R&OC's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: OC
Beneficiary's Name: R
VJ Member: R&OC
Country: Germany

Last Updated: 2021-05-05
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Immigration Checklist for OC & R:

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 : Frankfurt, Germany
Marriage (if applicable): 2017-06-20
I-130 Sent : 2017-07-12
I-130 NOA1 : 2017-07-14
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2018-01-30
NVC Received : 2018-02-22
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2018-05-03
Pay AOS Bill : 2018-05-03
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2018-05-08
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2018-05-03
Pay IV Bill : 2018-05-03
Send IV Package : 2018-05-08
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2018-06-13
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2018-06-25
Interview Date : 2018-07-26
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-07-31
US Entry : 2018-08-01
Comments : Consulate Frankfurt: Appointment scheduled for 9:15 am. I arrived at 08:35 and was inside the building ten minutes later. Each of the immigrant applicants get a number. Mine came up within 5 min of sitting down in the waiting area and I was called to one of their booths/windows. I was asked to provide the requested original documents and we went through some of the details on the application. The lady also took my finger prints. We were done with the first part around 0900 am. After that I was asked to sit down again and wait for my interview. This was the longest wait but finally at 11:15 (I think), it was my turn to see the consular officer. The interview started right after swearing to speak the truth. The questions were straight forward: (1) who is petitioning you and (2) How did you meet (3) When was the last time you saw each other (4) Why my kids are not coming along (5) If our gets get along with each other ... and I believe that’s it. I wasn’t asked to show any pictures or bona fide evidence but the guy before me was. I am adding this information as to not leave the impression that you do not need to come prepared. The consular officer was very professional, with a clear air of authority but also kind and friendly. Not sure how to phrase this any better. I guess what I am trying to say is that I felt treated very friendly but not in a way that I would ever feel I could take any liberties. They have a little kiosk with coffee/cookies in the back but it was closed while I was there due to the summer break. Bring a magazine/book with you to take of your mind while waiting.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 200 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 377 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : San Diego
POE Date : 2018-08-01
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Immigration in San Diego was very friendly. I noticed that the missing envelope due to CEAC filing is still a novelty. After showing my passport I was taken to secondary. The process of stamping the passport was quick and friendly. In fact, the officer was inquiring whether or not I was excited and I said yes. he asked me a few questions about my history as I had two US visa before. He was curious how we liked our neighborhood as it borders to a mess than ideal neighborhood. He verified more information and was done after a few minutes. Extremely stress free and friendly, but yet very professional officers.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Nebraska Service Center
Date Filed : 2020-05-13
NOA Date : 2020-05-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date : 2020-08-04
Approval / Denial Date : 2020-08-04
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments : Combo Interview: I-751 & N-400

Event Date
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center (Military Filing)
CIS Office : Washington DC
Date Filed : 2019-12-16
NOA Date : 2019-12-21
Bio. Appt. : 2019-12-16
Interview Date : 2020-08-04
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2020-08-04
Comments : under §319 (b)

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Frankfurt, Germany
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 8, 2018
Embassy Review : Please refer to "comments" section
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 2

blank avatar R&OC on 2021-05-05 said:
As I can not add it to my timeline: Currently filing the n-600k for my children. I will share my experience in this comment box.
blank avatar R&OC on 2022-01-11 said:
We filed the I-130 via DCF in Frankfurt for my children. Great experience in every way. POE was Washington, DC. A lot busier than expected but a very friendly and good experience. It took us about 60 (perhaps 90 min) in secondary all in all to get the kids admitted.
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Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
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rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

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