raysfan's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Orlando
Beneficiary's Name: Claudia
VJ Member: raysfan
Country: Colombia

Last Updated: 2009-09-10
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Immigration Checklist for Orlando & Claudia:

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 : Bogota, Colombia
Marriage (if applicable): 2008-06-24
I-130 Sent : 2008-09-19
I-130 NOA1 : 2008-09-24
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2009-04-10
NVC Received : 2009-04-17
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2009-04-30
Pay AOS Bill : 2009-05-01
Receive I-864 Package : 2009-05-02
Send AOS Package : 2009-05-07
Submit DS-261 : 2009-05-01
Receive IV Bill : 2009-05-14
Pay IV Bill : 2009-05-13
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2009-05-14
Case Completed at NVC : 2009-06-15
NVC Left : 2009-06-26
Consulate Received : 2009-06-30
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2009-06-23
Interview Date : 2009-07-22
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-07-27
US Entry : 2009-08-05
Comments : K-3 Interview 7/22/09 and looking forward to use it for the CR-1 visa instead of 8/17/09. CR-1 case already at the Embassy.
Got green light to use K-3 interview as CR-1.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 198 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 301 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Fort Lauderdale
POE Date : 2009-08-05
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : My wife told me that everything was very easy, they just ask her how long I've been leaving in US, they took her finger print and that was it.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bogota, Colombia
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 26, 2009
Embassy Review : 1- Be early since there is alot of people on line by 6am
2- Dress accordingly but not formal (not needed)
3- Be ready for a long day
4- Be mentaly prepared to see sadness from people frustrated for not getting approved.
5. Be sure to get all supporting documents to proof relationship since meny people were delined for not being prepared.
6. Most important of all "pictures" take many pictures which they will ask for them, it is the first thing they look for but everything else still important.
7. Make sure to have enough money to buy something to eat inside the embassy since it will be a long wait.
8. over all it was a good experience, they are very organized and make sure to take as much evidence with you than needed, it's better safe than sorry but belive me they will ask for it.
Rating : Good

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