M&Ms's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Mark
Beneficiary's Name: M
VJ Member: M&Ms
Country: Saudi Arabia

Last Updated: 2017-03-26
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Immigration Checklist for Mark & M:

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 : Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Marriage (if applicable): 2011-09-20
I-130 Sent : 2016-04-01
I-130 NOA1 : 2016-04-14
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2016-09-07
NVC Received : 2016-10-07
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2016-10-18
Pay AOS Bill : 2016-10-18
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2016-11-04
Submit DS-261 : 2016-10-18
Receive IV Bill : 2016-10-21
Pay IV Bill : 2016-10-21
Send IV Package : 2016-11-07
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2017-02-04
Case Completed at NVC : 2017-01-19
NVC Left : 2017-02-02
Consulate Received : 2017-02-06
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2017-02-04
Interview Date : 2017-03-13
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2017-03-16
US Entry : 2017-03-24
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 146 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 333 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Charlotte
POE Date : 2017-03-24
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : My wife POE wasn't Charlotte, NC it was actually Raleigh, NC but since Raleigh isn't in the listed I picked the closest POE.
When we arrived to Raleigh the BPC took my wife fingerprints and asked us to wait in another room for processing. He didn't ask one single question. We sat and waited for 20 minutes to then a lady called my wife's name. We went to her and she just handed us a document and advised us that her green card wil be mailed to us then said welcome home. 🎉🎊🎉


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 13, 2017
Embassy Review : Today my wife got her visa approved and I was with her during the interview. Her interview was 12:30 and we were the first on the line.
They called our number to window 12 and the guy collected all original civil documents and took my wife's fingerprints. The guy asked if I have a job offer or work lined up once we move to the US. Since I've been living and working in Saudi Arabia for 7 years. I told him I'm focusing now on getting my wife home then I will worry about a job once I move there. We will be living with family so technically not much of expenses will be there for us. I told him we already booked our flight to travel March 23rd even before we got our interview scheduled that's how eager we are to go home. He asked us to sit and wait for my wife's name to be called. We went and waited for another 15 minutes and then they called my wife's name. We went to window # 13 and he looked at us and immediate handed over to my wife's a paper with her rights in the US. He then asked her to have her fingerprints again and asked her raise her right hand for oath. The guy looked at me and asked me why do you want to go back home now? I told him I've had enough and it's time to go back. He smiled and said congratulation your visa is approved. He asked us to go back and they'll call her name again. By the time we reach to the seat before even sitting, they called her name again and handed over a piece of paper to come and collect the visa within three days..
The entire journey in the embassy didn't take more than 35 minutes
Rating : Very Good


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