Sabi76's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Sabino
Beneficiary's Name: Kattiuska
VJ Member: Sabi76
Country: Ecuador

Last Updated: 2021-04-06
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Immigration Checklist for Sabino & Kattiuska:

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 : Guayaquil, Ecuador
Marriage (if applicable): 2019-02-26
I-130 Sent : 2019-04-20
I-130 NOA1 : 2019-04-26
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2020-05-15
NVC Received : 2020-05-22
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2020-06-05
Pay AOS Bill : 2020-06-05
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2020-06-30
Submit DS-261 : 2020-06-20
Receive IV Bill : 2020-06-05
Pay IV Bill : 2020-06-05
Send IV Package : 2020-07-21
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2021-02-09
Case Completed at NVC : 2020-07-24
NVC Left : 2021-02-09
Consulate Received : 2021-02-09
Packet 3 Received : 2021-02-09
Packet 3 Sent : 2021-03-23
Packet 4 Received : 2021-02-09
Interview Date : 2021-03-30
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments : We emailed the consulate to request to know if I can attend the interview however per the website and their response which echoed the website the applicant does not have to attend. We still plan to go there together even if only she is allowed in for the interview. The website https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin.html gives some insight as to how busy they are with immigrant visas by consulate which gave us hope along the way. Very happy to finally have an interview date after two years of being married.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 385 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 704 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 6, 2021
Embassy Review : With COVID19 and the restricted amount of people being allowed to go into the Consulate we were still prepared for a 2 hour interview process. It only took half of that time. They first checked for any sort of electronic devices and looked through my considerable file of documents until they felt there wasn't anything hidden. I was allowed to go through the security check point. When I made it to the interior where the offices I was the second in line. When it was my turn were I was asked what my appointment time was set for and for my passport, photo evidence of me and my husband having met, evidence of shared finances, and my passport photos. They then handed me a pamphlet on family violence and it explained my rights and told to read it since there would be questions about it during the interview. It seemed like maybe 20 minutes before I was called up. I was taken to a small room and interviewed.
I was asked to remove my facemask briefly to compare to my passport photos. The following questions were asked. What was my relationship to the person asking for me? How long I had known my husband? Where did we meet? Have we met in person? Did I have any children? Who were the kids living with? Did my husband have children and who were they living with? Was I married before? Was he married before? What does he do for a living? Am I working? Have I met or talked to his family. Has he met or talked with my family? Where does my husband, petitioner, live? How many times has he visited me in my country? Did I live abroad? How long had i lived abroad and where? Where do I live currently and with whom?
They didn't ask for any of the documentation I had taken with me and I had taken all of the original documents as directed. They handed me back my photo evidence and was told that everything was good.
We had a small hiccup in that the Consulate wanted a more recent apostille of a police report from the other country I had lived in. I hadn't been back there in almost 10 years and the evidence we provided was less than a year old. We were a little let down and started to scramble to figure out the fastest method to obtain the record but within 5 hours we received a phone call from the Consulate stating that they reviewed the case again and since I hadn't been back to that country in such a long time that they were accepting the fairly recent apostille of a police report and that the visa was granted. Although our moment of happiness was marred a little in the end we were grateful that we didn't have to procure a newer document. A delayed celebration but a celebration it is.
Overall our experience was pleasant and the Consulate advisor was nice even when explaining that the needed the newer document and the person that called was not the same person that did the interview but they too were pleasant to talk with.
Rating : Very Good


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