Annie0913's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Annie
Beneficiary's Name: Sok
VJ Member: Annie0913
Country: Cambodia

Last Updated: 2019-03-11
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Immigration Checklist for Annie & Sok:

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 : Cambodia
Marriage (if applicable): 2018-02-18
I-130 Sent : 2018-03-24
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-03-26
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2018-10-03
NVC Received : 2018-10-19
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill : 2018-11-26
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill : 2018-11-26
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2019-01-29
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2019-02-14
Interview Date : 2019-03-11
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 191 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 350 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Cambodia
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 11, 2019
Embassy Review : I accompanied my husband to his interview today and it was a success! The CO asked me (the UCS) all the questions and only asked my husband 1 question “where is your family from.” It was such a surprise because we were both ready for the loads of challenging questions since we failed the fiancé visa in 2017. Surprisingly, it was all general questions ( a lot of questions though) towards me which I of course know the answer to. Some questions I remember in no particular order:

Where are you from?
What do you do?
Oh you made ‘blank’ amount last year?
Who paid for the wedding?
All your family from America came to the wedding?
Your mom and dad came to the wedding?
How did you guys meet?
Who introduced you?
Are you guys related?
Oh you came to visit your husband 3 times after the visa rejection in 2017?
Who funded it?
How much was your husbands ring?
Did you buy it here in Cambodia or in America?
Oh you went to Thailand for your honeymoon?
You guys got married right after the rejection?
When’s your wedding date?
Can you speak khmer? (I answered in khmer “what do you want me to say)
I want you to talk to your husband in khmer (I turned to my husband, smiled and just said in khmer that he want us to speak khmer to each other)

He also took a few pictures from us traveling together and asked about it but nothing major. He said we organized our documents very well and I told him we failed last time because we didn’t have all the right supporting documents and that I didn’t want to make the same mistake. He just smiled.

I honestly felt like my presence there helped a lot. It took the focus away from my husband. He went to the fiancé visa by himself back in 2017 and it was not as pleasant as this one. So we came prepared to get grilled but it was the total opposite.

Me and my husband joke and say this was actually my interview and not his. And although we are picking up our visa in 3 weeks, we are not complaining 😁😁 because this actually felt more like a friend trying to get to know our relationship rather than interview and we are so grateful to have this joyful experience as he was joking with me through most of it.
Rating : Very Good

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