matthogan's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Matthew
Beneficiary's Name: Julia
VJ Member: matthogan
Country: Brazil

Last Updated: 2018-04-30
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Immigration Checklist for Matthew & Julia:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Marriage (if applicable): 2017-05-06
I-130 Sent : 2017-06-19
I-130 NOA1 : 2017-06-23
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2017-10-18
NVC Received : 2018-01-23
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2018-01-23
Pay AOS Bill : 2018-01-23
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2018-02-26
Submit DS-261 : 2018-02-26
Receive IV Bill : 2018-01-23
Pay IV Bill : 2018-01-23
Send IV Package : 2018-01-26
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2018-02-14
Case Completed at NVC : 2018-02-14
NVC Left : 2018-03-20
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2018-04-13
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-04-24
US Entry : 2018-04-25
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 117 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 294 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2018-04-25
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 30, 2018
Embassy Review : Showed up 45min early for an 8:45am interview. We didn't need to get there that early and ended up waiting for about an hour as the interviews were running behind schedule. We only needed a few documents which are sorted out before you get to the interview window. There is a computer and printer there if you forget anything, but we didn't have to use it. We were both really nervous before the interview but they only asked us 2 questions, how we met, and if we have spent time together in person. The interviewer didn't look at any documents (photos, tax returns, evidence, etc) and just said that we were approved. We decided to stay in Rio hoping that it would speed up the process, but it still took 9 days (7 business days) before the visa was delivered. The status changed to "Issued" on the 2nd business day after the interview and I guess it was just sitting around waiting to be shipped for a few days? Anyway it all worked out in the end!
Rating : Very Good

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