CaylinObinna's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Caylin
Beneficiary's Name: Obinna
VJ Member: CaylinObinna
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2020-02-21
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Immigration Checklist for Caylin & Obinna:

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 : Nigeria
Marriage (if applicable): 04/19/2018
I-130 Sent : 2018-08-06
I-130 NOA1 :
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-08-02
NVC Received : 2019-09-04
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 : 2020/01/14
Case Completed at NVC : 2019-11-13
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2020-02-10 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2020-02-13
US Entry : 2020-02-18
Comments : Interview went as such: arrived at embassy at 4:45 am...only one or two people waiting in line. By 5 30 am it was jammed packed. By 6 am they started filing people into lines and putting people into a queue. All CR1 AND IR1 visa applicants were put into one side of the room and all non immigrant visas on another side. Biometrics were done first and then everyone given numbers amd paperwork was asked to be handed over like (marriage certificate, birth, police, all the original copies) then there was some waiting..

By about 7, 7 30 am they started calling random numbers that people were assigned.

Husband was called up around 9 something Am.
He was given the oath and the questions started
Who filed for you?
How did you guys meet?
When did you guys first start talking?
When did you get married?
Can I see your wedding pictures?
Who are these people in the wedding pictures?
Why weren't your parents in the wedding pictures?
Do you have any children?

Husband said before he could even finish stating the last question the CO was handing him the white slip of paper and stated that he had everything he needed to approve his visa and he would receive it within 10 buisness days. They kept his passport and CO told him how to pay his green card fee ect

Visa was issued on February 11th after short time of administrative processing. Recieved email it was ready to pick up february 12th, Picked up visa today on the 13th of february
Estimates/Stats :

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2020-02-19 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : I got to fly home with hubby from Nigeria. Because we were together the Immigration officials allowed us to go through customs together. There were TONS of people at customs but we got through everything within 45 min. No questions..just went over his visa and passport asked to see his ex ray that was on CD and told us everything else was in the system. VERY GOOD

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Timeline Comments: 30

CaylinObinna on 2020-01-14 said:
I cant figure out how to update my timeline. Recieved interview letter today! Interview is scheduled for February 10th 2020!! PRAISE GOD!
Rosemichelle on 2020-01-14 said:
Congratulations our queen.
Ezzy4life on 2020-01-14 said:
Muma19 on 2020-01-27 said:
Congratulations! I just mailed off my petition Jan 21. In Sha Allah (God willing) the process goes well for us as it has for the two of you :)
CaylinObinna on 2020-02-02 said:
Thank you all. I am praying we have made the cut in enough time to miss this new ban that goes into effect February 22nd. I pray God shines favor on us and Nigeria...that in some way this ban will not last long. In Jesus Name
blank avatar Odiegwu on 2020-02-03 said:
Amen! Your interview is on 10th, mine is on 13th. We are lucky to escape the ban... Hope it's lifted soon
IsItLekker on 2020-02-05 said:
Hi guys! What was the date of your NOA1? Good luck with the interview!
blank avatar Mrs Akintomide on 2020-02-10 said:
Goodluck with the interview today ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™
CaylinObinna on 2020-02-10 said:
Thank YOU. We are here already waiting in line! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿฅฐ
blank avatar Odiegwu on 2020-02-10 said:
Good luck... Don't forget to share information and interview questions o
CaylinObinna on 2020-02-10 said:
We are aproved!!!!! I will update details later...but it was pretty quick and simple not many questions. Gave my husband white slip said they had all they needed and to pick up his visa within two weeks. They kept his passport. THANK YOU LORD. it is a set and sad day as my husband kept seeing many families being denied ect. For IR1 visas....we are so thankful but mindful of those around us who were denied and those who's interview is after the ban. We are praying for all those.
Ezzy4life on 2020-02-10 said:
Wow! A Big congratulations to y'all I was so so happy right now to hear this good news...thank God for you guys.
blank avatar Enilec1018 on 2020-02-10 said:
blank avatar Odiegwu on 2020-02-10 said:
Congratulations. Good news! Yes o we r waiting for the details. Mine is coming soon
blank avatar Iscir on 2020-02-10 said:
Congratulations on your approval!! I'm very glad it went well especially because of the travel ban, it had me worried
CaylinObinna on 2020-02-10 said:
Thank you all! I was there with my husband and you could feel the tension with everyone. Praying the ban gets lifted soon. All I can say is to just be extremely prepared from what it looks like if you dint have the right official documentation with you they will and can stall your process or deny it. Better to be overly prepared than under prepared.
blank avatar Justxxxx on 2020-02-11 said:
Did you enter inside the interview room with your husband did the VO saw you?
blank avatar Justxxxx on 2020-02-11 said:
Did you enter inside the interview room with your husband did the VO saw you?
CaylinObinna on 2020-02-11 said:
No. I was not allowed inside interview room had to wait outside.
blank avatar KINGSLEY K on 2020-02-11 said:
blank avatar Stillirise on 2020-02-13 said:
CaylinObinna on 2020-02-13 said:
SallySaidHi on 2020-02-13 said:
What travel ban are you guys referring to?
Ezzy4life on 2020-02-13 said:
blank avatar Justxxxx on 2020-02-15 said:
Did the enterviwer noticed your presence at the consulate.? Did they allow you to be at the interview with your husband.? My wife wanted to be with me at the interview?
blank avatar Justxxxx on 2020-02-15 said:
Did the enterviwer noticed your presence at the consulate.? Did they allow you to be at the interview with your husband.? My wife wanted to be with me at the interview?
CaylinObinna on 2020-02-15 said:
No justxxx spouses are not allowed on interview room. I had to wait outside. But husband took my passport in to show them that I was there. They didnt even see it tho as my husbands interview was barely 2 min. They didnt ask for any documents except wedding pictures
Sarah N Ryan on 2020-02-17 said:
Congratulations on your approval! I was hoping you were issued in time. I seen that your timeline was very close to hitting the deadline. I wish you both a safe and happy journey my friend.
Ezzy4life 23 hours ago said:
Congratulations to you both once again, may God bless your union....
Arewa less than an hour ago said:
I was worried for you, i had to come check your timeline, i see that both of you are in the States now. Big Congratulations to you. So happy for you.
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