Alix64's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: David
Beneficiary's Name: Alix
VJ Member: Alix64
Country: France

Last Updated: 2020-07-31
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Immigration Checklist for David & Alix:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : France
Marriage (if applicable): 2019-04-12
I-130 Sent : 2019-04-23
I-130 NOA1 : 2019-04-29
I-130 RFE : 2019-11-06
I-130 RFE Sent : 2019-11-14
I-130 Approved : 2019-11-25
NVC Received : 2019-12-19
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2020-01-22
Pay AOS Bill : 2020-01-22
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2020-01-31
Submit DS-261 : 2020-01-22
Receive IV Bill : 2020-01-22
Pay IV Bill : 2020-01-22
Send IV Package : 2020-02-03
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2020-06-16
Case Completed at NVC : 2020-04-06
NVC Left : 2020-06-16
Consulate Received : 2020-06-16
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2020-07-22
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2020-07-25
US Entry : 2020-08-14
Comments : Case file sent to NVC on December 10th, 2019
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 210 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 450 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2020-08-14
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: France
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 22, 2020
Embassy Review : Dear All,
I am going to repeat what has been posted in previous messages...

All went well.
The advantage of Covid (!) is that the US Embassy in Paris was practically empty and so it all went very fast (45minutes all together).

We had to wait outside the guard gate to be called (they call by interview time). I say "we", because they let my husband (US citizen) enter with me.
Then a first check for security (2 different booths that are outside) and then you enter the Embassy building.

There you wait to be called. We waited around 10minutes and then I got called to submit all the paperwork - basically that first step is to check that you have all the right document. That first person (a very nice and smily lady) brings your file to another booth where the Consular Officer will interview you (it is all in the same room - not very much privacy I must say).
Not copies were asked.
Itw confirmation email (the one that says where you will have your passport delivered afterwards), birth certificate, passport, pictures, DS260, Police certificate, mariage certificate, divorce certificate (the lungs radio was not asked, I will have to travel with it and maybe will have to show it at Port of Entry).
The lady took all that and explained to me difference things (like for example, my name on my passport is my maiden, since it was made before I got married and so I will have to ask to have both names on my greencard OR else I will have to have a marriage certificate with me at all time when travelling).

I got back to my seat next to my husband and waited another 5 minutes. The Officer called me.
Spent time to type on his computer (types super fast and smootly - I was mesmerized) while checking the documents and then ask me several questions (he was cool but doing his work, concentrated):
who is petionning to have me over in the US, how did we meet, when we got married, what do we do for a living, where are we going to live, do we have kids together?

And that was it.
They are not sending the big enveloppe anymore with the passport. He said my passport will be sent today (my intervew was early in the morning) or tomorrow.

we are thrilled after 18 months of paperwork, stress with the lawyer, translations, misspellings, and waiting waiting waiting...

(updated on July 22, 2020)
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 18

Alix64 on 2019-11-07 said:
Nov 6th, 2019 : Request for additional documents. They actually request a document that we have already sent to them. We don't really understand and will send them again... Delaying everything a bit more :(
Rein Morco on 2019-11-12 said:
Hi, my PD is April 26 and we dontbhear anything to them til now.
Alix64 on 2019-11-12 said:
Hi Rein Morco, don't worry, there are a whole bunch of couples from April who have still not heard anything. Your NOA1 is in early May, you will be fine, I'm sure :)
Alix64 on 2019-11-21 said:
USCIS received our RFE on the Friday 16th, Nov 2019 (sent the day before by express mail) and changed our status on Tuesday 19th, 2019: "we received your response to our Request for Evidence (...) USCIS has begun working on your case again (...)"
Mr & Mrs T on 2019-12-03 said:
Congratulations 🍾🎈🎉
blank avatar Hilde on 2019-12-18 said:
When do you anticipate you´ll hear from NVC?
Alix64 on 2019-12-18 said:
Hello Hilde, I experct we will get a case created at NVC before the end of the year or early in January (it could be anytime from now on...) :) take care, Alix
IsItLekker on 2020-06-19 said:
Hi guys! Congrats on your interview date! Did you apply for an expedite? Have you been able to schedule a medical yet?
Alix64 on 2020-06-19 said:
Thank you IsltLekker ;-) No expedite. And yes, I have booked my medical exam on line. Radio of the chest the same day and I will do the analysis for Gonorrhée and Syphillis after.
IsItLekker on 2020-07-22 said:
Good luck at your interview today! Keep us all posted!
Alix64 on 2020-07-22 said:
Thank you so much. I did not see your message before. It all went well :) Next step: we wait for the passport. What about you ?
Beyonce And JZ on 2020-07-22 said:
congratulations!!!!! Thank you for sharing and all the best to you and your husband
blank avatar Hilde on 2020-07-22 said:
Congrats! I have been cheering for you from afar. Good luck! Good life!
Alix64 on 2020-07-22 said:
Thank you Beyonce and JZ (didn't know I would get the chance to thank you 2 beautiful artists ;-)) love it!) Thank you Hilde. It feels unreel and at the same time totally normal. Lots of stress before (no sleep at all last night) but once you get in the embassy, I was focussed and all went well. After everything we go through with USCIS and CEAC, nothing bad can really happen at the Embassy stage, unless you forget a document. Take care and much love to you Guys!
blank avatar Iscir on 2020-07-22 said:
Congratulations Alix! I am glad everything went well!!
Alix64 on 2020-07-23 said:
Thank you Iscir, at what stage is your case now?
Jstriders on 2020-07-27 said:
Congratulations! I am very happy for you
Alix64 on 2020-07-27 said:
Thank you @Jstriders 💕
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