Ronald and Elvira's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Ronald
Beneficiary's Name: Elvira and Ronald II
VJ Member: Ronald and Elvira
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2016-03-16
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Immigration Checklist for Ronald & Elvira and Ronald II:

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 : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2008-12-08
I-130 Sent : 2009-10-16
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-11-02
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2010-02-05
NVC Received : 2010-02-11
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2010-02-12
Pay AOS Bill : 2010-02-14
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2010-03-01
Submit DS-261 : 2010-02-18
Receive IV Bill : 2010-02-25
Pay IV Bill : 2010-05-12
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2010-05-13
Case Completed at NVC : 2010-08-18
NVC Left : 2010-08-31
Consulate Received : 2010-09-03
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2010-09-01
Interview Date : 2010-10-05
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-10-11
US Entry : 2010-10-28
Comments : Married with one child. Received the Ds3202 and I864 bill via Email on Feb. 12 2010 Paid I864 Bill online Feb14
now have to submit I130 for my stepson because of the CR1 instead of K3 grrrr
Ronnys I130 was approved May 4th 2010 and received NOA2 on April 9th 2010 approved in 25 days Ronnys Petition arrived NVC 5/12/2010 all Documents have been sent to the NVC on 5/25/2010
All Documents Received at NVC 6/10/2010
Elvira Documents completed 6/23/2010 waiting for Ronny Jr. to complete then we will get Interview date.. RFE I864 for Ronny 6/25/2010 NVC asking for I864W called then and cleared up issue. Hopefully will be soon.
Short and Sweet Interview Asked a couple questions and had to create and sign and affidavit about Ronny's birth

Air21 delivered visas on Oct 11th
Received Ronny Jr's corrected Green Card June 22 2011
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 95 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 337 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Honolulu
POE Date : 2010-10-28
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Actual POE was GUAM Very polite and explained everything about our CR1 and what our next steps are.Honolulu was our Customs Stop. Unusual way to go but it works.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-08-14
NOA Date : 2012-08-17
RFE(s) : 2013-03-27
Bio. Appt. : 2014-01-10
Interview Date : 2015-02-25
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-02-25
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Green Card Received : 2015-03-21
Comments : Submitted I 751with check for 675$ for Elvira and Ronny Jr on August 16th 2012 Signature signed for that it was received.
Received Appt. letter August 26th for an appt. in Oct 19th. Completed the Biometrics on October 19th 2012
Received RFE 3/27/2013 because not enough evidence Sent additional Evident 5/11/2013. RFE package arrived at USCIS 5/13/2012 HAve contacted USCIS twice 7/19/2013 and 8/29/2013 And still same answer waiting for them to complete the background checks !!!! HAd to visit Local USCIS Office to Get additional extention until we get an interview date or GC's. Had an interview date of 11-21-2013 but the good ole USCIS cancelled it for unforseen circumstances what ever that means !!!!
Had to renew Biometrics for get this .... They expired because they been dragging their feet. Had to have 1 yr extention stamped in their passports until we get approved or interview.
Well Here we go again The Local USCIS Office Manager called me after I spent a couple hours on the phone. And she tome me the Estimated wait times for Visa Processing and Lifting of condition is wrong. She said Lifting of condition should take 2 to 3 years from time of Submitting the I751 form And that those time lines have always been wrong. So We wait again for a response. Btw Elvie has been in the USA for 2 years as of Oct 29th. Finally after 2 and 1/2 yrs We are approved and have the 10YR GCs in hand !!!!!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 23, 2010
Embassy Review : Was very Quick and asked just a few questions...
When did you get married
How did you meet
Do you have pictures
Were will you live in the USA
Had to write a response to relationship to Ronny Jr and my Husband
Took about 2 hours from the time we entered Embassy til we got the both Visas approval
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Honolulu
Event Description
Entry Date : 2010-10-28
Embassy Review : Was fast and easy
the Officers there were professional and very polite. took the time to explain our next steps once were in the USA.took fingerprints, told my wife and Son Welcome to the USA We were in and out in about 15 minutes to catch our flight to Honolulu and then to the main land javascript:emoticon('')
Harassment Level : Low

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