jboltz03113's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: John
Beneficiary's Name: Meri
VJ Member: jboltz03113
Country: Spain

Last Updated: 2020-07-13
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Immigration Checklist for John & Meri:

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 : Madrid, Spain
Marriage (if applicable): 2019-03-22
I-130 Sent : 2019-06-10
I-130 NOA1 : 2019-06-17
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-12-06
NVC Received : 2019-12-27
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2020-01-27
Pay AOS Bill : 2020-01-27
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2020-01-31
Submit DS-261 : 2020-01-31
Receive IV Bill : 2020-01-27
Pay IV Bill : 2020-01-27
Send IV Package : 2020-01-31
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2020-04-08
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2020-06-22
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2020-06-22
Interview Date : 2020-07-07 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2020-07-13
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 172 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 386 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

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Timeline Comments: 15

blank avatar AdventureOutThere on 2019-12-07 said:
Hi, congratulations! Did you have an IOE number and also do a K3? Did you expedite? Thanks
IsItLekker on 2019-12-20 said:
Hi guys! Congrats on receiving your I-130 Approval! Other people with the same PD seemed to move a little faster than yours did. Were you ever sent an RFE?
blank avatar Jboltz03113 on 2020-01-31 said:
Thanks - don't think it was slowed down by very much (~few days), correct? Not sure
blank avatar Argelis Lemos on 2020-02-27 said:
Hola cómo estás yo soy de españa pedida por mi esposo ciudadano americano me puedes orientar un poco que papeles enviaste y que papeles llevaron a la entrevista y cuánto duró todo ayer me aprobaron mi i130 estoy preocupada porfa contéstame gracias
blank avatar KayBereijo on 2020-03-02 said:
Hey there! I'm a USC and my husband is Spanish citizen. We have a very similar timeline. I'm wondering if you submitted the DS-5540 on the CEAC website?
blank avatar Jboltz03113 on 2020-03-03 said:
Hi - glad to see another petitioner to Spanish beneficiary. My wife is a Spanish citizen. I didn't upload it to the CEAC website. I'm fairly certain it's something we'd need to bring to the interview though. I'm leaning towards not messing around w submitting things and risk my place being shifted around in line. After reading through a couple resources: https://www.nafsa.org/regulatory-information/final-rules-public-charge-determinations it looks like this is for applications postmarked Feb 24 and beyond regarding USCIS and NVC. Have you heard of anyone getting an RFE for 5540 prior to Feb 24?
blank avatar KayBereijo on 2020-03-15 said:
No I haven't, and I called NVC to confirm and she said not to worry and just have it ready for the interview. But now with the lockdown in Spain who knows when that will be. Luckily I am living here in Spain with my husband and our son, but things seem to be getting pretty bad.
blank avatar AdventureOutThere on 2020-03-15 said:
Your i130 NOA1 is 2019-06-17. They stated that the new public charge rule on effects applications on a date in February 2020 and beyond. So why are you submitting ds-5540? Thanks
blank avatar AdventureOutThere on 2020-03-15 said:
I'm kind of shocked that the NVC would even suggest that you bring it when it is not supposed to be in effect for your application. That should not be.
blank avatar KayBereijo on 2020-04-08 said:
Congrats on getting DQ, so exciting!!! Any word on what's next? I know the embassy is pretty much shut down, but am curious if you got any information regarding the interview?
blank avatar Jboltz03113 on 2020-04-18 said:
Did not hear anything about the interview so I called the NVC. They basically said the embassy has everything on hold in regards to interviews, so there's a backlog filling up. Fortunately I don't think there's a lot of interviews for GC holders to begin with so hopefully we don't have to wait too long. Hoping we have a bit of luck they consider opening soon.
IsItLekker on 2020-06-23 said:
Yay! Congratulations on getting your interview date! Did you apply for an expedite? Have you been able to schedule a medical yet?
blank avatar KayBereijo on 2020-06-29 said:
Congrats on your interview! Ours is on the 9th. Can you let me know how yours goes?
IsItLekker on 2020-07-07 said:
Good luck at your interview today!
blank avatar KayBereijo on 2020-07-15 said:
Congratulations on your approval! I saw your visa arrived, yay! Did you do the priority shipping? Our status says Issued (visa printed) since July 10. Curious if it is on it's way or is still at the embassy. Did you get a new status station the visa was in transit?
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