JosephandJames's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Joseph
Beneficiary's Name: James
VJ Member: JosephandJames
Country: Sweden

Last Updated: 2018-08-09
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Immigration Checklist for Joseph & James:

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 : Sweden
Marriage (if applicable): 2017-06-29
I-130 Sent : 2017-09-16
I-130 NOA1 : 2017-09-18
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2018-03-16
NVC Received : 2018-04-03
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2018-05-23
Pay AOS Bill : 2018-05-23
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2018-06-01
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2018-05-23
Pay IV Bill : 2018-05-23
Send IV Package : 2018-06-08
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2018-07-10
NVC Left : 2018-07-10
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2018-07-25
Interview Date : 2018-08-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 179 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 324 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Sweden
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 9, 2018
Embassy Review : This was easily the best and least stressful part of the whole experience. I am not going to go into the minute empirics as others have done so in the past reviews of this embassy. However, I will go into the overall process. My appointment was at 8:30 and I arrived there at 7:30; they let me in at 8:00. The process consisted of two main parts; handing in the documents (pre-interview) and the interview. When handing in the documents they asked me some interview type questions as I was going through my file, after I handed in all my documents and answered really basic questions I was told to sit. I then waited 20 mins to be called up for the real interview which consisted of taking an oath, having my prints taken and then answering some really basic question. Everyone in the embassy was really nice and friendly, both people that spoke to me did so somewhat informally which made for a really relaxed atmosphere. I really think the "interview" is just a formality and your case is decided before you even get there. The interview just serves as a tool to corroborate that the beneficiary matches up with what was expressed and implied in the documentation you sent. There was no grilling, no trick questions, and the whole atmosphere was relaxed and pleasant. The whole experience felt as if I was just going there to give them my passport so they could stamp my visa as opposed to dealing with some intermediary whose purpose is to grill you. To future people attending this embassy; do not stress as It was the most pleasant part of the whole process and also exciting as it marks the end of all that dreadful waiting.
Rating : Very Good


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