Mrs. RiRi G's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Marvin
Beneficiary's Name: Chapelle
VJ Member: Mrs. RiRi G
Country: Trinidad & Tobago

Last Updated: 2019-08-14
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Immigration Checklist for Marvin & Chapelle:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Trinidad & Tobago
Marriage (if applicable): 2017-08-25
I-130 Sent : 2018-03-07
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-03-19
I-130 RFE : None
I-130 RFE Sent : None
I-130 Approved : 2019-03-26
NVC Received : 2019-05-22
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2019-06-10
Pay AOS Bill : 2019-06-10
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2019-06-12
Submit DS-261 : 2019-06-12
Receive IV Bill : 2019-06-10
Pay IV Bill : 2019-06-10
Send IV Package : 2019-06-12
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2019-06-25
Case Completed at NVC : 2019-06-20
NVC Left : 2019-06-20
Consulate Received : 2019-06-20
Packet 3 Received : 2019-06-25
Packet 3 Sent : 2019-06-25
Packet 4 Received : 2019-06-25
Interview Date : 2019-07-19
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-07-26
US Entry : 2019-08-04
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 372 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 487 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Albany NY
Date Filed : 2017-09-29
NOA Date : 2017-10-10
Bio. Appt. : 2017-10-13
Interview Date : 2018-12-04
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2018-12-20
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Trinidad & Tobago
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 19, 2019
Embassy Review : First thing to note when you get to the embassy is that there is NO PHONE ALLOWED INSIDE THE EMBASSY!

Upon arrival to the embassy you will form a single file line and will be call account to the current appointment time which is being dealt with. A person of the embassy will then ask for your appointment letter and your passport and then direct you to the immigrant visa line outside the embassy. On entry you will be screened by the security officers on duty and will be directed to the reception desk for them to check you in. They will ask for the appointment letter and passport, take the relevant information and give it back to you along with a brown folder for you to insert all the required documents originals and ask to be seated on the blue chairs..

After a little wait someone in the room from windows 1-5 will announce your name and which window you will need to go to where the person will review the original documents you placed in the brown folder for verification of what was submitted on CEAC and what is presented to them. You will then be asked again to have a seat on the blue chairs for another wait to be called again in the same room but this time by the consular officer for you interview.

Upon completion you will be given a letter with the decision that was made on your case and information of how your passport will be returned to you.

My overall experience was great no hiccups, consular officer made me feel comfortable and he was friendly. He congratulated me and told me we are completed and to have a great stay in the U.S. 🙂.

