redglasses's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: hubby
Beneficiary's Name: redglasses
VJ Member: redglasses
Country: Japan

Last Updated: 2010-05-25
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Immigration Checklist for hubby & redglasses:

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 : Tokyo, Japan
Marriage (if applicable): 2007-07-07
I-130 Sent : 2008-08-06
I-130 NOA1 :
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2008-08-13
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 :
Packet 3 Received : 2008-08-13
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2009-07-13
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-07-15
US Entry : 2009-07-29
Comments : GC (10yrs) Received: 2009-08-17

No need for the removal of conditions (I-751)

We petitioned the IV a year ahead (DCF) and waited to take the interview until we were actually ready to move back to the US.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Las Vegas
POE Date : 2009-07-29
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : I went to the citizens/returning residents line. The immigration officer processed my passport, took the biometrics (fingerprint and facial picture) and took me to a small waiting room to process immigration papers (the yellow envelope) that I got from the US embassy Tokyo. It took about 15 minutes till my name was called, and then an officer took my fingerprint and asked me to write my signature on a form. She returned my passport and custom form to me a few minutes later and I was finally out of the airport.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Tokyo, Japan
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 17, 2009
Embassy Review : Arrived at the embassy at 7:30 (second in line), waited until the gate opened at 8:00, handed papers at the counter at 8:30, paid the fee at 8:40, waited for fingerprinting till 9:15, waited another 20 minutes for the interview.
Questions asked were;
- where my husband is
- what he does
- when I met him
- when I will move to the US
- where I will live
- whether we have kids
The officer first asked me these questions in Japanese. He switched to English as soon as he realized I can speak English though. He was quite friendly.

I went to the embassy at 7:30 for my 8:30 appointment because I knew there would be 30-50 people. If you would like to get your interview done early, get to the emassy early and wait in line regardless of your appointment time.
Rating : Very Good


POE Review: Las Vegas
Event Description
Entry Date : 2009-07-29
Embassy Review : I went to the citizens/returning residents line. The immigration officer processed my passport, took the biometrics (fingerprint and facial picture) and took me to a small waiting room to process immigration papers that I got from the US embassy Tokyo. It took about 15 minutes till my name was called, and then an officer took my fingerprint and asked me to write my signature on a form. She returned my passport and custom form to me a few minutes later and I was finally out of the airport
Harassment Level : Low


Local US CIS Office Review: Reno NV
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : May 13, 2009
Embassy Review : I once went to the Reno office for obtaining an interim EAD more than 5 years ago. The officer was very nice and friendly. I didn't have any problem getting one
Harassment Level : Very Good


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