Captain Oates's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Carolyn
Beneficiary's Name: Alan
VJ Member: Captain Oates
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2010-12-03
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Immigration Checklist for Carolyn & Alan:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : London, United Kingdom
Marriage (if applicable): 2005-11-04
I-130 Sent : 2007-01-09
I-130 NOA1 : 2007-02-12
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2007-05-01
NVC Received : 2007-05-18
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2007-06-11
Pay AOS Bill : 2007-06-12
Receive I-864 Package : 2007-07-03
Send AOS Package : 2007-07-03
Submit DS-261 : 2007-06-12
Receive IV Bill : 2007-07-06
Pay IV Bill : 2007-07-06
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2007-07-24
Case Completed at NVC : 2007-08-17
NVC Left : 2007-08-23
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2007-10-21
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2007-11-01
US Entry : 2007-11-05
Comments : this is harder than a very hard thing

never again. NEVER
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 78 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 251 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2007-11-05
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Pretty easy

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Yakima WA
Date Filed : 2010-08-09
NOA Date : 2010-09-19
Bio. Appt. : 2010-09-02
Interview Date : 2010-10-25
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2010-12-02
Comments : Long and tiring and boring ceremony for 3.5 hours with no coffee - but mission achieved !

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 22, 2010
Embassy Review : Got there and got in. Got called after a few hours. Officer said 'how did you get in here - you don't have an appointment - how did you get past security'
Showed him the appointment letter. Apparently they had re dated it but I left home before receiving it. Anyway he went and spoke to a manager and then I got my interview and he allowed it. He actually gave me an unconditional GC visa as I was so close to the 2 years and would be over it by the time I landed.

I was crumpled as we had booked flights/accommodation - everything
I couldn't recover from all the on and off stuff and the despair for a year

The whole Gc was incredibly stressful. Never again.
Rating : Moderate

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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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