ND17's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Alec
Beneficiary's Name: Nicole
VJ Member: ND17
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2023-03-13
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Immigration Checklist for Alec & Nicole:

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 : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? Vermont Service Center on 2022-09-23
Consulate : London, United Kingdom
Marriage (if applicable): 2022-06-11
I-130 Sent : 2022-06-20
I-130 NOA1 : 2022-06-20
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2022-12-28
NVC Received : 2022-12-31
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2023-01-01
Pay AOS Bill : 2023-01-01
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2023-01-01
Pay IV Bill : 2023-01-01
Send IV Package : 2023-01-09
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2023-02-07
Case Completed at NVC : 2023-01-31
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2023-02-07
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2023-03-13
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 191 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 266 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 : March 13, 2023
Embassy Review : I arrived at the Embassy for 8:20 and was told to wait until 8:30. I was allowed to skip the large queue outside that is for DS-160 and go straight to the front as I had the DS-260.

From entry to giving over my documents it was smooth. I was asked for Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, passport and Police Certificate. I was also asked for my husbands latest tax return which I was not expecting, thankfully however I had printed everything off and bought it all with me just in case.

After I submitted my documents it took nearly 2 hours for them to finally interview me. I believe this may have been staff shortage reasons as it seemed only one person was carrying out the interviews today. The interview was very straight forward and easy, took 5 minutes basically. I was asked how I met my husband, when we got married and where, what his job is. I was then approved on the spot. I hope this helps someone!
Rating : Good

Timeline Comments: 5

blank avatar Eandy on 2022-12-28 said:
Congratulations! May I ask, did any factors influence the speed of your I-30 approval, or just normal route with quick turn around? Thanks!
blank avatar Mapi on 2022-12-29 said:
Ha, same question as Eandy!
ND17 on 2022-12-30 said:
We applied for a K3 in October, that got denied the day after my approval and I believe that sped up my application.
blank avatar Mapi on 2022-12-31 said:
Hi ND17, thank you for your answer. That is very promising for my wife and me. We filed July 5 2022, K3 on December 5. Thanks for your information.
blank avatar Eandy on 2022-12-31 said:
I wasn’t aware of this. Do K3s tend to lead to quicker I30 turnarounds? Thanks!
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