gemini23nj's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Connie
Beneficiary's Name: Lexy
VJ Member: gemini23nj
Country: Cuba

Last Updated: 2019-12-04
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Immigration Checklist for Connie & Lexy:

USCIS I-130 Petition:      
Dept of State IR-2 Visa:    
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

IR-2 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Guyana
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2018-01-17
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-01-31
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2018-09-06
NVC Received : 2018-10-5
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2018-10-13
Pay AOS Bill : 2018-10-13
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2018-10-17
Pay IV Bill : 2018-10-17
Send IV Package : 2018-11-17
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2018-11-26
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-10-17
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 218 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 624 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Costa Rica
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : November 22, 2005
Embassy Review : We obtained an appointment very quickly, less than a week if we chose, however we waited a few weeks so that I could arrive. Once inside the wait was not at all that long, we did not wait more than an hour for our interview once we were inside. Package 3 had outdated forms ( I was so brainfried by that point I didn't even notice) during the interview, the consulate provided me with the correct 2 forms, which I filled out then and there,(speedwriting). The consulate asked many questions about our relationship,did not want to see supporting information(I brought a lot)but did want to see my paystubs. Visa was approved, but I did start to sweat a bit!
Rating : Good

POE Review: JFK
Event Description
Entry Date : 2005-02-24
Embassy Review : Pretty easy, however office at POE didnt really know what the k-1 was, he got help though, in and out in about 15 minutes
Harassment Level : Low

Local US CIS Office Review: Newark NJ
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : May 17, 2006
Embassy Review : We were finally approved today. I just wanted to share some of the details.

1. Our appointment was at 10:00am, we arrived around 9:30. Long lines, waiting area was standing room only. We sat from about 10:00 until 1:00pm before we were called in.

2. We were asked if we need a translator, but my husband declined.

3. The very first thing that we were asked for was the I-94s. Now, the original that we had gotten when we came in on the k-1 was fotocopied and included with the packet, but it was not very legible, the date that is. We no longer had the original b/c we used the advanced parole, so it was removed and a new one attached to my husbands passport. I thought this was going to be a HUGE problem just by the guys tone. BUT.... he asked us where my husband entered, and the date. He found him in the system. One down!!

4. He asked "did you see a dr. in your home country" What did you do with the packet, because I don't have it here" OK I Started sweating, we gave it to the officer at POE. He continued looking through the packet, I saw him reading the Vaccination worksheet I had sent in with the packet, WE NEVER GOT THE VACCINATION SUPPLEMENT.. I guess it was good enough for this particular officer. (thank god!)

5. We were asked "Where did we meet, how long have we known each other,a few more basics"

6. I was asked for a copy of my income tax documents EVEN THOUGH IT WAS NOT REQUESTED ON THE LETTER. Thank god I have followed this forum!! I handed my 2005 taxes.

7. We were asked for joint accounts, and never asked for pictures, however I showed them to him, he spent a long while looking through them.

8. There was silence for a while.. made me nervous. He asked me about any other names I have used, so I provided my maiden name.

9. I saw the big approved stamp going onto the application, but I still thought we were going to be asked to come back with the medical, but the officer looked up and advised us that we were approved. woooooooooooooo

I thought I was gonna cry or puke, luckily neither happened. Most of the officers seemed to be very nice. I actually bumped into a friend while I was there, she was going for her 10 year interview, and her husband *(USC) did not show up for the interview. Apparently the marriage is sour. But anyway, she still went through with her interview. The officer asked where her husband was, she was honest, she said he barely stays home anymore, and couldn't be bothered to come. SHE WAS APPROVED. I was happy for her but very surprised. Thought I would share that with all of you! Long, long waits were the only barrier. I did over hear employee's commenting that they could not believe how busy it was today.

Harassment Level : Good

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