Jamericanlove's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: J
Beneficiary's Name: C
VJ Member: Jamericanlove
Country: Jamaica

Last Updated: 2014-03-17
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Immigration Checklist for J & C:

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 : Jamaica
Marriage (if applicable): 2007-11-20
I-130 Sent : 2008-06-09
I-130 NOA1 : 2008-06-16
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2008-07-24
NVC Received : 2008-08-01
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 : 2008-08-11
Consulate Received : 2008-08-12
Packet 3 Received : 2008-08-15
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2008-09-02
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-09-04
US Entry : 2008-10-01
Comments : USCIS Expedite granted. NVC Expedite granted. Visa Approved! :)
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 38 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 78 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Miami
POE Date : 2008-10-01
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments : POE is on October 1, 2008. Praying for a safe flight and smooth processing at the airports. :)

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2010-07-03
NOA Date : 2010-07-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-08-06
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-08-26
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2010-09-02
Comments : 25 pages submitted in all 5 of which were the application and cover letter.

Update: Card had typo on it. Sent it back to USCIS using form I-90. Hopefully it won't take long for them to correct it. The wait continues...Corrected card received on January 27, 2011.

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2013-07-22
NOA Date : 2013-07-26
Bio. Appt. : 2013-08-22
Interview Date : 2013-12-12
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2014-01-03
Comments : Eligible since July 3, 2013. Walk-in bio done August 8, 2013. Inline September 3, 2013. Interview scheduled November 4, 2013. Interview day December 12, 2013. Oath day & Passport January 3, 2014. DONE!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Jamaica
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 2, 2008
Embassy Review : Got there at 11:25am for my 11:30am interview and walked right in. The security gave me a little look because of my chapstick but he asked me to use it, was convinced it wasn't harmful and let me pass.

Went right down to the second door and to the desk where the guy asked if I had pictures and all my documents together. He gave me a number and sent me to section A. Waited about 10 minutes and got called to a window where a girl I used to go to school with put my papers together and took them from me. I had to pay the visa fee and take the reciept back to her and then went on to section B. Waited there for another 15 minutes and got finger printed and then sent to section C. Waited in section C for 2 hours and 30 minutes, then finally got called. Interview took all of 45 seconds. The CO was really nice and she sent me along my way with a pink slip to take to airpack express.

My only issue with the day was the long wait. I was there for approx 3 hours and only 5 minutes was spent actually doing anything. The other 2hours and 55 minutes was waiting.

Anyway...glad it's behind me and I'd give them a 4 out of 5.
Rating : Good

POE Review: Miami
Event Description
Entry Date : 2008-10-01
Embassy Review : Well...my flight from Jamaica got to Ft. Lauderale Intl on time. Took about 5 minutes to get off the plane and into the immigration section. The line moved really quickly for the number of people that were in there. That took about 5 more minutes for me to get to the front.

I went to the I.O. and she was really nice, I got her right before she came off her shift too. That was another few minutes and then she took me to a room where I sat for another 5-7 minutes. A lady called me and I signed a form two times and then she took two fingerprints of one of my fingers. I spent another minute trying to get her to give me my marriage certificate but she told me they had to keep the originals so I should just apply for another one.

When I got the baggage area I stood around for a few minutes when I saw my bags in a corner (they had already come out and were waiting for me). I collected them and went to customs where the guy just took the form from me and wished me good luck...didn't even run them through the scanner.

From the plane to outside was 25 minutes. I give Ft. Lauderdale a 10/10
Harassment Level : Low

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