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scotinmass's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Diane
Beneficiary's Name: David
VJ Member: scotinmass
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2015-12-19
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Immigration Checklist for Diane & David:

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 : London, United Kingdom
Marriage (if applicable): 2009-07-08
I-130 Sent : 2009-07-29
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-08-06
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2009-09-30
NVC Received : 2009-10-14
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2009-10-17
Pay AOS Bill : 2009-10-20
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 : 2009-11-19
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2009-11-30
Interview Date : 2010-01-25
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-01-29
US Entry : 2010-02-08
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 55 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 172 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Boston
POE Date : 2010-02-08
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : I went to primary passport control as usual and gave them my envelope. He tore it open and stamped one of the forms and my visa and sent me to secondary passport control with all the forms.For once there was no-one else down there and I was seen within a couple of minutes. I was given a form to sign in 2 places. They covered it up except where I had to sign so I've no idea what I was signing and they took one ink fingerprint of the index finger of my right hand in 2 places again with the form covered up. She asked if I had applied for a social security number. I said yes. She told me I'd get my green card in 2 to 5 months but the visa in my passport would serve as a green card till then. And that was it.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-11-17
NOA Date : 2011-11-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-01-04
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-08-28
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments : No RFEs no interview. Apart from the looonnnggg wait it was very easy.

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Boston MA
Date Filed : 2015-08-24
NOA Date : 2015-08-31
Bio. Appt. : 2015-09-23
Interview Date : 2015-12-08
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2015-12-17
Comments : Interviewer was nice and friendly. It was more of a conversation than an interview. The questions were easy. I was approved and given an oath letter straight away. Oath ceremony at Faneuil Hall in Boston. Best location for it in the country because Faneuil Hall is "The Cradle of Liberty" Where the revolution was born.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 28, 2010
Embassy Review : We stood in line about an hour before our appointment time of 8.30am. We showed the letter and passports at the first checkpoint. Then at the second. We then went into the guard booth to have our stuff x-rayed and through metal detector. It wasn't too busy and all this took about 20 mins. We then went in to embassy and were given a number and told to wait. After around 40 mins we were called up to a window and the woman checked that they had all our documents and asked a few questions and kept saying she hated her job! We were given a pink slip to fill in for the courier to have my passport returned and told to wait again. After around 30 mins we were called to a different window. I swore an oath and was asked if I had ever been in trouble with the police or had problems with immigration. She asked us how we met and we talked to her a bit about our wedding and our children. All the while she was ticking boxes. She eventually ticked the last box and said my application was approved. She was nice and friendly and seemed to enjoy telling us the good news. We then went to courier desk and paid £14.50 to have my passport returned. We were staying in the Millenium hotel literally across the road from the embassy so it was a short walk there and back. We stayed 3 nights in London and had a good time. It is a very nice city and well worth exploring. All in all a very easy and pleasant experience.
Rating : Good

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