Jess927's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Jess
Beneficiary's Name: Denardo
VJ Member: Jess927
Country: Jamaica

Last Updated: 2019-09-16
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Immigration Checklist for Jess & Denardo:

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 : Jamaica
Marriage (if applicable): 2017-11-25
I-130 Sent : 2018-12-08
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-12-12
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-03-21
NVC Received : 2019-03-28
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2019-04-30
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 : 2019-05-20
Receive IV Bill : 2019-04-30
Pay IV Bill : 2019-05-10
Send IV Package : 2019-06-12
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2019-08-07
NVC Left : 2019-08-21
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2019-08-22
Interview Date : 2019-09-09
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-09-16
US Entry : 2019-09-17
Comments : Initially they didn't accept our marriage certificate at the NVC. They said the image wasn't clear enough and we had to re-upload and wait an additional 4 weeks for review. A total of 8 weeks document review time at the NVC.
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- Kingston interview time: 7:30 AM
- Arrived at 6:00 AM (wasn't risking being late)
- We waited across the street, per Embassy instruction, until our appointment group time was called
- We were seated inside by 7:30 AM
- Our number was called at 9:25 AM to go to the window, we gave them the official copies of our documents and photos and told to have a seat until our name was called.
- We were seen again at the window at 12:25 PM. During the wait our case was reviewed. At this time he informed us our packet was very well detailed, no questions were needed and we were approved! We were told since we opted to pick up the visa when it's ready it'll be available to pick up in 1-2 weeks.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 99 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 271 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Jamaica
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 9, 2019
Embassy Review : Our experience was fair. We did not experience any negativity. Only drawback is that it took 5 hours from the time of entering the building to completing the interview.

It was a little offputting to hear one of the person's who worked there interviewing people, to hear all of her conversations with everyone. I understand it is in an open room but other interviewers had more discretion than her.

- Kingston interview time: 7:30 AM
- Arrived at 6:00 AM (wasn't risking being late)
- We waited across the street, per Embassy instruction, until our appointment group time was called
- We were seated inside by 7:30 AM
- Our number was called at 9:25 AM to go to the window, we gave them the official copies of our documents and photos and told to have a seat until our name was called.
- We were seen again at the window at 12:25 PM. During the wait our case was reviewed. At this time he informed us our packet was very well detailed, no questions were needed and we were approved! We were told since we opted to pick up the visa when it's ready it'll be available to pick up in 1-2 weeks.
Rating : Good


Timeline Comments: 21

MrsMRB786 on 2019-04-04 said:
Good day and congrats, may I ask how were you approved so quickly any advise? thanks
blank avatar Jess927 on 2019-04-04 said:
I truly have no idea! I wish I knew! But I included quite a bit of evidence including showing our life insurance policies, emergency contacts at work, conversations, travel receipts, copies of all of the pages in my passport and more.
Naul's Girl on 2019-07-21 said:
Still no interview for you?
blank avatar Jess927 on 2019-07-21 said:
No my marriage Certificate was rejected so I had to reload it and wait another 3-4 weeks...
Naul's Girl on 2019-08-08 said:
You're case was completed exactly a week after mine. Best of luck!
blank avatar Jess927 on 2019-08-08 said:
Thank you! So we're both waiting on interview dates now. I think it's 2-4 weeks. Does that sounds right to you? Best of luck to you too!!!
blank avatar Jess927 on 2019-08-08 said:
Thank you! So we're both waiting on interview dates now. I think it's 2-4 weeks. Does that sounds right to you? Best of luck to you too!!!
blank avatar Jess927 on 2019-08-08 said:
Thank you! So we're both waiting on interview dates now. I think it's 2-4 weeks. Does that sounds right to you? Best of luck to you too!!!
MrsMRB786 on 2019-08-09 said:
What supporting document did you submit with your AOS form?
Naul's Girl on 2019-08-09 said:
Jesse927 I heard 3 to 4 weeks but I've also heard that Kingston embassy schedules all their interviews on the 22nd of the month. Hopefully we get letters this month. Fingers crossed for us both.
Naul's Girl on 2019-08-16 said:
Hey just wanted to let you know I got my interview letter. You should get yours in no more than a week I would think if not already. Best of luck!
blank avatar Jess927 on 2019-08-16 said:
You're so sweet! Thank you for that!!!
Naul's Girl on 2019-08-22 said:
Hey look you got yr interview yay!!! A day before mine even. That's great news!!!! Xant wait to hear how yr interview goes!
blank avatar Jess927 on 2019-08-22 said:
I'm so excited and so nervous!!!! I'll keep you posted on how it goes!
blank avatar Kedked on 2019-09-09 said:
Congratulations
blank avatar Kedked on 2019-09-09 said:
Congratulations did your spouse go with you to the interview?
blank avatar Jess927 on 2019-09-09 said:
Thank you! Yes he and I went to the interview.
MrsMRB786 on 2019-09-09 said:
Congrats
blank avatar Kedked on 2019-09-09 said:
ok I really hope I don't have to come for the interview
blank avatar Sunshine38 on 2019-09-10 said:
Congratulations! How long did it take for you to get an interview?
blank avatar Sunshine38 on 2019-09-10 said:
Congratulations! How long did it take for you to get an interview?
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