BePatience's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: K
Beneficiary's Name: R
VJ Member: BePatience
Country: India

Last Updated: 2012-05-15
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Immigration Checklist for K & R:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Mumbai, India
Marriage (if applicable): 2008-04-15
I-130 Sent : 2008-04-29
I-130 NOA1 : 2008-05-09
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2009-01-04
NVC Received : 2009-01-06
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2009-01-12
Pay AOS Bill : 2009-01-15
Receive I-864 Package : 2009-01-16
Send AOS Package : 2009-01-16
Submit DS-261 : 2009-01-13
Receive IV Bill : 2009-01-15
Pay IV Bill : 2009-01-15
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2009-01-16
Case Completed at NVC : 2009-02-11
NVC Left : 2009-03-12
Consulate Received : 2009-03-16
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2009-03-23
Interview Date : 2009-03-30
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-03-30
US Entry : 2009-04-06
Comments : I-130
9-27-08 touched

06-21-08 touched
06-23-08 touched

01-04-2009 Both file Approved

03-30-2009 CR1 Visa approved!!!!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 240 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 325 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Dallas
POE Date : 2009-04-06
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 5
Comments :

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-01-10
NOA Date : 2011-01-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-04-06
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-08-22
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2011-08-27
Comments : 01-10-2011 : Priority mail I-751 to VSC
01-13-2011 : I-751 package recieved by VSC
01-19-2011 : Check cashed
01-25-2011 : Recieved NOA1(Receipt date - 1/14/2011)
03-18-2011 : Received Biometric apt(Apt date - 4/6/2011)
08-22-2011 : Approved received email (Card production)
08-27-2011 : Card received in mail via USPS priority mail (Left in mailbox)

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Dallas TX
Date Filed : 2012-01-09
NOA Date : 2012-01-12
Bio. Appt. : 2012-03-14
Interview Date : 2012-04-19
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2012-05-14
Comments : 01-09-2012: Sent N400 package {via USPS priority mail} 01-13-2012: Received NOA {01-12-12} 03-14-2012: Received text/email Fingerprint Appt {Waived - NO FINGERPRINT} 03-17-2012: Received Interview letter {04-19-12} 04-19-2012: False RFE generated after interview 04-30-2012: Oath Scheduled 05-02-2012: Received Oath letter {05-14-12 @8:30am} 05-14-2012: Oath completed {Certificate received}

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Mumbai, India
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 30, 2009
Embassy Review : Hello Everyone,

Wifeís CR1 VISA APPROVED!!!!!! I would like to Thank Visa Journey and everyone who have helped me throughout this visa process. I also like to thank the creator of LingCheís shortcut and Lotoís guide, without this guides I donít think it would be possible to finish this journey this quickly. Following is my wifeís visa experience at Mumbai consulate.

On March 30, 2009 my wifeís CR1 visa was approved!!!! She arrived at VFS at 6:15am. The Stars and Stripes Lounge was closed at this time and she waited outside with a large group of people all having their interview that day. Finally at approximately 6:50am Stars & Stripes opened and she went inside to deposit her purse and mobile phone in a locker, because you are not allowed to take such items into the consulate. Then she got on the shuttle bus at 7:20am that took her directly to the Consulate at about 7:35am. She then went through a security checkpoint and then got inside the consulate at 7:50am. My wife went inside and an Indian officer gave her originals back and asked for VFS receipt. The officer returned the VFS receipt back to my wife along with a token. Then within 20mins they took her fingerprints and asked for original interview letter for K3 and CR1. This is where my wife told them to process CR1 visa instead of K3. Then at 9:30am they called her name for the interview with the American officer. The interviewer asked if she wanted a translator...she did but she gave interview in English. My wife took an oath (to tell the truth). Then the (female) American officer asked the following questions:

Who is your petitioner?
What is his name?
How did you meet your husband?
What is your marriage date?
Who filed for your husband?
How long has he been in the US?
What does your husband do in US?
What is his employer name?
Why do you thing your marriage will last?
What did you see in your husband?
Where does your husband stay in US?
Does your husband have any siblings?
Are they married?
Where do they stay in US?

Then American lady officer saw our whole wedding album, honeymoon pictures, other ceremony pictures and asked my wife to identify where is your in-laws in the album.

The interview was over within 10 minutes. The American lady officer didn't ask to see phone call record or any other proof of relationship, nor did she ask for any additional documents. The officer was polite and nice during the interview.

Then the officer said "CONGRATULATIONS. YOUR VISA IS APPROVED. We will courier your visa within few days. Then my wife went back to VFS office to collect her stuff and asked them if she can pick up the visa in the evening.

Then later that day my wife went to the VFS office between 5 PM to 6 PM. They asked for Identification and the VFS receipt to pick up the Visa. VISA received!!!!!!

Once again Thank you to all VJ members for the great information & help provided through out this immigration process.

Best of luck to all of you!
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