Qian's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: David
Beneficiary's Name: Qian
VJ Member: Qian
Country: Singapore

Last Updated: 2019-03-09
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Immigration Checklist for David & Qian:

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 : Singapore
Marriage (if applicable): 2017-01-07
I-130 Sent : 2017-04-15
I-130 NOA1 : 2017-04-19
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2018-01-08
NVC Received : 2018-01-23
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2018-02-12
Pay AOS Bill : 2018-02-14
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2018-02-19
Submit DS-261 : 2018-02-12
Receive IV Bill : 2018-02-21
Pay IV Bill : 2018-02-21
Send IV Package : 2018-02-19
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2018-03-31
Case Completed at NVC : 2018-03-21
NVC Left : 2018-04-03
Consulate Received : 2018-04-05
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2018-03-31
Interview Date : 2018-05-18
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-05-25
US Entry : 2018-06-23
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 264 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 394 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Dallas
POE Date : 2018-06-23
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Dallas TX
Date Filed : 2018-12-24
NOA Date : 2018-12-27
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date : 2019-03-26
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments : INA 319 B Spouse of USC employed abroad

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Singapore
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 28, 2018
Embassy Review : Our interview was initially scheduled on May 16, but I got a call from the embassy a week prior to that informing me of a delay of two days due to an "internal event" (presumably it's the preparation for Trump Kim Summit).

We got to the the embassy on that Friday afternoon, and it was very quiet. After two security check points we were let in to the room.
Frist widow was for documents checking, and a few questions were asked:
Can I see your Singapore resident card
Do you have the latest tax return?
Do your guys have children?
Your husband's divorce decree is not a certified copy. (huh oh)

I then proceed to the interview with the CO after a while.
-How long have you been married
-Where and when did you get married
-What is your Singapore address
-Are you here for who's work?
-How did you meet your husband?
-When are you going to relocate back to the US- I was reminded of the requirements for maintaining my green card

The application was approved at the interview but I have to submit the certified copy before I can get my visa.
Fortunately, it was Friday and we are 13 hours ahead, so my mother-in-law went down to the district clerk to get the copy and Fedex-ed to us.

We received the document on Monday evening and I drop it off next morning to Aramex Chinatown.

It was delivered to the embassy two days later after I dropped it off, and the visa was issued the next day.

Some tips
- Aramex in 2 Chanai Street can save you at least one day for drop off or pick up- They seem only to drop by Chinatown location once a day in the afternoon
- Be aware of local and US holidays- we had memorial day and Vesak Day in a row

Rating : Very Good


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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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