Gringuitico's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Alex
Beneficiary's Name: Natalia
VJ Member: Gringuitico
Country: Costa Rica

Last Updated: 2021-11-25
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Immigration Checklist for Alex & Natalia:

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 : Costa Rica
Marriage (if applicable): 2017-07-13
I-130 Sent : 2017-10-12
I-130 NOA1 : 2017-10-17
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2018-04-18
NVC Received : 2018-07-06
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2018-07-17
Pay AOS Bill : 2018-08-01
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2018-08-08
Submit DS-261 : 2018-07-09
Receive IV Bill : 2018-07-16
Pay IV Bill : 2018-08-01
Send IV Package : 2018-08-08
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2018-09-01
Case Completed at NVC : 2018-08-23
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2018-09-01
Packet 3 Sent : 2018-09-01
Packet 4 Received : 2018-09-01
Interview Date : 2018-10-23
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-10-26
US Entry : 2018-12-04
Comments : We were actually notified that our Visas had been delivered after only 2 days! We didn't believe it at first, but got a second notice later that night, and actually collected them first thing in the morning on day 3.

Greencard received on 27 Dec 2018
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 183 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 371 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2020-09-11
NOA Date : 2020-09-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2020-12-09
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : Mailed to Phoenix filing address on 08 Sept via USPS Priority mail. ETA 12 Sept

Ready to be scheduled for interview since 30 Sept 2021

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Costa Rica
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 5, 2018
Embassy Review : Anybody would be nervous under such circumstances, after waiting more than a year. But once there for our appointment... There was no wait for the first pass, which was the detailed review of documents. The first agent who attended is was perfectly bilingual with no accent in either language. All agents who helped/interviewed us were professional and courteous. The interview was mildly stressful, but I'm sure that was more about our own anxieties after all that build up and work to hey to that point. That said, the interviewer was patient and, of not exactly casual, was friendly enough, especially towards my stepdaughter.
Rating : Good

Timeline Comments: 3

blank avatar N & Nancy on 2018-11-04 said:
Would you mind sharing your interview result?
Gringuitico on 2018-11-05 said:
We were approved (both my wife and her 11yr old daughter)! Or Visas were delivered 2 days later, shockingly. I updated our timeline. Sorry it took so long.
blank avatar N & Nancy on 2018-11-05 said:
Congratulations!!! And thanks for writing the consulate review, it's extremely helpful!
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