MsSheka's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Sheka
Beneficiary's Name: Rog
VJ Member: MsSheka
Country: Jamaica

Last Updated: 2012-11-09
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Immigration Checklist for Sheka & Rog:

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 : Jamaica
Marriage (if applicable): 2009-06-11
I-130 Sent : 2009-08-24
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-08-31
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2009-12-23
NVC Received : 2009-12-31
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2010-01-06
Pay AOS Bill : 2010-01-06
Receive I-864 Package : 2010-01-08
Send AOS Package : 2010-01-09
Submit DS-261 : 2010-01-06
Receive IV Bill : 2010-01-07
Pay IV Bill : 2010-01-07
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2010-01-09
Case Completed at NVC : 2010-02-04
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2010-02-08
Interview Date : 2010-03-12
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-03-16
US Entry : 2010-03-18
Comments : Thank You Jesus for bringing my family together!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 114 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 193 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Orlando
POE Date : 2010-03-18
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-02-14
NOA Date : 2012-02-15
RFE(s) : 2012-11-06
Bio. Appt. : 2012-03-13
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Jamaica
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 21, 2010
Embassy Review : I went to JA for my hubby's interview we arrived at 6:50am (i know we were super early) we sat outside until 8:00am they we proceeded to the entrance which there was a very long line but i was told to proceed to the front since we are what they call "Filing" and i was told the others in the long line were "Non-Immigrants" we left everything in the car so security was a breeze a young lady at the door took two of my hubby's passport pics and wrote his name on the back and put them inside his passport and inserted the first page of our interview appointment letter inside the passport as well, they asked for my passport to prove i was the one filing for him them we proceeded to the courtyard and was directed to the check-in counter, we were given a number at 8:15am we were inside while waiting we noticed the numbers were not in order as we already knew by other reviews and we noticed the process as well(first call finger prints, medical and document check, second call interview) also we noticed a LOT OF BLUE SLIPS were being given for 2009 TAX RETURN & W2's and also for CO-SPONSORS we also observed what CO were really strict and stern and which ones were really nice, there were three Americans and three Jamaicans that were doing interviews and they would switch it up every now and then, the Jamaican guy was very nice and so was one of the ladies with her hair braided, there was a African-American girl with a short bob she was very strict and conducted all interviews on speaker phone which i found very upsetting because everyone could hear every question and every answer, and there was an African- American guy who me and my hubby called "BLUE SLIP' BECAUSE 90% OF HIS INTERVIEWS ENDED IN "blue slips" (who also turned out to be our CO) he was very thorough and he asked everyone to pick up the phone so it was really hard to tell what most of the "blue slips" were for but i remember two that needed co-sponsors and two that needed more proof of ongoing relationship, other than that they were giving visas left and right no denials, at 9:45am our number was called for the first time a young Jamaican female (very nice and polite) took my hubby's medical, took his finger prints and have him sign his Police certificate and asked him some general questions then she asked is this our first marriage we said yes she told us to have a seat and listen for our number again, at 10:30 our number was called again we were first asked to raise our right hands and to swear all the info we gave and that all our answers would be the truth then the CO asked me to take a seat and asked my hubby to pick up the phone, i could hear my hubby's answers and from that i knew what the questions were
1. how did you meet?
2. how long have you known each other?
3. when did you get married?
4. how do you communicate?
5. has your wife every sent you any money and do you have reciepts?
6. how many times has your wife visited you since you started dating?
then i saw the CO whip out a blue slip and put it aside and that's when my i noticed my hubby getting very nervous he then proceeded to ask my hubby
7. do you have any children?
8. how many people was at your wedding?
9. do you have any wedding pictures?
then he asked my hubby to sit and asked me to come up to the window and pick up the phone
he basically asked my questions 1-3,6-9 and i explained we had no pics because it was a small ceremony and i explained we had a big one planned and had to postpone because my son had to have surgery he the asked 10. what kind of surgery and when? he then asked to see my son's birth certificate and my US passport, then he paused and reached for the "blue slip" i noticed it was for co-sponsor because we did not meet the poverty guidlines for 2008 but we did for 2009 so i then offered the CO the 2009 Tax return and W2 he then asked if it met the poverty guidline i said yes he said "yes i will need that since both you and your co-sponsor did not meet 2008" he took the docs and checked the poverty guidlines and said shook his head and said "OK thank you please ask your husband to return to the window with his passport" he then asked my hubby
11. have you ever been arrested? 12. have you ever traveled to the US? then he said "take this ticket to window 26 to pay for the delivery of your passport do not make any travel arrangements until you receive you passport with your visa" my hubby said thank you and we left he never said congrats or welcome to the US but i took his statement as an APPROVAL AND BY GOD IT WAS our interview was on Friday and my hubby's visa was issued on Monday and available for pick up on Tuesday afternoon was picked up Wednesday and we left Thursday GOD IS TRULY AMAZING!!
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