LoloBrinny's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Brittany
Beneficiary's Name: Laurent
VJ Member: LoloBrinny
Country: France

Last Updated: 2020-07-31
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Immigration Checklist for Brittany & Laurent:

USCIS DCF 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 : France
Marriage (if applicable): 2018-09-19
I-130 Sent : 2019-06-11
I-130 NOA1 : 2019-06-17
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-11-26
NVC Received : 2020-01-18
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2020-01-19
Pay AOS Bill : 2020-01-19
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2020-02-09
Submit DS-261 : 2020-02-22
Receive IV Bill : 2020-01-19
Pay IV Bill : 2020-01-19
Send IV Package : 2020-02-22
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2020-06-16
Case Completed at NVC : 2020-05-26
NVC Left : 2020-06-16
Consulate Received : 2020-06-16
Packet 3 Received : 2020-06-16
Packet 3 Sent : 2020-06-16
Packet 4 Received : 2020-06-16
Interview Date : 2020-07-20
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2020-07-30
US Entry : 2020-08-31
Comments : Medical exam done on the 13th of July 2020

CEAC Tracker:

- Visa status set to « READY » on 17th of June 2020

- Visa status changed to « REFUSED » on 20th of July 2020 (communication problem between the doctor's office and embassy for my medical results)

- Visa status changed to « ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING » on 23rd of July 2020

- Visa status changed to « ISSUED » on 24th of July 2020

E-mail received on the 29th of July 2020 stating that my passport was sent by the embassy

USCIS Immigrant Fee paid on the 31st of July 2020
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 162 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 399 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Detroit
POE Date : 2020-08-31
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: France
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 20, 2020
Embassy Review : My CR-1 interview at the Paris, France embassy took place on the 20th of July 2020 at 9:00 A.M.

I arrived at 8:45 A.M, but was only able to go through the security gate/screening at 9:00 A.M.

I had to wear a mask.

They check your bag and pockets, you cannot bring a laptop, food or drinks. You have to leave your cell phone turned off with the security staff.

Afterwards, I was asked to give my passport, my police certificate, my interview letter and my DS-260 confirmation. It was just so I could give those documents to the next person inside the embassy.

When I got in, I sat in a room with 20+ booths were you will get called to speak to the embassy staff.

I almost did not wait and was called by an employee of the embassy. The woman asked me for my passport, my police certificate, my interview letter and my DS-260 confirmation as well as my photograph, my birth certificate and my mariage certificate. She gave me some explanations about the next steps and my entry in the U.S. She also took my finger prints.

After that I was asked to sit down and wait for the Consular Officer. He called me and asked me to swear that I will say the truth. He asked me 5 or 6 questions:

- How did you meet?
- What kind of work to you plan on doing when arriving in the U.S?
- When and where did you get married?
- Where do you live right now?
- Where will you live in the U.S?

The interview lasted about 5 minutes. At the end he told me that I was approved and welcomed me in the U.S.
He also said that I will only receive my passport in the mail, the packet/enveloppe is not used anymore, the information are sent directly electronically to the POEs. The send the passports back on Thursdays through UPS, so I should get my passport back approximatively within 4 or 5 business days.

Then i exited the embassy and got my cell phone back.

My whole visit lasted 45 minutes (9:00 A.M till 9:45 A.M).
Rating : Good

Timeline Comments: 6

IsItLekker on 2020-06-19 said:
Hi guys! Congratulations on receiving your interview date! Did you apply for an expedite? Have you been able to schedule your medical yet?
LoloBrinny on 2020-06-19 said:
Hi IsltLekker ! Thank you 🙏 We did not apply for an expedite, it was a first time regular interview schedule. We did schedule our medical, it will be on the 13th of July. Regards, Laurent
Gi Deon on 2020-07-21 said:
Congratulations 🎆
LoloBrinny on 2020-07-24 said:
Thank you Gi Deon 🙏
PieroLuque 12 hours ago said:
congratulation !! did u send a request to expedite your documents ? or just leave it like that Thank you Best regards Piero :)
LoloBrinny 11 hours ago said:
Hi Piero, no it was not an expedite, just regular schedule.
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