sherydenise's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: K
Beneficiary's Name: S
VJ Member: sherydenise
Country: New Zealand

Last Updated: 2019-05-16
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Immigration Checklist for K & S:

USCIS I-130 Petition:      
Dept of State F-2A Visa:    
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

F-2A Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Auckland, New Zealand
Marriage (if applicable): 2016-09-14
I-130 Sent :
I-130 NOA1 : 2017-02-13
I-130 RFE : 2018-09-13
I-130 RFE Sent : 2018-09-27
I-130 Approved : 2018-10-22
NVC Received : 2018-11-02
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2019-04-19
Case Completed at NVC : 2019-03-16
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-05-16
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 616 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 822 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Auckland, New Zealand
Review Topic: F-2A Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 16, 2019
Embassy Review : Arrived a couple of minutes before my interview appointment time slot, security were lovely and I was told to go to window 5 - where the calming presence of "B" waited for me. She told me to take a couple of deep breaths and calm down as she could sense my excitement/nervousness. I then gave her my passport (and old passport), she asked when I am hoping to arrive in the US, then got my fingerprints done before sitting down to wait.

I waited for around an hour (no clocks inside, but there is a water cooler, small room for children to play in, and a tv that plays the CNN channel) before being called to the interview window (they will speak your name over a loudspeaker/microphone). I had to raise my right hand and swear that everything in my file etc was truthful and was then asked a few questions about my husband and how we met, what he does in the US, what I plan to do, etc. The consular officer then told me everything was good, handed me my pile of papers that I had sent in a couple of weeks prior to my interview (as mine will all be electronic - no yellow envelope required at port of entry!), given a domestic violence pamphlet paper thing that they are required to hand out, and told that I will have my passport back within a couple of weeks, most definitely before my planned departure date. And good luck in MA!

Interview took 10 minutes or less, probably more like 5 but its hard to tell in the moment (lol). An overall good experience. Friendly staff.
Rating : Very Good

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