waitwaitwait's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Ken
Beneficiary's Name: Elvira
VJ Member: waitwaitwait
Country: Ukraine

Last Updated: 2014-08-05
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Immigration Checklist for Ken & Elvira:

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 : Ukraine
Marriage (if applicable): 2010-07-02
I-130 Sent : 2010-10-19
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-10-21
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2011-02-18
NVC Received : 2011-02-28
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2011-03-14
Pay AOS Bill : 2011-03-15
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2011-03-17
Submit DS-261 : 2011-03-15
Receive IV Bill : 2011-03-24
Pay IV Bill : 2011-03-25
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2011-03-29
Case Completed at NVC : 2011-05-06
NVC Left : 2011-05-17
Consulate Received : 2011-05-17
Packet 3 Received : 2011-05-17
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-05-17
Packet 4 Received : 2011-05-17
Interview Date : 2011-06-21
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-06-24
US Entry : 2011-07-12
Comments : 6/20/2011 Medical went well 3.5 hours getting analysis. Came back at 3:00 and hour wait for packet.
6/24/2011 Visa and entry packet received in three days (my birthday!)
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 120 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 243 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2011-07-12
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Had helped wife with sample white immigration card. When she handed to officer with passport he was impressed. Sent to another officer after stamping passport and had her sign form, give package, and checked luggage through. Only took 1 hr 15 minutes from landing and she came out sooner than some other people that were not immigrating. She was "very comfortable" Note: 10 fingers were done in embassy (electronic) Checked index figure at entry and then took "ink" index finger at entry room separately. Note sure if that is "biometrics" or not 8/1 received /8/11 Notice of Action -Receipt for Package received in Immigration I think. 8/11/11 Welcome Letter

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-04-17
NOA Date : 2013-04-17
RFE(s) : 0000-00-00
Bio. Appt. : 2013-06-05
Interview Date : 0000-00-00
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-08-19
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2013-09-20
Comments : New Classification 1R1

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Milwaukee WI
Date Filed : 2014-04-16
NOA Date : 2014-04-22
Bio. Appt. : 2014-05-12
Interview Date : 2014-07-21
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony :
Comments : 5-12 In and out biometrics when smooth. Second time in less than a year. Fingerprints and pictures too. MKE organized and busineeslike.6-9 yellow letter tell what to bring to inter.6/12 text saying in line for appt. RFI 7/21 missing ex wife brith date. Approved 8/4 via text

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ukraine
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 21, 2011
Embassy Review : CR-1 Interview
6/20 Elya did medical. 9 a.m. Appointment took 3-1/2 hours. Returned after 3 pm and waited an hour to get medical report papers.
6/21 Elya had 8 a.m. appointment for Interview. There is a business 5 meters from Consulate that has storage units for 30 UAH. The security guard pointed the place out since you are not allowed to take any bags, phones etc. into consulate. If you are by yourself (which my wife was) this is great. Went to short line due to invitation and instruction of security guard. They open the door one at a time to process you through security. (Approx. 2 minutes each). Elya went to room with 8 other people she was only one with CR visa others appeared to be adoption and family member visas. At about 8:15 Elya name was called and invited to window. Pleasant Ukrainian woman ask for documents, all originals (policy, marriage certificate, birth certificate, medical) relative to Elya. Then she did the fingerprint. According to my wife all was done right at the window in the room she was sitting. Then she was given the documents back and instructed to sit down. She waited approximately 1 hour. Her name was called and instructed to go to a numbered window where an American office asks if she spoke English. He asked for the same documents (I believe they ended up speaking Russian though) Elya said he was very business and matter of fact. Did not appear to even look at the pictures she brought. He asked. Where does your husband live? Where does he work? Where does he stay? (Apartment, condo, house) Where did you meet him? Does he have any children? Ok He said Visa Approved, gave pink slip and told her to go pay. Came back given oath signed and papers returned. Kept passport and told her delivered in 5 business days. Out the door at 10:30 A.M. Only about 20 to 30 minutes of processing time in face to face contact with consulate people.

Rating : Very Good

Local US CIS Office Review: Milwaukee WI
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : October 24, 2005
Embassy Review : In 2005 with this office was very professional in my processing of our Adustment of Status (Previous wife who has since divorced me)

(updated on October 25, 2010)
Harassment Level : Very Good

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