Arequipa4us's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Michael
Beneficiary's Name: Betty
VJ Member: Arequipa4us
Country: Peru

Last Updated: 2008-08-05
Register or log in to follow this timeline

  

Immigration Checklist for Michael & Betty:

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 : Peru
Marriage (if applicable): 2007-10-05
I-130 Sent : 2007-11-09
I-130 NOA1 : 2008-01-22
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2008-04-10
NVC Received : 2008-04-21
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2008-04-28
Pay AOS Bill : 2008-05-05
Receive I-864 Package : 2008-05-05
Send AOS Package : 2008-05-06
Submit DS-261 : 2008-05-04
Receive IV Bill : 2008-05-17
Pay IV Bill : 2008-05-17
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2008-05-20
Case Completed at NVC : 2008-06-02
NVC Left : 2008-06-12
Consulate Received : 2008-06-16
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2008-06-20
Interview Date : 2008-07-03
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-07-10
US Entry : 2008-07-15
Comments : Used E-mail and On-line Payments
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 79 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 163 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : San Francisco
POE Date : 2008-07-15
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : All the USCIS & Customs Officers were very friendly and helpful. The whole process took about 15-20 minutes after she got off the plane. They asked simple questions, reviewed the documents in the "sealed envelope", took her index fingerprint, and welcomed her to the USA. Without a doubt the POE was the best part of the whole experience.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Peru
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 7, 2008
Embassy Review : Review Topic: IR1/CR1 Visa

I don't have all the details as I was unable to be there with my wife. Here is the little I can share:

She arrived about 1/2 an hour before her interveiw and was given a number. She made her way through various windows asking questions and requesting documents. At one point she was asked for a RENIEC endorsed original marriage certificate. It is a long story, so I will cut to the chase...we had an original, but it was not RENIEC endorsed. She continued to go through the process, and they called her to an interview room. She signed the Part II of her DS-230. She was asked how we met, and when she answered, the interviewer's eyes raised (see our story for detials). Then she was asked if she had pictures (she did), and that was it. She was handed a yellow piece of paper, stating we were missing the required document. She was told when she got the document to DHL it back to the embassy with her passport and it would take about 10 days to complete. My wife called me immediately. I and my US Congressional Delegation called down to the embassy. The instruction of the required RENIEC endorsement is in the "Package 3", that is sent from the embassy. We never received a single thing from the embassy, only from the NVC, so we had no way of knowing about this requirement. In addition, this requirement is not needed by those who are married in Lima, only those married in other cities. You will not find this information on any of the websites or their instruction packets, so I hoope that it will save others from this frustration and disappointment. The embassy states that the visa is approved pending the receipt of the document. The embassy will stand fast that they mailed this information to you, so the quickest way to over come this, is to just get what they ask for. I am still working with my US Congressioal Delegates to try and get the processing expeditied.
Rating : Moderate


POE Review: San Francisco
Event Description
Entry Date : 2008-07-15
Embassy Review : All the USCIS & Customs Officers were very friendly and helpful. The whole process took about 15-20 minutes after she got off the plane. They asked simple questions, reviewed the documents in the "sealed envelope", took her index fingerprint, and welcomed her to the USA. Without a doubt the POE was the best part of the whole experience.
Harassment Level : Low


Timeline Comments: None yet, be the first!

Register or log in to comment on this timeline


*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

** Not all cases are transfered

vjTimeline ver 5.0