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RochelleRJ's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Rochelle
Beneficiary's Name: Mario
VJ Member: RochelleRJ
Country: Jamaica

Last Updated: 2020-04-02
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Immigration Checklist for Rochelle & Mario :

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 : Jamaica
Marriage (if applicable): 2018-03-14
I-130 Sent : 2018-08-23
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-08-31
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-08-20
NVC Received : 2019-09-17
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2019-10-11
Pay AOS Bill : 2019-10-23
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2019-10-28
Submit DS-261 : 2019-10-28
Receive IV Bill : 2019-10-11
Pay IV Bill : 2019-10-23
Send IV Package : 2019-11-26
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2019-12-23
Case Completed at NVC : 2019-12-18
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2019-12-23
Interview Date : 2020-01-31
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2020-02-06
US Entry : 2020-03-22
Comments : Took flight from Kingston to Fort Lauderdale process was not long about 10/15minutes tops
Got in line at the Customs Border Patrol, Officer was really nice and asked by he didn't have me move to Jamaica, I told him because the husband wouldn't allow it (we all laughed), he took the husbands picture and passport, handed me my passport and was told to wait for the husband in baggage claim, wouldn't allow anyone with him in the room
My husband stated that he was in the room, it was five other people in there, two ladies that were in the room had overstayed and they took them to another area, and once they came back in they just stamped his passport and told him welcome to america...no questions asked
But when i looked at the stamp it said CR1 and not IR1.. we then asked the officer if the CR1 could be changed since we have past the two year mark...he stated that we had to call USCIS to see it can be converted prior to getting the green card...so now I have to call and find out but with this COVID 19 virus it will take some time to see....Overall the process was good
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 354 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 518 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Fort Lauderdale
POE Date : 2020-03-22
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Jamaica
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : February 1, 2020
Embassy Review : Headed to the Embassy by taxi about 550am for a 7 am appointment, reached the Embassy at about 615 am
Stood in a crowd directly across the street from the embassy were they call all those for a certain appointment time
Got in line and making sure I had everything in our binder...I forgot my passport and could not go in with my husband for the interview( I was so upset with myself)
FYI, when they call you for your appointment time they line you up and give you clear instructions on what is allowed and not allowed in the embassy, so make sure you have what you need for the interview and nothing else extra, I have seen people being told to go and get rid of things (whether its throwing it away in the trash cans located outside the embassy to having the people that will hold your things for money.

Anyway after about 9 am husband came out and got a taxi to come home and he didn't tell me anything until we got home(he play too much)
but he said the white gentleman he had at #4 was very cool and laid back...My husband stated that it was like chatting with a friend
He asked him:
Who is petitioning for him? My wife
Where is your wife? She is outside waiting because she forgot her ID (officer: yea you gotta have you id to get in here)
How many children does your wife have? Three
How many children do you and your wife have? None yet
What will you do when you go to the States? Im going to get a job and work
Gave him a paper about his rights in the US and told him how its not good to get on any government assistance
My husband told him I have heard about that on tv....they both laughed
Told him good luck and he will be a good stepdad...my husband said naw not stepdad, those are my kids
Officer stated that's what I like to hear

Overall, according to my husband the interview when very well and all the staff was pretty nice

