CS_Bradshaw's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Christian
Beneficiary's Name: Akemi
VJ Member: CS_Bradshaw
Country: Japan

Last Updated: 2020-10-07
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Immigration Checklist for Christian & Akemi:

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? No
Consulate : Tokyo, Japan
Marriage (if applicable): 2018-08-19
I-130 Sent : 2019-07-23
I-130 NOA1 : 2019-07-25
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2020-04-29
NVC Received : 2020-04-30
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2020-04-30
Pay AOS Bill : 2020-04-30
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2020-08-11
Submit DS-261 : 2020-08-11
Receive IV Bill : 2020-04-30
Pay IV Bill : 2020-04-30
Send IV Package : 2020-08-11
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2020-09-07
Case Completed at NVC : 2020-09-07
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2020-09-08
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2020-10-05
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 279 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 438 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Tokyo, Japan
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 7, 2020
Embassy Review : Due to Covid19, the embassy only allowed people to enter if they arrive 15 mins before their appointment.
I came inside and there were already 6 people waiting for the interview before me.
The documents checking and fingerprints didn't take that long, 30 mins after I arrived there those are done.
I submitted the I-864, but the officer returned it to me and said it is not necessary as I already submitted online.
Waiting for the interview which take longer than I thought.

There are two CO who doing the interview. And after 1,5 hours waiting they called my number.
She hand me back the original marriage certificate and birth certificate.
Questions that she asked :
1. How & where did you two met?
2. How do you communicate after he went back to the US and have long distance?
3. Where and how was the wedding?
4. Did you ever met his family?
5. Where will you live in the US?
6. Why did I came and live to Japan?

The interview was not that long and in the end she said everything looks good and I got approved.
She took my current passport and two of my old passports, and she said she will return it all together once the embassy issue the visa.
Rating : Very Good

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