CarolynRitesh's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Carolyn
Beneficiary's Name: Ritesh
VJ Member: CarolynRitesh
Country: India

Last Updated: 2008-04-04
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Immigration Checklist for Carolyn & Ritesh:

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 : New Delhi, India
Marriage (if applicable): 2008-01-05
I-130 Sent : 2008-02-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2008-02-06
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2008-02-06
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 : 2008-02-13
Packet 3 Received : 2008-02-23
Packet 3 Sent : 2008-02-22
Packet 4 Received : 2008-03-13
Interview Date : 2008-04-03
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments : We met at work in September 2005, started dating in November 2005, got engaged October 20, 2007 and married January 5, 2008. We've only just begun.....

Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 0 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 57 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Chennai, India
Review Topic: Direct Consular Filing
Event Description
Review Date : June 13, 2008
Embassy Review : When I did the review in the past it was actually for the I-130 delivery in Delhi and the information did not match up, (it showed Chennai) and I could not figure out how to change it in the system! The experience we had on April 3rd was great!! Please do a search in the India or DCF forums for a complete review of the steps, process, etc. for the Chennai interview. We went DCF, but it should compare for anyone doing a CR1/IR1 process. Good luck!
Rating : Very Good


POE Review: Detroit
Event Description
Entry Date : 2008-05-19
Embassy Review : Hmmm, Detroit was interesting. The people were quite friendly, but the system did not seem to have a very smooth process. We both went to the visitor's entrances as instructed by several people in Red Coats. We waited in line with hundreds of other tourist visa holders until we finally reached a Homeland Security Officer who was very friendly and confused that we were in his line. He did an initial screening of information and then sent us to the special cases line. We then went back to that line (we were told earlier that we could NOT go in that line)and waited another 30 minutes. It looks as if everyone has to approach the visitors queues first, and then get referred to the special cases line - a long and cumbersome process (we landed before 1PM and got out of the airport around 3 or 3:30), but all the people were quite friendly. Once we got to the window with the officer, he was great and made the entire process end on a really nice note.
Harassment Level : Low


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