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Alexa210's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: A
Beneficiary's Name: L
VJ Member: Alexa210
Country: Kazakhstan

Last Updated: 2021-12-11
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Immigration Checklist for A & L:

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 : Potomac Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Moscow, Russia
Marriage (if applicable): 2017-08-30
I-130 Sent : 2017-09-18
I-130 NOA1 : 2017-09-21
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2018-03-20
NVC Received : 2018-04-05
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2018-06-07
Pay AOS Bill : 2018-06-08
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2018-06-20
Submit DS-261 : 2018-06-17
Receive IV Bill : 2018-06-07
Pay IV Bill : 2018-06-08
Send IV Package : 2018-06-20
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2018-08-13
Case Completed at NVC : 2018-07-17
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2018-09-25
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-09-28
US Entry : 2018-11-08
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 180 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 369 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2020-08-24
NOA Date : 2020-09-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2021-06-28
Interview Date : 2021-12-11
Approval / Denial Date : 2021-12-11
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :
Had the I-751 interview today morning (yes, on a Saturday at 7:30 am). It was very simple. We were with the officer less than 10 minutes. Most of the time, he was just verifying our evidence of relationship. He had a big folder with all what we have submitted previously and asked if we had any new evidence. We submitted updated bank accounts, taxes, more photos, etc.

Then, he asked a couple of questions about where are we living now, where we lived before moving to our current address, asked for passport and asked if we’ve been out of the country recently, if we went together, and then asked if we have been arrested or had any problems with police. And, that was it !

He said that he didn’t have any further questions and to expect the new card within 30 days by mail.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Moscow, Russia
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 3, 2018
Embassy Review : We arrived around 8 am to the US Embassy in Moscow (30 minutes before the appointment). After that, the security guard checked our passports and allowed us to enter the next section (the beneficiary's and the petitioner's. They will allow the petitioner to attend.) The next section is also outside the embassy. There is a window where they asked us for the confirmation of returning the passport via Pony Express. Then, they allowed us to enter the embassy itself. We passed the second security zone, airport-style.
Once already inside the embassy, we did the line for immigration cases and they reviewed the required documents: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Photos, Tax Returns, etc. and took my husband's fingerprints. We took a seat again and waited to be called to the interview itself.
When our turn came, the consular officer asked my husband to swear to say the truth and started to ask questions. We were asked about how and when did we meet, what he studied, where did he work, which type of work he did with his previous employer. He asked the petitioner where she lives, why she decided to come to Russia. Then, he said that we were approved and that the visa would arrive in 1-2 weeks. It actually took 3 days for us to receive the visa (We picked it up at Pony Express office in Moscow.)
Overall, it was a really good experience. The embassy is very organized, the consular officer was very nice. From start to finish, it took us 3 hours.
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
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