Greekwife's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Mak
Beneficiary's Name: Aik
VJ Member: Greekwife
Country: Greece

Last Updated: 2019-09-11
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Immigration Checklist for Mak & Aik:

USCIS DCF 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 : Athens, Greece
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2019-02-12
I-130 NOA1 : 2019-02-14
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-05-06
NVC Received : 2019-05-24
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 : 2019-09-05
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 81 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 203 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Athens, Greece
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : September 29, 2019
Embassy Review : The whole process at the Embassy lasted about 45 minutes.
My advice is to be early enough as it works in first come and first served basis.All people waiting for interview were sitting in the order they arrived( I arrived second,one hour before the interview).
Initially, a Greek lady asked me my name,my parents’ names and how long I was married.She also asked me about my job and my husband’s job.
She took my two photos and told me to sit down and wait to be called by consular.
About 15 minutes later consular called me and she asked me what we have in common with my husband,what is his job.
The consular was a very friendly and young lady.
She also asked me what do I think about life in US and what does my husband’s brothers think of this marriage.
Then she asked me to show her any photos from our relationship and wedding.
And that was it.
I was confident and smiling.
I noticed she was looking at my face expressions so I looked calm,happy and definitely confident.
So,after about 10 minutes of these questions and looking at the photos, she told me congratulations and gave me a paper explaining how I would get my passport back from courier service.
So, overall my experience was very positive and If I were to give you a piece of advice that is : practise answering in front of a mirror and check your face expressions 😉😉
Rating : Very Good

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