jarrod679's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Ekaterina
Beneficiary's Name: Jarrod
VJ Member: jarrod679
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2020-07-20
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Immigration Checklist for Ekaterina & Jarrod:

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 : London, United Kingdom
Marriage (if applicable): 2018-09-05
I-130 Sent : 2019-02-09
I-130 NOA1 : 2019-02-12
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-08-20
NVC Received : 2019-09-09
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2019-10-01
Pay AOS Bill : 2019-10-02
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2019-10-02
Pay IV Bill : 2019-10-02
Send IV Package : 2019-11-07
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2020-05-19
NVC Left : 2020-07-02
Consulate Received : 2020-07-09
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2020-07-20
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments : Approved, pending the Embassy receiving my medical result.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 189 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 524 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 20, 2020
Embassy Review : The embassy was pretty empty, with minimal staff working; I guess they are all working from home still.

There were about another 10 people waiting, one of them was a rearranged from March. I saw a K1 person there, not too sure how she managed to get an interview.

Was a fairly straightforward process, a little waiting involved, but not excessive.

They took all my documents from me and passport. They never asked for DS5540.

Annoyingly, they claimed not to have received my medical report, even though Visa Medicals say it was sent on July 8.

Interview part was brief; how did you meet, where, where is my wife now and if I will have medical insurance. That was about the extent of that.

My passport will be sent to me once they open the mail, I guess.
Rating : Good

Timeline Comments: 16

blank avatar FranciscoAndrew on 2019-09-25 said:
You got approved very fast are you Us citizen or permanent resident?
Jarrod679 on 2019-09-25 said:
My wife is a US citizen. The process time is in line with Texas Service Center. By the looks of your timeline, they’ll probably be looking at your application right now.
blank avatar FranciscoAndrew on 2019-09-25 said:
Thank you for this encouragement
Jarrod679 on 2019-09-25 said:
I understand where you’re at right now. It’s all just waiting, upon waiting, upon waiting. It all seems very unfair to be penalized to marry someone from outside your own country,
IsItLekker on 2020-07-11 said:
Congratulations on getting an interview you guys! Did you apply for an expedite? Have you been able to schedule your medical yet?
Jarrod679 on 2020-07-11 said:
Jarrod679 on 2020-07-11 said:
I sent an expedite request on June 23. This was after being DQ.
Jarrod679 on 2020-07-11 said:
Got an email back from NVC on June 26, saying request had been forwarded to London and would be considered.
Jarrod679 on 2020-07-11 said:
I had my Visa medical on July 1. I did this without an interview being booked. I was in self quarantining in London for 2 weeks prior and it was a convenient time for me to take it.
Jarrod679 on 2020-07-11 said:
Expedite request was accepted on July 2. NVC said my documents would be sent to London. My status at CEAC remained "ready"
Jarrod679 on 2020-07-11 said:
**Correction** My status at CEAC remained “at NVC”
Jarrod679 on 2020-07-11 said:
Status changed to “in transit” on July 8.
Jarrod679 on 2020-07-11 said:
Status at CEAC changed to “Ready” on July 9. London embassy received documents.
Jarrod679 on 2020-07-11 said:
I contacted London Embassy on July10, using the link on their website, saying my Case was expedited from NVC, they had my case, my medical was complete and I need an interview ASAP.
Jarrod679 on 2020-07-11 said:
Embassy replied on July 11, telling me that I could apply for an interview. I had to use their booking system and do it myself. To book interview, you need to make and account and enter some details. They had quite a few slots available in July and August. The earliest was July 20, which I took.
blank avatar FD21 on 2020-07-22 said:
sent you a message, but just thought I'd ask here in case it was easier! thanks for posting such helpful info! for your medical, was yours at 4 Bentick Mansions instead of the regular Knightsbridge? Also, was your fee 350 pounds? there's different price listings online, none of them the same (250, 290, 330) but the medical examiner quoted my husband 350 pounds. Wonder if this is a covid-premium (lol) or just your standard inflation
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