xelance's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Alex
Beneficiary's Name: Natalia
VJ Member: xelance
Country: Colombia

Last Updated: 2013-04-19
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Immigration Checklist for Alex & Natalia:

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 : Bogota, Colombia
Marriage (if applicable): 2010-03-30
I-130 Sent : 2010-06-25
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-07-02
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2011-02-08
NVC Received : 2011-02-21
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2011-03-03
Pay AOS Bill : 2011-03-02
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 : 2011-03-03
Receive IV Bill : 2011-03-04
Pay IV Bill : 2011-03-05
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left : 2011-03-14
Consulate Received : 2011-03-17
Packet 3 Received : 2011-03-17
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-03-18
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2011-03-31
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-04-05
US Entry : 2011-04-22
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 221 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 272 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Orlando
POE Date : 2011-04-22
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 10
Comments : one of the worst experiences ever. Just downright horrible, the officer couldn't have been more of a jerk. It was a very bad welcome to the US gift for my wife.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-04-10
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bogota, Colombia
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 2, 2011
Embassy Review : It was the perfect day in Bogota..the embassy was basically empty, and the sun was shining! All in all, the whole process from start to finish took about 3 hours, I think that is a record...or close to it lol. We arrived at the embassy around 5:45 because the taxi was going soooo fast. She was called up to the window to submit her documents about 30 minutes after we were let into the embassy. The petitioner is not allowed to accompany the beneficiary at this step..so just save your time and save your seats lol. This interview was actually longer than the final interview because she had to review the documents and asked her a couple basic questions. Next, she got her fingerprints and about 15 minutes later, we were called up to the window. The woman who interviewed us was sooo nice, and I had a feeling we were already approved the minute we talked to her. She asked if my wife spoke English and she said she did so she then proceeded to do the interview all in English lol...my wife did great, and she even commented on how good her English is. She was very personable and treated us with a lot of respect and kindness. She asked my wife when I came to Bogota, how we met, where were we going to live in the US and then asked me basically the same questions and said "everything is in order and looks great, congratulations you are approved...you may go to Domesa and pay for the delivery!" The whole interview took maybe 3 minutes and was very basic. We were so happy..I just stood there in disbelief that it was all over and kissed my wife, and I said thank you thank you! Sorry about that hahaha, she laughed and said dont worry, it happens all the time! javascript:emoticon('') It was a great experience..everything went right! Next up...Orlando POE!
Rating : Very Good

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