Italian_in_NYC's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: S
Beneficiary's Name: K
VJ Member: Italian_in_NYC
Country: Italy

Last Updated: 2018-02-02
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Immigration Checklist for S & K:

USCIS I-130 Petition:      
Dept of State IR-5 Visa:    
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

IR-5 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Naples, Italy
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2017-02-13
I-130 NOA1 : 2017-02-15
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2017-08-25
NVC Received : 2017-09-18
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2017-09-27
Pay AOS Bill : 2017-09-27
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2017-10-04
Submit DS-261 : 2017-09-26
Receive IV Bill : 2017-10-02
Pay IV Bill : 2017-10-02
Send IV Package : 2017-10-04
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2017-11-22
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2018-01-30
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-02-01
US Entry : 2018-02-03
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 191 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 349 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : New York City NY
Date Filed : 2006-06-20
NOA Date : 2006-06-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-07-25
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2006-10-24
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2006-11-03
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2006-06-20
NOA Date : 2006-06-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-07-25
Approved Date : 2006-09-04
Date Card Received : 2006-09-08
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 76 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2008-07-30
NOA Date : 2008-08-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-08-26
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-04-23
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2009-05-01
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Dallas/Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2009-07-27
NOA Date : 2009-07-28
Bio. Appt. : 2009-08-20
Interview Date : 2009-11-10
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2009-11-13
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Naples, Italy
Review Topic: IR-5 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 30, 2018
Embassy Review : The usual two-day process at the Naples Consulate for immigrant visas (my mom is a 10-minute walk from the US Consulate in Milan, but immigrant visas for Italy are processed exclusively at the Naples post).
She got there on Sunday late afternoon by high-speed train, checked in at a hotel 5 minutes away (on foot) from the Consulate.
Monday was the medical. Instructions say to be there by 8, however I told her to be there earlier because it's first come-first served. She was there at 6:45, clinic (Istituto Varelli) opened at 7, she was first in line. They checked the Consulate list (they schedule the medical for you for the day before the interview), she was on.
Blood and urine test right away, then chest x-rays.
After that a brief consultation with some personnel (not sure whether they are actual medical doctors), they said no extra vaccinations are required, she proceeded to pay the fee in cash (EUR 220). Then she went in to the doctor, brief visit (checked lungs, heart, blood pressure, stomach, sight) and she was done.
Today was the interview. Appointment was at 9am. She was there at 8:15 but had to wait till 8:45 to get in.
Airport-style security, she had to leave her cell phone in a locker.
She was first called at a window by an Italian employee of the Consulate. Documents were checked. Not all of them, they just wanted to see her birth certificate, the two police certificates and they asked for her marriage certificate (which she didn't have because she's a widower). The employee said that she could email it in if the CO asked for it (spoiler: she didn't). Then her fingerprints were taken.
She then waited for the actual interview with the CO. After a 45-minute wait (a Peruvian national was getting grilled and was having a hard time before her) she was called. A nice and young American CO swore her in and conducted the interview in Italian.
Four question asked:
1. who is [my name]? My son
2. is he married? Yes
3. Do they have kids? Yes, two.
4. What does he do? CPA

"Ok, your visa is approved, you should receive it within a week"

And my mom was on her way. She is flying back to Milan tonight.
CEAC status changed to Administrative Processing (which I think is the norm)
Rating : Very Good

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