PapaLolo's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: CA
Beneficiary's Name: ME
VJ Member: PapaLolo
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2020-08-17
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Immigration Checklist for CA & ME:

USCIS I-130 Petition:      
Dept of State FB-3 Visa:    
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

FB-3 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Nigeria
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2007-07-24
I-130 NOA1 :
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2010-03-10
NVC Received : 2019-06-26
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill : 2019-07-11
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2019-07-24
Submit DS-261 : 2019-07-24
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2019-12-23
Case Completed at NVC : 2019-10-22
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2020-01-23
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2020-01-28
US Entry : 2020-02-15
Comments : Thanks Y'all
Estimates/Stats :

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Boston
POE Date : 2020-02-15
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nigeria
Review Topic: FB-3
Event Description
Review Date : February 10, 2020
Embassy Review : Appointment was for 8:30 am for me and my family.
We got on the queue by 6:45 am and were ushered into the waiting area for security and pre-screening.
We entered the Embassy main building by 8 am. And went straight to the bio-metrics line, where our finger prints were captured (14 years and above only) and our original documents collected.
We were called up by the CO at 10:15 am
We took oaths
Finger printed again for everyone , the Kids were not , but I did for them.
CO initially refused my BC saying it is a letter from NPC and that I should get a letter with the heading " Attestation of Birth Certification" from NPC.
I insisted that this was what was issued to me by NPC and was used for my I-130, 12 years ago. He refused still ,and asked if I had any other documentation such as Baptismal card. I had but my Petitioner's name on it was slightly different so I did not produce it. I produced instead my Birth delivery card and first immunization card with my birth date and petitioners name. After a while he accepted, thank God, otherwise 221 g.

Who Petitioned for you ? My Mum
How did she get to the US? Petitioned by Daughter
What does she do? Retired
How often has she visited? Yearly
Who is sponsoring you ? Sister
How many times have you been to the US? Twice
How many times have you attempted to go to the US? Four times
How many Countries have you visited? 8
Can I see pictures of you and the Petitioner? Yes, showed him 10 pictures

Then he said okay, I have all I need to approve your visa and proceeded to give me two USCIS immigrant fees payment pamphlets and USTravelDoc immigrant visa collection information. Your visa should be ready for collection in ten working days or two weeks time.

Visa was collected for everyone just after 3 days.

PS. If you are from Nigeria, Go to NPC to get your birth attestation CERTIFICATE with your picture in it, not a letter. I was fortunate.

I wish everyone the best.

(updated on February 10, 2020)

(updated on February 11, 2020)
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