varerica's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Erica
Beneficiary's Name: Gustavo
VJ Member: varerica
Country: Brazil

Last Updated: 2019-04-11
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Immigration Checklist for Erica & Gustavo:

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): 2017-08-02
I-130 Sent : 2018-05-23
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-06-04
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2018-11-16
NVC Received : 2018-12-07
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2019-01-30
Pay AOS Bill : 2019-01-30
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2019-02-03
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2019-01-30
Pay IV Bill : 2019-01-30
Send IV Package : 2019-02-03
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2019-02-28
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2019-03-14
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-04-05 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-04-11
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 165 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 305 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

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Timeline Comments: 7

blank avatar Brderenne on 2019-04-06 said:
Hey there erica! Just taking a look at your timeline... I’m in Brazil currently waiting for my husbands interview at the Rio consulate. Have you done the medical exams yet? If so what vaccinations did they require? I have looked multiple times and there are two different lists,,, just trying to get some clarity on specifics. Also from when you initially sent out your paperwork seems like that was on 3rd of February... did they send anything back that was wrong before scheduling your interview? Sorry for all the questions, you’re just the only timeline I’ve found that is similar and recent to mine as well as the same consulate. I appreciate you taking time to read
Varerica on 2019-04-06 said:
Hi! We actually just had our interview at the consulate yesterday, so my husband's medical exams are all finished. When he went to the doctor, they told him what he was missing and there was a medical office downstairs where he could get any vaccines required (in his case, he just needed tetanus). For your husband, just be sure he brings his "Carteira de Vacinação" with him so the doctor can see what he already has. For the AOS, we submitted once and the NVC just requested additional financial documentation - so, in addition to your tax returns, you may as well be proactive and include your any W-2s or pay stubs to verify your income (at least, that was my experience). Once we got everything sent it, it took about a month from when all of the documentation was approved to get our interview schedule. Just as a tip, in case you two haven't been to the American Embassy in Rio before, remember they don't let you bring phones inside so if you can have someone wait for you (or use the storage service just outside) that's helpful. Good luck to you both!
blank avatar Brderenne on 2019-04-06 said:
Thank you that’s very helpful!! So happy for you guys that you had your interview... always so exciting when people get approved and can move forward. As far as vaccinations do you happen to know what is required? We are trying to get them all done prior to the appointment. We have the vaccine card but I am not sure if he is missing anything. So once they approved everything... your interview date was one month out from that or it took one month just for them to give you a date and then the date was further than one month? Again I’m sorry for all the questions and super appreciate your time. It’s super helpful to hear from people who have actually gone through this recently versus hearing from the robots at the NCV phone line
Varerica on 2019-04-07 said:
No problem! We didn't get a list of vaccines, but there were a few steps to the process. A little more than a week (7 business days) before your interview, you'll have the first exam for bloodwork, urine analysis, and a chest x-ray. Then we set up our medical exam three days later, leaving four business days between the exam and the interview to account for any vaccines that might be needed. Once you get your interview date, you'll be able to schedule the exams and - if you want - you can try asking then for the list ahead of time, but they likely won't provide it since it's not needed (and you know Brazil :D ) For the interview, it was about one month from the time they approved all of the documentation we sent in through CEAC. We submitted pretty much everything (civil documents, supporting docs, etc.) mid-February. It took a few weeks for the NVC to approve, but once they did (early March), the interview appointment was about one month out from that time (though I think it took about one or two weeks for them to notify us of the date via email).
blank avatar Brderenne on 2019-04-07 said:
Thank you so much for all the answered questions! I super appreciate it!
Jademcculloch on 2019-04-16 said:
Hey, Varerica, I am from brazil too, and I am very happy you got approved, have a happy life with your love in U.S, I hope it will be me in a few weeks ;D. Good luck on your new life
Varerica on 2019-04-16 said:
That's so kind of you - thank you so much, hoping for the same for you too!
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