Raza329's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: S
Beneficiary's Name: R
VJ Member: Raza329
Country: Pakistan

Last Updated: 2020-10-04
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Immigration Checklist for S & R:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Islamabad, Pakistan
Marriage (if applicable): 2018-10-27
I-130 Sent : 2018-12-10
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-12-24
I-130 RFE : 2019-07-26
I-130 RFE Sent : 2019-08-06
I-130 Approved : 2019-08-27
NVC Received : 2019-09-09
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill : 2019-10-18
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill : 2019-10-18
Send IV Package : 2019-11-04
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2020-02-27
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2020-09-15
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2020-09-18
US Entry : 2020-09-24
Comments : immigration officer only ask three questions:

• What is your date of birth?
• Is this your first visit to USA?
• You want to receive your green card on given address?

and than said welcome to United States. Very cool experience.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 246 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 631 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Islamabad, Pakistan
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 15, 2020
Embassy Review : I had my interview today at Islamabad embassy. I got my visa approval. Alhamdullilah. CO was very nice and calm. She didn't ask too many questions. Great relief of sigh, now its time to celebrate and I will join my happy family.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 25

blank avatar YasArr on 2019-09-05 said:
What was your RFE??
blank avatar Raza329 on 2019-09-05 said:
It was about NADRA marriage certificate, need to provide them. You probably from India, may be you do not about it. In pakistan when you marry you need to register your marriage in the national database system. RFE was about that certificate, because we forgot to provide it with our I-130 application and other docs.
blank avatar YasArr on 2019-09-05 said:
After how many days you got the physical paper of notice after the notification of RFE?? Today I saw online that RFE is generated so when I should expect the paper through mail??
blank avatar Raza329 on 2019-09-05 said:
It came after exact 7 days.
blank avatar YasArr on 2019-09-05 said:
Okay..JazzakAllah for your reply
blank avatar YasArr on 2019-09-05 said:
One more thing to ask, actually two things. 1. Have you submitted your tax returns or tax transcripts and w2 along with i130 form?? 2. Have you got the notification as a text message on your mobile phone that you got RFE. Or else you saw it only on USCIS website??
blank avatar Raza329 on 2019-09-05 said:
1. Tax returns and and w2 submission is the next process after I-130 is approved. U need to submit your tax transcripts at NVC stage. 2. Yes you can be notify via text, if you submit the separate form along with your I-130 process. I forgot the form name. You can ask anyone on this forum. I saw my RFE on USCIS case tracker and same time you can see your case status on the USCIS website.
blank avatar YasArr on 2019-09-06 said:
So you submit a separate form that's why you didn't get text.....In many articles I read about RFE and they say RFE took 90 days to process and in your case, it took only 20 days. So it depends on what kind of RFE it is or does it depends on service centre which process fast. What you think about that??I got RFE so Can I hope that they will too process quickly as yours??
blank avatar Raza329 on 2019-09-06 said:
No it's not like that, you need to submit Form G-1145, e-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, is an optional form that is used to request an electronic notification (text and/or email) when USCIS accepts your immigration application. 90 days is the maximum time they take to review your submitted evidence. No one can estimate the time limit but if they didn't respond on your request within 90 days you can make a call to USCIS and asked them about your case. Have faith on almighty Allah and submit your evidence, hope it will not take longer.
blank avatar YasArr on 2019-09-06 said:
JazzakAllah. Yes. All in Allah's hand. He is the best planner. Thank you for replying. Dua mein yaad.
blank avatar Shazy on 2020-04-03 said:
Hi Raza, Did you interview cancelled or you go for the interview yesterday.
IsItLekker on 2020-08-29 said:
Any news on your interview?
blank avatar Mrs Burhan on 2020-09-15 said:
Congratulations on your visa. Did u file for expedition or it was normal case?
blank avatar Raza329 on 2020-09-15 said:
Hi, yes please. I had my interview today and I got approved. I Thanks to almighty Allah for this wonderful day.
blank avatar Hubby 12 on 2020-09-15 said:
blank avatar YasArr on 2020-09-15 said:
Congratulations... Allah bless you. And make easy for everyone. Ameen
F.k on 2020-09-15 said:
First of all congrates .Please tell me about questions at embassy??and about proofs of marriage can be provided?
IsItLekker on 2020-09-15 said:
Congrats on your visa approval!
blank avatar Raza329 on 2020-09-15 said:
@hubby 12, @YasArr thank you . @F.k thank you for the greetings, and do remember one thing every case is different, they ask questions according to your case. Questions they ask from me is: •How do you both met? •Tell me about your wife? •Where your marriage held? Venue and city? •How long you have been married? •Is this your love or arrange marriage? •How many people attend your marriage? •Do you both have any child together? •Ask for wedding photos, and said you are approved, you will get your passport within two weeks.
blank avatar Raza329 on 2020-09-15 said:
@ IsItLekker .. thank you.. I pray for all VJ members for the speedy case completion.
blank avatar Hmhm1 on 2020-10-08 said:
Hi, Can you please detail your experience at point of entry into the US? My spouse will be travelling soon and I just wonder what the process is like. Does the IO just check the sealed envelope and passport and let you go or is there any type of secondary screening done? Do they ask any questions there?
Shm Bk on 2020-10-09 said:
Congratulations to you and your family. One question : was your interview expedited or was it cancelled due to covid and they rescheduled it in September ? Or was it regularly scheduled ? Thank You
blank avatar Raza329 on 2020-10-10 said:
@Hmhm1 at immigration on JFK the officer only ask my date of birth, he asked is this your first visit to USA and also he confirmed if I want my green card on given address.. thats it. No other questions no inquiry. Than he stamped my passport and said " welcome to america". I didnt received any sealed packet along with my visa passport, I think now they move to online and your every detail is with immigration officer before you arrived at the airport.
blank avatar Raza329 on 2020-10-10 said:
@Shm Bk my interview wasn't expedite, I only sent one email to their IV section application online in July 2020. My case was already at Islamabad and medical was done when my interview was cancelled on 18 March. Embassy rescheduled my interview through phone call and ask me if I can travel and attend interview with in a week.
Shm Bk on 2020-10-10 said:
Thank you. I hope they start working faster so our case is done as well
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