SMcC's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: S.
Beneficiary's Name: A.
VJ Member: SMcC
Country: Ukraine

Last Updated: 2019-08-04
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Immigration Checklist for S. & A.:

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 : Potomac Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Ukraine
Marriage (if applicable): 2018-09-05
I-130 Sent : 2018-10-13
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-10-16
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-03-13
NVC Received : 2019-03-27
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2019-04-30
Pay AOS Bill : 2019-04-30
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2019-05-02
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2019-04-30
Pay IV Bill : 2019-04-30
Send IV Package : 2019-05-02
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left : 2019-05-08
Consulate Received : 2019-05-13
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-06-20
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-06-29
US Entry : 2019-07-03
Comments : Interview: Immigrant section officers were very friendly and professional. We were seperate from the non-immigrant section at window 17. Questions were varied, but no “trick” questions or anything like that. Whole process of interview was about 10 minutes. Waiting between submission of documents and the interview was about an hour.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 148 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 247 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Washington DC
POE Date : 2019-07-03
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 5
Comments : POE: Through Washington D.C. we had to wait even though our documents were electronically submitted. We had a lengthy wait in the Border Control holding area. If you have a connecting flight, do plan ahead to have ample layover time. Washington is not a connection friendly airport. We had 3 hour layover and barely made the boarding final call.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ukraine
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 20, 2019
Embassy Review : If you are prepared, the experience is very simple and professional. Very kind officers in the immigrant section that made us feel relaxed and welcome.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 4

blank avatar Potomac on 2019-02-27 said:
Hi, did you receive your NOA2?
SMcC on 2019-02-27 said:
Haven’t received NOA2 yet, but continue to get ready for the NVC stage and paperwork ready.
blank avatar Potomac on 2019-02-27 said:
Thats good. What paperwork are you getting ready for NVC?
SMcC on 2019-03-17 said:
I still haven't received NOA2. Unfortunately, we are past the VisaJourney estimate. Have you received yours?
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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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