USA-Jamaica's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Fxxx
Beneficiary's Name: pxx
VJ Member: USA-Jamaica
Country: Andorra

Last Updated: 2013-04-28
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Immigration Checklist for Fxxx & pxx:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Amman, Jordan
Marriage (if applicable): 2006-11-14
I-130 Sent : 2006-12-28
I-130 NOA1 : 2007-01-09
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2007-03-06
NVC Received : 2007-03-19
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2007-04-07
Pay AOS Bill : 2007-04-09
Receive I-864 Package : 2007-04-27
Send AOS Package : 2007-04-25
Submit DS-261 : 2007-04-07
Receive IV Bill : 2007-04-28
Pay IV Bill : 2007-04-30
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2007-05-13
Case Completed at NVC : 2007-06-25
NVC Left : 2007-08-16
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2007-08-20
Interview Date : 2007-09-27
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2007-10-02
US Entry : 2007-10-26
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 56 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 261 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2007-10-26
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : The process was a breeze. Everyone was friendly and very helpful

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2009-08-07
NOA Date : 2009-08-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-09-17
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-12-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2010-01-09
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2012-03-10
NOA Date : 2012-03-21
Bio. Appt. : 2012-05-17
Interview Date : 2012-09-11
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2012-09-20
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Jamaica
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 30, 2007
Embassy Review : The whole process took less than two hours. We gave the security guard our name and we were immediately allowed into the building. At the main entrance; we provided the reception with our interview letter and showed him a copy of the 4 passport side photos. We were told to go to the prescreening section (Section A) to wait until our name is called. This took about 20 -25 minutes. At this section David had to give the 4 photos and show the rep his passport. Then we move to section B. This is where the beneficiary is finger printed. This took may be 15 minutes. Then we move to section C. We were called up after about 20 minutes. We were asked to raised our right hands and swear that everything listed in the documents that had been provide to the US embassy was correct. From there the interviewer asks us how we met. She asked David how many time had he been to the US and when? She asked to see my passport. She already had David's passport. David passport had an additional US stamp that was not one of the dates he had told her. At that moment I remembered that while he was in the US visiting me last fall we went on a short cruise to the Bahamas. My passport was not stamped but David as a non US citizen had to go thru immigration when we got back. We told her about the cruise. She then told David that his visitor visa would be canceled since he was getting the spouse visa. She asked me a couple questions about metro Atlanta area where I live that had nothing to do with the visa just tourist type stuff. The rep was very polite and personable. When we were walking out my husband said "I know we are not done???" I was like yes we ARE DONE!!! This process has taken us exactly nine months. I definitely wish it had gone a little faster but I have read all the timelines and therefore truly thankful for being at the end of this journey in 9 months.

Rating : Very Good

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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

** Not all cases are transfered

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