Nate_US_Luke_UK's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Nathan
Beneficiary's Name: Luke
VJ Member: Nate_US_Luke_UK
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2020-09-16
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Immigration Checklist for Nathan & Luke:

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? California Service Center on 2020-02-23
Consulate : London, United Kingdom
Marriage (if applicable): 2019-08-28
I-130 Sent : 2019-09-16
I-130 NOA1 : 2019-09-23
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2020-07-07
NVC Received : 2020-07-10
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2020-07-27
Pay AOS Bill : 2020-07-10
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2020-07-27
Submit DS-261 : 2020-07-27
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill : 2020-07-10
Send IV Package : 2020-07-27
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2020-08-12
NVC Left : 2020-08-25
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2020-09-10
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2020-09-16
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 288 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 353 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : September 16, 2020
Embassy Review : Interview for CR1 Spousal Visa on Thursday 10th September 2020. Incredibly smooth & everyone was very friendly. As many people say, it was much more of a conversation than formal interview (everyone in the London embassy was the friendliest I've ever seen them). It's hard to pin-point specifically what the Consulate Officer asked me because the conversation flowed very nicely between questions.

-How did you meet your spouse?

-What does your spouse do for work?

-What do you do for work?

-Where does your spouse work? (CO was familiar with LA but unfamiliar with Century City so we chatted about that & my previous internship experience in LA).

My key notes:
-In & out of embassy in 30 minutes. As everyone says, it really is the easiest part.

-Consulate Officer said passport will be with me in 1 week.

-🦠Masks are required in the embassy. The pre-interview officer asked me to sanitise then take off my mask. Actual interview officer didn’t mention mask (and was wearing one himself) so I kept mine on.

-Even though I live very close to London, I stayed in the Vauxhall Travelodge the night before. Made me much more relaxed & ensured I didn't have to rush, wake up too early or arrive to the embassy sweaty. I'd certainly recommend to anyone in the UK. Only cost ÂŁ30 & meant I didn't have to contend with any unforeseen train/tube breakdowns.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 5

IsItLekker on 2020-08-27 said:
Congratulations on getting your interview date you guys! Did you expedite your case at all?
Loveisvein on 2020-08-27 said:
Congrats! But yes, also wondering the same thing... expedite or...? I’ve been following your timeline for ages since it’s so similar to ours! DQ on June 2nd and still haven’t heard anything.
Nate_US_Luke_UK on 2020-08-27 said:
Thank you very much! Yes, case was expedited (Spouse is having surgery) Request Sent - Aug 10th Reviewing Request - Aug 16th Request Approved - Aug 21st Medical - Aug 26th Able to book Interview - Aug 27 Interview - Sept 14
blank avatar SMMT on 2020-09-16 said:
Congrats! So glad to see some good news and action being taken!
Loveisvein on 2020-09-16 said:
Yay! Happy for you guys!
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