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nathanzehr's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Nathan
Beneficiary's Name: Xiaohan
VJ Member: nathanzehr
Country: China

Last Updated: 2023-04-27
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Immigration Checklist for Nathan & Xiaohan:

USCIS DCF 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 : Beijing, China
Marriage (if applicable): 2017-12-21
I-130 Sent : 2021-05-02
I-130 NOA1 : 2021-05-03
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2021-06-30
NVC Received : 2021-07-04
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package : 2023-02-09
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2023-03-09
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2023-04-18 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2023-04-25
US Entry :
Comments : We first submitted all documents to NVC around Nov 2022. But then we had a few issues with documents, and we went through maybe 2-3 rounds of submitting new documents before we were marked as Documentarily Qualified on Feb 27, 2023.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 58 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 715 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

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Timeline Comments: 8

blank avatar Tayna on 2021-07-09 said:
Congrats, was really fast! Did you expedited your case?
blank avatar Nathanzehr on 2021-07-09 said:
Thanks! Yes, it was much faster than we were expecting! We’re actually not planning on moving for a while, so we may have to delay the application a bit. We didn’t expedite it, but we’ve gone through a similar process to prove US citizenship for our two kids that were born here in China, so maybe the fact that we had those two already approved made this process faster. I don’t know though, just a guess.
blank avatar Tayna on 2021-07-09 said:
Thanks for replying. Great to know, me and my husband are now in a similar process trying to get the CRBA for our baby, I hope the same happens to us! :D
blank avatar Nathanzehr on 2021-07-09 said:
Yes, hopefully it does! Good luck! I found that if you have everything in place it was a fairly simple process.
blank avatar JMac7486 on 2021-07-11 said:
Happy I found your timeline. I filed the i130 for my wife on June 24th. It gets a bit discouraging read some of the wait times in the forums. Are you planning to go through Beijing? I've heard immigration visas can only be done through Guangzhou.
blank avatar Nathanzehr on 2021-07-12 said:
Yes, planning to do Beijing, as that is where we live. In my email from the NVC it says this: "Once you have completed your case, we will schedule your case for a visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate General in GUANGZHOU, CHIN." The first time I read that, I thought that only meant Guangzhou. They make it sound like they're saying you can only do it in Guangzhou, but of course embassies are only in the capital, so it seems reasonable that Beijing is okay. And yes, that's why we started the process earlier! Seems it's much easier to delay the process than to speed it up, so better safe than sorry! Good luck to you! Hopefully it all works out quickly and easily!
blank avatar Nathanzehr on 2021-07-12 said:
Did you get routed to the Nebraska office? That one seems to be much much faster. Hopefully it's the case for you as well.
blank avatar JMac7486 on 2021-08-04 said:
Yes, it says Nebraska on our NOA1. VJ timelines say it is taking about 122 days for for I130 approval, so we're expecting an October NOA2. Although we would like to finish the process as soon as possible, we don't plan to move until next spring so I'm OK with out current timeline haha
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