NArocks's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: l
Beneficiary's Name: j
VJ Member: NArocks
Country: Colombia

Last Updated: 2010-02-02
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Immigration Checklist for l & j:

Dept of State Other Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  


Other Visa
Event Date
NVC Received :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date :
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Newark NJ
Date Filed : 2007-04-29
NOA Date : 2007-05-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2007-07-05
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2007-08-23
Approval / Denial Date : 2007-08-23
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2007-10-06
Comments : was stuck in name check for 31 days!!!Email welcoming New permanent resident 9/21 GC prodcution ordered 9/25 mailed 9/28/07 received in mail box 10/6/07 talk about SNAIL MAIL :)


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2007-04-29
NOA Date : 2007-05-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2007-07-18
Date Card Received : 2007-07-24
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 80 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2009-06-30
NOA Date : 2009-07-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-08-06
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-11-07
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments : Did early Bio on 7/23
touched 7/23 and 7/24
letter received 11/12 in mail
Card production ordered 11/23/09


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bogota, Colombia
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 25, 2008
Embassy Review : 2/14/08

Really Visa's were for CR2. USC wife petitioning the kids on behalf of the father. Children were 16 and 11. They asked no questions at all of the kids. the main questions were in relation to the relationship between the dad and I ( I'm the uSC ). Emailed embassy a week before interview and was told to bring proof of the step parent relationship. I visited in January and we had photos of me and the kids in Santa Fe only picture they looked at. Over in less than 3 hours. Window interview was 10 minutes tops. Tooks 1 week and a day to get the visa in Periria ( sp ). Received the visas on Friday 2/22/08. PM me if you have just kids going for a more detailed explanation of what we went through to get them the interview.

(updated on November 1, 2013)
Rating : Not Rated


POE Review: JFK
Event Description
Entry Date : 2008-03-01
Embassy Review : My 2 step Sons ( 16 and 11 ) came on a CR2 visa. They were asked no questions what so ever. took all of 5 minutes to fingerprint the 16yr old and they did nothing for the 11 yr. The dad stated it was a breeze. They came on a 5am flught from colombia.
Harassment Level : Low


Local US CIS Office Review: Newark NJ
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : September 14, 2007
Embassy Review : OK so here is whatr happened to us. We got to Newark at like 8:00AM for a 9:30 appointment, so we waited in thecar a while. Passed security and gave our letter to window # 2. I asked for an interpreter as my husbands English is not the best and did not want him getting confused with the questions. We waited until around 11:30am and were called in by a Hispanic lady. The whole interview was done in Spanish ( thank goodness I speak it fluently ). This added to the point of a reak marriage. SHe asked a few question like My mom's name and my dad's , well he did not know my dad's ever though we have gone over it. It said that my dad had passed many years ago and I do not speak of him often ( i do not ). Any way on the form we did not out he was divorced twice. But we had the divirce decree so she let it pass. She asked for photos , we had like 100, however the only photo she took out was a photo of my Husband with my Daughter ( 17 ) and her best friend at the beach. She pointed to my daughter and asked him if that is my daughter and of course he said yes ( she kew because my daughter is my mirror image) . After this she stated she had good news and bad news. I almost fell on the floor. She said we are a true marriage however he could not get his GC until he passed the FBI name check. What a bummer , but hey we passed the interview.
Harassment Level : Poor


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