mgk's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: ganesh
Beneficiary's Name: mital
VJ Member: mgk
Country: India

Last Updated: 2008-06-13
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Immigration Checklist for ganesh & mital:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Mumbai, India
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2007-07-27
I-130 NOA1 : 2007-09-20
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2007-11-07
NVC Received : 2007-11-20
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2007-12-05
Pay AOS Bill : 2007-12-04
Receive I-864 Package : 2007-12-22
Send AOS Package : 2007-12-22
Submit DS-261 : 2007-12-04
Receive IV Bill : 2007-12-17
Pay IV Bill : 2007-12-18
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2007-12-24
Case Completed at NVC : 2008-03-10
NVC Left : 2008-03-25
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2008-05-22
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-05-22
US Entry : 2008-05-26
Comments : NVC
11/20/2007 : Case # Assigned
12/03/2007 : DS-3032 and AOS Bill Generated
12/04/2007 : Mailed DS-3032 and AOS Bill using James Shortcuts 2.0 (express mail)
12/06/2007 : DS-3032 entered in system
12/10/2007 : IV Bill Generated
12/17/2007 : Received IV Bill by snail mail
12/18/2007 : Mailed IV Bill to St.Louis (express mail)
12/21/2007 : Mailed I864EZ using James shortcuts 2.0 (express mail)
12/24/2007 : DS 230 - Instructions Generated
12/27/2007 : Mailed DS230 using James shortcuts 2.0 (express mail)
01/02/2007 : Received DS 230 - Instructions
01/04/2008 : NVC Message updated..."The NVC has received your documents on Jan 03, please allow ..."
01/11/2008 : NVC Message updated on 1/17/08..."Missing information ...(DS-230)". Spoke to operator, they asked me to ignore RFE since they have DS-230 already in the system.
01/18/2008 : NVC Message updated on 1/24/08..."Missing information ...(RFE for certificates due to NVC process changes)". Spoke to operator, they asked me send original ceritificates of marriage, spouse birth and police clearance since process has changed to appointment processing for our embassy and I was caught in middle of change.
01/26/2008 : Received DS-230 RFE by mail requesting original birth, marriage and police certificates.
01/30/2008 : Mailed DS-230 RFE Original Documents (express mail)
02/01/2008 : Mailed Passport size photos for DS230 (express mail)
02/09/2008 : NVC Message updated on 02/12/08..."Checklist response received...."
02/12/2008 : NVC Message updated on 02/13/08..."Checklist response received...." (for pictures)
02/13/2008 : NVC Message updated on 02/14/08..."Missing Information....". Spoke to NVC operator, RFE for original birth certificate and two passport size pictures.
02/19/2008 : Received RFE by mail
02/26/2008 : Mailed RFE Checklist to NVC (express)
03/05/2008 : NVC Message updated on 03/06/08..."Checklist response received...."
03/10/2008 : NVC Message updated on 03/11/08..."Case completed...."
03/20/08: Interview scheduled for May 22nd, 2008 and interview letter mailed to beneficiary and sponsorer.
03/25/2008 : Beneficiary received interview letter.
03/25/2008 : Case forwarded to consulate. NVC message updated on 3/28/08.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 48 days from your NOA1 date.

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

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Newark
POE Date : 2008-05-26
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Mumbai, India
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 13, 2008
Embassy Review : It was pretty straight forward. I was questioned again and again why I choose to marry someone else other than my clan(my husband is from South India and me being from Gujarat).

I was fingerprinted after clearing my interview. Also, I had to request for the passport to be dellivered on same day.
Rating : Poor

POE Review: Newark
Event Description
Entry Date : 2008-05-26
Embassy Review : It was quick and simple. Just few general questions and fingerprinting.
Harassment Level : Low

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