isis375's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Brandi
Beneficiary's Name: Steven
VJ Member: isis375
Country: Costa Rica

Last Updated: 2021-03-26
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Immigration Checklist for Brandi & Steven:

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 : Costa Rica
Marriage (if applicable): 2020-09-18
I-130 Sent : 2020-10-21
I-130 NOA1 : 2020-10-21
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2021-01-29
NVC Received : 2021-02-02
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2021-02-02
Pay AOS Bill : 2021-02-03
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2021-02-09
Submit DS-261 : 2021-02-09
Receive IV Bill : 2021-02-02
Pay IV Bill : 2021-02-03
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2021-02-24
Case Completed at NVC : 2021-02-24
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2021-02-24
Packet 3 Received : 2021-02-24
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2021-02-24
Interview Date : 2021-03-11
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2021-03-15
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 100 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 141 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Dallas
POE Date : 2021-03-25
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Costa Rica
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 11, 2021
Embassy Review : Husband arrived 30 minutes early. He was greeted by the officer that does the initial small interview to gather the required documents. Affidavit of Support and W2 were required among the other necessary documents to provide. They were very nice and helpful, assisted husband in organizing and turning in the documents they needed.

There were three other people in line ahead of him and he ended up being last to be called. The wait was a little less than two hours from walk in to actual interview. The interview only took about five minutes. The final consular officer for the main interview was very nice as well.

Some of the questions asked that he remembers:

What is your full name?
Are you married?
Have you ever been in the military?
Have you lived in any other countries?
Have you gone to the US in the past?
When did you get married? (Asked twice during the interview)
Where were you married?
Who does your spouse live with?
How did you meet your spouse?
How did the relationship evolve?

There were other questions husband doesn't remember at this time, but says they were all really simple to answer. Officer said "alright, you're approved, you can pick up your visa in 10 - 15 days." Husband said, "is that it?" Officer said, yes, congratulations.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 3

blank avatar Austin on 2020-12-27 said:
Hi Good Morning, Please did you get married online through Utah?
blank avatar Austin on 2020-12-27 said:
I'd like more info on how it was done if you don't mind please
Marthaeu on 2021-03-15 said:
Congratulations!! Your process was too fast !!
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