Good luck, I pray all has smooth sailing...
Rating : Very Good


Timeline Comments: 30

blank avatar NullandVoid on 2019-05-05 said:
Hi I see we're from the same country! I'm here in NYC and my husband is in Trinidad!
Mrs. RiRi G on 2019-05-05 said:
Yes, that what made me follow you as we're going to being be with the same consulate and we will have a fair idea of what we're going to be dealing with. I'm in Trinidad and my husband is in NYC.
blank avatar NullandVoid on 2019-05-05 said:
My husband actually went to the US embassy last month to renew our daughter's passport and he asked a couple questions about the process. They told him it won't be long to get an appointment and they schedule immigrant visas before non immigrant visas. Also if you're missing somethings they allow you to DHL the doce back to them.. They're really accommodating. Hardest part is USCIS we already passed.
Mrs. RiRi G on 2019-05-05 said:
USCIS stage, terrible, still awaiting them to send my approved case to NVC. My case is at CSC.
Mrs. RiRi G on 2019-05-05 said:
What category is his case?
blank avatar NullandVoid on 2019-05-18 said:
Cr1. Sorry im now seeing this. I think its only two of us from Trinidad so far this year. My husband has 002 case for port of spain this year.
blank avatar Lily29 on 2019-06-04 said:
Hello dear, Have u received ur case no from nvc?
Mrs. RiRi G on 2019-06-04 said:
No still waiting.
Mrs. RiRi G on 2019-06-04 said:
No still waiting.
blank avatar Lily29 on 2019-06-04 said:
Okay, u r yet to receive welcome letter from them??
Mrs. RiRi G on 2019-06-04 said:
The only info I received via email is that they received both cases and my expedite requests is under review.
Purplerose14 on 2019-06-15 said:
Hello, I updated my timeline so you can see my experience :)
blank avatar Lily29 on 2019-06-21 said:
Hello dear,congratulations on how fast your case has moved.please if you don’t mind ,what was your reason for expediting?
blank avatar Lily29 on 2019-06-21 said:
Hello dear,congratulations on how fast your case has moved.please if you don’t mind ,what was your reason for expediting?
blank avatar Lily29 on 2019-06-21 said:
Hello dear,congratulations on how fast your case has moved.please if you don’t mind ,what was your reason for expediting?
blank avatar Lily29 on 2019-06-21 said:
Hello dear,congratulations on how fast your case has moved.please if you don’t mind ,what was your reason for expediting?
blank avatar Lily29 on 2019-06-21 said:
Hello dear,congratulations on how fast your case has moved.please if you don’t mind ,what was your reason for expediting?
blank avatar Lily29 on 2019-06-22 said:
Hello dear,congratulations on how fast your case has moved.please if you don’t mind ,what was your reason for expediting?
blank avatar Lily29 on 2019-06-22 said:
Hello dear,congratulations on how fast your case has moved.please if you don’t mind ,what was your reason for expediting?
Mrs. RiRi G on 2019-06-22 said:
Medical
Mrs. RiRi G on 2019-06-22 said:
Medical
Mrs. RiRi G on 2019-07-01 said:
I did my medical July 1st 2019 at Dr. Poorans' office at Lucknow Street, St. James P.O.S, Trinidad. The staff at the office was very pleasant and friendly and Dr. Pooran made you feel extremely comfortable, a woman that seems to have an amazing personality. I gave all the required documents to the receptionist and had my urine sample taken and sat an waited to be screened by the assistant where she analyzed what test and vaccines were needed for my son and myself. The conclusion was that my son was fully vaccinated and I needed only the Tdap vaccine and to have my blood taken upstairs for testing. Upon completion I made my way to see Dr. Pooran where she did basic physical exam of eyes, mouth etc. The exam took approximately 15mins. I the went to pay the fees totaling $2450 (adult-$1600, child-$500 & $350- vaccine, (fees for x-ray are already charged by Dr. Poorans’ office) and made my way for X-rays (not for minor) to be taken at Dundonald Street, P.O.S, Trinidad where I took like 10mins to be completed. My overall experience was quick and had great customer service. Good luck everyone. 
Imran.j on 2019-07-08 said:
Very informative. I'm a trini beneficiary and my have just been received by NVC. I'm hoping that the process goes through quickly
Imran.j on 2019-07-08 said:
Very informative. I'm a trini beneficiary and my have just been received by NVC. I'm hoping that the process goes through quickly
Imran.j on 2019-07-08 said:
Very informative. I'm a trini beneficiary and my have just been received by NVC. I'm hoping that the process goes through quickly
Imran.j on 2019-07-08 said:
Very informative. I'm a trini beneficiary and my have just been received by NVC. I'm hoping that the process goes through quickly
Mrs. RiRi G on 2019-07-10 said:
Collected medical exam results from Dr. Pooran on the 8th July after my medi-exam which was on the 1st July. Items which I collected was a sealed envelope, a copy of immunization for my son and myself, a copy x-ray results and a CD with x-ray. P.S The sealed envelope is to remain sealed!
Imran.j on 2019-07-19 said:
Congratulations. Safe travels
Imran.j on 2019-07-19 said:
Congratulations. Safe travels
Mrs. RiRi G on 2019-07-19 said:
@Imran.j Thank you
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