JC&BS's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: JC
Beneficiary's Name: BS
VJ Member: JC&BS
Country: Ghana

Last Updated: 2019-11-14
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Immigration Checklist for JC & BS:

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 : Ghana
Marriage (if applicable): 2018-06-02
I-130 Sent : 2018-08-11
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-08-13
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-03-25
NVC Received : 2019-05-08
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2019-05-31
Pay AOS Bill : 2019-06-01
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2019-07-21
Submit DS-261 : 2019-07-21
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill : 2019-05-31
Send IV Package : 2019-06-28
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2019-09-12
Case Completed at NVC : 2019-08-20
NVC Left : 2019-09-12
Consulate Received : 2019-09-12
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-10-03
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-10-22
US Entry : 2019-11-13
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 224 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 416 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ghana
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : October 10, 2019
Embassy Review : Arrived at embassy 730a. I (petitioner) waited for husband outside embassy until 1230p. He was finally seen around 1215p. Had all documents ready(including my passport and letter explaining I was outside) but officer only asked for civil docs and pictures. Husband only answered what he was asked. He did not mention I was outside. He was asked 5 questions :
1. Ever filed for a visa to US before?
2. How did you two meet?
3. What do you do for work?
4. What does she do for work?
5. Who is facilitating your petition and trip?

Husband said many who had interviews were denied.

Took 10 minutes from handing over docs until verbal approval.

Received official 'Issued' for visa 7 days after interview.

During NVC I did upload a notarized statement from cosponsor plus 6 photos of us together in Ghana including our anniversary trip.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 2

blank avatar Taxroll on 2019-04-03 said:
did you send call logs, chat messages, wedding pics and other bonafide stuff with your I-130? I have the same pd as you and I am still waiting for approval. its been 233 days now since I send in my application and noting yet. or is it because I didn't send call logs, chat, pictures of us that's why its taking so long? please reply.
Shawntina Sekyi A on 2019-10-12 said:
Congratulations on your visa.... but my husband is from Ghana and had appointment for a visa interview the same day as your spouse but it was canceled by the embassy the week before... my husband was told that all appointments for October was canceled due to the new online appointment system originally the embassy scheduled it back in July (I think ) what should we do because I’m so ready to give up I been going through hell with this case since 2016😤😢
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