fabirech's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Bryan
Beneficiary's Name: Fabi
VJ Member: fabirech
Country: Italy

Last Updated: 2020-11-25
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Immigration Checklist for Bryan & Fabi:

USCIS DCF 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? California Service Center
Consulate : Naples, Italy
Marriage (if applicable): 20170214
I-130 Sent : 2019-05-23
I-130 NOA1 : 2019-05-29
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2020-08-31
NVC Received : 2020-09-16
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 : 2020-09-21
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2020-10-27
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2020-11-24
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2020-11-25
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 460 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 545 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Naples, Italy
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 25, 2020
Embassy Review : Had a very nice experience at the American Consulate in Naples. People are very nice and friendly! And trust me, I already had some bad experiences at the American Consulate in Brazil, that's why I'm saying this here - they are super nice in Naples!
I went to the medical exame the day before - got there at 07:15am and left at 10:30am. It takes some time so you need to be very patient!
The next day my appointment was schedule at 10am but I showed up at 9:15am and the security let me in.
I think the worse thing is the waiting but besides that everything went well!
I was out of the Consulate at 11am!
Visa approved!! Super happy!!!
Don't be nervous, the officers are super nice and you can speak in Italian if you prefer.
Just have all the documents ready and tell the truth ALWAYS!

Good luck everyone!
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 7

blank avatar Jacketconfident on 2020-11-16 said:
Hi -- has your interview been cancelled, given the restrictions in Italy currently? If not, how to you plan on travelling to Naples?
blank avatar Fabirech on 2020-11-16 said:
Hi, no my interview hasn’t been cancelled. So far all good! I’m going to Naples by train. I’m going to bring all the documents + the interview letter + “autocertificazione” and a letter from my lawyer. Hope they will let me go!
blank avatar Jacketconfident on 2020-11-16 said:
Thanks for letting me know! I hope that all goes well for you. I wrote because last week, the US Embassy & Consulates posted this update: https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-it/niv/information/announcements#619-operational_status_of_visa_services_20201109140452. Perhaps they simply aren't scheduling new interviews.
blank avatar Fabirech on 2020-11-16 said:
Yes, I saw this too and I got a little bit worried but I didn’t get any email or letter about canceling the appointment so I’m hoping everything is ok. I also called the medical exam place and they said they are working normal. So fingers crossed🤞🤞
blank avatar Fabirech on 2020-11-25 said:
Interview was approved! So happy!!!
blank avatar Jacketconfident on 2020-11-25 said:
Congrats on your approval!! Out of curiosity, how are you having your passport returned to you? There are some old reviews on this site that indicate that it's possible to pick up your passport at the consulate a day or two after the interview; I'm not sure if that's still an option.
blank avatar Fabirech on 2020-11-26 said:
I chose the DHL option and my passport was delivered yesterday evening! It took only one day, super fast! So after you get the appointment letter you have to register for the interview and it’s gonna give you the option of picking it up at some DHL locations or pay for DHL have it deliver at your house. Honestly I don’t remember seeing the option of picking it up at the Consulate🤷🏼‍♀️
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