MsKayC's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: KayC
Beneficiary's Name: AC
VJ Member: MsKayC
Country: Trinidad & Tobago

Last Updated: 2019-01-27
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Immigration Checklist for KayC & AC:

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 : Trinidad & Tobago
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2017-12-27
I-130 NOA1 : 2017-12-28
I-130 RFE : 2018-06-13
I-130 RFE Sent : 2018-06-21
I-130 Approved : 2018-07-30
NVC Received : 2018-08-20
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2018-09-12
Pay AOS Bill : 2018-09-12
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2018-09-17
Submit DS-261 : N/A
Receive IV Bill : 2018-09-12
Pay IV Bill : 2018-09-12
Send IV Package : 2018-09-17
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2018-11-13
Case Completed at NVC : 2018-10-11
NVC Left : 2018-11-13
Consulate Received : 2018-11-15
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2018-12-03
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-01-22
US Entry : 2019-01-26
Comments : Our case was approved by USCIS on 7/30/18. (PD 12/28/17) Took two weeks to send to NVC on 8/13/18. Another week for NVC to receive the case on 8/20/18. Another 3 weeks to be assigned case number on 9/11/18. Our AOS docs were accepted in ceac a week after sunmitting everything but civil docs still were not accepted. Took almost 4 weeks for documentarily qualified on 10/11/18. Interview date email received on 11/13/18. After consulate interview on 12/3/18 we were accepted. However after two weeks of waiting for the visa to be issued we discovered in ceac that the consulate rejected the birth certificate and marriage certificate. They needed the exact same docs to be uploaded in ceac (apparently the copies we were given at registrar had different barcode numbers). We uploaded this on 12/19/18. Sent several emails over the next couple of weeks with no answer (I guess the christmas holidays plus the govt shut down slowed things down) Finally on 1/17/19 they accepted the documents we re-uploaded and the following day 1/18/19 our status in ceac changed from Ready (the status remained the same from when the embassy received the case) to Administrative Processing then a few hours later changed to Issued. We were called by the embassy and given the option to pick up the passport even though we originally selected dhl delivery. (I guess they realized the delay in processing was their error) pasport was picked up on 1/22/19. Since the day before was a holiday
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 214 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 340 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2019-01-26
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Agent asked for sealed packet, my husband advised him our case was electronic and all docs were uploaded. He took him to a secondary room to ask another agent if that were true. He was told yes that's how things are done now to "save paper" just stamp the passport. So that's what he did... stamped the passport no questions asked. No hassle.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Trinidad & Tobago
Review Topic:
Event Description
Review Date : December 3, 2018
Embassy Review : Overall good experience for my husband. He was asked the following:

1. Who petitioned?
2. Where we met?
3. When got married?
4. If we were married before?
5. When our daughter was born?
6. How often did I visit?
7. When last he saw me?
8. Went through pics and saw one of the pics we went to Paris and made a comment about it.

We were approved!
Rating : Very Good

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