jojotica's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: jota
Beneficiary's Name: jota
VJ Member: jojotica
Country: Costa Rica

Last Updated: 2019-11-27
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Immigration Checklist for jota & jota:

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 : Costa Rica
Marriage (if applicable): 2018-01-01
I-130 Sent : 2018-08-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-08-20
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-04-08
NVC Received : 2019-04-24
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2019-05-18
Pay AOS Bill : 2019-05-18
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2019-07-27
Submit DS-261 : 2019-05-30
Receive IV Bill : 2019-05-18
Pay IV Bill : 2019-05-18
Send IV Package : 2019-07-29
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2019-10-25
Case Completed at NVC : 2019-10-16
NVC Left : 2019-11-01
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-11-21
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-11-27
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 231 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 458 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Costa Rica
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 27, 2019
Embassy Review : The experience was good. We got there early as we git emails with two different times and wanted to be sure. We had to leave our phones by the Old Age home (hogar de ancianos) that's on the same side of the road as the embassy.

To get in was relatively smooth. There were only 3 people in front of us. Our documents were taken and put together. Only civil documents. We were offering the financial documents but we were told maybe the next person would ask for it. We were only asked for address and marriage date, which I got incorrect.

The longest part was to wait for the actual interview, there were like 5 people after us but they were all called first and we were left for last. Scary. When we were finally called up again about 90 minutes had passed. We were asked how we met, and marriage date. Nothing else then were told we were approved.

We were worried about the email from the embassy that had said civil documents had to be apostilled but there was no issue. Our originals form our home country were fixed with seals and special paper so would be pretty hard o forge anyway. Maybe this holds true for countries with just normal paper for civil documents. I am glad we did not spend the extra money to try to go get them notorized again.

Overall took about 3 hours with only 8 people in the office that day.

Rating : Good

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