Abies's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Husband
Beneficiary's Name: Wife
VJ Member: Abies
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2021-11-09
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Immigration Checklist for Husband & Wife:

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 : Nigeria
Marriage (if applicable): 2017-04-20
I-130 Sent : 2017-05-15
I-130 NOA1 : 2017-05-16
I-130 RFE : 2017-11-06
I-130 RFE Sent : 2017-11-18
I-130 Approved : 2018-04-10
NVC Received : 2018-05-01
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2018-07-02
Pay AOS Bill : 2018-07-02
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2018-07-10
Submit DS-261 : 2018-07-01
Receive IV Bill : 2018-07-03
Pay IV Bill : 2018-07-03
Send IV Package : 2018-07-10
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2018-07-30
Case Completed at NVC : 2018-07-20
NVC Left : 2018-08-01
Consulate Received : 2018-08-06
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2018-07-30
Interview Date : 2018-09-04
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-09-20
US Entry : 2018-09-22
Comments : Scan Date 2018-07-12
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 329 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 476 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2018-09-22
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Took less than 15mins to get inspected and admitted into the US.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2020-08-03
NOA Date : 2020-08-07
RFE(s) : 2021-06-02
Bio. Appt. : 2021-06-25
Interview Date : 2021-11-09
Approval / Denial Date : 2021-11-09
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments : Case was transferred to NBC on 09/02/2020.

Got notification on 06/02/2021 that an RFE was issued. Received the letter in the mail on 06/15/21 and was told they needed most of the documents we already submitted when we filed initially. Most likely they misplaced them when they were transferring our case to NBC.

USCIS received the packet for the RFE on 07/07/21 and was updated on the app next day.

On 07/21/21, Case changed to “Ready to be scheduled for an interview.”

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : San Bernadino CA
Date Filed : 2021-07-09
NOA Date : 2021-07-09
Bio. Appt. : 2021-08-02
Interview Date : 2021-11-09
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2021-11-09
Comments : On 07/23/2021, I got notified that my biometric appointment have been scheduled. N400 biometrics was scheduled for August 17th 2021 by 11am but I did an early morning walking on 08/02/2021 to try my luck and get it done earlier and I was approved to do so by the Supervisor. On Sept 30th 2021, I got notified that my N400 interview has been scheduled. On Nov 9th 2021, I had a combo interview for my I-751 and N-400. 30mins after both interviews, I was sworn in as USC. Happy to be done with this long journey.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nigeria
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 4, 2018
Embassy Review : My interview was scheduled for 6:30am today. Arrived the embassy by 5:30am and went into the embassy by 6:30am.

3 consular officers were assinged to immigrants,the much talked about Asian American Guy,the Africa American lady and a white guy.

I was number1,was called first and interviewed by the white guy at 7:36am(GMT+1). The whole interview was less than 10mins and was out of the embassy by 7:47am.

Here are the particulars;
1. You are going to the US to join your husband?
2.You have been here before?
3. How long has your husband been in the US?
4. How long have you been married to him?
5. What are his hobbies?
6. How many times has he visited you?
7.What type of wedding did you both have?
8. What does he do in the US?
9. What did you both do when he visited last? This question made him go further from my response. One of the things i told him was that my husband always cooked for me when he's in Nigeria(which is also one of his hobbies)then he asked the kind of meals did he cook,i told him our local dishes then he went ahead to ask what recipes and I told him egusi,ogbolo soup and pounded yam,he responded by telling me he loves egusi soup so much and at this time,I became more relaxed.
10. Where and When did we first meet?
11. Asked for our wedding pictures and people in the pictures,asked for our pictures together prior to our wedding and finally he pronounced the magical words.. I'm going to approve your visa at this time,gave me 3papers for visa pick up,instructions for green card fee payment and my right as a Spouse of a USC against domestic violence
Rating : Good

Timeline Comments: 1

blank avatar Rwat1 on 2021-10-24 said:
What kind of questions did they ask for lifting of conditions interview?
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