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carmel34's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: G
Beneficiary's Name: M
VJ Member: carmel34
Country: Brazil

Last Updated: 2023-08-29
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Immigration Checklist for G & M:

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 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Marriage (if applicable): 2018-06-21
I-130 Sent : 2018-07-20
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-07-26
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-02-21
NVC Received : 2019-03-07
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2019-04-09
Pay AOS Bill : 2019-04-11
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2019-04-14
Submit DS-261 : 2019-04-14
Receive IV Bill : 2019-04-14
Pay IV Bill : 2019-04-11
Send IV Package : 2019-04-14
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2019-05-21
Case Completed at NVC : 2019-05-02
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2019-05-21
Interview Date : 2019-06-12
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-06-19
US Entry : 2019-08-19
Comments : Social Security card received one week after US entry, August 26, 2019. Green card received nearly three months after US entry, November 15, 2019.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 210 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 321 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : National Benefits Center
Date Filed : 2021-05-21
NOA Date : 2021-06-03
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2021-08-03
Interview Date : 2023-06-08
Approval / Denial Date : 2023-06-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments : Atlanta USCIS office

"case ready to be scheduled for an interview" update on January 12, 2022

"name was updated" June 2, 2022, to correct spelling error in applicant's name

48-month extension letter received, February 27, 2023

Requested combo interview (with N-400) in writing to USCIS field office, sent 5/3/23.

Combo interview (with N-400) notice received 5/15/23.

I-751 approved 6/28/2023. No green card sent because of approved N-400.

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2022-08-20
NOA Date : 2022-08-20
Bio. Appt. : 2022-09-14
Interview Date : 2023-06-08
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2023-06-28
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 12, 2019
Embassy Review : My husband and I arrived at the consulate just before 7 am for his 7:40 am appointment. We were directed to stand in the immigrant visa line and a man came by and checked us in on an iPad. At about 7:15 am we were taken in and led upstairs to the immigrant visa room where we were instructed to complete a cover sheet and to put all our documents in a certain order. We did this in 5 minutes and then took everything to a desk in the back of the room to be reviewed for accuracy, then we were told to sit in the front two chairs, we would be first called to one of the windows. After about a 10 minute wait, around 7:30 am, we were called to one of the windows where a nice lady reviewed all our documents and entered some information into a computer. Then we sat down and waited for about 20 minutes for the actual interview. Take a jacket or sweater if you get cold easily--it felt like a freezer they had the A/C set so low! At about 7:50 am my husband's name was called, to go to window 14 which is the one with a door that you close behind you when entering. I was more nervous than my husband was--we have a big age gap and my Portuguese is not great but he was very calm and confident. My husband was only asked a few questions by a very nice younger female American consulate officer. She asked him how we met, when we met, and how many times in person I had visited him in Brazil (8 times). I added, in Portuguese, that we had recently spent 11 days in Europe together, so a total of 9 trips together, plus the current one in Rio (7 days), so a total of ten face to face visits. The CO only asked me two questions, in English, my current profession, and how long I had been working in that field. After that she said everything was good, the visa was approved, and that it would arrive in about two weeks by courier service. The whole interview was maybe 5 minutes and we were done, and approved. I couldn't believe how smoothly it went. We left the room and passed all the people waiting for their interviews after us and stepped out into the stairwell where we had one of the biggest hugs ever. I started to cry, and we walked out into the glorious warm sunshine of Rio in the morning of Brazilian Valentine's Day. Life is good!
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 4

blank avatar Francony on 2019-05-17 said:
I see your timeline is very close to mine updates, maybe will get very close dates on the interview dates.
blank avatar Francony on 2019-05-21 said:
I've got the same interview date good luck to us
blank avatar Francony on 2019-06-12 said:
Happy for you guys i was there this morning also and I was approved too.safe trip
Bdglen on 2019-07-25 said:
Congratulations! I'm so happy for you too. Sorry I just am getting around to contacting you with my congratulations, but as you will no doubt find out, the month after your visa approval and entry into the US. is hectic and full of emotion. Best wishes to you and your fiance and again CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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