AMH's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Anders
Beneficiary's Name: Mina
VJ Member: AMH
Country: South Korea

Last Updated: 2023-03-09
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Immigration Checklist for Anders & Mina:

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? Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Seoul
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2021-11-15
I-130 NOA1 : 2021-11-15
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2022-11-09
NVC Received :
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 : 2022-11-23
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package : 2022-11-23
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2022-12-29
Case Completed at NVC : 2022-12-29
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2023-03-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2023-03-09
US Entry : 2023-03-17
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 359 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 478 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Korea
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 9, 2023
Embassy Review : Everything was polite and professional, as others have mentioned. The whole thing took about 2 hours, including having to go next door to the government office to get new family relation and marriage certificate forms because my ARC number was partially redacted in our original versions (Not sure why? Make sure yours have your full ARC number visible!). Luckily that was quick and we just had to run in and give them the forms. Here's the timeline of our visa and approval:

7:45 am Arrived and went to the second floor and waited to hand in documents (we brought everything we submitted to NVC)
8:00 am Gave them our docs
8:50 am Got called up and told about the forms we would need to go get (as I mentioned above)
9:15 am Had a short interview where they asked about where we met, when we got married, what my job was and why we were moving to the states - really quick, polite and easy, then they gave us back most of the docs we submitted
9:20 am We went out and got the family/marriage docs in the nearby gov building and came back and dropped them off

The next day (today) our status on the CEAC site changed to "Visa Issued" - super fast! We're expecting to receive the visa in the mail tomorrow or the next day. All in all a smooth process and everyone at the embassy was nice and helpful.
Rating : Very Good

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