XSoldiergal's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Dia
Beneficiary's Name: Dee
VJ Member: XSoldiergal
Country: Barbados

Last Updated: 2020-10-27
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Immigration Checklist for Dia & Dee:

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 : Potomac Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Barbados
Marriage (if applicable): 2019-10-07
I-130 Sent : 2019-12-23
I-130 NOA1 : 2019-12-23
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2020-08-25
NVC Received : 2020-09-01
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2020-09-01
Pay AOS Bill : 2020-09-01
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2020-09-03
Submit DS-261 : 2020-09-03
Receive IV Bill : 2020-09-01
Pay IV Bill : 2020-09-01
Send IV Package : 2020-09-03
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2020-09-24
Case Completed at NVC : 2020-09-21
NVC Left : 2020-09-23
Consulate Received : 2020-09-24
Packet 3 Received : 2020-09-24
Packet 3 Sent : 2020-09-28
Packet 4 Received : 2020-09-24
Interview Date : 2020-10-05
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2020-10-26
US Entry :
Comments : First date change after interview was oct 6. Went to AP on Oct 8. Stayed at AP no date changes until it was Issued on Oct 21. Email that visa was ready for pick up Oct 23. Visa in hand Oct 26
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 246 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 287 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Barbados
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 5, 2020
Embassy Review : CR1 Approved!!!
Hubby got there at 6:50am for his 8:30 appointment (Yes he opened the embassy😅)
I didn't upload my divorce papers (they didn't ask for it on ceac)😒 but the officer uploaded it for him🙏🏾.
They took his birth, marriage, and police certificate, my (petioner) divorce docs and pictures of us. They returned the pics but said they will mail the originals back when they are done processing, should be back with the passport.

Questions asked:
1. How did you meet your wife?
2. How many children does she have?
3. Tell me a little about the kids?
4. How often do you speak to your wife?
5. Why did her previous marriages end?
6. Where does your wife work?
7. How long has she worked there?
8. Whats her job title?
9. When was the last time you saw your wife?
10. How often does she travel to see you?

My husband said it was just a casual conversation. She gave him the domestic violence handout and told him his tourist visa was canceled (he was so scared at this point😬) gave him his passport back with info to mail it and told him to take it to DHL. This is something new due to covid. DHL said he should have it back in 3 days and the embassy will send him an email on when to pick it up.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 24

blank avatar Shelon Persaud on 2020-10-05 said:
Congratulations! If u don't mind,did u guys expedite?
XSoldiergal on 2020-10-05 said:
Yes. It was an expedite.
blank avatar M&M2019!! on 2020-10-06 said:
So you expect to get the cisa and passport back in 3 days? When emailing with the embassy they said it could take up to 3 weeks.
blank avatar M&M2019!! on 2020-10-06 said:
Sorry for typo.....visa no cisa. :)
blank avatar M&M2019!! on 2020-10-06 said:
Congratulations BTW. We have our appt in 2 weeks in Barbados. How long was he in the embassy? Was there an option to just leave the passport at the embassy at the time of the interview or did you have to send it back via DHL?
XSoldiergal on 2020-10-06 said:
They said it could take up to 2 weeks but it could come back within 3 days. I do beleive there is an option to leave it at the embassy im not sure tho.
blank avatar M&M2019!! on 2020-10-06 said:
blank avatar M&M2019!! on 2020-10-06 said:
Thank you for responding. Super happy for you guys. Congrats again!! Best of luck on your life together.
XSoldiergal on 2020-10-06 said:
Thank you! :)
blank avatar M&M2019!! on 2020-10-07 said:
blank avatar M&M2019!! on 2020-10-07 said:
Any news on getting his visa and passport back yet?
blank avatar M&M2019!! on 2020-10-07 said:
Any news on getting his visa and passport back yet?
blank avatar M&M2019!! on 2020-10-09 said:
blank avatar M&M2019!! on 2020-10-09 said:
Sorry to bother you..... just wondering if you got the Visa/ passport back yet?
blank avatar M&M2019!! on 2020-10-11 said:
Any news on getting his visa and passport back yet?
blank avatar M&M2019!! on 2020-10-13 said:
Any news on getting his visa and passport back yet?
XSoldiergal on 2020-10-15 said:
Hi! Still waiting for the visa issued status. Been in AP for a week today. The torture is real! 😬
blank avatar M&M2019!! on 2020-10-20 said:
Hey there. Just checking in. Got approved today in Barbados. Yay!! Any news on your visa yet? The waiting is torture. They told us at least 2 week wait time since they are so short staffed.
XSoldiergal on 2020-10-21 said:
Hey.. congrats.. our Visa was issued today. Looks like they are printing in batches.
blank avatar M&M2019!! on 2020-10-22 said:
Printing in batches?
XSoldiergal on 2020-10-23 said:
Yea! Like they are waiting to get a certain number of visas to print them all at once.
XSoldiergal on 2020-10-23 said:
Btw visa ready for pick-up today.
blank avatar M&M2019!! on 2020-10-23 said:
XSoldiergal 18 hours ago said:
Thank you!!
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