Erthwhile's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Melanie
Beneficiary's Name: Roberto
VJ Member: Erthwhile
Country: Italy

Last Updated: 2010-06-04
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Immigration Checklist for Melanie & Roberto:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Milan, Italy
Marriage (if applicable): 2008-09-05
I-130 Sent : 2009-12-07
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-12-16
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2010-02-22
NVC Received :
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 :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2010-03-05
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date :
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 68 days from your NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Naples, Italy
Review Topic: Direct Consular Filing
Event Description
Review Date : July 21, 2010
Embassy Review : It was as easy as it possibly can be! The first day I had the medical. It was very crowded (around 20 people had their medical), but in three hours we were done. Very simple and quite efficient. Blood test, check-in, payment, medical itself, x-rays. Once finished, I was directed to the consulate for the biometrics.
The day after I was told to arrie at the consulate by 8. Even if I arrived at the gates at 7.50, almost everybody was there already, wich meant Iwas bottom of the interview list.
Once in and when it's your turn, a very nice lady calls you up to check your birth certificate, marriage certificate, certificato del casellario giudiziario, foglio matricolare (if you've served in the army), ds-230, two pictures (you need a third one for the medical) and most important of all the I-864. Once all's in order, you pay the 400+ USD fee. Then you wait again until the consul calls you in for the actual interview. Very simple (3 questions asked: were did you meet, were will you live, are you happy to go to the US). Visa approved (all but 3-4 people were approved) and ready by 5 pm the same day. All in all, a breeze. Kudos to the Varelli Institute people and the consular officers, all of which were very polite and efficient.
Rating : Very Good


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(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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