Joe & Dhee's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Joseph
Beneficiary's Name: Cindy
VJ Member: Joe & Dhee
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2020-01-11
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Immigration Checklist for Joseph & Cindy:

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): 2019-04-26
I-130 Sent : 2019-05-24
I-130 NOA1 : 2019-05-28
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-08-30
NVC Received : 2019-09-26
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2019-10-04
Pay AOS Bill : 2019-10-04
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2019-10-22
Submit DS-261 : 2019-10-09
Receive IV Bill : 2019-10-04
Pay IV Bill : 2019-10-04
Send IV Package : 2019-10-22
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2019-10-22
Case Completed at NVC : 2019-10-25
NVC Left : 2019-10-25
Consulate Received : 2019-10-25
Packet 3 Received : 2019-10-25
Packet 3 Sent : 2019-10-25
Packet 4 Received : 2019-10-25
Interview Date : 2020-01-10
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments : I-129F / K-3
We sent our I-129F last July 19, 2019. Priority date for K-3 Visa is July 25, 2019.
I-129F was denied on August 30, 2019, same day as the approval of our I-130.

NVC STAGE
USCIS sent our case to NVC - September 18, 2019
Sent Expedite request - September 25, 2019 (Emotional and Financial Hardship also included Fundamentals of Engineering Review and Examination)
Expedite under review - September 27, 2019
Received an email that U.S. Consulate is willing to expedite - October 2, 2019
***October 11 to 22, CEAC is under loooonngg maintenance***

MEDICAL EXAMINATION
October 28, 2019 - First Day of Medical Examination (Physical, X-Ray, Urine and Blood Collection)
October 29, 2019 - Second Day of Medical Examination (SPUTUM Test - Have to undergo 3 consecutive days of fasting for SPUTUM collection. Results will be after 2 months T_T)

INTERVIEW DATE - October 30, 2019 (NO SHOW) , since I need to do more tests, interview will be rescheduled.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 94 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 227 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 13, 2020
Embassy Review : Smooth transaction at the pre-screening and interview. However, St. Lukes wasn't able to forward my Electronic Medical Results before my Interview date.

At the pre-screening, they asked for all the documents that we uploaded on CEAC website, and confirmed its details.

They asked details about me and my spouse. We gave my original documents, photocopies of my husband's civil documents, affidavit of support and transcripts, and our joint sponsor's documents as well.

Same questions were asked by the consul.
Name, Birthday, Wedding date, Where and when did we met, when is the last time we see each other, my husband's work, divorce, children..

The consul gave me pamphlets about domestic violence as they are required to give those, they did not gave my passport back but still, they have to wait for St. Lukes to forward my results.
Rating : Very Good


Timeline Comments: 19

DFO on 2019-09-03 said:
Wow! Fast! Congratulations. Did you expedite?
Joe & Dhee on 2019-09-03 said:
Thank you. We filed for I-129F, which helped our case to be reviewed sooner.
blank avatar Patricia Owuh on 2019-09-03 said:
Am curious as to how filing an I-129 helped your I-130 to be reviewed faster. I was told if you are narried you can only file the I-130. My husband and I got married in March and we still have not gotten our NOA 2 letter. I'm happy for you! Hope Nebraska starts moving a bit faster. I just want to be with my husband!!
Joe & Dhee on 2019-09-03 said:
Thank you Patricia, I-129F visa also known as K-3 Visa is for spouses. There are cases/applicants who tried filing the K-3 Visa after they received a NOA1 for I-130. As the Nebraska SC reviews the filled I-129F (K-3 visa), they will deny it and approve the I-130 application. You can try it too!!! I hope you'll be approved soon.
Joe & Dhee on 2019-09-03 said:
Thank you Patricia, I-129F visa also known as K-3 Visa is for spouses. There are cases/applicants who tried filing the K-3 Visa after they received a NOA1 for I-130. As the Nebraska SC reviews the filled I-129F (K-3 visa), they will deny it and approve the I-130 application. You can try it too!!! I hope you'll be approved soon.
blank avatar Patricia Owuh on 2019-09-04 said:
Thank you so much! I wish all of us luck!!
blank avatar Patricia Owuh on 2019-09-17 said:
What documents did youu have to submit to file the k-3 visa. Do we need to send everything we sent for the I-130? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
DFO on 2019-09-17 said:
Patricia Owuh - You can follow this guide for the K3 (i-129f) visa:: https://www.visajourney.com/content/k3guide/
blank avatar Patricia Owuh on 2019-09-17 said:
Thanks
blank avatar Patricia Owuh on 2019-09-19 said:
Regarding your immigration inquiry: After reviewing your inquiry, we have determined that the case type you are inquiring about is not currently supported by the USCIS online filing system; therefore, please contact the USCIS Contact Center at 1-800-375-5283 (Hearing Impaired TDD Customer Service: 1-800-767-1833). To check the status of your pending case, change your address, submit a service request, or check processing times, please visit our case status online page. For general information about immigration processes, tools to help you prepare for naturalization, and resources to find citizenship preparation classes and doctors in your local community, please visit my.uscis.gov. ref:_00DGhO5S._500t0MUGMv:ref
blank avatar Patricia Owuh on 2019-09-19 said:
So did you file a paper version of the I-129? According to them that is what I'll have to do!
Sea Leslie on 2019-09-27 said:
I submitted the I-129F too, I hope it helps process our case sooner too.
blank avatar Patricia Owuh on 2019-10-04 said:
I read where you asked to have your case expedited because of emotional and financial hardship. I'm glad it worked for you. All of us are experiencing emotional hardships, and a lot are experiencing the financial aspect of it too. I did not file the I-129 as it is not working so much any more. At least that's what some are saying. I wish you all the best and hope you are reunited with your loved ones very soon if you aren't already. God Bless!
blank avatar Patricia Owuh on 2019-10-04 said:
I read where you asked to have your case expedited because of emotional and financial hardship. I'm glad it worked for you. All of us are experiencing emotional hardships, and a lot are experiencing the financial aspect of it too. I did not file the I-129 as it is not working so much any more. At least that's what some are saying. I wish you all the best and hope you are reunited with your loved ones very soon if you aren't already. God Bless!
blank avatar Patricia Owuh on 2019-10-04 said:
I read where you asked to have your case expedited because of emotional and financial hardship. I'm glad it worked for you. All of us are experiencing emotional hardships, and a lot are experiencing the financial aspect of it too. I did not file the I-129 as it is not working so much any more. At least that's what some are saying. I wish you all the best and hope you are reunited with your loved ones very soon if you aren't already. God Bless!
Joe & Dhee on 2019-10-04 said:
@Patricia Owuh yes, it worked! it's easier to send expedite request at NVC cause the U.S. Consulate will decide if they will approve it or not. I hope it will work on you too. I can see that it is still working, you can still try to file i-129f, its never too late. I wish you the best too! Godbless :)
Joe & Dhee on 2019-10-04 said:
@Patricia Owuh yes, it worked! it's easier to send expedite request at NVC cause the U.S. Consulate will decide if they will approve it or not. I hope it will work on you too. I can see that it is still working, you can still try to file i-129f, its never too late. I wish you the best too! Godbless :)
blank avatar Patricia Owuh on 2019-10-04 said:
Thank you!
blank avatar Patricia Owuh on 2019-10-04 said:
Thank you!
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