shytown's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Ami
Beneficiary's Name: De
VJ Member: shytown
Country: Germany

Last Updated: 2023-03-14
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Immigration Checklist for Ami & De:

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? Potomac Service Center
Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2021-09-11
I-130 NOA1 : 2021-09-11
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2022-11-21
NVC Received : 2022-11-26
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2022-11-26
Pay AOS Bill : 2022-11-26
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2022-12-02
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2022-11-26
Pay IV Bill : 2022-11-26
Send IV Package : 2022-12-03
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2023-01-30
NVC Left : 2023-01-30
Consulate Received : 2023-02-24
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2023-02-24
Interview Date : 2023-03-14
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2023-03-14
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 436 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 549 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Frankfurt, Germany
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 14, 2023
Embassy Review : (Leaving this review based on the account of my spouse)

We originally received an appointment date for end of April, but contacted the consulate which gave us the opportunity to reschedule to a much earlier date via their online portal.

Here's what happened:
1. Went to first window to submit pass photo (only one required) and interview confirmation / barcode. They also requested passport.
2. Went to second window to hand in W2, tax transcript, marriage certificate, birth certificate and crime report.
3. Interview: Spouse said this was friendly, conducted in English. Questions included, "Does your spouse already live in the US?", "Were you or your spouse previous married?", "Do you or your spouse have children?", "How many people will you live with when you move to the US?"

All in all, it was very quick and they said the passport would be available for pickup within 14 days. The pickup is at a separate location that maintains regular Mon-Fri business hours.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 5

Julio247 on 2022-11-05 said:
Any updates??
Edtab on 2023-01-06 said:
Hi, I saw you are living abroad too, my wife and I are living abroad since 2011 and she’s petitioning for me, may I ask you what you use as a US domicile proof? Is it a drivers license and bank statement or vote registration enough to proof? We just got a FE from NVC asking for her US domicile . Thanks !
blank avatar Shytown on 2023-01-06 said:
Hi Edtab, I was living abroad at the time I filed but during Summer 2021 I moved over to the US alone to start working a job in anticipation of needing to fulfill the income and domicile requirements. So unfortunately I can't really speak to proving domicile. :( But I heard that those things will help. Good luck!
blank avatar Shytown on 2023-01-06 said:
*Summer 2022
Edtab on 2023-01-06 said:
Thank you!!🙏🏻🙏🏻
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