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yohino's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Chris
Beneficiary's Name: Johanna
VJ Member: yohino
Country: Sweden

Last Updated: 2016-06-27
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Immigration Checklist for Chris & Johanna:

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 : Sweden
Marriage (if applicable): 2009-09-04
I-130 Sent : 2009-10-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-10-15
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2010-01-14
NVC Received : 2010-01-22
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2010-01-28
Pay AOS Bill : 2010-01-29
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2010-03-01
Submit DS-261 : 2010-01-29
Receive IV Bill : 2010-02-11
Pay IV Bill : 2010-02-23
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2010-02-25
Case Completed at NVC : 2010-03-16
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2010-05-11
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-05-14
US Entry : 2010-05-29
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 91 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 208 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-03-22
NOA Date : 2012-04-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-05-24
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-03-19
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2012-12-24
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : San Jose CA
Date Filed : 2016-03-18
NOA Date : 2016-03-22
Bio. Appt. : 2016-04-22
Interview Date : 2016-07-28
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Sweden
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 11, 2010
Embassy Review : Probably the easiest part of the whole journey.
Got there just before 8am for my 8.30am appointment. Got in the right line with 3 people ahead of me, while the non-immigration line probably had about 25 people in it. When the security-guy opened the door and asked who was here for immigration-purposes I held up my hand and realised that the people ahead of me was in the wrong line, I then was the first one to go in and through the security check. When they were going through my bag they found my keys and my keychain-thing that is a little black plastic gun, they had a laugh over that and passed it around joking that they couldn't let me in with a gun on me, at that point all my nervousness dissappeared!
I then got in to the room where it all happens, I was first there, even ahead of the securityguard, he looked at me a little funny when he got in!
I was called to the first window,talked to a swedish lady for about 5 minutes, handed her my updated paperwork and was told to sit down and wait again.
Waited for aprox 20 minutes (there's no clock on the wall so it's hard to tell time!) and was then called up to a different window to talk to the CO. Also a funny guy!
First he asked me if I'v ever overstayed in the US,or if aI had been in any trouble with the law - I said NO - and then I got to sign the DS230 Part2. He asked how me and my husband met, we made some jokes,laughed, took my fingerprints,talked about my husband being a Marine, laughed some more, he explained how everything would be shipped back to me, what I should do when I got to my POE,explained ROC, and then said they were finished with me for the day and that I should go home and wait for my passport and envelope to show up!
Very very easy!
I was out by 09.13am.
Rating : Very Good

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