nunyab's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Rajaa
Beneficiary's Name: Reda
VJ Member: nunyab
Country: Morocco

Last Updated: 2010-11-14
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Immigration Checklist for Rajaa & Reda:

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 : Madrid, Spain
Marriage (if applicable): 2008-05-09
I-130 Sent : 2008-05-19
I-130 NOA1 : 2008-05-23
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2008-08-06
NVC Received : 2008-08-20
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2008-09-08
Pay AOS Bill : 2008-09-12
Receive I-864 Package : 2008-09-22
Send AOS Package : 2008-09-16
Submit DS-261 : 2008-09-06
Receive IV Bill : 2008-09-27
Pay IV Bill : 2008-09-26
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2008-09-27
Case Completed at NVC : 2008-10-31
NVC Left : 2008-11-04
Consulate Received : 2008-11-06
Packet 3 Received : 2008-11-08
Packet 3 Sent : 2008-11-08
Packet 4 Received : 2008-11-08
Interview Date : 2008-12-10
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-12-16
US Entry : 2009-01-22
Comments : Recieved I-130 app 5/20/08 (express)
Recieved I-129f app 6/6/08 (express)
Touched 6/14/08 linking ?
I129F approved 8/06/08 yippie
I129 left for consuate 8/20/08
9/2/08 requested change of consulates From Morocco to Spain
9/6/09 sent email ds3023 recieved reciept confirmation same day
9/22/08 approved request for consulate change to Spain
10/10 rfe ds230 question 20
10/13 overnight new ds230
12/10/08 Visa approved and they kept his passport!!!! Whoooot he should get it back 1-2 wks
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 75 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 201 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : San Francisco
POE Date : 2009-01-22
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 5
Comments : My husband asked if this was another interview for a visa their response was "it is our job" other than 20 questions it was no problem.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2010-11-02
NOA Date : 2010-11-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : cashed check 11/8/2010. We received the NOA 11/12/10 but find it interesting it was dated the same day as it was filed.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Madrid, Spain
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 10, 2008
Embassy Review : My husband arrived 40 min early, there was no line. He went to the first window and they found his file from the NVC and asked him for his police certificate from madrid. He said that wasn't required (per the appointment letter) she had to research it and it was agreed that it wasn't necessary. He did his fingerprints and told to take a seat he waited about 20 min and was called for his interview.

The questions were: Who is (wife's name)? Why are you in Spain? Why (wife's name)? Where did you meet her? Did you know other women before? Why did you invite her? Do you know her kids? Will you have problems with the kids?

As the consular was asking questions my husband was showing him the pictures of us and the emails. The consular happened to find an email where my husband and I had a disagreement with my kids mentioned. The consular pointed it out to my husband he said "it wasn't the kids but her ex husband." He seemed ok with that.

Then he said well your visa is approved you have 6 months to go to your wife. you will leave us your passport and you will get a letter in 1-2 weeks and told him not to open it ???? that part seems strange to me... need to investigate futher.

My husband said it was easy and nice....
Rating : Very Good


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