TheJamess's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Lashawnda
Beneficiary's Name: Rushaine
VJ Member: TheJamess
Country: Jamaica

Last Updated: 2019-09-19
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Immigration Checklist for Lashawnda & Rushaine:

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 : Jamaica
Marriage (if applicable): 2017-09-18
I-130 Sent : 2018-07-12
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-07-16
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2018-12-15
NVC Received : 2019-01-04
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill : 2019-03-07
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2019-03-11
Submit DS-261 : 2019-05-17
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill : 2019-05-14
Send IV Package : 2019-05-17
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2019-08-16
Case Completed at NVC : 2019-07-12
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-09-10
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-09-18
US Entry : 2019-09-18
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 152 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 421 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2019-09-18
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Jamaica
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 11, 2019
Embassy Review : So my husband’s interview was Sept 10th at 7:30am. We got there at about 6:45am to make sure we got a decent park, and we did. The Park was right across the street from the embassy, but we had to pay a man for the parking, so be prepared for that.

We then walked across the street and waited in a line to go in the building. The lady asked to see everyone’s appointment letter before we entered and we waited for about 30-45 min to enter. Once we entered we went through a security check point where the normal was done (everything out of pockets, etc.), then to desk outside.

When we got to the desk, a lady asked for my husband appointment letter again, his passport pics, gave him a number, and told us to enter into the door on the right and listen for the number.

Once we got in and sat, the number was called within 30 min.. A man at the window ask for my husband’s fingerprints which is done on a machine at the window, and he ask for our original marriage certificate, his original birth certificate, my tax transcript for last year, and his passport. He also asked my husband how long we’ve been married, my husband being a nervous reck told him 3 yrs but it was 2, so I had to correct him lol. The man then told us to have a seat and wait until his name was called.

And here comes the wait... we waited from 8:30 until 11:30!! As we waited, we became really nervous hearing all the denials and different questions being asked. That is really the only negative thing I can say about the embassy, is that there is no privacy! U walk up to the CO and everyone hears what u guys are saying.
But overall we had a great interview. We was asked like 7 questions...

Where did we meet?
Did we have children?
Is this our first marriage?
How many times I’ve been to JA?
Did we have pictures? And we did.
Where are we staying?
How long did it take us to get to Kingston?

And that’s it... he said the visa was approved and we could pick it up in a week! My baby his coming home with me. All praise to God! My advice would be to be well prepared! Everyone case is different so Your experience maybe different, but I believe great preparation and organization is needed to get an approval.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 8

Naul's Girl on 2019-08-04 said:
How do you know when your case is complete at NVC? I figured it was the day all documents were accepted. Is that right? Also your still waiting on Iinterview letter?
blank avatar TheJamess on 2019-08-04 said:
Yes that’s correct, when they are documentarily qualified and yes I’m still waiting for the interview date.
Naul's Girl on 2019-08-05 said:
Thank you for taking the time to respond. Much appreciated. Best of luck. Hope you get yr letter soon.
blank avatar TheJamess on 2019-08-06 said:
Me too and thank u ❤️
Naul's Girl on 2019-08-28 said:
Our interview date is the same. Best of luck!
Sea Leslie on 2019-09-14 said:
Congratulations!!!! :)
blank avatar TheJamess on 2019-09-14 said:
Thank u very much! 😄
Sea Leslie on 2019-09-19 said:
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