shannen150's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: JB
Beneficiary's Name: Shannen
VJ Member: shannen150
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2022-08-04
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Immigration Checklist for JB & Shannen :

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 : Potomac Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : London, United Kingdom
Marriage (if applicable): 2019-08-29
I-130 Sent : 2019-12-09
I-130 NOA1 : 2019-12-12
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2020-05-06
NVC Received : 2020-05-08
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2020-05-15
Submit DS-261 : 2020-05-27
Receive IV Bill : 2020-05-15
Pay IV Bill : 2020-05-15
Send IV Package : 2020-05-27
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2020-06-30
NVC Left : 2020-07-22
Consulate Received : 2020-07-23
Packet 3 Received : 2020-08-06
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2020-08-13
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2020-09-06
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 146 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 245 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2022-07-29
NOA Date : 2022-08-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 19, 2020
Embassy Review : I went into the London embassy at 10:10am, went up to the kiosk outside the main door and handed over my DS-260 confirmation page, (which had photos paperclipped to it) along with my passport.
She wrote something on my DS-260 and instructed me to enter the building to go through security. Before I went through security, I was asked to unlock my phone to make sure it was working, then i put my items in a tray and walked through a metal detector/scanner.
This literally took not even 5 mins and i was instructed to go through the door and walk up the hill to this main embassy building (south pavillion I think it was called).
I was so excited and so in awe of how amazing the building looked!
So once i was inside the building, I walked up to the main desk and handed over my passport and DS-260 again which he put a new sticker on with my identification number on.
I was advised to take the lift up to the first floor, then turn left, walk down the corridor and turn left again. (I looked up lots of reviews so i already knew exactly where to go😂). Although once i got there I forgot that I need to sit down and i lined up for about 10 seconds until I realised I need to take a seat.
After about 10mins of waiting my identification number came up on the screen instructing me to go to a certain booth. While there i spoke to a lovely lady who basically asked me for my marriage certificate, birth certificate and police check. She scanned my fingerprints and also asked a few questions (when I got married and felt like just casual chit chat).
She also gave me a page advising me of my rights in the US that i was asked to read while I waited for the actual interview.
I sat back down and waited another 15mins roughly and read through the rights.
I was then called up for my interview and the woman i could tell was serious but very nice, she asked when I met my husband and how did i meet him. And then wanted to clarify if my husband lived in Ireland when I met him, to which i advised he was just visiting. She also asked me who he was living with at the moment. So the questions were relatively very very straightforward and it felt very comfortable and almost informal which put me at ease.
She advised me that she would approve my application and i will receive my passport within approximately 2 weeks and that was it! My husband was waiting outside so it was fantastic to be able to share that moment with him in person.
They did NOT ask for my public charge form but i had it ready regardless, nor did they ask for copies of the tax returns. I’d definitely recommend bringing them anyway as it’s much better to have more evidence than not enough!
Rating : Very Good


Timeline Comments: 11

IsItLekker on 2020-07-26 said:
Hi guys! Did you expedite your case?
Shannen150 on 2020-08-09 said:
Hi! We did indeed!
M_H on 2020-08-10 said:
keep us update of how your interview went at London....good luck 🙏
Shannen150 on 2020-08-10 said:
I will! Thank you so much!
IsItLekker on 2020-08-13 said:
Good luck at your interview you guys!
Hannahjsf on 2020-08-13 said:
Good look for your interview today! :)
Hannahjsf on 2020-08-13 said:
Lol luck*
Shannen150 on 2020-08-13 said:
Thank you!!! We got accepted!!!!!
M_H on 2020-08-16 said:
Congrats! What questions were asked at the interview if you don’t might me asking? Did they request the public questionnaire application?? What documents did you guys show them? Thanks 🙏
blank avatar Ajwa786 on 2020-08-20 said:
What was the reason you gave for your case to be expedited?
Shannen150 on 2020-08-20 said:
They did NOT ask for my public charge but they can ask anytime, so I brought mine just incase because you can’t be sure. The questions they asked me were very simple, where did we meet, when did we get married, when am I moving, where does he live and that was pretty much it honestly. For the expedite, we filed for emotional hardship for being apart for so long and wanted to be together for our 1 year wedding anniversary
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