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Aya820's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Toni
Beneficiary's Name: Peter
VJ Member: Aya820
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2017-04-07
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Immigration Checklist for Toni & Peter:

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 : Nigeria
Marriage (if applicable): 2008-07-17
I-130 Sent : 2010-06-09
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-06-15
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2010-11-03
NVC Received : 2010-11-08
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2010-11-19
Pay AOS Bill : 2010-11-15
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2010-12-01
Submit DS-261 : 2010-11-19
Receive IV Bill : 2010-11-24
Pay IV Bill : 2010-12-03
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2010-12-06
Case Completed at NVC : 2011-07-14
NVC Left : 2011-08-04
Consulate Received : 2011-08-08
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2011-08-03
Interview Date : 2011-09-12
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-09-20
US Entry : 2011-12-03
Comments : Married in Lagos, Nigeria.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 141 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 454 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Washington DC
POE Date : 2011-12-03
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Smooth, except he almost missed his connecting flight not paying attention to the overhead call...Whew!

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Cincinnati OH
Date Filed : 2016-09-27
NOA Date : 2016-10-05
Bio. Appt. : 2016-11-03
Interview Date : 2017-03-23
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2017-04-13
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nigeria
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 13, 2011
Embassy Review : Hubby arrived at the Lagos Embassy at 6:30 am (based on other VJers experiences), even though his interview was not scheduled until 10:00 am. He said they called him in at 12:00 p.m., and asked for the following documents: Death Cert (I was married once before, and they asked for the death cert of my late husband to make sure I was a widow), his Birth Cert, Marriage Cert, & my 2010 income tax. He was called into the interview (white female), and she asked him only the following questions:

Who was his petitioner?
Where his wife was born, and my parents name?
She asked about my siblings
Why he was going to the states?
Why has your wife only visited once?

The CO told him he was Approved. He was finished at 1:15 p.m., and texting me with the good news. Praise God!!

All in all he said it was a good experience, even with the long wait.

(updated on September 12, 2011)

(updated on February 4, 2013)
Rating : Good

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Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

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