Arlington's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Michael
Beneficiary's Name: Marianela
VJ Member: Arlington
Country: Ecuador

Last Updated: 2012-08-28
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Immigration Checklist for Michael & Marianela:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Quito, Ecuador
Marriage (if applicable): 2007-09-22
I-130 Sent : 2007-10-10
I-130 NOA1 : 2008-01-11
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2008-06-03
NVC Received : 2008-06-09
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2008-06-17
Pay AOS Bill : 2008-06-17
Receive I-864 Package : 2008-06-20
Send AOS Package : 2008-06-20
Submit DS-261 : 2008-06-12
Receive IV Bill : 2008-07-09
Pay IV Bill : 2008-07-09
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2008-07-11
Case Completed at NVC : 2008-07-30
NVC Left : 2008-08-14
Consulate Received : 2008-08-18
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2008-08-16
Interview Date : 2008-09-24
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-09-30
US Entry : 2008-10-04
Comments : SS card received 2008-10-16; Green card received 2008-11-20
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 144 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 257 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Miami
POE Date : 2008-10-04
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2010-07-08
NOA Date : 2010-07-12
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-09-01
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-11-03
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2010-11-06
Comments : No problems, with the help of VJ.


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Dallas/Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Washington DC
Date Filed : 2011-07-08
NOA Date : 2011-07-12
Bio. Appt. : 2011-08-19
Interview Date : 2012-01-30
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2012-09-27
Comments : Went for early biometrics on 08-12-2011. Got interview letter on 12-27-2011, almost 4 and 1/2 months later. Interview at Fairfax office went very smooth; less than 25 minutes. Because of name change, had to have another name check, which took another 5 months! Got oath date at InfoPass appointment (just in time to register to vote!).

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 20, 2008
Embassy Review : All went well; undoubtedly the advice given regarding the REQUIRED presence of the U.S. citizen at the interview was INDISPENSIBLE for our excellent outcome. A well-labeled packet of photos seemed to be very beneficial. Detailed records regarding telephone calls and a transcribed file of text messages and emails were reviewed carefully and benefited our case, without a doubt. But, as noted elsewhere on this forum, they won't look at your phone records if the U.S. citizen is not present at the first contact interview.
Rating : Very Good


POE Review: Miami
Event Description
Entry Date : 2008-10-04
Embassy Review : It went OK. No problems, just slow. She was in the office for 3 hours . . . just sitting, . . . waiting. She said she had to go to the bathroom really bad, but didn't want to lose her place in the line by being out of the room when they called her name. Also her cell phone (PORTA pre-paid) didn't get a signal in the U.S., which was unexpected--so we couldn't communicate at all, which was frustrating for me.
Harassment Level : Low


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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

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