scarletheart's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Rich
Beneficiary's Name: Jani
VJ Member: scarletheart
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2021-04-07
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Immigration Checklist for Rich & Jani:

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? Texas Service Center on 2020-03-15
Consulate : London, United Kingdom
Marriage (if applicable): 2019-11-29
I-130 Sent : 2020-02-24
I-130 NOA1 : 2020-02-28
I-130 RFE : 2020-09-23
I-130 RFE Sent : 2020-09-27
I-130 Approved : 2020-09-29
NVC Received : 2020-10-02
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2020-10-03
Pay AOS Bill : 2020-10-03
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2020-10-07
Submit DS-261 : 2020-10-07
Receive IV Bill : 2020-10-07
Pay IV Bill : 2020-10-07
Send IV Package : 2020-10-07
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2020-11-18
Case Completed at NVC : 2020-11-18
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2021-02-11
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2021-02-11
Interview Date : 2021-03-31
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2021-04-07
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 214 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 397 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 31, 2021
Embassy Review : Visa approved!!! The consul was so nice. Did not ask for any tax info, just the basic civil docs. No need for photocopies. My medical went through.

Arrived very early at 8am for 9:30 appointment. Was not allowed to enter till 09:15. I waited by the bench by the fountain. Then went outside the door at 09:00. Was let in exactly at 9:15. Went through security. Door was very heavy

Went through security, asked for the passport and appointment letter, assigned me a number and asked to go up to 1st floor

Then waited for a short time for the number to be called. At the first window, was given immigrant rights paper information then he collected my civil docs and passport and he took my fingerprints. After that he told me to wait to be called

I was called by the consul and asked me the ff questions: Where did you meet? When did you meet? Did you ever live together? Any previous marriage? Any children? And then after that, he said everything is alright and that he will issue my visa. He said my passport will be back in 1-2 weeks.

I thanked him so much with a smile on my face tho wearing a mask. I was done by 09:39
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 5

blank avatar Kugbo on 2021-04-05 said:
Hi, first off, big congratulations on getting your visa. Yours came so fast. May I know what you did. I mean did you expedite the process?
TerraceJW on 2021-04-06 said:
Also curious how long it takes to receive the visa afterwards. Our interview is in 2 days.
Scarletheart on 2021-04-06 said:
We tried to expedite but was denied at NVC I just received the email that passport will be delivered tomorrow! Ceac status changed to issued today. Interview: Mar 31. Today is April 6 :)
TerraceJW on 2021-04-07 said:
WOW 1 week to mail?! That is amazing. It makes me so excited. 😭 my wife's interview is tomorrow I'm trying to stay calm until we pass it. Thanks for your reply I will tell her!
Scarletheart on 2021-04-08 said:
Goodluck on your wife’s interview!!! Yeah they’re pretty fast with issuing visas. Im quite surprised myself. They literally did it within 3 working days. Since we’ve got the Easter holidays from Fri-Monday basically.
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