JKLSemicolon's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: A
Beneficiary's Name: D
VJ Member: JKLSemicolon
Country: Ecuador

Last Updated: 2021-07-27
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Immigration Checklist for A & D:

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 : Guayaquil, Ecuador
Marriage (if applicable): 2020-08-10
I-130 Sent : 2020-12-01
I-130 NOA1 : 2020-12-02
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2021-02-23
NVC Received : 2021-02-27
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill : 2021-03-01
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2021-03-10
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill : 2021-03-01
Send IV Package : 2021-03-10
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2021-03-15
NVC Left : 2021-07-13
Consulate Received : 2021-07-16
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2021-08-10 Submit Review
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 83 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 251 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

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Timeline Comments: 9

TGDeano on 2021-02-24 said:
Wow!! So fast - congrats!!! Did you request an expedite?
blank avatar JKLSemicolon on 2021-02-24 said:
No expedite, but I prepared a very thorough case before submitting the petition. I had also successfully petitioned for a K-1 visa for my wife and we had already started the Adjustment of Status process in August, but abandoned that partway through when my wife had to leave the US. These circumstances also meant that we had a lot of evidence that other couples doing a CR-1/IR-1 might not. I'm not sure if those things factored into the quick approval, but I am thankful.
TGDeano on 2021-02-24 said:
Oh gotcha. Well congrats and good luck at NVC!
Maria Medina on 2021-03-12 said:
Hey, did u do all the process by yourself or with a lawyer?
TGDeano on 2021-03-12 said:
I did it all by myself. You?
blank avatar JKLSemicolon on 2021-03-12 said:
Maria, I did everything myself. At this point having filed the I-129F, I-485, and now I-130, and having spent a lot of time learning through websites like this, I am confident in my ability to handle our case. We have also been together for a long time (10+ years) and have an abundance of evidence that our relationship and marriage is bona fide. I personally would only consider using an attorney for more complicated situations - the sort of things you will find in the Waivers and Administrative Processes section of this forum. The one time I got a free consultation with a family immigration attorney in my area (through a work benefit), I came away unimpressed. For example, the attorney recommended sending in a petition for a K-3 visa despite the fact that there is basically zero chance of getting a K-3 these days. I'm sure using a (good) attorney works for some people, but I would rather research things on my own rather than taking someone else's word for it.
TGDeano on 2021-03-12 said:
I did it all by myself. You?
blank avatar JKLSemicolon on 2021-04-13 said:
Update: - 3/25: Sent expedite request to NVC. - 4/8: Received email that the request was being reviewed. - 4/12: Expedite request denied.
TGDeano on 2021-04-13 said:
Sorry to hear that
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