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chinemeze's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: chinemeze
Beneficiary's Name: chioma
VJ Member: chinemeze
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2008-12-10
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Immigration Checklist for chinemeze & chioma:

USCIS I-130/I-129F Petitions:  
Dept of State K3 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K3 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Consulate : Nigeria
Marriage :
I-130 Sent : 2007-05-30
I-130 NOA1 : 2007-06-20
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-129F Sent : 2007-06-29
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-07-10
I-129F RFE(s) : 2007-11-28
RFE Reply(s) : 2007-12-11
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-01-15
NVC Received : 2008-01-18
NVC Left : 2008-01-23
Consulate Received : 2008-01-25
Packet 3 Received : 2008-01-28
Packet 3 Sent : 2008-01-28
Packet 4 Received : 2008-01-28
Interview Date : 2008-04-08
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-04-15
US Entry : 2008-04-20
I-130 Approval : 2008-01-15
Comments : On 21st Nov. I was told by the customer service folks at CSC that my case was now with an adjudicator. I have my fingers and toes crossed for an approval. Its high time now.
Both I-130 and K-3 tocuhed on 11-1-07
Only I-130 touched on 11-23-07
Both touched on 11-27-07
K3 touched on 11-28-07
RFE on 11-28-07
12-26-07 case processing has resumed. RFE receiced by CSC
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 189 days from your NOA1 date.

Your I-130 was approved in 209 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 293 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2008-04-20
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2008-05-03
NOA Date : 2008-05-12
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-06-05
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2008-12-05
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-12-12
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received:
Comments : The interview was a breeze. The IO was very friendly and after seeing the pictures, my son and the pregnancy my wife was carrying, he told us that we were approved. Thank God

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-05-03
NOA Date : 2008-05-12
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-06-05
Approved Date : 2008-09-12
Date Card Received : 2008-09-19
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 132 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nigeria
Review Topic: K3 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 23, 2008
Embassy Review : I just want to use this opportunity to thank everybody who in one way or the other helped us through this arduous journey. Our interview was on the 8th of April 2008.

Like most of you know, I have a son and a wife who are here with me right now in Nigeria. I did not want to take any chances and decided to make the trip for the interview just incase. We came to the embassy very early like most others in the past have said they did. Those who were for the immigrant visas were attended first before other. I was very optimistic with my confidence in God, but about an hour later, i saw my wife come out of the embassy towards me with the baby in tow. She said the baby was hungry and since i was carring the food, they let her out to go and feed the baby.

Well, the drama began when they had to go back inside, the security idiots there refused to let her go in. Although she had a piece of blue paper. I went ballistic, the unfortunate theing was that I had previously given her my passport so she could show the CO if ever it was needed. Now my passport and other documentations were locked inside and my wife and son were outside. Y'all can imagine the kind of stomach up[set I began to have. I tried to plead and cajole them to reason with us, finally somebody had the brains to realize that she did not come out by herself, without permission.

Now i was really tensed outside, but not later than half an hour later, she emerged from the place with smiles. She had been inter4viewed by an older friendly CO. He took our tax papers, looked at the pictures, asked to see where I was carrying my son, why we had received an RFE( cos I had sent in an affidavit of marriage rather than the certificate). He also wanted to know when i visited last, and my wife was able to provide all the needed information. he told her congratulations and to come back on the 15th and pick up the passports.

Right now, I have booked our flights bakic to LA on the 20th. I am sorry I have not been able to update personally but it was because I had no immediate access to the Internert. I am grateful to Crystal-n-me, my very good friend, I called her husband and told him to relay the news to Crystal. So she can break the news to y'all.

I do believe that my wife also ran into Osakeme's husband, i am just able now to see that she pmed me his number, although I have not been able to get through to him. Thanks to everybody, to ZEE, Zainab, Crystal, Monagoz, One LOve, Chispas,Queeen Jenn, I just cant name everybody, but i am greatly indebted to you all. God has been marvelous.

Now to the journey of life, instead of visajourney. I sure will be around till the twilight of all our journeys.
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