mac_skendy's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: titilayo
Beneficiary's Name: tope
VJ Member: mac_skendy
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2020-01-18
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Immigration Checklist for titilayo & tope:

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 : Potomac Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Nigeria
Marriage (if applicable): 2018-11-15
I-130 Sent : 2018-12-24
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-12-28
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-03-25
NVC Received : 2019-04-05
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill : 2019-09-13
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2019-09-18
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2019-04-30
Pay IV Bill : 2019-06-29
Send IV Package : 2019-07-09
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2019-12-17
Case Completed at NVC : 2019-10-02
NVC Left : 2019-12-17
Consulate Received : 2019-12-17
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2020-01-09
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2020-01-14
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 87 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 377 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nigeria
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 10, 2020
Embassy Review : Had my interview yesterday at the lagos consulate 9/01/2020. Got their early enough for my 8:30 appointment, then went through the first security check, then asked to sit while he checked appointment letter and Ds260, then he wrote number on my appointment letter. We were asked to open the seal envelope (Medical Report), the man attending to us gave us a small slip to fill our info, after like an hour they selected some people to go into the consulate while others waited for like 3hrs before it got to my turn. entered though the security checks into the interview hall to wait in line for bio metrics. After completing my bio metrics they collected the medicals, birth certificate, marriage cert, police report, international passport and one passport photo then the long wait for like another 3hrs before i was finally called to window 19 for my interview.

after the pleasantries with male Co asked me to raise up my right hand to take the oat

- whos calling for u
- how did you meet
- who was the mutual friend
- what is his name
- where does he stay
- how old is your wife
- how did he get to US
- where is her place of birth
- whats the nature of her job
- what does she work
- whats her date of birth
- where does she stay in US
- Where was the wedding conducted
- has she met any of your family
- what they feel about her
- when did you start talking
- whats my date of birth
- what is the thing that bothers me about my wife
- have you been married before
- do you have kids
- has your wife been married before
- does she have kids
-have you traveled to US before
- why were you denied Visa then
- have you traveled out the country before

as i was answering all these questions he was giving me back my documents except the police report
After that he asked to see picture of us together which i handed over to him went through it and gave it back.

He didn't even ask the about whe i saw my wife cos i brought the photo album from our traditional marriage with me, he also did not ask for additional document like transcript, chat records and affidavit of support.

All along he kept on typing as i was answering the questions.

Co - I have everything i need to approve your Visa. handed me the first pamphlet for rights then another one for how to pay for the green card, and the last one for where i will pick up my Visa....... my advice know everything about your spouse, be calm and be confident

Do not try to answer any question you don't know, any question that you don't understand ask him to rephrase it so you can answer properly and be sincere with everything

Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 14

Mac_skendy on 2019-04-02 said:
Glad i found these thread.....
Rosemichelle on 2019-08-10 said:
Praise God for his blessings. This is amazing!!!!
Rosemichelle on 2019-08-10 said:
Praise God for his blessings. This is amazing!!!!
Rosemichelle on 2020-01-09 said:
Arewa on 2020-01-10 said:
Congratulations I'm so happy for you πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ i will share my testimony soon too IJN
Mac_skendy on 2020-01-10 said:
Mac_skendy on 2020-01-10 said:
@Arewa thank you so much.... you will for sure. your testimony is already on the way
Timothy Adepoju on 2020-01-11 said:
Hello friend, how did your I-130 get approved under 90 days (3 months)?
Mac_skendy on 2020-01-11 said:
@ Timothy Adepoju, till now im still surprised as how fast my petition was approved.
blank avatar Justxxxx on 2020-01-18 said:
Did they collected your original documents?
blank avatar Justxxxx on 2020-01-18 said:
Did they collected your original documents?
Mac_skendy on 2020-01-18 said:
@justxxxx they did but they gave it back except for the police report
Rosemichelle on 2020-01-18 said:
Congratulations on your approval, glory to Jesus
Mac_skendy on 2020-01-18 said:
@Rosemichelle.Thank you
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