Rating : Good

Timeline Comments: 53

SNJOHNSON on 2019-10-11 said:
Congrats we are almost done!!! We may have interviews around the same time!
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2019-10-11 said:
I hope so...gotta get these fees together
SNJOHNSON on 2019-10-11 said:
Yessss!!! Girl I was dreading that, but I want him here so I sucked it up😢. I am now dreading this I-485 when he comes here.
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2019-10-14 said:
Looks like I will be paying for the fees one at a time....but as long as it gets done im okay
SNJOHNSON on 2019-10-14 said:
Yes girl that is all that matters!!!!
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2019-10-14 said:
Im just ready to get this journey over with so he can be here with me
SNJOHNSON on 2019-10-14 said:
Tell me about it!! You definitely have more patience than I and you have been on your journey a year before me!
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2019-10-14 said:
Only on the website...LOL If you see me in person or talk with me....girl I have gray hair, bit all my nails, and always checking to see what's new...LOL!!!
SNJOHNSON on 2019-10-14 said:
Don’t tell me that!!! I am not trying be gray before this journey is over lol!!!
SNJOHNSON on 2019-12-18 said:
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2019-12-18 said:
I know right...congrats on getting your interview date
SNJOHNSON on 2019-12-18 said:
Thanks hun!! Yours is next!
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2019-12-18 said:
Soon and very soon I pray
SNJOHNSON on 2019-12-18 said:
Yes it will it’s been long enough!
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2019-12-18 said:
I have a question? What is the Packet 3/4 do they send you that with instructions or something?
SNJOHNSON on 2019-12-18 said:
So I don’t know what the 3rd package is but I just put in the dates that I created the online account (not required yet for you) but the package 4 is the letter from the embassy that states appointment information and a checklist and such.
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2019-12-18 said:
Oh okay thanks for that...cause I was like no more paperwork please....LOL
SNJOHNSON on 2019-12-18 said:
Lol definitely no more paperwork on our end. I would suggest that you prefill the medical form as you can download from the hospitals website. My husband just printed it off and signed it and took it with him. That made his process easier as he didn’t have to do it when he got there. They kind of pushed him through quicker since he had all documents in hand.
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2019-12-18 said:
Yes I had the medical form printed out in the beginning...LOL Girl I filled out some of it but he will fill out the rest....I should have filled it out for him ( you know men) But I will let him know...I already told him to get his passport photos done
SNJOHNSON on 2019-12-18 said:
Yes girl I filled out the form so he didn’t have to do anything but sign!! Not to leave out that he had to call me after he printed and was like what I’m supposed to do. Men!!! He is going to need 4 for medical they only take 2 from you and the interview letter says he needs 8 for interview.
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2019-12-23 said:
Congrats on the approval!!!!
SNJOHNSON on 2019-12-23 said:
Thanks hun you are next!!!
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2019-12-23 said:
Keep me in your prayers!!!! Just waiting for the date
SNJOHNSON on 2019-12-23 said:
Yay!!! I’m so happy for you!!! Are you going to be there?
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2019-12-24 said:
yes maam.....getting stuff together starting after christmas
SNJOHNSON on 2019-12-30 said:
Yay you got a date!!! I am so happy for you time is flying by so quickly and he will be joining you probably before Valentines Day!!!
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2019-12-30 said:
No, it will be after the anniversary in March
SNJOHNSON on 2019-12-30 said:
Well it will be before spring is over so that is good!!! I am just glad we can see the light!
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2019-12-30 said:
yes, ma'am....4 weeks and counting until Im off to JA
SNJOHNSON on 2019-12-30 said:
Yay!! I am here now and I am just waiting on his date! I can’t wait omg!
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2019-12-30 said:
His date? How long are you there for?
SNJOHNSON on 2019-12-30 said:
Yes girl that day when they call or say his passport is ready. I am supposed to leave on the 5th gotta stay a little while longer!
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2019-12-30 said:
Oh wow...I will be there on 1/29-02/04/2020 He has to sell the car, put in 2 weeks for work, etc Then I will hopefully go back in March for anniversary and we fly home together
SNJOHNSON on 2019-12-30 said:
That is great!! We are in the process of selling the truck, and packing the house now. We are going to move in with his mom end of week. We also have to get my dogs paperwork for her for travel as well.
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2019-12-30 said:
Awwww... the doggie is coming home too....love it
SNJOHNSON on 2019-12-30 said:
Yes girl I’m not leaving my baby!!! Besides my husband is going to need someone to help with the adjustment and why not the dog lol.
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2019-12-30 said:
LOL.....now that's cute
SNJOHNSON on 2019-12-30 said:
Girl his whole family is like are you seriously taking the dog. Hahaha and I am like yup!
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2019-12-31 said:
Lol....they want you to leave the dig so you two can come back....the fam will miss you and him
SNJOHNSON on 2020-02-01 said:
Hey girl congrats!!!!!
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2020-02-02 said:
Thank you ladybug
SNJOHNSON on 2020-02-02 said:
So your husband will be home any day now!!! My husband is finally coming home next week. Although they can’t tell me why the hold up I’m just glad it’s over.
IsItLekker on 2020-02-02 said:
Congratulations!! :D
Sea Leslie on 2020-02-02 said:
Congratulation!!!! How long was the questioning?
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2020-02-02 said:
@SNJohnson....no he has to get things straight before coming home @IsItLekker....thank you @SeaLeslie....my husband said about 15 min tops
SNJOHNSON on 2020-02-02 said:
Oh I totally get it!!
NNN_BP on 2020-02-03 said:
SNJOHNSON on 2020-02-06 said:
Congratulations, are you guys leaving soon?
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2020-02-06 said:
Im leaving today but he has to give his job notice and sell the vehicle...so next month end of March is when he comes
SNJOHNSON on 2020-02-06 said:
That is awesome!! We are leaving Saturday afternoon!
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2020-02-06 said:
I am so happy for you....cant wait to go back and we leave together
SNJOHNSON on 2020-02-06 said:
Thanks girl these last few weeks are going to fly by because you are not waiting on anything!! So lovely!
blank avatar RochelleRJ on 2020-02-07 said:
I know right
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