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2016-06-27
NVC Received : 2016-07-12
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2016-08-02
Pay AOS Bill : 2016-08-23
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 : 2016-08-26
Receive IV Bill : 2016-08-02
Pay IV Bill : 2016-08-23
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2016-11-14
Interview Date : 2016-12-07
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2016-12-20
US Entry : 2016-12-22
Comments : Have your package read for the CBP Officer. I was put into an additional examination room and kept waiting for about 1 hour. It was cutting ver close to my connecting flight so ensure any connections are well spaced out. At least 3 hours apart.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 121 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 284 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Houston
POE Date : 2016-12-22
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Trinidad & Tobago
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 7, 2016
Embassy Review : Hi guys,

I wanted to give a review of my US Embassy IV at Port of Spain, Trinidad. My wife was my petitioner and I was the only beneficiary. I was dressed in work attire ( shirt, tie, dress pants and shoes ), I was clean shaven and well groomed. I had all my forms in order along with the respective photocopies. Also the Affidavit of Support is extremely important because they asked about it being an original. Always carry colour pictures to prove a bona fide relationship. I also had numerous emails and wire transfers, however I was only questioned about the pictures. In addition, the Interviewing Officer had my documents for approximately 30 minutes before I entered the IV booth so I can only presume that he went through the emails and bank transfers before I entered.

1. Who is your petitioner ?

2. How and when did you meet ?

3. How long have you been married ?

4. Exactly how long have you known each other ?

5. Where does she live ?

6. How long has she lived at this address ?

7. Were either of you previously married ?

8. What is your intended address in the US ?

9. What is her job ? Describe it.

10. ( Interviewer looks at my proof of bona fide relationship pictures ) Describe your wife's tattoo on her arm.

11. What is your intended job in the US ? ( I am guessing the US government does not want you to become a public charge even with the AoS signed. So have a reasonable answer lined up )

These are the questions I was asked.
Also know your wife's phone number, date of birth, anniversary date etc. These facts are extremely important and any hesitation will raise questions in the Interviewing Officer's mind.
The entire process took approximately 10 minutes. The Interviewing Officer was extremely pleasant and I was very co operative and respectful. These little details have always gotten me a long way with the US Embassy and USCIS at the airports.

Feel free to message me for any other details that you may like. This entire process at this date in Dec 2016 has cost me and my wife over $1000 USD and we did NOT use a lawyer. This can be done by yourself if you do the research, read and triple check all your documents.

I hope this review helped and I sincerely hope that each and everyone is successful in their visa IV.
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