ArmyVet's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: G
Beneficiary's Name: C
VJ Member: ArmyVet
Country: Colombia

Last Updated: 2019-07-24
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Immigration Checklist for G & C:

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 : Bogota, Colombia
Marriage (if applicable): 2010-09-03
I-130 Sent : 2018-10-05
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-10-09
I-130 RFE : N/A
I-130 RFE Sent : N/A
I-130 Approved : 2019-04-09
NVC Received : 2019-04-24
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2019-05-15
Pay AOS Bill : 2019-05-16
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2019-05-19
Submit DS-261 : N/A
Receive IV Bill : 2019-05-15
Pay IV Bill : 2019-05-16
Send IV Package : 2019-05-18
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : N/A
Case Completed at NVC : 2019-05-21
NVC Left : 2019-05-23
Consulate Received : 2019-05-24
Packet 3 Received : 2019-05-31
Packet 3 Sent : 2019-05-31
Packet 4 Received : 2019-05-31
Interview Date : 2019-06-10
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-06-15
US Entry : 2019-06-29
Comments : USCIS Service Center : Texas (SRC)

Beneficiary Country : Colombia

Visa Category : IR1

USCIS Stage : I-130/I-130A

10/05/2018 : Sent via DHL to Chicago Lockbox

10/08/2018 : Delivered to Chicago Lockbox

10/12/2018 : Debit Card Charged ($535.00)

10/09/2018 : Priority Date (NOA1)

03/29/2019 : Expedite Requested (Phone)

04/01/2019 : Evidence for Expedite Requested (Email)

04/01/2019 : Evidence for Expedite Sent (Email)

04/05/2019 : Expedite Approved (Email)

04/09/2019 : Approved at 182 Days (NOA2)

04/16/2019 : Case sent to NVC

NVC Stage : IR1 Visa

04/24/2019 : NVC Received Case

05/15/2019 : Case & Invoice Numbers Generated

05/15/2019 : IV Bill Received ($325.00)

05/15/2019 : AOS Bill Received ($120.00)

05/16/2019 : IV Fee Paid

05/16/2019 : AOS Fee Paid

05/18/2019 : DS-260 (IV) Submitted

05/18/2019 : IV Supporting Documents Submitted

05/19/2019 : I-864 and AOS Supporting Documents Submitted

05/19/2019 : Expedite Requested (Email)

05/21/2019 : Case Completed at 7 Days

05/23/2019 : Expedite Approved (Email)

05/23/2019 : Forwarded to Embassy (Bogota)

Embassy Stage : Bogota, Colombia

05/24/2019 : Embassy Received Case

05/31/2019 : Interview Scheduled

06/05/2019 : Laboratory Tests

06/05/2019 : Medical Exam

06/08/2019 : Biometrics

06/10/2019 : Interview at Embassy

06/15/2019 : Passport with Visa Received

06/13/2019 : GC Fee Paid ($220.00)

Post-Visa Stage : USA

06/29/2019 : US Entry (MIA)

--/--/2019: Green Card Received
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 182 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 244 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bogota, Colombia
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 10, 2019
Embassy Review : ASC Appointment:
My wife had a Saturday (10:15 AM) appointment. We got there around 9:30 AM and basically just got in in line and was ushered in, where all the documents were reviewed. Waited for about 20 minuted until it was my turn. They asked for her passport and DS-260 confirmation, they put a sticker on it. They asked who was petitioning her and took her fingerprints. They then reminded her of her consular interview appointment time. That was it.

Consular Interview Appointment:
We attended this appointment together. We were called in about 45 minutes early (7:15). They checked all the documents before passing through security and placed a sticker on the both of us. We then passed through airport-like security and were sent to another document-check station. We were asked to take a seat and waited for about 10 minutes before being called to window. The lady took all of my wife's documents and organized them. She also opened the medical paperwork and scanned them. She then proceeded to place a big clip on all my wife's documents and hand them back. We returned to the second document-check stations, where we were given a number and sent to another area to wait for interview. We waited for about 30 minutes to be called. The Consular Officer did not want to talk to me, he only spoke to my wife. Questions about my wife's previous U.S. residence status and our relationship were asked. The interview lasted maybe 10 minutes, wife did a biometrics signature on DS-260 and we were told we were approved. We entered at 7:15 and left at 9:20, our scheduled appointment was at 8:00. I can't complain, it was a lot faster than expected.
Rating : Good

Timeline Comments: 6

blank avatar Taaa on 2018-10-12 said:
Good luck in this new journey!!
ArmyVet on 2019-01-07 said:
Thank you!
blank avatar Allison1128 on 2019-04-17 said:
Wow! congrats! is it a regular case? or a DCF?
blank avatar Shammykay on 2019-04-17 said:
Congratulations!! Maybe by some luck your file moved faster because you have been married for a while? My husband and I have been 10 years and are wishing somehow that ours ends up at the top of the pile to be as fast as yours.
blank avatar Shammykay on 2019-04-17 said:
Congratulations!! Maybe by some luck your file moved faster because you have been married for a while? My husband and I have been 10 years and are wishing somehow that ours ends up at the top of the pile to be as fast as yours.
ArmyVet on 2019-04-22 said:
It was an expedited case at TSC. Good luck!
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