Bocajr27's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Fernando
Beneficiary's Name: Luz
VJ Member: Bocajr27
Country: Colombia

Last Updated: 2012-08-31
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Immigration Checklist for Fernando & Luz:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Bogota, Colombia
Marriage (if applicable): 2008-09-16
I-130 Sent : 2009-02-03
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-02-06
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2009-06-16
NVC Received : 2009-06-16
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2009-06-19
Pay AOS Bill : 2009-06-19
Receive I-864 Package : 2009-06-23
Send AOS Package : 2009-06-23
Submit DS-261 : 2009-06-24
Receive IV Bill : 2009-06-25
Pay IV Bill : 2009-06-26
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2009-06-30
Case Completed at NVC : 2009-06-30
NVC Left : 2009-06-30
Consulate Received : 2009-07-08
Packet 3 Received : 2009-07-01
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-09-01
Packet 4 Received : 2009-07-02
Interview Date : 2009-07-09
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2009-10-03
US Entry : 2009-10-07
Comments : Received RFE on 4/9/09.
Sent Evidence Requested on 4/15/09.
Evidence Received by VCS on 4/16/09.
Case Touched & updated by USICS 4/17/09
No news for 60 Days
NOA2 Received on 6/16/09 exctly 60 days
NVC immediately sent file to Embassy after Expedite Request.
Embassy called on July 2nd to confirm appointment on July 9th. No letter needed just come on in.
July 9th, Interview day. Put on AP.
August 6th, AP Over, but must file form I-212 with local USCIS office in Miami.
August 20th, filed I-212 with all supporting documentation.
September 9th, Did info pass and requested expedite of I-212 due to medical emergency.
September 14th, I-212 returned with notice to file in Embassy in Bogota.
September 17th, Went to Local USCIS office to dispute the letter received on the 14th. USCIS officers were very kind and extremely respectful. Meeting lasted 3 hours with several supervisors and 2 officers. I-212 will be processed in 10 days.
September 17th, Received call from USCIS Officer processing I-212 and was told to come in at 1:00pm to pick up approval notice. (I cried like a baby)
September 17th, recieved I-212 Approval notice. Contacted US Embassy in Bogota to advise them that we had the approval in hand.
September 17th, 2-Hours later I recieve an e-mail reply from embassy. "Please make an appointment for your wife to come in. Please bring passport and approval notice."
September 17th, Appointment made with US Embassy in Bogota for Tuesday September 29th at 7:30 am.
September 18th, Sent original approval letter to my wife via Avianca overnight.

Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 130 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 153 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-07-20
NOA Date : 2012-08-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-10-20
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-05-18
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2012-05-18
Comments : No interview. Just an approval.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bogota, Colombia
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 25, 2009
Embassy Review : Arrived at 6:30am and left around 2:30pm. Everything was smooth and easy. Unfortunately we were put on AP, but that was not the Consul's fault (nor anyone elses for that matter). AP only lasted 30 days and we were informed via e-mail on a weekly basis as to the status of our AP.

After 30 days, AP was over but we needed to file form I-212 with local office. I-212 was approved in 27 days. Second Interview scheduled with Consulate to turn in Passport and copy of approved I-212. Got there at 7:00am and left at 11:30am. Very easy, very nice people and very helpful. God luck to everyone.
Rating : Very Good

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