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Ivy.'s US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Aaron
Beneficiary's Name: Ivy
VJ Member: Ivy.
Country: Croatia

Last Updated: 2019-01-25
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Immigration Checklist for Aaron & Ivy:

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 : National Benefits Center
Transferred? Nebraska Service Center on 2013-12-26
Consulate : Croatia
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-07-21
I-130 Sent : 2013-06-21
I-130 NOA1 : 2013-06-26
I-130 RFE : 2014-03-04
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-03-14
I-130 Approved : 2014-03-20
NVC Received : 2014-04-07
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-05-12
Pay AOS Bill : 2014-05-12
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2014-05-13
Submit DS-261 : 2014-05-10
Receive IV Bill : 2014-05-21
Pay IV Bill : 2014-05-22
Send IV Package : 2014-05-13
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2014-08-15
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2015-02-24
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2015-02-25
US Entry : 2015-03-17
Comments : Interview originally scheduled for Oct 2014, I rescheduled because I entered the U.S. on in Sept 2014 to stay until Feb 2015 on a tourist visa.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 267 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 608 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Houston
POE Date : 2015-03-17
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : I went to the US Residents line (I had my IR-1 visa, my child a US passport). They sent me to a secondary waiting room for processing. We waited a little bit and they called me to take my right index finger print and signature. Within a couple of minutes I was called for an "interview" I guess. They asked how long we have been married, where my husband lived, where he worked and what he did there. That was it! Quick and easy!

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : San Antonio TX
Date Filed : 2018-04-02
NOA Date : 2018-04-02
Bio. Appt. : 2018-04-10
Interview Date : 2018-12-10
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2019-01-24
Comments : The officer picked me up right after my husband and I passed security. He sent him to the waiting room and took me to his office for the interview. It took about half an hour and it was a nice chat about my application, the test, soccer and traveling, my request for an oath modification.

Both my application and the oath modification were approved and I got a letter printed on the spot for my personal records that says so. I was told to wait 1-2 month for the oath ceremony letter and to make sure my husband comes to that, too, since I applied after 3 years of residency based on my marriage to the US citizen.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Croatia
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 27, 2015
Embassy Review : Everything went great!

We were told to come at 11am. We waited until tourist interviews were over and at 12.10 we were called to Booth 4 (a little room, really). I was asked about my husband's name, when we got married, how many times we were married, when we went to see each other, who went to see whom first, when we decided to get married, if it was a surprise to me... I had to explain if I was done with school (not yet, writing my thesis atm), when I planned to move and what I would do there. I went end of February and I did not need to present our newest tax return.

No additional documents or pictures were necessary (though I brought them, of course).

My baby started crying after 15-20 minutes and we wrapped it up. I got a phone call the next day to let me know I can pick my visa up.

DO NOT FORGET TO BRING YOUR VALID TURIST VISA! I had left it at home in my expired passport, but it needs to be canceled without predjudice so have it with you!
Rating : Very Good

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Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
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