akeme26's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: N
Beneficiary's Name: C
VJ Member: akeme26
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2019-03-14
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Immigration Checklist for N & C:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Nigeria
Marriage (if applicable): 2017-07-25
I-130 Sent : 2018-03-21
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-03-26
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2018-08-28
NVC Received : 2018-09-12
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2018-10-23
Pay AOS Bill : 2018-10-27
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2018-12-04
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2018-10-23
Pay IV Bill : 2018-11-18
Send IV Package : 2018-12-09
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2019-02-14
Case Completed at NVC : 2019-01-11
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-03-14
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 155 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 353 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nigeria
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 14, 2019
Embassy Review : My wife's appointment was scheduled for 6:30 am and she arrived at the embassy around 6:20. After waiting around 4 hours, her number was finally called. She was interviewed by a black American man. Some of the questions he asked her were:

- What is your husband's name? (She answered)
- How old is he? (She answered)
- When is his birthday? (She answered)
- Where does he work and what does he do? (She answered with no problem)
- What is his address? (She answered...that was the question I was worried about the most because my street name is so long ๐Ÿ˜…)
- How did you guys meet? (She said that she and her aunt and uncle came to my family's house for a condolence visit and that's where she met me)
- When did you two get married? (She answered)
- What was holding you back from joining him in the US right after marriage? (She answered that she was still in school and just now graduated)
- Have you met his family? (She said yes. Saying that she's met all of my immediate and extended family and has been to our house many times)
- How do you guys communicate (regular phone calls, WhatsApp, video calls, and chats)
Throughout the whole time the interviewer was smiling and laughing, seeming interested in our story.

After all of those questions the interviewer said with a smile "okay, we're good now. I will approve you of this visa. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

The interview went really smoothly and only went on for about 10 minutes. The interviewer didn't even ask for any of her documents, any evidence, anything. It was more like a casual conversation according to what she told me.

All you need to do for the interview is stay calm and collected. Remain confident. The officers' main job is to see how genuine you are. Also, even though my wife was not asked for any documents, you should still bring ALL of your documents. She told me that she had seen a few others be denied of a visa simply because they did not bring all of their documents. Each interview works differently so you may never know what there is to expect. Just be confident and prepared and everything will go by in a breeze ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚

Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 2

Mrs. Oluyede on 2019-02-23 said:
Congratulations to you both me and my husband are at the Department of state stage could you ask your spouse how costly the medical is in Nigeria? And where can my husband get the proper police clearance from? Please and thank you. Any advice will help.
blank avatar Kattyc on 2019-03-17 said:
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