Rafa & Tan's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Tandy
Beneficiary's Name: Rafael
VJ Member: Rafa & Tan
Country: Mexico

Last Updated: 2020-04-29
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Immigration Checklist for Tandy & Rafael:

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 : Juarez, Mexico
Marriage (if applicable): 2019-05-27
I-130 Sent : 2019-07-19
I-130 NOA1 : 2019-08-02
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2020-01-21
NVC Received : 2020-01-30
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2020-02-14
Pay AOS Bill : 2020-02-14
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2020-02-14
Submit DS-261 : 2020-02-14
Receive IV Bill : 2020-02-14
Pay IV Bill : 2020-02-14
Send IV Package : 2020-02-14
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left : 2020-03-09
Consulate Received : 2020-03-10
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2020-03-10
Interview Date : 2020-04-28 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2020-04-28
US Entry : 2020-05-13
Comments : We Expedite on the NVC stage
And we ask for a emergency appointment due Covid 19
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 172 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 270 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

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Timeline Comments: 16

blank avatar Justxxxx on 2020-01-21 said:
Congratulations did you expedite?
Rafa & Tan on 2020-01-21 said:
Thank u, we did not expedite.
blank avatar Skaur0609 on 2020-01-22 said:
Congratulations. Your approval gives me hope. Same priority date as yours at Texas. Did u have any updates before getting approved.
Zochu on 2020-01-24 said:
Oh wow! An August approval! Did you do DCF? and Congrats on the approval!
Rafa & Tan on 2020-01-24 said:
Hi, we did not do DCF, we are still waiting in our case number from NVC. And we also didn't got any updates before it was approved
blank avatar FD21 on 2020-01-26 said:
congrats!! was the "in processing" date in your my USCIS account changing at all during the wait time before your I-130 approval?
blank avatar FD21 on 2020-03-10 said:
another question, how did you know your case left NVC? did they email you or how did they notify?
Rafa & Tan on 2020-03-10 said:
Since we Expedite, we got told through an email that it was directed to the consular office
blank avatar Ma Isabel on 2020-03-10 said:
Congrats! Can you let me know what day did you expedite or how long did it take them to answer your expedite request? Thank you.
Rafa & Tan on 2020-03-10 said:
It took like 2 weeks total since I send the email
Michael&Karen on 2020-03-10 said:
Congrats! May I ask teh reason to expedite on the NVC?
blank avatar Ma Isabel on 2020-03-12 said:
Sorry for the bother, but I also sent an expedite email on the 28th of Feb. and I got an email on 3/10 that read: " Dear Madam: We are reviewing your request for expedited processing of this immigrant visa petition. We will notify you with the results when the review is complete. Please note that only the U.S. Embassy or Consulate can approve or deny expedite requests. Regards" So when you sent the letter, did they send you the same response? If so, after that response, did it take 2 weeks for the consulate to respond? Sorry, I'm just very anxious. Thank you.
April M on 2020-05-03 said:
Can you please tell me exactly what you wrote in the emergency email ? I would like to know what was said that worked so well please?
IsItLekker on 2020-05-10 said:
I will add my 2 cents in here as well. I am also curious how you phrased your appeal. Were there many other people at the consulate when you went for the interview?
Rafa & Tan on 2020-05-12 said:
There was just two more people at the consulate, I literally just told the that they canceled my expedite and thar please reconsider to reschedule and emergency appointment.
blank avatar Ma Isabel on 2020-05-13 said:
How long did it take for them to give you an appointment after you received the email that your case had gone to Ciudad Juarez? Or did you have to call to make the appointment?
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