Scott001's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: S
Beneficiary's Name: M
VJ Member: Scott001
Country: China

Last Updated: 2020-03-24
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Immigration Checklist for S & M:

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 : Tokyo, Japan
Marriage (if applicable): 2019-02-01
I-130 Sent : 2019-03-09
I-130 NOA1 : 2019-03-12
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-09-24
NVC Received : 2019-10-18
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2019-11-08
Pay AOS Bill : 2019-11-12
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2019-11-18
Submit DS-261 : 2019-12-23
Receive IV Bill : 2019-11-08
Pay IV Bill : 2019-11-14
Send IV Package : 2019-12-23
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2020-01-23
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left : 2020-01-24
Consulate Received : 2020-02-20
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2020-03-02
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2020-03-06
US Entry :
Comments : Case transferred from China to Tokyo after NVC stage. Had to get my Representative's offices (Case, Shatz, and Hirono) involved to complete the transfer after getting the run around from NVC and the China Consulate - GUZ.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 196 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 356 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Tokyo, Japan
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 9, 2020
Embassy Review : This is second hand information. Butttttt this is what I was told.

Check in was super easy.
They offered an interview in English or Japanese. My wife asked for Japanese. But her interview ended up being in English. She said the man was really nice but talked really fast. She said he seemed distracted and kept talking to someone else in the room(?). He only asked a few questions; how/where we met, when we met, etc. Nothing to difficult. The interview took 5-10 minutes. So the wait was longer than the interview.

The CO asked for my wife's Japanese & Chinese police certs, her birth certificate, and something else. (I forget what). He took her passport and a few days she got it back with the visa.

Overall she was quite happy with the experience.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 2

blank avatar Scott001 on 2019-09-26 said:
Filed I-129F on 8/12/2019 I-130 approved the same day I-129F was denied 9/25/2019
Sea Leslie on 2019-09-27 said:
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