zahrasalem's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Zahra
Beneficiary's Name: Ahmed
VJ Member: zahrasalem
Country: Qatar

Last Updated: 2012-08-05
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Immigration Checklist for Zahra & Ahmed:

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 : Qatar
Marriage (if applicable): 2009-01-04
I-130 Sent : 2009-05-02
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-05-08
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2009-08-19
NVC Received : 2009-08-28
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2009-12-13
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-03-03
US Entry : 2010-03-06
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 103 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 219 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : San Francisco
POE Date : 2010-03-06
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Entry in San Francisco was very smooth, easy, simple questions.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-02-15
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-07-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2012-07-21
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Qatar
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 28, 2011
Embassy Review : I was with my husband for the interview. The CO was a young American man, very polite, sort of friendly, asked me more questions at first than my husband! We are both Muslim (I wear hijab) and CO asked my husband is his family in agreement with him marrying someone of his own choice not born in Egypt. My husband said that his family isn't doesn't follow 'arranged' marriages, all his siblings chose their own spouses. CO looked at our photos, skype records, my airline tickets and photos with his family, commented he liked some of our photos. He said he "believes we have a valid marriage, but AP is a requirement that he can't avoid, but he will try to have it done as soon as possible". My husband was in AP for 12 weeks, embassy finally called him to bring his passport and got the visa. Not SO bad compared to other people.
Rating : Good

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