sydkym's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Kim
Beneficiary's Name: Pedro
VJ Member: sydkym
Country: Peru

Last Updated: 2010-07-07
Register or log in to follow this timeline


Immigration Checklist for Kim & Pedro:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Peru
Marriage (if applicable): 2007-10-20
I-130 Sent : 2007-12-04
I-130 NOA1 : 2008-01-30
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2008-04-30
NVC Received : 2008-05-06
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2008-05-12
Pay AOS Bill : 2008-05-14
Receive I-864 Package : 2008-05-12
Send AOS Package : 2008-05-16
Submit DS-261 : 2008-05-13
Receive IV Bill : 2008-05-24
Pay IV Bill : 2008-05-24
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2008-05-28
Case Completed at NVC : 2008-06-06
NVC Left : 2008-06-12
Consulate Received : 2008-06-16
Packet 3 Received : 2008-06-18
Packet 3 Sent : 2008-06-18
Packet 4 Received : 2008-06-18
Interview Date : 2008-07-11 Submit Review
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-07-15
US Entry : 2008-08-20
Comments : Our I-130 was approved and still no approval of our I-129f so our case has been changed from a K-3 to a CR-1. We'll be using the shortcuts to get through the NVC quickly!

Update: Using the shortcuts, we completed our NVC process in 31 days! Onto the embassy in Lima, Peru!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 91 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 163 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2008-08-20 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Everything went really smoothly. We came into Atlanta early so it was very quiet and didn't take to long to pass through all the inspections.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2010-06-11
NOA Date : 2010-06-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-07-16
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : So far this process has been very easy and fast! Turned in paperwork, received receipt notice and just a few weeks later we have the biometrics appointment.

Member Reviews:

POE Review: Atlanta
Event Description
Entry Date : 2008-08-20
Embassy Review : We arrived in Atlanta around 8 am. It was very quiet! Pedro went with me to the "US Citizens and Permanent Residents" line which was super short compared to the visitor's line. The IO took our passports and the customs paper we filled out on the airplane (just one for both of us). He entered Pedro's passport into the computer then mine and wrote a huge "P" on our form. He told us they would process us downstairs. We retrieved our luggage and went to the final IO who directed us to an area where about 4 other people were waiting. A man asked for Pedro's passport and the brown package that came with it. Then he told us to have a seat because there were a few people before us. About 15 minutes later, he called Pedro's name and had him put his signature and fingerprint on both sides of a paper. He said his passport will work as his card until it comes in the mail in about 2 months. That was it! Super easy!
Harassment Level : Low

Timeline Comments: None yet, be the first!

Register or log in to comment on this timeline

*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.

** Not all cases are transfered

vjTimeline ver 5.0