Ana Reis's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Michael
Beneficiary's Name: Ana
VJ Member: Ana Reis
Country: United Arab Emirates

Last Updated: 2021-03-07
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Immigration Checklist for Michael & Ana:

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? Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : United Arab Emirates
Marriage (if applicable): 2020-02-13
I-130 Sent : 2020-03-14
I-130 NOA1 : 2020-03-14
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2020-09-11
NVC Received : 2020-09-21
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill : 2020-09-21
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2020-09-23
Submit DS-261 : 2020-09-25
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill : 2020-09-21
Send IV Package : 2020-10-01
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2021-02-08
Case Completed at NVC : 2020-10-20
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2021-03-02
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2021-03-04
US Entry : 2021-03-05
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 181 days from your NOA1 date.

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

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: United Arab Emirates
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 2, 2021
Embassy Review : Medicals done at NMC in Abu Dhabi, took roughly 3h to get everything done and 1100aed.
On the interview day, arrived at Abu Dhabi embassy at 8:30 and the whole process took about 4h until it was done. At the entrance passport was asked, and all electronics stored as you cannot bring them inside. Bring everything in a clear folder and do not bring any sort of handbag. Embassy officer asked for beneficiary’s passport, interview letter, beneficiary’s medicals & birth certificate, marriage certificate, police clearance from UAE and beneficiary’s home country and 1 passport pics. After that, fingerprints were taken and asked to wait until another officer called. Whenever my name was called, Embassy officer just asked to confirm my husbands name. Questions he made:
- Where did you meet?
- When did you meet?
- What does he do?
- When did you get married?
- How long until you can resign from your current employer?

After all, officer said visa was approved.

Would just recommend anyone to be there before embassy opens even if your appointment is past 8am. You will avoid long hours waiting. Bring some small cookies and you might be waiting and there isn’t any vending machine.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 3

blank avatar N & K on 2021-02-18 said:
Hello, Good luck with your interview my husband is on March 8th
Ana Reis on 2021-03-03 said:
Thank you. All the luck for you and your husband as well, just be relaxed cause the officers are really cool.
blank avatar N & K on 2021-03-06 said:
Thank You. Congrats on your approval.
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