Steffen & Rafael's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Steffen
Beneficiary's Name: Rafael
VJ Member: Steffen & Rafael
Country: Mexico

Last Updated: 2023-02-04
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Immigration Checklist for Steffen & Rafael:

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 : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Juarez, Mexico
Marriage (if applicable): 2018-06-11
I-130 Sent : 2021-05-15
I-130 NOA1 : 2021-05-16
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2021-07-21
NVC Received : 2021-07-25
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2021-07-25
Pay AOS Bill : 2021-07-25
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2021-07-29
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2021-07-25
Pay IV Bill : 2021-07-25
Send IV Package : 2021-07-29
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2021-10-18
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2022-12-12
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2023-01-23
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2023-02-03
US Entry :
Comments : Nebraska Service Center-
Consulate : Ciudad Juarez
Marriage : 06/11/2018
I-130 Sent : 05/15/2021
I-130 NOA1 : 05/16/2021
I-130 being actively reviewed as of 07/20/2021
I-130 NOA2 : 07/21/2021
USCIS sent case to NVC: 07/25/2021
NVC Received case (case # and invoice # created): 07/25/2021
Sent DS-260 (IV Package): 07/29/2021
Sent AOS package: 07/29/2021
Documentarily Qualified: 10/18/2021
Left NVC: 12/12/2022
1st Interview: 01/23/2023
2nd Interview: 01/24/2023
Result: Approved
Visa Received: 02/03/2023
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 66 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 617 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Juarez, Mexico
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 24, 2023
Embassy Review : The first interview took place on January 23, 2023. It went very well. My husband was only inside the consulate for around an hour or less. All they asked for was his passport, his birth certificate, our marriage certificate, and the police certificate. They asked some basic questions such as "Who petitioned you?" (He said the IO got confused when he said "esposo" as she was expecting "esposa" lol), "Where is your husband at the present moment?, and ask him to confirm my phone number, address, and the names of his parents. They gave him a blue slip with date and time of the next appointment, which was the next day.

On the second day (January 24, 2023) they only asked for the same documents as yesterday, along with my birth certificate. I was very surprised that they didn't ask to see the I-864 and any other financial documents, but I digress. They asked similar questions this time around, along with "Where did we meet?", "When did we get married?", and "Have you (beneficiary) had any problems with the police?" After the questions they said congratulations, you're approved, and did you scan the QR code to read about domestic violence and your rights. They kept the passport and soon after his CEAC account was updated to Issued.

All in all everything went quite well. He was only outside in line for about 10 minutes both days before being permitted inside the consulate. It's been below freezing here in Juarez. The officers were very nice.

Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 4

blank avatar JoLu 13 hours ago said:
Congratulations on the approval!! I have a question, did you receive an email to update documents on the ceac site before your interview?
Steffen & Rafael 12 hours ago said:
@JoLu yes we did! We were asked to upload a new I-864, W-2, and tax returns for 2021.
blank avatar JoLu 12 hours ago said:
Thank you for replying, we have our interview next week and we never received that email so I'm not sure if I should be uploading the updated documents... lol
Steffen & Rafael 12 hours ago said:
Your welcome! If you did receive an email for more documents it would be from "CDJ IV Documents". You probably don't need to update anything. Good luck on the interview!
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