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siglavyallegra's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: B.
Beneficiary's Name: T.
VJ Member: siglavyallegra
Country: Serbia

Last Updated: 2023-09-07
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Immigration Checklist for B. & T.:

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 on 2022-01-04
Consulate : Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Marriage (if applicable): 2021-05-19
I-130 Sent : 2021-12-27
I-130 NOA1 : 2021-12-27
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2023-01-31
NVC Received : 2023-02-04
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2023-02-06
Pay AOS Bill : 2023-02-07
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2023-02-23
Submit DS-261 : 2023-02-23
Receive IV Bill : 2023-02-06
Pay IV Bill : 2023-02-07
Send IV Package : 2023-02-23
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2023-03-30
Case Completed at NVC : 2023-03-10
NVC Left : 2023-03-30
Consulate Received : 2023-03-30
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2023-05-30
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2023-06-09
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 400 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 519 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 1, 2023
Embassy Review : We arrived 20 minutes before the scheduled interview time and there was already a long queue in front of the embassy. My spouse wasn't allowed inside with me, but this is partly our fault since we sent an email letting them know that he plans to accompany me 24 hours in advance, but the embassy was closed for Memorial Day a day prior and they weren't able to put him on the list in time. Oh well, there was a very nice cafe just around the corner where he waited for me. Everyone at the embassy was incredibly approachable, polite and warm with a big smile on their faces. Total time spent inside was around 1 hour and 20 minutes, of which 95% was spent just sitting in the waiting area for my number to be called. I was called to the interviewing booth twice, first was to hand over some of my original civil documents to be checked (marriage and birth certificate and police report) and have my fingerprints taken. The lady that greeted me was very, very nice! She asked some general questions, this all took less than 10 minutes and I was then instructed to wait for my number to be called again, which would serve as the actual interview part of the appointment. Several minutes later, I was called to a second booth where I was greeted with yet another incredibly pleasant consular officer. The whole conversation felt more like a casual chat than an important interview. He asked me a few questions about my spouse, his family and our life here in Serbia, asked to see some of the pictures I brought with me and that was pretty much it! He said that he's going to approve the visa, wished us both luck and I was on my way feeling elated. They kept my passport, printed the visa and mailed it 48 hours later after which I received instructions on when and where to collect it via email. All in all, my experience with the embassy and the entire interview process was extremely positive and their professionalism, courteousness and friendly approach made the entire event far less stressful and scary than anticipated!
Rating : Very Good

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