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Chancy's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Honey
Beneficiary's Name: Honey
VJ Member: Chancy
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2021-12-03
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Immigration Checklist for Honey & Honey:

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? Potomac Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2019-06-15
I-130 Sent : 2020-05-08
I-130 NOA1 : 2020-05-08
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2021-03-27
NVC Received : 2021-04-01
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2021-05-19
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package : 2021-05-19
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2021-07-16
Case Completed at NVC : 2021-06-25
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2021-11-05
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2021-11-11
US Entry : 2021-11-21
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 323 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 546 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Dallas
POE Date : 2021-11-21
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 1, 2022
Embassy Review : Interview questions --
* When and where did you and your petitioner meet?
* When did you get married?
* Where do you plan to move? (I gave the state where my spouse resides.)
* Have you or your petitioner ever been married previously? (My spouse had been married once before we met.)
> How did that marriage end?
> Do you have any document to show that? (I presented a copy of my spouse's final divorce decree. I had uploaded a scan to CEAC, but the document screener did not ask for the paper copy, so the CO asked for it.)
* Have you ever lived in another country? (I said that I traveled abroad for business trips and asked for clarification if that's what they're asking, so the CO rephrased.)
> Have you ever lived or worked in another country for more than 6 months at a time?

Notes --
* I arrived at the embassy around an hour before my appointment time, but the gatekeeper let me in immediately without having to line up or wait outside.
* The consulate staff were patient with me and other applicants who had trouble with fingerprint capture.
* Applicants who did not upload scans of the required civil documents to CEAC were asked to scan and upload the missing documents before they could be allowed to proceed with the CO interview.
* I retained my maiden name on my passport. The consulate staff did not question me about it.
* I presented a CENOMAR, instead of a CEMAR (Advisory on Marriage). The consulate staff were also fine with it.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Dallas
Event Description
Entry Date : 2021-11-21
Embassy Review : The usher at airport immigration guided travelers to 1 of 3 lines: no visa, with visa, and Global Entry. I said I had an immigrant visa so I was told to go to the visa line. At the CBP counter, the officer didn't ask any question and didn't ask for my passport immediately. I just had to stand a certain distance in front of the camera, then they used facial recognition technology to look up my record. After seeing my info on the monitor, the officer gestured for my passport, which I handed to him opened at the page with my IR1 visa. When he saw my visa, he told me to follow him to secondary inspection. Then he told me to take a seat at the waiting area until another officer calls me. After around 5 minutes, I was called to the counter at the waiting area and given my passport back (I checked later that it had the CBP admission stamp near my visa). The officer just said, "That's it", and directed me to the exit. No questions at all at any point during the POE inspection process.

(updated on February 24, 2022)
Harassment Level : Low

Timeline Comments: 3

Rosnmhe on 2022-07-24 said:
Hello po ask ko lang sana mgkano po lahat lahat nagastus ninyo po sa pag process nang visa salamat po
Chancy on 2022-07-27 said:
@Rosnmhe, here's the itemized list at the time of my visa process. Note that the prices may change, particularly the SLEC fee -- I-130 filing fee: US$ 535 NVC fees (IV + I-864 processing): US$ 325 + US$ 120 SLEC medical fee: PHP 17,025 (make sure to check the SLEC website for the current price)
blank avatar Nyla J on 2023-12-08 said:
You're in Louisiana? Funny, me too. I hope you got all the help you needed to immigrate to the US. No obstacles. And I wish the same for my husband.
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