Jamie Solo's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Aurora
Beneficiary's Name: Jamie
VJ Member: Jamie Solo
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2020-07-09
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Immigration Checklist for Aurora & Jamie:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : London, United Kingdom
Marriage (if applicable): 2019-03-29
I-130 Sent : 2019-04-22
I-130 NOA1 : 2019-04-26
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-10-16
NVC Received : 2019-10-31
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2019-11-22
Pay AOS Bill : 2019-11-23
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2019-12-20
Submit DS-261 : 2019-12-20
Receive IV Bill : 2019-11-22
Pay IV Bill : 2019-11-23
Send IV Package : 2019-12-20
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2020-04-03
NVC Left : 2020-06-23
Consulate Received : 2020-06-25
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2020-07-02
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 173 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 433 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 10, 2020
Embassy Review : So this took place in a COVID filled world before the embassy opened up to non-emergency stuff.

There was a bit of confusion for my appointment as it was an expedite and outside of being offered it I had no communication from the embassy to confirm it or anything. So when I arrived, embassy security had to actually call up to the office as my name wasn't on the list! And after leaving my house at 2am to get to London on time I was on edge lol. Fortunately everything worked out, got through security after showing an app working on my phone and walked through and up the elevators in a very empty/echo filled building.

When I got to the counter area there were about 4 or 5 people working in an office section that would usually have 20 or so people and I waited with about 4 other people in this time block to have my name called and give over some of my original documents to be checked. I was asked a couple of questions and handed the paper about my rights in America etc. Guy was really nice, and there was hand sanitizer and he said to take off the mask etc. as between the glass window and everything, no chance of spreading/catching the virus.

After chatting with him, I waited and got called up to the second person where I swore my oath. Her question was basically ; So how did you end up getting married in Japan? And between answering that and some anecdotes, about my time there, I was handed the 221g slip pending medical (which was scheduled for the afternoon).''

And now a week later, my medical was received and all approved and 8 days later, my passport is on its way to the depot! So they are definitely getting back into the groove of things!
Rating : Very Good


Timeline Comments: 6

blank avatar FranciscoAndrew on 2019-10-18 said:
Did you sent I 129f along side your PETTION? Is petitioner US citizen or permanent resident?
blank avatar Jamie Solo on 2019-10-18 said:
We did not send I-129f and the petitioner is a US citizen.
TamMhmd on 2020-03-24 said:
Hi Jamie -- for documents at the NVC, did you get a message from NVC for additional documents/ documents to be re uploaded?
TamMhmd on 2020-07-10 said:
Congrats!!
IsItLekker on 2020-07-10 said:
Congratulations on your approval you guys!
blank avatar Jamie Solo on 2020-07-10 said:
Thanks guys! And Tam, sorry I never saw your question! Just in case its still useful or someone else needs the answer: We basically made a mistake with our joint sponsors. We should have added them onto CEAC as household members but we put them down as co-sponsors. Because of this, NVC made us resubmit the same documents (because when they refused they said everything was actually okay) so we resubmitted and had to wait the full 9 or so weeks again! Annoying but we got to the end =)
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