IoptimisticOne's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: W
Beneficiary's Name: P
VJ Member: IoptimisticOne
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2022-11-14
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Immigration Checklist for W & P:

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 : Nigeria
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2021-08-30
I-130 NOA1 : 2021-08-30
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2022-05-10
NVC Received : 2022-05-16
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2022-07-29
NVC Left : 2022-09-12
Consulate Received : 2022-09-14
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2022-11-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2022-11-14
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 253 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 435 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nigeria
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 11, 2022
Embassy Review : About the interview, My husband got there at 6:00 a.m for his 6:30a.m appointment. They went through security, checked them in making sure they have all the required docs. At about 8:30a.m, he was later called to window 19 by an African American lady. He said it felt like a conversation not like a typical interview. CO asked about my name, our daughter’s name, some wedding pictures and family pictures over the years, how many times I’ve visited him in Nigeria, if we had other kids aside our daughter. And that was it. She said he was approved. The next day, it shows administrative process, the next day it shows visa issued. We are just waiting for a passport pick up email from DHL. Grateful to God for favor and mercy.
Rating : Very Good


Timeline Comments: 30

Ola_shan on 2022-10-31 said:
Congratulations in advance on a successful interview. I would like to ask, did you expedite your case and also after it was sent to embassy, did they automatically sent you an interview date or you picked it on the portal?
blank avatar IoptimisticOne on 2022-11-02 said:
Yes, we expedited our case @ola_shan using finances of the petitioner reason.
blank avatar IoptimisticOne on 2022-11-02 said:
….. yes, they also chose the interview date for us, we weren’t directed to choose it from the calendar.
Ola_shan on 2022-11-02 said:
Oh thank you for your response. So did the embassy send you the date or you had to pick it yourself on the portal. Also since reason for expedite is financial loss, does that mean you would need a joint sponsor?
blank avatar IoptimisticOne on 2022-11-03 said:
Financial but not total job loss. More of potential for job loss if partner is not here to help with childcare while I work. Expedite was rejected the first time, but approved the 2nd time. I also attached proof. So whatever one’s expedite reason is, there a potential for approval if proof is attached to the expedite request.
blank avatar Jo And Ogb on 2022-11-08 said:
Good evening and Congratulations on your future interview! Me and your situation sounds similar I was wondering if possible can you let me know where you sent your expedite and is there a certain way you have to send the expedite like pdf or just regular email and also did you use like a sample letter for your expedite. Sorry for so many questions. Take care and may continue to bless y’all journey
blank avatar IoptimisticOne on 2022-11-08 said:
I sent my expedite request to nvcexpedite@state.gov. —- i included my name and date of birth, spouse name and date of birth with the case number. Then include case number in the title of the email. Also whatever details you include in the body of the email, write the same details in a word document and attach it to the email. Also attach any proofs you have and send it to the email I stated above.
blank avatar Jo And Ogb on 2022-11-08 said:
Thank you so much for your help and quick response
Belovedtunechi on 2022-11-08 said:
Hello please how long did it take from the day u sent your experdite letter till when nvc got back to u with a success message?
blank avatar IoptimisticOne on 2022-11-08 said:
It took exactly one week.
Ola_shan on 2022-11-08 said:
Thank you for your responses. If i may ask, can you give me an idea of what kind of proof you used to support the expedite in terms of “possible loss if fiance doesn’t come quickly”? Would like to know. Thanks a lot and congratulations
blank avatar IoptimisticOne on 2022-11-08 said:
Everyone’s case differs. I sent proofs pertaining to my expedite case that I may not be able to share here. Sorry. If you are requesting an expedite, you should attach proofs or valid documents that buttresses your request.
Belovedtunechi on 2022-11-08 said:
Thank you for your help and quick response
blank avatar Jo And Ogb on 2022-11-08 said:
Congratulations on your approval
blank avatar Nanna_lux on 2022-11-09 said:
Congratulations on your approval. What questions were asked during your interview?
blank avatar IoptimisticOne on 2022-11-11 said:
Thanks for the congratulatory messages.
blank avatar IoptimisticOne on 2022-11-11 said:
About the interview, My husband got there at 6:30 a.m, they went through security, checked them in making sure they have all the required docs. At about 8:30a.m, he was later called to window 19 by an African American lady. He said it felt like a conversation not like a typical interview. CO asked about my name, our daughter’s name, some wedding pictures and family pictures over the years, how many times I’ve visited him in Nigeria, if we had other kids aside our daughter. And that was it. She said he was approved. The next day, it shows administrative process, the next day it shows visa issued. We are just waiting for a passport pick up email from DHL. Grateful to God for favor and mercy.
Belovedtunechi on 2022-11-11 said:
Please I am looking at your timeline…how long did it take from the day u got expedited to the interview date? Congratulations on your interview
Ola_shan on 2022-11-11 said:
Congratulations 🎊. So was it more like, you expedited, they sent it to embassy and after a while embassy sent you interview letter Or immediately they approved the expedite, they sent u interview letter at the same time the case was sent to embassy
blank avatar IoptimisticOne on 2022-11-11 said:
@belovedtunechi, I responded above. It took one week.
blank avatar IoptimisticOne on 2022-11-11 said:
@ola_shan. When the Lagos consulate approved the expedite. NVC sent case to embassy, then embasssy gave us a date a few weeks later.
blank avatar IoptimisticOne on 2022-11-11 said:
@belovedtunechi sorry I misunderstood your question. It took a few weeks after embassy expedited for us to get an interview date. Say maybe 2weeks
blank avatar IoptimisticOne on 2022-11-11 said:
So we had just 9days maybe to prepare and get medicals done. It was a RUSH
Belovedtunechi on 2022-11-11 said:
Please I am looking at your timeline…how long did it take from the day u got expedited to the interview date? Congratulations on your interview
Belovedtunechi on 2022-11-11 said:
Please I am looking at your timeline…how long did it take from the day u got expedited to the interview date? Congratulations on your interview
blank avatar Jo And Ogb on 2022-11-11 said:
Good morning I also forgot to ask do you know what doctor your husband went to for his medical in Lagos? I have been seeing in other timelines there is a certain clinic that have been having problems with sending over the medical documents to embassy
blank avatar IoptimisticOne on 2022-11-11 said:
There are two facilities approved in Lagos. One on the main land and one on the island (I’m trying not to mention their names). But the one on the island in V.I I think was nice enough to speed up my husband’s medical appt. Because it looks like the consulate got his medicals on time before the interview. But the one on mainland don’t pick up their calls - so I can’t really speak on their service or speed of medicals delivery
blank avatar Jo And Ogb on 2022-11-11 said:
Ok this definitely helped thank you
blank avatar IoptimisticOne on 2022-11-12 said:
My pleasure. Thanks even for the good wishes. Wishing everyone a successful and approved visa interview! Key: Know your spouse/fiancé well. Be confident! Prayer also helps!
blank avatar IoptimisticOne on 2022-11-12 said:
**thanks everyone
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