redvines's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: S
Beneficiary's Name: J
VJ Member: redvines
Country: Australia

Last Updated: 2018-11-26
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Immigration Checklist for S & J:

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 : Sydney, Australia
Marriage (if applicable): 2017-12-01
I-130 Sent : 2017-12-20
I-130 NOA1 : 2017-12-27
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2018-06-28
NVC Received : 2018-07-18
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2018-08-10
Pay AOS Bill : 2018-08-10
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill : 2018-08-10
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2018-09-19
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2018-10-18
Interview Date : 2018-11-20
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-11-26
US Entry : 2018-11-28
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 183 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 328 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Sydney, Australia
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 21, 2018
Embassy Review : I had an 08:00 interview and when I arrived at 07:35 there was already a bit of a queue. Definitely advise making sure you have no big electronics (one guy had to leave because he had a laptop), photocopies of all original documents (certificates etc they require - one person was told they may have to leave and get copies) and an express post envelope if required.

You can definitely hear every word of these interviews and I heard application get approved and one get maybe rejected (an income issue) right in front of me.

I was really stressed, but the guy who interviewed me was really friendly and our case was approved. I got asked general questions like how we met, if my wife had been to Australia, if I had been to US and more specific questions related to what I was saying (i.e I mentioned we'd been on holidays to Africa and was asked which countries in Africa we went to) that felt more conversational.

I was out of there by 9:10, calling my wife as soon as I could while carrying all the excess stuff I had brought with me (photo albums, back up documents etc) feeling very glad to have been so prepared and approved.
Rating : Very Good


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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

** Not all cases are transfered

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