Married2aTico's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: C
Beneficiary's Name: D
VJ Member: Married2aTico
Country: Costa Rica

Last Updated: 2010-09-17
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Immigration Checklist for C & D:

USCIS I-130/I-129F Petitions:  
Dept of State K3 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  


K3 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Costa Rica
Marriage : 2008-05-08
I-130 Sent : 2008-10-09
I-130 NOA1 : 2008-10-17
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-129F Sent : 2008-10-30
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-11-04
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-04-29
NVC Received : 2009-05-05
NVC Left : 2009-05-07
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2009-05-20
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-05-22
US Entry : 2009-05-26
I-130 Approval : 2009-04-29
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 176 days from your NOA1 date.

Your I-130 was approved in 194 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 215 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2009-05-26
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Costa Rica
Review Topic: K3 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 1, 2009
Embassy Review : We arrived a little before our scheduled time of 12:00. Around 12:30 we were called up to the window. A woman asked for all the required docs and we turned them in to her. She put them in a folder, which appeared to have all our other information. Then we sat and waited FOREVER! We were not called up again until after 5:00pm. Our interview was very short. The Officer looked through our paperwork and asked some basic questions. She wanted to see my passport to verify I had been to CR as many times as I said I had. She asked to see pics, so I showed her the 6 x 8 album I had made just for the interview (btw- highly recommend Ritz.com for this- you do it all at home and then pick-up in the store in an hour). She did not even flip through the whole thing and gave it back. Next, she told us she saw no reason to deny the petition and told us to come get it on Friday to pick Diego's passport with the visa (our interview was on a Wed. and they don't allow you to pick-ip on Thurs.)

Overall, exactly what I expected minus the CRAZY wait. Be sure to take snacks b/c the snack bar closes around 2.
Rating : Good


POE Review: Atlanta
Event Description
Entry Date : 2009-05-26
Embassy Review : I had my husband (k3) come with me in the citizens line. At the desk, the officer checked my stuff as usual and then told us to go to the green door. Once there, a lady told us to put Diego's stuff in a folder. After less than ten minutes she gave back Diego's passport and told us we were free to go. I was shocked it was so fast and NO questions. I didn't even have time to finish changing my shoes! He couldn't believe how easy it was either and just kept saying "That's it?!? All this waiting for that?!?"
Harassment Level : Low


Local US CIS Office Review: Hartford CT
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : September 17, 2010
Embassy Review : We arrived at the office and checked about 15 minutes early. We were called at our appointment time. The officer swore us in and made my husband go through a series of questions (the same ones that are on the application). He proceeded to flip through our application and asked us how we met. Then he said everything looked good and that we should expect the GC in the mail within two weeks.

We had taked lots of evidence, but were not asked for anything. We were in and out of the interview in less than five minutes.
Harassment Level : Very 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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