Jen and Dan's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Dan
Beneficiary's Name: Jen
VJ Member: Jen and Dan
Country: Germany

Last Updated: 2018-08-09
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Immigration Checklist for Dan & Jen:

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 : Potomac Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany
Marriage (if applicable): 2017-04-07
I-130 Sent : 2017-06-03
I-130 NOA1 : 2017-06-06
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2017-12-06
NVC Received : 2018-01-09
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2018-01-09
Pay AOS Bill : 2018-01-16
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2018-06-29
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill : 2018-01-16
Send IV Package : 2018-06-29
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2018-07-10
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2018-08-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 183 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 428 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Frankfurt, Germany
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 12, 2018
Embassy Review : Interview was scheduled for 7:30 AM. I showed up at around 7:00 AM and was out by 9:00 AM.
Here an outline of the different stages you go through:
1) Waiting in the line for US citizens and Immigrant Visas + checking in at the window where you receive your queue number
2) Going through security (if you don't bring metal objects, electric devices, or big bags it will speed things up even more)
3) Reporting to the receptionist (he/she will tell you where to go next)
4) First window (cashier): As I had paid the fee already, I just needed to hand over my passport and passport picture.
5) Second window: Fingerprints were taken; I received information regarding domestic violence, social security number, and the conditional permanent residence status; As my case was entirely digital, the original civil documents were compared to the uploaded ones (the copies I brought were not necessary at all)
6) Third window (interview with the consular officer): First I had to swear an oath, then I was asked the following questions:
- How did you meet your husband?
- Did your relationship start back then or later?
- Where does your husband live?
- What is his profession?
- When was the last time you and your husband have seen each other in person?
That was it. My medical was done a week earlier in Munich and the results had not been received by the consulate yet but that was no problem. I had a copy of the vaccination records but the consular officer said there was no need for her to look at it. Once the documents come in she can issue the visa (2-3 weeks).
Rating : Very Good

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