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timcornelissen's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Erin
Beneficiary's Name: Tim
VJ Member: timcornelissen
Country: Netherlands

Last Updated: 2023-09-17
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Immigration Checklist for Erin & Tim:

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 : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? Texas Service Center
Consulate : London, United Kingdom
Marriage (if applicable): 2021-11-25
I-130 Sent : 2022-03-15
I-130 NOA1 : 2022-03-15
I-130 RFE : 2022-12-29
I-130 RFE Sent : 2023-01-12
I-130 Approved : 2023-01-18
NVC Received : 2023-01-22
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2023-01-22
Pay AOS Bill : 2023-01-31
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2023-02-04
Submit DS-261 : 2023-02-03
Receive IV Bill : 2023-01-22
Pay IV Bill : 2023-01-31
Send IV Package : 2023-02-03
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2023-02-22
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2023-02-22
Interview Date : 2023-05-12
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2023-05-18
US Entry : 2023-09-28
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 309 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 423 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 17, 2023
Embassy Review : The interview was a bit of an anticlimax after going through the whole petition and application process...
I was able to reschedule my interview as I was traveling on my original interview date (see posts about that experience)
At the embassy, I got through security quickly and you can skip the line at the reception even though it wasn't that long when I was there. I was called to the desk rather quickly to hand over all my documents. When I got called again some 10min later, I thought it was just to return the originals of my documents. But then he asked me to swear the truth and the interview had started! I think he only asked two questions, how did I meet my wife and when we were planning on moving. It only took a few minutes, and then he congratulated me and told me they'd approve the visa! He gave me back my original documents and that was it.
My interview was on a Friday, and on Thursday I was able to pick up my passport with visa in it at the courier center in London.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 2

Timcornelissen on 2023-02-27 said:
The RFE on our I-130 was to send in our marriage certificate (see https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/794045-i-130-request-for-evidence-marriage-certificate/?), even though we had submitted it with the original application. The RFE letter also had our marriage date wrong. We replied through paper mail with a copy of the marriage certificate and a letter explaining they had the date wrong. Six days later the petition got approved.
Timcornelissen on 2023-04-04 said:
Initial interview date (received 28/02/2023) was 21st of April, but I rescheduled due to travel
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