SqdnGuns's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Wade
Beneficiary's Name: Kampong
VJ Member: SqdnGuns
Country: Thailand

Last Updated: 2011-05-15
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Immigration Checklist for Wade & Kampong:

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 : Bangkok, Thailand
Marriage (if applicable): 2008-08-12
I-130 Sent : 2010-07-20
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-08-11
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2011-02-07
NVC Received : 2011-02-15
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left : 2011-02-25
Consulate Received : 2011-03-03
Packet 3 Received : 2011-03-03
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-03-03
Packet 4 Received : 2011-03-03
Interview Date : 2011-03-18
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-05-03
US Entry : 2011-05-12
Comments : I-130 Transferred to Texas Service Center 11/2/2010

Received expedite with help of Congressman. NVC requested for embassy expedite and sent paperwork directly to embassy.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 180 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 219 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2011-05-12
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 10
Comments : Wife and son finally made it home Thursday May 12th. Flight landed at 8:30 PM but she did not clear Immigration until midnight. The first two agent she dealt with in immigration were a$$holes, she was pi$$ed at them. Both were Filipino and they were talking crap about her in Tagalog, they had no idea that she understands Tagalog, she learned quite a bit when she stayed with me in the Philippines when I worked there.

Long story short, she approached another Immigration Officer and he was very accommodating. When she was leaving the immigration office at LAX, she made a comment to the two Filipino Immigration Officers in Tagalog, they were horrified she could speak Tagalog. Wished I could have seen their faces!! My wife don't take sh!t from anyone, makes me proud!!

We should receive her 10 year Green card soon as well as her Social Security card.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bangkok, Thailand
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : May 15, 2011
Embassy Review : Interview was pretty straight forward but we had one roadblock to overcome, she was considered an overstay as we did not file for her AOS and she had to go back to Thailand due to her mother becoming ill. We had to file for a waiver which was approved in a matter of a few weeks but due to many Thai holidays, it was almost a month before she could get back to the embassy to get her visa.

Our petition was expedited, due to USCIS screwing up big time so the embassy was pretty accommodating in getting my wife taken care of as quickly as possible. When she had her K-1 visa interview a few years ago, that was pretty smooth as well.

Overall, BKK embassy get's a thumbs up, rated 4 out of 5, in my eyes, 5 is perfect and nothing is perfect when dealing with USCIS/Embassies/Consulate.
Rating : Good

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