Daphne K's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Dan
Beneficiary's Name: Daphne
VJ Member: Daphne K
Country: Netherlands

Last Updated: 2019-09-01
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Immigration Checklist for Dan & Daphne:

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 : Potomac Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Amsterdam, Netherlands
Marriage (if applicable): 2018-01-05
I-130 Sent : 2018-09-14
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-09-19
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-02-27
NVC Received : 2019-04-11
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 : 2019-05-24
NVC Left : 2019-06-12
Consulate Received : 2019-06-13
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-07-30
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-08-06
US Entry : 2019-08-31
Comments : Super smooth POE experience at MSP. No questions, I had no visa packet to give him so he just looked at the computer to check everything. Took my prints, took my picture, checked my US address and stamped my visa.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 161 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 314 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 30, 2019
Embassy Review : At 11 AM, I had to drop off the documents and come back at 1 PM for the interview. They will not let you in before the scheduled times, which was fine and I also knew that.
So when it says that you have your interview at 1 PM, I expected to have my interview at 1 PM. This is not what happened... Around 10-15 people show up at a 1 PM appointment and your name gets called whenever.. They did not start any interviews until 1.30.. Only 2 interview windows open so my 1 PM interview time ended up in being interviewed at 2.30 PM and took about 5 minutes (which I did expect). You can hear all the interviews from other people so do not expect any privacy.

I was pretty well aware about the whole 'window' set up, but them not starting any interview until 1.30 and everybody showing up at the same time was not something that I expected. Waiting 1,5 hours was a big surprise.. So make sure that you do not plan anything else that day because it will take about all day.
The IO was very nice.
Rating : Very Poor


Timeline Comments: 4

Ajk3visa on 2019-08-25 said:
Congratulations. I have a question about documents review timelines. How long it took NVC to review your documents that you submitted online in your CEAC?! I mean the time line between submitting the documents and closing your case before scheduling your interview! 2 weeks or 3 weeks or more?! And is this timeline depends on which country you are originally from even if you are not in ur home country anymore, or depends on the country you are currently resciding in to have your interview ?! Because I'm from SA but living in NL.
Daphne K on 2019-08-25 said:
It took them 5 days for the initial review. One of my documents was rejected because it was rotated. It took them 3 weeks to review that rejected one. I was lucky that my initial review only took 5 days, please don't use that as a timeline. In general it takes them 3 weeks to review and in case of rejected documents, the clock starts back at 3 weeks again. It depends on a number of factors I think. How much documents (divorce decree, criminal report in case of criminal history etc.), I think your SA nationality will be the basis, not the fact that you are in the NL because you do not have the Dutch nationality.
Ajk3visa on 2019-08-25 said:
Aha OK thank you so much. Its been a week for my submitting documents. I hope i get lucky like you only 5 days or at least by the end of next week I get an update from NVC, if not i hope the beginning of the third week. They only asked me for the death certificate, dutch police certificat, Saudi police certificate, passport copy, photograph, and birth certificate copy. The last 2 documents i mentioned above are not availble but i have a copy of my BC and a national ID as a replacement. So i submitted instead of the 2 missing documents declare for each of them and a waiver request for the unobtainable documents so US embassy be notified before i go for the interview. I will keep my fingers crossed.
Ajk3visa on 2019-08-25 said:
Aha OK thank you so much. Its been a week for my submitting documents. I hope i get lucky like you only 5 days or at least by the end of next week I get an update from NVC, if not i hope the beginning of the third week. They only asked me for the death certificate, dutch police certificat, passport copy, photograph, saudi police certificate, and birth certificate copy. The last 2 documents i mentioned above are not availble but i have a copy of my BC and a national ID as a replacement. So i submitted instead of the 2 missing documents declare for each of them and a waiver request for the unobtainable documents so US embassy be notified before i go for the interview. I will keep my fingers crossed.
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