LewsTT's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: SSA
Beneficiary's Name: AK
VJ Member: LewsTT
Country: United Arab Emirates

Last Updated: 2021-04-23
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Immigration Checklist for SSA & AK:

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 : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : United Arab Emirates
Marriage (if applicable): 2017-03-03
I-130 Sent : 2019-02-04
I-130 NOA1 : 2019-02-12
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2020-02-07
NVC Received : 2020-03-13
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2020-03-16
Pay AOS Bill : 2020-03-19
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2020-04-13
Submit DS-261 : 2020-04-13
Receive IV Bill : 2020-03-16
Pay IV Bill : 2020-03-19
Send IV Package : 2020-04-13
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2020-12-15
Case Completed at NVC : 2020-05-21
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2020-12-15
Interview Date : 2021-01-05
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2021-01-21
US Entry : 2021-03-03
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 360 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 693 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 : January 25, 2021
Embassy Review : So here was my interview experience.

- I reached at 7 15am. There were 3 people ahead of me. It was first come first serve and the guards were noting the order so come early if you want to finish early. In the next half hour at least a dozen other people had arrived.
- They called us inside around 8 for the security check etc. then we sat in the waiting area till around 9 I think.
- Did the fingerprint and submitted birth/marriage certificate and police certificate
- In another 20 min or so number was called for interview with the consular officer, it was in the same area and the officer sat behind a screen, not a private room. He was friendly and polite and asked me this only:
When did you first meet
When did you get married
Where did you get married
When did your wife move to the US
Is this your first marriage?
Do you have any children?
Where in the US does your wife live
When do you plan to move to the US
Why did you guys submit a joint sponsor when your wife's income is more than enough

I was out of the embassy by 9 45.

Overall it was a good experience, they were organized and polite. The key is to go early and you could be done in a couple of hours.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 4

Chriskaif on 2020-05-09 said:
Mashallah in progress
blank avatar Sophie11 on 2020-05-29 said:
How did you fix the marriage certificate issue being rejected. I’ve only submitted the Nadra and Nikah Nama as two separate documents. I can submit them as one file, but is the English Translation needed? Also, where did you get it translated/notarized? Thank you in advance
Chriskaif on 2020-05-29 said:
None of our documents were rejected. Kaif had the certificate translated to English with an attorney. I mailed in all papers I did not submit online.
Ana Reis on 2021-02-21 said:
Hey Lewss. I have one question regards the interview docs you took with you. I am due to have my interview in one week and was wondering if you took evidence of the you and your wife's relationship as they state on the pre-interview checklist? Thank you
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