Elrona's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: E
Beneficiary's Name: B
VJ Member: Elrona
Country: Estonia

Last Updated: 2018-11-21
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Immigration Checklist for E & B:

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? Potomac Service Center
Consulate : Estonia
Marriage (if applicable): 2017-06-01
I-130 Sent : 2017-09-02
I-130 NOA1 : 2017-09-09
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2018-03-13
NVC Received : 2018-03-29
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill : 2018-08-01
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2018-08-28
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill : 2018-08-01
Send IV Package : 2018-08-28
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2018-09-27
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2018-10-09
Interview Date : 2018-11-07
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-11-19
US Entry : 2018-11-20
Comments : Interview was 7th of November 2018. E-mail with the information that visa is issued was received on 15th of November. Delay was because of New Zealand police clearance certificate that had not reached to embassy.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 185 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 424 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Denver
POE Date : 2018-11-20
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : I entered through Denver on 20th of November. Officer asked for my package, I said it was online. He said everything goes online now but thats easier anyway for them and for us. Fingerprints, photo, stamp in the pass and "Welcome to the United States"

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Estonia
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 14, 2018
Embassy Review : Had the interview today. Although I was a nervous wreck before, trying to get everything assembled the last minute (my interview was moved up 1 day so I had 5h to get everything done, but to be fair they did offer also Friday but I preferred day early rather than day late). Interview was great, the people were really nice. Most of the documents I had prepared, I didn't even need to show (did not ask for any pictures, chat logs, travels that we have done etc).
Questions asked:
-Tell me about your husband
-When did you get married?
-What are you going to do in USA?
-What will you do in summer? (My first job is seasonal)
-When do you plan to travel to USA?
-Where does his mom get her income? (we used my MIL as a jointed sponsor)

That was pretty much it. They kept my passport but I won't get it back before I figure out what happened with my New Zealand police certificate. Overall very nice experience. Took like 40 minutes and thats because I got there early.
Rating : Very Good

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