WhidbeyGirl's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Linda
Beneficiary's Name: Moses
VJ Member: WhidbeyGirl
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2012-10-17
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Immigration Checklist for Linda & Moses:

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 : Senegal
Marriage (if applicable): 2008-11-03
I-130 Sent : 2009-02-23
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-03-04
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2009-03-27
NVC Received : 2009-04-15
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2009-04-20
Pay AOS Bill : 2009-04-20
Receive I-864 Package : 2009-04-21
Send AOS Package : 2009-04-23
Submit DS-261 : 2009-04-21
Receive IV Bill : 2009-04-29
Pay IV Bill : 2009-05-14
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2009-05-16
Case Completed at NVC : 2009-06-12
NVC Left : 2009-07-14
Consulate Received : 2009-07-17
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2009-07-10
Interview Date : 2009-08-06
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2009-09-28
US Entry : 2009-09-29
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 23 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 155 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2009-09-29
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Very quick - maybe 20 minutes. Officers were fabulous!!

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-07-18
NOA Date : 2011-07-20
RFE(s) : 2012-01-05
Bio. Appt. : 2011-08-19
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-02-06
Approved : No
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Seattle WA
Date Filed : 2012-07-21
NOA Date :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-08-24
Interview Date : 2012-10-16
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2012-10-16
Comments : woo hoo we're done!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Senegal
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 12, 2011
Embassy Review : Interview was a nice woman. Accepted explanations when our answers differed slightly. Pushed our visa thru quickly when I told her I already had husbands airline ticket leaving for US in 5 days, had it ready in 4 days. Now picking it up was a pain because we were given an appointment outside the "normal" pick up times. The woman at the outside window was adament that we had to return the next day and that I had the wrong pick up date. I wouldn't budge and kept asking for superiors and refusing to take "go and come back later" as an answer. She gave me all sorts of reasons I had to leave - I needed to schedule an appointment (even though I had an official note stating to come in on Monday), that the woman wasn't in so I couldn't pick it up, that the packet wasn't ready, that no one else could put the packet together, etc, etc, etc. I stood my ground and we were finally admitted. After we got inside it took less than 5 minutes to have packet in hand!! The packet had been finished the same day of our approval (per the timestamp on the packet). I was very happy to have the packet in hand but really pissed that the lady at the window was such a witch and did everything she could to pursuade me to come back at a time more convient for her.
Rating : Good

POE Review: JFK
Event Description
Entry Date : 2009-09-29
Embassy Review : GREAT! FAST! FRIENDLY!
Harassment Level : Low

Timeline Comments: None yet, be the first!

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predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
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