sonu's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: M
Beneficiary's Name: H
VJ Member: sonu
Country: Pakistan

Last Updated: 2019-11-08
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Immigration Checklist for M & H:

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 : Islamabad, Pakistan
Marriage (if applicable): 11-19-18
I-130 Sent : 2018-12-03
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-12-10
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-07-17
NVC Received : 2019-07-29
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2019-08-20
Pay AOS Bill : 2019-08-20
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2019-08-23
Submit DS-261 : 2019-08-23
Receive IV Bill : 2019-08-20
Pay IV Bill : 2019-08-20
Send IV Package : 2019-08-26
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2019-10-03
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-11-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 219 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 333 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Islamabad, Pakistan
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 12, 2019
Embassy Review : According to the wife, the interview went well and her visa was approved. They said that the passport with the visa on it should be ready in 2-weeks for pick up locally. They didn't ask for the health insurance card or proof. She did the interview in Urdu.

Interview questions (seems like they are pretty standard):
1. Spouse’s hobbies?
a. explain hobbies in detail.
2. What company does he work for?
a. What does he do?
b. How long he's worked there.?
c. What's his yearly salary
d. What is your spouse’s job title/designation


Documents they asked for (please take everything that was submitted to NVC):
1. Applicant’s birth certificate
2. Wedding pictures
3. Marriage certificate
4. 2x2 visa photographs

Result: Visa approved!javascript:emoticon('')
Rating : Very Good


Timeline Comments: 12

Ammar Ch on 2019-11-10 said:
I think we met on the day of interview. As i have my interview on the 8th too, it went well. Just a quick one, what's your status showing on the website ? The Consular told me that they intend to give me visa, so they gonna hold my passport for two weeks. But on the website it says my case is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing ? And idea where i stand now ?
Sonu on 2019-11-10 said:
Mine also says administrative processing. I would give it time if the co said it's approved.
Ammar Ch on 2019-11-10 said:
Yeah was not expecting that, this came as a surprise to me. Hopefully it gets updated soon in our case.
Sonu on 2019-11-10 said:
That's what usually happens from what I have heard
Ammar Ch on 2019-11-10 said:
Yeah that's what i thought until i heard from another person on this forum who had interview a day before and she is claiming she had her status saying issued, but with male applicants its different.
Sonu on 2019-11-10 said:
The interview was for my wife. Sooo don't know.
Ammar Ch on 2019-11-10 said:
Yeah keeping fingers cross, kindly leave a comment here if you get any update. Many Thanks :)
Sonu on 2019-11-10 said:
Ok will do
blank avatar Shazy on 2019-11-12 said:
Hi Sonu, Glad to hear that visa has been approved. Can you please let me know the list of document which you sent to NVC. Thank you
Sonu on 2019-11-12 said:
1) 2018 Tax return transcript 2) Marriage Certificate URDU 3) Marriage Certificate URDU to English translation (attested/notarized) 4) Marriage Certificate NADRA 5) Recent Pay stub 6) Employment letter from HR 7) Data page of passport. 8) Birth Certificate https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/the-immigrant-visa-process/collect-and-submit-forms-and-documents-to-the-nvc/step-5-collect-supporting-documents.html
Ammar Ch on 2019-11-14 said:
Got the email yesterday from the tracking services, collected passport today with the stamped visa :)
Sonu on 2019-11-14 said:
Very nice MashAllah. What's the entry date on it.
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