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Myroslava's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Aaron
Beneficiary's Name: Miroslava
VJ Member: Myroslava
Country: Ukraine

Last Updated: 2024-05-13
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Immigration Checklist for Aaron & Miroslava :

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 : Ukraine
Marriage (if applicable): 2019-10-01
I-130 Sent : 2020-07-08
I-130 NOA1 : 2020-07-10
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2020-10-21
NVC Received : 2020-10-24
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill : 2020-11-01
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package : 2020-11-24
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2020-12-04
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2021-01-21
Interview Date : 2021-02-19
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2021-03-05
US Entry : 2021-03-14
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 103 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 224 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2021-03-14
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : I arrived to the JFK in the evening. Officers were nice and welcoming. I was walked to the special office where my passport was stamped and I was asked a few questions. It took about 10-15 minutes total and overall was a good experience

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : National Benefits Center
Date Filed : 2023-02-16
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2023-03-31
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2024-02-15
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : My I-751 was approved without interview a few days after I filed for citizenship.

Event Date
Service Center :
CIS Office : Portland OR
Date Filed : 2024-02-11
NOA Date :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date : 2024-05-07
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2024-05-07
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ukraine
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 20, 2021
Embassy Review : My interview at the Ukrainian embassy was a very nice and positive experience. I had my appointment at 8 am, we arrived in time. There were some other people waiting with us, but not many. Make sure you know where to keep your possessions. Many people mentioned there were using paid locking boxes in front of the embassy. On that day I did not see any of those. We were allowed to bring inside documents only.

At the entrance security guard asked me for my passport and our son's passport (we were interviewed together). They let us in and we went through gates ( very much like at the airport). Then we went to another building where security guards asked me for passport delivery confirmation. We were assigned a number and in a few minutes we were asked to go to the window #10. The lady there took my biometrics, asked for originals, one passport picture, and proof of relationship (take as much as you can). She also gave me a paper with the oath so I can read it before going to the next step.

We waited about 15-20 min and we were told to go to the window #12. We were interviewed by a nice smiling lady. She talked to me in English. Our son was interviewed in Ukrainian. I said the oath before we started.

List of questions:
Who is your petitioner?
How we met?
When we got married?
When we got engaged?
How often does he visit?
What is my husband's job?
Where does he live?
What do I know about his city?
Previous marriages?
Have I ever been to the US?

Questions for my son:
What does he think about his stepdad?
What does he think about moving to the US?

The consular returned me all the documents and approval for my visa. She gave me a yellow 221g for our son because his case didn't have a separate affidavit of support ( where he is listed as a principal applicant since he has a separate petition). Our documents got approved by NVC so we didn't know it's going to be a stumbling block for us. She said as soon as we upload a separate affidavit of support for CR2 we should contact the embassy and they will issue both visas at the same time.

Proof of relationship I provided: photos of us together, with family members and friends (about 15-20 photos), plane tickets from our trips together, hotel receipts, birthday cards, screenshots of chats, call logs, copies of health insurance. They did not ask me about any financial documents but I have copies of all of them.

Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 1

Myroslava on 2021-03-05 said:
Both CR1 and CR2 were on administrative processing since the day of interview (February 19). On March 1 status changed from Refused to Administrative processing. On March 2 it changed to Issued. Got both passports with visas on March 5
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