mikeandlani's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Michael
Beneficiary's Name: Leilani
VJ Member: mikeandlani
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2012-03-28
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Immigration Checklist for Michael & Leilani:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2006-04-11
I-130 Sent : 2006-09-30
I-130 NOA1 : 2006-10-16
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2007-05-21
NVC Received : 2007-06-19
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2007-07-02
Pay AOS Bill : 2007-07-03
Receive I-864 Package : 2007-08-04
Send AOS Package : 2007-08-13
Submit DS-261 : 2007-07-03
Receive IV Bill : 2007-08-04
Pay IV Bill : 2007-08-04
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2007-10-05
Case Completed at NVC : 2007-11-23
NVC Left : 2007-11-30
Consulate Received : 2007-12-03
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2007-12-11
Interview Date : 2008-01-30
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-02-02
US Entry : 2008-03-03
Comments : our petition was first received by the VSC last October 12, 2006. However we received an email on May 7, 2007 that our documents have been transferred to CSC. On 05/12/07 another email was received stating that the I130 is now pending before the CSC. Hence, our new NOA1 date.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 217 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 471 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Detroit
POE Date : 2008-03-03
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2009-12-08
NOA Date : 2009-12-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-01-14
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-03-06
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2010-03-08
Comments :


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Washington DC
Date Filed : 2011-09-11
NOA Date : 2012-02-15
Bio. Appt. : 2011-10-20
Interview Date : 2012-02-28
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2012-03-28
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 30, 2008
Embassy Review : all in all a good experience. it was pretty informal. from the pre-screener to the post interview the main purpose was to establish a validly existing relationship. all the questions asked of me, where straigthforward stuff that will establish the real relationship of the parties. as i was waiting for my CO to finish his encoding, i saw a memo-reminder on his cork board which somehow reads like this:

Don't deny unnecessarily. We look for:
1. Identity;
2. Relationship;
3. Authenticity.

so i guess there's really nothing to worry about, if the relationship is a real one based on love and trust.

here's a link to my exhaustive interview experience.

i would have rated it a 5 except that i was in the embassy for almost 4 hours. i was really getting sleepy while waiting for my turn at the interview.

Rating : Good


POE Review: Detroit
Event Description
Entry Date : 2008-03-03
Embassy Review : aside from the long tedious flight, the process itself was pretty painless. cut the waiting time and go directly to line 37 or the special processing line found at the visitors visa side with your passport and immigrant envelope in hand.
Harassment Level : Low


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