Nhyira's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Kev
Beneficiary's Name: Frems
VJ Member: Nhyira
Country: Ghana

Last Updated: 2019-07-18
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Immigration Checklist for Kev & Frems:

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 : Ghana
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent :
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-09-11
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-02-19
NVC Received : 2019-02-22
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2019-04-05
Pay AOS Bill : 2019-04-08
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2019-04-29
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2019-04-05
Pay IV Bill : 2019-04-08
Send IV Package : 2019-04-18
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2019-06-20
Case Completed at NVC : 2019-05-10
NVC Left : 2019-06-20
Consulate Received : 2019-06-21
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-07-18
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 161 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 310 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ghana
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 31, 2019
Embassy Review : I had my interview on the 18th of July 2019. My interview was scheduled for 8:30am.
I got to the embassy at 6:46. And about 10 minutes of waiting we were called to form a queue for security checks and all.
I got in at 7:10, showed my appointment letter to the lady at the front desk and she asked us to sit down. There were quite a lot of people there but most of them were children.

After an hour and thirty mins of waiting, I was called to window 11 where I submitted my passport, medical results, 2 passport pictures and civil documents.
She also asked me to submit proof of relationship which I submitted 3 photobooks, whatsapp chats, joint accounts, Instagram posts of wedding vendors, wedding invitation card, money transfers, Facebook chats and emails, My husbands proof of domicile (naturalization certificate and photocopy of his passport biographic page)
I asked her if I should add tax transcripts and affidavit of Support which she said no and that if the CO needs it, he/she will request for it. She thanked me for organizing my documents well and also said my wedding pictures were beautiful 😊

After about 15mins I was called to window 3 where I was interviewed by a nice gentleman. He was very pleasant and full of smiles. He told me he’s gone through my documents and everything is fine.
He then proceeded to ask me 3 questions.
1. How we met
2. Where my husband works
3. If we have kids

That’s it! He told me I was approved and my passport will be ready for pickup in 3 weeks. My status showed AP after the interview and changed to Issued the very next day (ie 19th July).
I received an email today that my passport is ready for pickup! (Look at God o!)

Overall the interview lasted for about 2mins.

My Advice:
Pray, pray, pray because it works.
My husband and I neither Frontloaded nor sideloaded at both the uscis and the nvc stage! We only submitted documents they requested (The only documents my husband sent to the uscis to prove bonafide marriage was our marriage certificate and my birth certificate ) but Gods grace and favor shined on us!🙏🏾
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 2

SelAli711 on 2019-07-18 said:
NatalieAyers on 2019-09-05 said:
Congratulations! Have you received your visa and passport in hand yet. My husband's interview is 9/26 and I wanted an idea of how close to the 3 weeks time-frame they quote it is in reality.
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