Esther Jeru's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Esther
Beneficiary's Name: Francis
VJ Member: Esther Jeru
Country: Cameroon

Last Updated: 2019-09-16
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Immigration Checklist for Esther & Francis:

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 : Cameroon
Marriage (if applicable): 2018-04-11
I-130 Sent : 2018-05-09
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-05-14
I-130 RFE : 2018-11-27
I-130 RFE Sent : 2018-12-13
I-130 Approved : 2019-01-11
NVC Received : 2019-02-04
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2019-03-19
Pay AOS Bill : 2019-03-14
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2019-03-20
Submit DS-261 : 2019-03-20
Receive IV Bill : 2019-03-14
Pay IV Bill : 2019-03-14
Send IV Package : 2019-03-21
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2019-05-17
Case Completed at NVC : 2019-04-15
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-06-12
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-07-18
US Entry : 2019-09-12
Comments : My Hubby came in through Dulles Airport. He told me his entry was very smooth. Upon entry, the officer asked for his passport and told him to wait in a room. After few minutes he was called and asked who invited him and where he is going. He gave the address and he was directed to another officer who handed him his luggage and his passport. That was it. The whole process took less than 30min.
NOTE: Hubby's medicals was sent to immigration electronically, he didn't have to hand an envelop to the officer.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 242 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 394 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Cameroon
Review Topic:
Event Description
Review Date : June 18, 2019
Embassy Review : Hello VJ fam. I want to start by saying a big thank you to GOD and to all who supported me during this tedious journey. I'm thankful to God who made it possible for me to end this journey with a big smile. 

My husband had his interview on 6/12/2019 at 8:30am in Yaounde Cameroon.

I went to support him through the process. we go there at 7am and we joined 2 long lines. Around 7:20am, an officer came out and said all immigrants on one line and dv lottery on another line. We adjusted according to our type of visa.

At the time of entry i was told i couldn't go with my husband but i could wait for him outside. He went in ard 7:45am and i waited for him outside. 

Long story short, my husband said once inside, he went through security and had to leave his bag at the front desk and just took his documents which he gave to an officer;

2 passport photo

Marriage Certificate

Birth certificate


police clearance

Sealed envelop from the clinic to proof that he did his medicals before interview.


After 2hrs 30mn his number was called around 11 30am. He said the CO was friendly. 

My husband said he greeted him first and it started off smoothly......

The CO told him I know its your wife petitioning for you and my husband smiled and then Questions began

When did we meet?

When did we get married?

Do you know where your wife lives? (my husband said he responded by asking him, Do you want me to give you her address? and CO laugh and said no)

How and when did i come to the US?

What's my profession?

Where does he intend to stay?

Congratulations you will receive your visa when we receive your medical results ( that was because my husband did his medicals 2days before the interview). They kept his passport and by next week he will be picking up his visa .

NB: the CO only looked at our album and nothing else. He did not ask for transcripts or whatsapp conversations or anything else. 

Thank you to all VJ fam and Good luck to @nyokie  and every one else. 
A little tip for those who are looking to file, please upload all documents when sending your Form I 130. Things will be smooth at the end.


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