Azzudiin's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Scott
Beneficiary's Name: Hong
VJ Member: Azzudiin
Country: China

Last Updated: 2011-04-16
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Immigration Checklist for Scott & Hong:

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 : Guangzhou, China
Marriage (if applicable): 2009-12-29
I-130 Sent : 2010-01-13
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-01-20
I-130 RFE : 3/22/10 Sent to local office for Petitioner Interview
I-130 RFE Sent : 7/26/10 Petitioner interview scheduled
I-130 Approved : 2010-12-15
NVC Received : 2011-01-03
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2011-01-08
Pay AOS Bill : 2011-01-19
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2011-01-19
Submit DS-261 : 2011-01-04
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill : 2011-02-04
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2011-02-18
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2011-02-24
Interview Date : 2011-03-25
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-04-06
US Entry : 2011-04-15
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 329 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 429 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2011-04-15
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 5
Comments : POE was painless other then waiting for 2 hours to get through. 5 Planes from non VWP countries all landed within 15 minutes of each other. Immigration area was swamped, but officers polite and moving as fast as they could to process everyone.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Guangzhou, China
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 2, 2011
Embassy Review : Having been denied before and really hating Guangzhou Consulate I have to say this time the experience was much better, not just because we passed, but because we got a Officer that did his job.
The process is now split between 2 days, Day 1 you turn in Documents and they will ask some questions when you turn in Documents.
Questions asked:
Do you speak English?
Do you know about your husbands previous marriages?
Are you a CCP member?
These questions really are huge in deciding on who interviews you, because someone who claims to speak English will get interviewed by an Officer who does not speak Chinese very well or at all, so answer honestly.
Day 2 the actual interview:
How did you meet?
When did your husband first come to China to see you?
How many times has he been to China?
Reveiwed our pictures, asked a few questions about people in the pictures
Are you CCP?
A couple questions case specific
Congratulations you passed.

Entire interview in English
Officer was patient, spoke slowly and clearly so wife understood all questions and answered all questions in English.
Officer was pleasant, and friendly and showed geniune interest in our case.

Few additional items, Wife carried in 1800 pages and Video chat records and emails, 200 pictures, and countless other items from my trips records, shared bank account records etc.
When she walked up to the window she put down all 20lbs on the ledge in full view of Officer, he asked what it was, she told him and even though he only looked at the pictures and not emails etc, I think it sealed the deal from the start.
Rating : Good

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