Rachita's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Rachel
Beneficiary's Name: Lucas
VJ Member: Rachita
Country: Argentina

Last Updated: 2021-03-18
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Immigration Checklist for Rachel & Lucas:

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 : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Argentina
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-03-29
I-130 Sent : 2020-05-31
I-130 NOA1 : 2020-05-31
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2020-10-06
NVC Received : 2020-10-09
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2021-01-15
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2021-02-09
Packet 3 Received : 2021-02-09
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2021-02-09
Interview Date : 2021-03-18
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 128 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 291 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Argentina
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 18, 2021
Embassy Review : Today my husband had his interview. He entered the Embassy at 9:30 AM and walked out around 11:00.
I didn't go in with him, but he told me that everyone else in there for similar interviews had gone with their spouses. So apparently right now at the US Embassy in Buenos Aires that's allowed.

I had downloaded the list of documents that the Embassy here says you need and organized them in the order they request. So he told me it was really easy to just hand her everything one at a time, as she asked for each doc. One thing that stuck out to him was that she asked everyone for evidence pictures (of the relationship), but no other couples had brought them. He had them and it just made it go smoother.

When he got to the interview part, he was only asked 5 or 6 questions before she voided his tourist visa and told him that he would be receiving the immigrant visa. We've been married for almost 9 years, so I think that might have something to do with the quick interview. Great experience over all!
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 2

Marthaeu on 2021-03-19 said:
John B 3 on 2021-05-06 said:
Hello from Wisconsin, Rachita! I have a question for you regarding the NVC phase. My wife is Argentine and we are going for the CR1 visa. It is currently at NVC (submitted on 4/09 last month). How long did your case take at NVC, and were you granted an interview date really just a month after NVC? There is so much information out there, most of it scary. I am planning to fly down to buenos aires to be with my wife for the embassy bit, we just have no idea based on the timelines we are seeing if that is going to be in 2 months from now or 2 years from now. Your input/experience would be immensely valuable! Thank you so much, John
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