Aryadne e Kevin's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Kevin
Beneficiary's Name: Aryadne
VJ Member: Aryadne e Kevin
Country: Brazil

Last Updated: 2009-01-14
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Immigration Checklist for Kevin & Aryadne:

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 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Marriage (if applicable): 2007-10-02
I-130 Sent : 2008-04-03
I-130 NOA1 : 2008-04-15
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2008-07-31
NVC Received : 2008-08-01
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2008-08-18
Pay AOS Bill : 2008-08-26
Receive I-864 Package : 2008-09-12
Send AOS Package : 2008-10-28
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2008-08-18
Pay IV Bill : 2008-08-26
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2008-08-12
Case Completed at NVC : 2008-11-25
NVC Left : 2008-11-26
Consulate Received : 2008-11-26
Packet 3 Received : 2008-09-12
Packet 3 Sent : 2008-10-24
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2009-01-09
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-01-14
US Entry :
Comments : May all of our dreams come true!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 107 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 269 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 12, 2009
Embassy Review : Got there at 6:30 and there was 2 couples already waiting. As usual, a big lane for non-immigrant, and by 7:30, a lane of around 15 people for immigrant-v all of them married ones.

The consular officer told us to present only the docs that were not send to NVC - in my case Medical Exam. At 9 o´clock, I was called by another consular officer for present the missing docs, pics and original docs (Birth, Marriage, Police clearences).

* PS about this moment: He asked me if my husband address has changed in CA, and that was the right moment to tell him yes, and I gave them the new address.. he asked me to write on the DS 230 form. Then, he look at my pics and said I need to shot them again because my ears weren´t enough clear.. even after I showed him how small they were... In fact, he asked me to go out and take new ones with pen caps behind my ears... (heheheh) I also mentined to him that I had new original of Birth and MArriage certificate because the ones I have sent to NVC were plastified... so, he asked kindly to make new copies out side as well.

Remark: most parte of the immigrants that were there had to take NEW PICS as well, because they had problems with their ears...

When I came back, around 10:00, some of the people were already interviewd by the same CO, and were waiting for the Consul. I was the third one to face the consul. Don´t need to mention that I took a big bag of evidences and all of the copy of the process with me, however, what really made a difference, in my case, was a letter from my attorney regarding my preview overstaied in 2005 (for only 4 months) and the lawsuit process that I moved against the school that negligencied my B2 visa (that was I lost my B2 visa)...

Interview: My number was called, then I came into this very small room where me and the consul were separate by a glass window. The consul talked to me in portuguese all the time, and never asked if I want to speak in english... I had a feeling he didnt want to spend too much time with no one.... hE ASKED me to do fingerprint and after warsd, asked me to sworn.... All of this very quickly. Then, he imediatly start asking me:


1- my name
2- my husband´s name
1- my birthdate
4- my husband´s birthdate
5- year of meeting first time
6- if Kevin was divorced
7 If he had kids
- when he got divorced
9- the day we met - again
(then he mention "so, he was married when you too were dating" (arggghh).... then, I answer "No, sir, He was separated, starting a divorce process...."
10- Did u live in US (that was when he saw the overstay period and got very irritated)
11- He asked me how long did I stay in CA for the last entry - I said 10 months and start telling him what was the problem and that I did a lawsuit to prove that I never intent to be illegal for 4 motnh
12- then he said very mean: "PROVE IT" - meaning about the lawsuit...
13- then I handed to him all of the lawsuit pprocess and the letter of my attorney explanning and highlighting that there was no reason for deny my visa.
14 He asked to wait out side (panic!!!!)

After 40 minutes praying to God, he called me again, gave me back my originals and said " Ma´an, all of it it seems very clear and fine to me, please, go to the other consular officer to manage the delivery of your passaport."

all in all, Consul were very assortive and polite, even mention that rude commentary. Never asked one pic to prove my relationship. However, embassy procedure seemed very organized and if the applicant is organized as well, all of that goes smooth.
Rating : Good

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