jerkygurkenheimer's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Valeria
Beneficiary's Name: Tobias
VJ Member: jerkygurkenheimer
Country: Germany

Last Updated: 2022-12-15
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Immigration Checklist for Valeria & Tobias:

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? Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany
Marriage (if applicable): 2020-07-03
I-130 Sent : 2020-10-14
I-130 NOA1 : 2020-10-31
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2021-12-09
NVC Received : 2021-12-13
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2021-12-13
Pay AOS Bill : 2021-12-18
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 : 2022-04-18
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2022-09-23
NVC Left : 2022-10-04
Consulate Received : 2022-10-07
Packet 3 Received : 2022-10-20
Packet 3 Sent : 2022-10-20
Packet 4 Received : 2022-10-20
Interview Date : 2022-11-22
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2022-11-30
US Entry : 2022-12-08
Comments : Everyone was super nice, Visa was approved after a few questions about how we met and my military service.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 404 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 752 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2022-12-08
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Frankfurt, Germany
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 23, 2022
Embassy Review : After security I went to window 22, where the cashier took my passport and photo and the document delivery confirmation.
I took a seat and after roughly 20 minutes went to window 18 to give all my documents to the agent and received a little booklet about immigrants rights, spousal abuse and human trafficking. After the agent ensured all necessary paperwork was there and me confirming the address in the US where my green card and SSN are to be delivered to I was asked to take a seat again.
After about 30 more minutes I went to window 15, where the consular officer asked how I met my wife and how we got engaged and married. We briefly talked about my DUI in 2011 and that I´m on the wagon now, afterwards she just asked about my military service, gave me back all the original documents and told me "Congratulations, I´m approving your visa today".

From queuing at the consulate to kissing my wife at the car afterwards it took around 2 hrs, everyone was very kind and friendly.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 1

blank avatar ValRam on 2022-12-01 said:
Congratulations on getting your visa! 🎉
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