sweetk328's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: K
Beneficiary's Name: U
VJ Member: sweetk328
Country: Ghana

Last Updated: 2022-06-21
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Immigration Checklist for K & U:

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 : Potomac Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Ghana
Marriage (if applicable): 2019-03-14
I-130 Sent : 2019-03-25
I-130 NOA1 : 2019-03-28
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-07-24
NVC Received : 2020-01-06
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2020-01-10
Pay AOS Bill : 2020-01-10
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 : 2020-01-10
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2020-02-21
NVC Left : 2021-09-07
Consulate Received : 2021-09-07
Packet 3 Received : 2021-09-07
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2021-09-07
Interview Date : 2021-10-18 Submit Review
Interview Result : Denied
Second Interview
(If Required):
2022-03-22
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2022-06-07
US Entry : 2022-06-20
Comments : Well not quite the result we were hoping for. I thought we were pretty well prepared but I guess not. The Co asked for the original marriage cert ( he did show the certified copy) as the original is with me. She said she needed the original. She also asked for our marriage photos, again which are with me. After work I did send the original marriage cert and wedding photos, he should receive them DHL by 10-21. Once he receives them he was told to submit those documents and passport to DHL. I will update once we hear something.

I guess we are back to the waiting game.

**UPDATE**
Finally 9 months ( 8 months) after the first interview he was approved! In February while in admin processing, we received a request for a second interview. This time they asked me to be present. I could either attend via phone or go in person. I of course choose in person. We were interviewed by 2 Ghanaians that were "tasked" to gain additional information. They were not counselors but employees. Basically, we were told the counselor was not convinced of our marriage. I'm glad I went in person! After the interview, we were back to the waiting game. We did not hear anything until the end of May, when they finally asked for his passport and because medical exams are only good for 6 months he was asked to do another. Finally June 7th his visa was issued! He is now on a flight to America.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 118 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 935 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


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Timeline Comments: 16

blank avatar Seth Ofosu Kofi on 2021-09-08 said:
Congratulations in advance
blank avatar Onuoa on 2021-09-08 said:
Congratulations!
blank avatar Lolonyo on 2021-09-11 said:
Great news - so happy for you! Did you expedite or contact NVC/Embassy in order to get the interview letter or they just sent it out of the blue? Thanks!
blank avatar Porches on 2021-09-12 said:
Great news..happy for you! I'm also waiting for almost 2 years but still no interview appointment. D'Q 6th Feb 2020. PD May 2018 Category F21 Spouse of LPR. When am I getting my interview appointment, is so frustrtaing! May God help us!!!
blank avatar Porches on 2021-09-12 said:
Is Ghana Embassy still working??
Omarion Solomon on 2021-09-13 said:
Please update us when you finally make it to the embassy for your interview! October Dq’s here and I’m getting excited for you and wishing you luck! I’m iri category too
Omarion Solomon on 2021-09-13 said:
Oh Bless this interview. I’m very optimistic that hubby will get approved! Stay rooted and grounded in prayers! And practice the interview questions thoroughly and gather all the required documents!
blank avatar Monet M on 2021-09-14 said:
Congratulations!
blank avatar Seth Ofosu Kofi on 2021-09-26 said:
congratulations
Omarion Solomon on 2021-10-03 said:
Congratulations
Omarion Solomon on 2021-10-19 said:
Oh my God. The originals of any documents uploaded on ceac portal is supposed to be presented at the interviews and the wedding pictures. If I had know you don’t give your husband the original birth certificate and most importantly the wedding pictures, I could have informed you about it . Good thing you didn’t waste no time to send them. It will approved as soon as they receive the original. All is well !
blank avatar OsKay on 2022-06-18 said:
Can you please let me know what happened after the submission of the documents?
blank avatar OsKay on 2022-06-20 said:
Wow...9 months? Just wow..as the saying goes,better late than never. I'm happy for you guys..
blank avatar Sweetk328 on 2022-06-20 said:
@OsKay Thank you! I'm grateful and thankful that is finally over. 3 years and 2 interviews later. My goodness! Best of luck to you as well!
blank avatar OsKay on 2022-06-20 said:
blank avatar OsKay on 2022-06-20 said:
You welcome..enjoy your marriage!
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