spannerfrog's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Meghan
Beneficiary's Name: Brandon
VJ Member: spannerfrog
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2018-07-25
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Immigration Checklist for Meghan & Brandon:

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 : London, United Kingdom
Marriage (if applicable): 2017-05-08
I-130 Sent : 2017-05-13
I-130 NOA1 : 2017-05-19
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2018-02-03
NVC Received : 2018-02-20
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2018-03-29
Pay AOS Bill : 2018-04-05
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2018-05-02
Submit DS-261 : 2018-04-12
Receive IV Bill : 2018-03-29
Pay IV Bill : 2018-04-12
Send IV Package : 2018-05-04
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2018-06-16
Case Completed at NVC : 2018-06-15
NVC Left : 2018-06-15
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2018-07-16
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-07-25
US Entry : 2018-10-30
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 260 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 423 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 16, 2018
Embassy Review : First of all it should be a crime for them to assign appointments so early in the morning for people who live far away from london, but once you get there and get through security, it's easy as hell. The interview itself took like 2 minutes.

All the staff were nice and helpful etc etc HOWEVER if by any chance any other transgender person should be going through this process: the guy I saw had never seen a gender recognition certificate before so I had to explain it to him (while other people could hear....). Just be prepared to have to feel really awkward about explaining the name change and such.

Also the questions I got in the interview were: where does your wife live, when was the last time you went over there, has she ever been here, does she have her own house/apartment, when did we first meet in person.

So a pretty simple process, honestly the worst part was having to wait in line in the five million degree heat outside for like 10-15 minutes
Rating : Good


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(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
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
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
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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