Chris Me lil D's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Chris
Beneficiary's Name: Ani
VJ Member: Chris Me lil D
Country: Bulgaria

Last Updated: 2013-10-02
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Immigration Checklist for Chris & Ani:

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 : Bulgaria
Marriage (if applicable): 2009-01-17
I-130 Sent : 2009-02-19
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-02-27
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2009-05-04
NVC Received : 2009-05-11
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2009-05-19
Pay AOS Bill : 2009-05-20
Receive I-864 Package : 2009-05-20
Send AOS Package : 2009-05-26
Submit DS-261 : 2009-05-20
Receive IV Bill : 2009-06-04
Pay IV Bill : 2009-06-04
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2009-06-05
Case Completed at NVC : 2009-07-10
NVC Left : 2009-08-07
Consulate Received : 2009-08-12
Packet 3 Received : 2009-06-05
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-06-08
Packet 4 Received : 2009-07-29
Interview Date : 2009-08-25
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-08-28
US Entry : 2009-09-01
Comments : FEB 09 Filers - http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=rnQMGTWSEURMT6cZR1YmWrg&hl=en
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DS-230 package was sent to NVC on June 8th.
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RFE received for 2 missing photos on June 24th
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Original interview date was Sept 15th, rescheduled over phone with USEM Council
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Original date of POE - 08/31/09 - due to flight 4 hours delay, US entry date was 12.20 am on 9/1/09
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Welcome notice sent from Texas Service Center??? - 9/15/2009
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Welcome notice received - 9/21/2009
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Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 66 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 179 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Boston
POE Date : 2009-09-01
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Original date of POE was 8/31/09. My flight from London to Boston was delayed with 4 hours, so my plane landed in BOS at 9/1/09 @ 12.20 am
Immigration officer at 1st level was very friendly and he kept making jokes and trying to make me feel comfortable probably due to the late hour of arriving and my situation (pregnant with swelling feet). Immigration officer at 2nd level was not very friendly, but not rude either. She was just surprised she had to deal with 2 orange packages she got from me/embassy. She said that's the biggest package of paperwork she had to deal with lately...
Whole process at Immigration customs took about an hour...


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-06-03
NOA Date : 2011-06-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-07-08
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-02-25
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments : Cranston, RI - biometrics appointment took no more than 10 min.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bulgaria
Review Topic: Other Experience
Event Description
Review Date : May 15, 2009
Embassy Review : My wife was applying for a F-1 visa and got denied by the Vice Council. Few days later we went back with my then-fiance and got interviewed again by the same lady as she needed to sign a declaration for me in which I stated I was single and was free to marry my girl. Her first question was so mean and rude! She looked at my wife, and asked "It's you again?"
Next time when we need to go to the embassy I will certainly want to meet the Council Mr.Peron and complain to him that Bulgarian people were much nicer and friendly to me than my "own" people...
Rating : Very Poor


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