JMPM's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: jm
Beneficiary's Name: pm
VJ Member: JMPM
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2019-08-10
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Immigration Checklist for jm & pm:

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 : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2018-10-15
I-130 Sent : 2019-01-29
I-130 NOA1 : 2019-02-01
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-08-09
NVC Received :
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date :
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments : Mom texted me letting me they got an approval letter for my i-130. She slipped my letter into my package bin she was in a hurry and couldn't enter my home to drop it off (to prevent porch pirates got a package pin that deposits my Amazon packages securely). Well she forgot to look at the date it was approved and it hasn't updated on the websites yet. I'm on vacation till sept 4th with my wife.

Let's get to the good questions.

Did I file k-3. I was starting to get things done but I didn't have time to file it before I went on vacation. I was skeptical so I didn't do a rush. I'm still skeptical.

What I did do in the past but I got denied. Tried to expedite for financial reasons.

Got Congress folks involved. Only my house rep and one senator office tried something but they gave up and went hard on the processing time website information in the end.

Other things I did. I bothered a lot of USCIS employees via email, LinkedIn, etc posted a lot on social media always blasting them

Did that have an impact probably not.

Who knows. On to the next step. I'll fix the date of approval either when I can see it online or I get back home.

Could also be since they are transitioning to an efiling system they could be trying to clear a lot of these non IOE petitions.

The cluster that Nebraska is I'm hoping by the time I get back it's already in NVC
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 189 days from your NOA1 date.

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Timeline Comments: 13

blank avatar JMPM on 2019-01-28 said:
Just left the post office. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. I'm trying out the G-1450 form for payment. Let's see how that works.
blank avatar JMPM on 2019-02-04 said:
Credit Card was charged on 1/31/2019. Still waiting on the receipt. I am crossing my fingers for Potomac Service Center.
blank avatar JMPM on 2019-02-26 said:
2/19/2019 - My wife was going to be in Cebu so I had her register with CFO to get that out of the way. Pro-Tip for anyone from the Philippines. Get your name changed. Get that passport updated. Get all the documents ready ahead of the game. It's a long journey through the I-130 process. Make it simple for yourselves. I forgot to update the timeline comments. I did get Nebraska. I was hoping it was a place that had the USCIS process faster. I am traveling to the Philippines in July for 58 days. My 3rd trip maybe i'll get lucky and we get the NVC stage before I leave (doubt it)
blank avatar JMPM on 2019-02-27 said:
Seems like my case was touched yesterday 2/26. Means nothing I'm sure.
blank avatar JMPM on 2019-05-24 said:
Based on timeline data, your I130 may be adjudicated between December 29, 2019 and February 3, 2020*. Keeping a tab on this on my timeline.
blank avatar JMPM on 2019-05-27 said:
Based on timeline data, your I130 may be adjudicated between January 5, 2020 and January 20, 2020*. - Keeping Tabs
blank avatar JMPM on 2019-06-13 said:
Based on timeline data, your I130 may be adjudicated between January 8, 2020 and January 25, 2020*.
blank avatar JMPM on 2019-06-17 said:
Based on timeline data, your I130 may be adjudicated between January 4, 2020 and January 31, 2020*.
blank avatar JMPM on 2019-07-01 said:
Based on timeline data, your I130 may be adjudicated between January 9, 2020 and February 1, 2020*.
blank avatar JMPM on 2019-08-10 said:
Based on timeline data, your I130 may be adjudicated between January 18, 2020 and February 6, 2020*.
blank avatar JMPM on 2019-08-10 said:
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blank avatar GAMAJM on 2019-08-10 said:
Seems odd they approved so quickly. It must be one of the reasons you listed 🤔 Do you have the IOE prefix for Nebraska? Such and unfair process. I’m at almost 11 months 😔
blank avatar JMPM on 2019-08-10 said:
I do not gamajm it's just a regular Lin receipt.
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