MrsRowe's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Althea
Beneficiary's Name: Darnell and Mickel
VJ Member: MrsRowe
Country: Guyana

Last Updated: 2011-05-28
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Immigration Checklist for Althea & Darnell and Mickel:

USCIS I-130 Petition:      
Dept of State IR-2 Visa:    
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

IR-2 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Guyana
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2010-04-09
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-04-19
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2010-09-28
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 : Taking this journey again to get my stepchildren here. May God walk with us.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 162 days from your NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Miami
POE Date : 2009-04-22
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-04-25
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-06-16
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : Paperwork filed late. Post office delivered a day later than they were supposed to. I waited too late to mail it. Waiting to see what happenes.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Guyana
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 25, 2009
Embassy Review : I could not figure out how to edit my last entry so i am doing a new one because i wanted to include more information.
My husband' interview was scheduled for 7:30AM. He was finished by 1:00PM. He was asked 4 questions. SEe previous entry for questions. In the end, they requested a DNA test to prove that our daughter is his. They did not bother to look at all the evidence i organized. They also requested an updated copy of my birth certificate. After he was told we had to do a DNA test, i called the embassy and spoke to someone there, she was not very nice but informative. She told me where to find the information on DNA testing. It was located on the website. I used Genelex and it was expensive but fast. The kit was sent to Doctor' Daniels office from the US the next day and it was recieved that friday and my husband had to go to the embassy so an official could witness them taking his sample the following Tuesday. The whole DNA process took about 3 weeks but most of it was the traveling time. They recieved the results on a Thursday Afternoon and on Friday i called to confirm that they recieved it and the same lady i spoke to after the interview told me she could not confirm it. The following Tuesday i emailed them and state that according to Fedex, resutls were delivered on and listed the date and time. The responded by emailing me a letter that my husband should appear any Wednesday at 7:30AM. He appeared two Wednesday's later becasue first it was a holiday the following Wednesday and they did not mail the letter to him, he had to print it from his email. When he went that Wednesday, no questions were asked of him, they told him to leave his passport and pick it up that Friday at 2:00PM. He went on that Friday and in 20 minutes he had his visa stamped in his passport and all original documents were returned. I would say with this embassy, give them what they ask for but be careful. They were not as scary as other people have said but they are very picky with everything. It is best to email them if you have any questions because they respond very quickly to the emial. Calling them will only lead to them being rude and you are not going to like it. Also, all documents must be no more than 2 years old. This is extremely important as they will not accept documents that are more than 2 years old. Show up early because there will be lots of people there.

The medical was done at Doctor Daniel's office. They were very nice and it costs 40 thousand Guyanese dollars. It wasn't difficult at all and they were very accomodating with the sample collection.

For the embassy, be confident in your answers and do not let them intimidate you. Once you know your relationship is real, you be confident.
Rating : Moderate

Local US CIS Office Review: Baltimore MD
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : December 29, 2008
Embassy Review : I went there several times when i Citizenship was taking forever. The customer service officers are of no help. When i went for my naturalization ceremony, it was very nice no problem. Very easy to get an infopass appointment there too. Overall, i would say it was okay.
Harassment Level : Moderate

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