Marsha's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Marsha
Beneficiary's Name: Jens
VJ Member: Marsha
Country: Germany

Last Updated: 2008-06-23
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Immigration Checklist for Marsha & Jens:

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 : Frankfurt, Germany
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2008-05-10
I-130 NOA1 :
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved :
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 :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date :
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
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Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Frankfurt, Germany
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 22, 2008
Embassy Review : The day before the interview, we left home at midnight, got to the Consulate at 6:00 a.m!
Too early, so we left for coffee then came back for the appointment. Waited outside for about 15 minutes, then went it. They call for "united states citizens first please!" So we were the 2nd couple in.
We sat down, then got called up about 5 minutes later to the first Consulate worker. She was very nice, and gave us a sheet as to how to put the paperwork in order, and told us to buy stamps and then pay for the processing. (The exchange rate is crap at the Consulate; we actually paid $432 instead of $400 because of this, and I wish I had known this beforehand.)

After this, we sat down again for a while, and then got called up to go to the 2nd window. This man was also nice and friendly. He went through our paperwork, checked things off, and then said we were all set with that. Then he told us to sit down again and wait for the last process, the actual "Interview." So this time we waited about 1/2 hour, and then got called up. This was the shortest period of time of all. We didn't get asked ANY questions at all. Jens got his fingerprints done, then the Officer said "Ok, we have everything we need; you should get your visa in the mail within two weeks. He was very nice and straight to the point! We left, and were so relieved's a nerve wracking process. Thank GOD it's over! We received the VISA and paperwork in the mail today, on Tuesday July 22. That has GOT to be a record! 2 business days! Amazing!
Thank you all for your support, I will write more later concerning the POE etc..Take care, and many blessings,
Marsha & Jens

Rating : Very Poor

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