Nutty's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Tina
Beneficiary's Name: Abbas
VJ Member: Nutty
Country: Iran

Last Updated: 2007-11-28
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Immigration Checklist for Tina & Abbas:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : United Arab Emirates
Marriage (if applicable): 2006-06-30
I-130 Sent : 2006-12-28
I-130 NOA1 : 2007-01-25
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2007-02-15
NVC Received :
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package : 2007-07-14
Send AOS Package : 2007-08-18
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2007-06-14
Pay IV Bill : 2007-07-03
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2007-07-14
Case Completed at NVC : 2007-10-11
NVC Left : 2007-11-16
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2007-11-22
Interview Date : 2007-12-11
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments : I was RFE'd on September 18. Missing documents were received by the NVC September 28.

Also, I was delayed in filing my Affidavit of Support since I was out of work from April 17th to August 3rd. This slowed the process up by two months for sure.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 21 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 320 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: United Arab Emirates
Review Topic: Other Experience
Event Description
Review Date : April 22, 2008
Embassy Review : Two points of Embassy staff not following procedure:

RETURN OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS:
Embassy practice does not conform with Department of State guidelines.

The Department of State website for processing in Abu Dhabi the following:
The applicant will receive the applicant’s original documents back at the time of the visa interview. These instructions are located on the following URL:

http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3196.html

Consulate Officer put original documents in yellow envelope to be given to Customs Border Patrol at the Port of Entry. This envelope does not get returned to the applicant.

Joint Sponsorship - Affidavit of Support
Sponsors can use Social Security retirement benefits as income on their affidavit of support. Social Security retirement is NOT A MEANS TESTED BENEFIT. MEANS TESTED benefits are disability and welfare.

Consulate Officer contested this fact and stated SS income is not allowed to be considered income.
Rating : Poor


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Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

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