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Troy B's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Troy
Beneficiary's Name: Lecitânia
VJ Member: Troy B
Country: Brazil

Last Updated: 2023-09-22
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Immigration Checklist for Troy & Lecitânia:

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? California Service Center on 2021-09-28
Consulate : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Marriage (if applicable): 2021-07-04
I-130 Sent : 2021-08-31
I-130 NOA1 : 2021-08-31
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2022-08-16
NVC Received : 2022-08-20
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2022-08-21
Pay AOS Bill : 2022-09-20
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2023-05-12
Submit DS-261 : 2022-12-09
Receive IV Bill : 2022-08-21
Pay IV Bill : 2022-09-20
Send IV Package : 2023-05-10
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2023-06-26
Case Completed at NVC : 2023-05-25
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2023-06-27
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2023-06-26
Interview Date : 2023-08-07
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2023-09-22
US Entry : 2023-11-01
Comments : Going to pause the process at NVC, delaying filing the DS-260 for ~6 months. After the interview (on August 7th) which resulted in a white 221(g) waiting for my certified divorce paperwork from my first wedding. Finally got the right paperwork to consulate in Rio on Tuesday the 12 of September, they looked at the case on Friday the 15 of September. Changed to AP at that point, and September 18th changed to Issued. mailed on the 20th, received on the 22nd.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 350 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 706 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2023-11-01
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 9, 2023
Embassy Review : My wife was scheduled for her interview at 7:20am on August 7th, of 2023. She had with her a copy of my passport with Brazil stamps (that it did not sound like they looked at), my US-based car insurance, an updated document with photos (1 or 2) photos per page with a list of time, date, where, and who was in the photo. And her old passport with her expired tourist visa. She entered at 7:01am she was the 4th of the non-tourist line to enter. The first 3 of the non-tourist people left at 8:09, and my wife left at 8:59am. She received a 221(g) because she had a brazil authenticated copy of my US divorce instead of the original (or certified copy) (working on that). She said all the tourist families with little children took priority.
As for the questions, just 3:
Has she had trouble with the police in either USA or Brazil?
If she worked while she in in USA?
And if she knew her tourist visa was expired and cannot be used anymore?

Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 5

Troy B on 2023-05-12 said:
Change of plans, only paused for for 6 months.
blank avatar Mapi on 2023-06-26 said:
Hi Troy, Did you delay it after paying the fees? Just by not filing the ds260 or AOS? We are trying to delay the process a bit as well, since we're expecting
Troy B on 2023-06-27 said:
Yes, I made the payment, but then delayed filing the ds260 or AOS. Reminder you have to pay within the first year, and then you need to proof contact yearly, the note I had created (based on what I read here on some thread) was: Use the AskNVC web portal. Only a simple message is required, such as "I need more time for our case. This is my record of annual NVC contact." Upside: You will receive an immediate e-mail record of your contact with the NVC including all the communication detail. In the e-mail, it states: "Please retain this e-mail as a record of your contact with NVC"
blank avatar Mapi on 2023-06-27 said:
Thank you. I've read about that. We will only delay it for a few months. Anticipating to move mid May 2024, hence will upload all evidence around October
blank avatar Mapi 3 hours ago said:
Glad everything worked out, Troy! Let me know (write a review) how POE for JFK went. That will be mine as well next year May. Good luck!
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