monytchi's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Abby
Beneficiary's Name: Lucas
VJ Member: monytchi
Country: Argentina

Last Updated: 2019-01-04
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Immigration Checklist for Abby & Lucas :

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 : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Argentina
Marriage (if applicable): 2017-09-15
I-130 Sent : 2018-01-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-01-10
I-130 RFE : 2018-08-09
I-130 RFE Sent : 2018-08-14
I-130 Approved : 2018-08-27
NVC Received : 2018-09-06
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2018-09-26
Pay AOS Bill : 2018-09-26
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2018-10-8
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2018-09-26
Pay IV Bill : 2018-09-26
Send IV Package : 2018-10-8
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2018-11-19
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2018-11-19
Packet 3 Received : 2018-11-19
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2018-12-27
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-01-07
US Entry :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 229 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 351 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Argentina
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 4, 2019
Embassy Review : Everyone at the embassy treated us very well, and helped explain the process as we entered. As the petitioner, all of the embassy staff were pleasantly surprised to see that I came for my husband's visa interview.

However, we ended up waiting about 5 hours in total at the embassy. We weren't sure why the wait was so excessive, that was not communicated to us. Further, everyone went on an hour long lunch break at one point, and all windows were closed. Our interview was scheduled for 8:30 but ended up being at about 12:45. There were no visible clocks in the waiting area, I was only able to see a clock from one of the interview windows.

The interview itself was only about 10 minutes long. All reasonable, easy to answer questions. We were then told my husband was approved and he should have his passport returned shortly.

The 3 star rating is really because of the excessive wait and that no employees told us or the other 10 or so people waiting when to realistically expect to be interviewed.
Rating : Moderate


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predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
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