B777X's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: A
Beneficiary's Name: N
VJ Member: B777X
Country: Uzbekistan

Last Updated: 2021-10-08
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Immigration Checklist for A & N:

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 : Uzbekistan
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2020-02-02
I-130 NOA1 : 2020-02-03
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2021-02-10
NVC Received : 2021-02-13
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2021-02-14
Pay AOS Bill : 2021-02-14
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2021-02-22
Submit DS-261 : 2021-02-19
Receive IV Bill : 2021-02-14
Pay IV Bill : 2021-02-14
Send IV Package : 2021-02-22
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2021-07-16
Case Completed at NVC : 2021-02-22
NVC Left : 2021-07-16
Consulate Received : 2021-07-21
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2021-08-04
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2021-09-29
US Entry : 2021-10-04
Comments : Initially filed as F2A, upgraded to IR1/CR1 a month later after filing.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 373 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 548 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Uzbekistan
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 30, 2021
Embassy Review : We arrived at the Embassy on August 4. Petitioner accompanied the beneficiary but was refused entry by the security guard on the orders of the Consular Officer. Questions asked:

1. When and how did you meet?
2. Who introduced you?
3. How did your relationship develop?
4. You applied for a student visa on 2 occasions last summer, correct?
5. Have you ever been abroad?
6. Have you ever been abroad for more than 6 months?
7. Did you apply for your student visa while your husband was living in another state than where you were planning to study?
8. When was your wedding?

At the end of the interview the Consular Officer asked for proof of relationship documents. We provided pictures together at different times and occasions with and without family members and friends. CO said she will make a note of documents provided but asked to see a history of chat and calls. We're not sure if she was informed that the petition accompanied the beneficiary to the interview to support proof of bona fide relationship but was refused entry. We did send an email more than 2 weeks prior to the interview date that the petitioner will come along with the beneficiary without any acknowledgement or response from the Embassy. We sent all the requested proof of relationship documents through email and uploaded to the CEAC portal, 140 pages total (chat and call logs, additional photos, a doctor's note about the wife's pregnancy). All of our emails were left unanswered. On September 22 we received a phone call from the Embassy informing us that the visa is approved and asking to bring the passport the next day. A week later we received the passport with visa.

Overall, the experience was somewhat smooth, but the lack of communication from the Embassy caused us quite a bit of stress and anxiety.
When we dropped off the passport there were about 10 people who received their visas (immigrant and non-immigrant included). Same when we picked up the passport.

The embassy
Rating : Moderate

Timeline Comments: 29

Azmin on 2021-01-19 said:
Hy, we have same timeline. Can u please tell me. Have u got your approval letter
blank avatar B777X on 2021-01-19 said:
Hello there. No, we're still waiting.
Azmin on 2021-01-19 said:
Ohh, is visa journey accurate ? And u have any idea when u will get your approval letter
blank avatar B777X on 2021-01-19 said:
I think it only gives an estimate. I'm not sure what the error margin is. Could be a week or two. I don't know about my case either. I heard that when they start actively working on your case, it will be shown under your uscis account.
Azmin on 2021-01-19 said:
Ohh thanks
Azmin on 2021-01-28 said:
Hy, have u got approval letter now?
blank avatar B777X on 2021-01-28 said:
No. What about you?
Azmin on 2021-01-28 said:
No. What is your priority date?
blank avatar B777X on 2021-01-28 said:
Feb 4, 2020. Does your USCIS profile say anything about the case being actively reviewed or something like that?
Azmin on 2021-01-28 said:
Mine priority date is feb 3 . My profile still showing case is under review
Azmin on 2021-01-28 said:
What's your profile saw?
blank avatar B777X on 2021-01-28 said:
does your case say ACTIVELY under review? Mine says Case Was Received And A Receipt Notice Was Emailed
Azmin on 2021-01-28 said:
No my case don't say actively review ...Mine also say same case was received and receipt notice emailed
Azmin on 2021-01-28 said:
Uscis gov site saw they working on 3 February.
Azmin on 2021-01-28 said:
Do you have any idea how many days they will take now for approval
blank avatar B777X on 2021-01-28 said:
Well, it appears that people who filed January/February 2020 are getting their approvals now. It just seems to be out of order.
Azmin on 2021-01-28 said:
February also getting approvals?? Really?
Azmin on 2021-01-28 said:
U saw anybody from February fillers getting approved?
blank avatar B777X on 2021-01-28 said:
yeah, if you look at the latest approval timeline and filter on potomac service center, it shows that people from february already started getting approvals. https://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list.php?op6=Potomac+Service+Center&op66=All&op7=All&op1=i&op2=&dfile=No&op3=5&op4=1&op5=5%2C6%2C8%2C10%2C11%2C13%2C14%2C15%2C16%2C17%2C18%2C20%2C21%2C22%2C25%2C26%2C27%2C28%2C108%2C110%2C111%2C208%2C210%2C211&cfl=0
Azmin on 2021-01-28 said:
No, they see priority date right so their priority dates is end of January
Azmin on 2021-01-28 said:
I ask many of them, u can see nobody from them are of February fillers they are of January
blank avatar B777X on 2021-01-28 said:
https://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?id=371723 https://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?id=350644 if you look at these 2 timelines, they have NOA1 in February, and they were just recently approved.
Azmin on 2021-01-28 said:
I ask that 1st one and theor priority date is 31st January
Azmin on 2021-01-28 said:
So hopefully they will working on February from today
Azmin on 2021-01-28 said:
U can ask them both of them have their priority date of January
blank avatar B777X on 2021-01-28 said:
I was just going by their timeline. Since it says NOA1 is Feb, I assumed that they are February filers.
Azmin on 2021-01-28 said:
They see priority date so hopefully they will work on February now
Azmin on 2021-02-14 said:
Hy, nvc qualified your documents?
blank avatar B777X on 2021-02-14 said:
not yet, we just paid the fees today.
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