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FrancoAmericanVis's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: LM
Beneficiary's Name: SB
VJ Member: FrancoAmericanVis
Country: France

Last Updated: 2017-12-14
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Immigration Checklist for LM & SB:

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? Texas Service Center
Consulate : France
Marriage (if applicable): 2015-11-28
I-130 Sent : 2016-09-27
I-130 NOA1 :
I-130 RFE : 2017-04-18
I-130 RFE Sent : 2017-04-19
I-130 Approved : 2017-06-19
NVC Received : 2017-08-18
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2017-07-29
Pay AOS Bill : 2017-08-04
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2017-08-18
Submit DS-261 : 2017-08-04
Receive IV Bill : 2017-07-28
Pay IV Bill : 2017-08-04
Send IV Package : 2017-08-18
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2017-09-07
NVC Left : 2017-09-08
Consulate Received : 2017-09-11
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2017-09-25
Interview Date : 2017-11-22
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2017-11-29
US Entry : 2017-12-09
Comments : Requested expedite at NVC through congressional rep due to duress caused by unusual processing times at USCIS (9 months to release I-130). Request was granted. Materials arrived in Paris. Emailed after a couple of weeks to see what we should do for appointment, then received email instructions with PDF letter, scheduling calendar, etc.
Estimates/Stats :

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2017-12-09
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Husband entered without trouble at the "tripod area," and he received an upgrade to IR from CR following 2 years of marriage.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: France
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 25, 2017
Embassy Review : We had a positive exeprience with an approval after a 14 month (approx) process. However, we had a few bumps in the road at the consular level.

The embassy approved an expedite request out of NVC. I waited a couple of weeks to see if my husband would get a local letter for his appointment. Nothing happened. I e-mailed the embassy and received a self-scheduling calendar.

Husband arrived based on that scheduling system and confirmation, but we discovered the schedulers and the actual embassy employees had not converged/spoken about the apppontment. Big mess! Big! However, on the sunny side when I called and asked (urgently) for a person to correct this, an employee scheduled him for the next available slot 2 weeks later. Readers, this was an emotional few days!

Husband received a preparatory call from
an embassy analyst to make sure his file was in order and to speak a little about the calendar snafu.

His appointment was smooth with documents in order. We prepped a joint sponsor, but it was not called upon. A great end to a long and winding road.
Rating : Good

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