Aeolus's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Aeolus
Beneficiary's Name: Aeolus Spouce
VJ Member: Aeolus
Country: Pakistan

Last Updated: 2011-03-30
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Immigration Checklist for Aeolus & Aeolus Spouce:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Islamabad, Pakistan
Marriage (if applicable): 2007-03-23
I-130 Sent : 2007-05-10
I-130 NOA1 : 2007-06-09
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2007-06-29
NVC Received :
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2007-08-20
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill : 2007-08-25
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2007-10-01
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2007-10-10
Packet 3 Received : 2007-10-31
Packet 3 Sent : 2007-11-02
Packet 4 Received : 2007-11-12
Interview Date : 2008-02-05
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-02-16
US Entry : 2008-02-16
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 20 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 241 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2009-11-30
NOA Date : 2009-12-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-12-17
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-02-16
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2010-02-24
Comments : A painless process. I followed some of the advice of VJ and submitted all required documents with I-751. Overall pretty easy compared to other applications and forms that I have had to submit to USCIS.


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Dallas/Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Boston MA
Date Filed : 2010-12-11
NOA Date : 2011-01-13
Bio. Appt. : 2011-03-17
Interview Date : 2011-03-25
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2011-05-14
Comments : The interview was brief. My spouse said that it was easy and painless, they went through the N-400 application, asked her the civics question, had her write down a sentence, read some sentences. The Boston office was very busy. Overall the experience was good.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Islamabad, Pakistan
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 18, 2008
Embassy Review : Hello the Visa experience was this. I awoke on the morning of the at 3:00 am with my wife, left the hotel and arrived at the convention center very early. There were 3 cars already parked at the front of the gate to get in. When they opened we drove in waited in line for another half hour to get a bus ticket and then boarded a bus to the embassy. We went inside...lots of security. We were were called to two windows the first time they made sure all of our fees were paid and the second time they asked us if we had wedding photos I showed them a single wedding album(they did not look at the photos just made sure that we had them). We waited two more hours before they called us again for the interview. They asked her a few questions simple things such as where does he work? What does he do for a living? Where does he live? Are you related? What is his address in the U.S? My wife was somewhat prepared document wise.......but I had every single peace of paper that has ever been handed to me in my entire life with me. I had three separate thick folder containing everything all of them filed and labeled so I would know where everything was and one wedding photo album.
I had with me
1. A photo copy of the original 1-130 petition
2. A photo copy of the I-129 F petition
3.All of the Notices of Action that the USCIS sent me (originals)
4.All of the NVC notices (originals)
5.I-864 Form photocopy
6.A copy of my passport + Wife's passport
7.A photo copy of form DS-230
8.Police Certificates
9.Medical Exam
10.Phone Records (bills, phone cards)
11.Bank Statements (financial documents, Retirement plan statements, Monthly banks statements
12.IRS generated tax transcripts for the past three years
13. Marriage certificate (Urdu and English copy)
14.Original Wedding invitations
15.Original receipts for the wedding (marriage hall, catering, clothes, Photographer
16.Airlines ticket for when I went to Pakistan to get married
17.A updated letters from both my work and her work stating that we are still
employed with the same companies
18.United states postal money order recipet that I used to pay all of the USCIS and NVC fees
19.A wedding album containing wedding photos and also photos of our honeymoon and also photos of me with her family

They did not ask or look at any of my documents, folders, or wedding albums. After the brief interview the person at the window took her passport said congratulation and told her she would get her visa via American express in about a week.
Rating : Very Good


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