FinnLove's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: FinnLove1
Beneficiary's Name: FinnLove2
VJ Member: FinnLove
Country: Finland

Last Updated: 2010-03-15
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Immigration Checklist for FinnLove1 & FinnLove2:

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 : Naples, Italy
Marriage (if applicable): 2009-07-16
I-130 Sent : 2009-08-13
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-08-19
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2009-09-25
NVC Received : 2009-10-06
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2009-10-09
Pay AOS Bill : 2009-10-09
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2009-10-15
Submit DS-261 : 2009-10-10
Receive IV Bill : 2009-10-24
Pay IV Bill : 2009-10-24
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2009-11-10
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2009-12-14 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-12-14
US Entry : 2010-03-03
Comments : 2/88: We met in Sydney, Australia at a youth hostel! He's Finnish, I'm American-both were in our early 20s at the time and fresh out of college (so couldn't afford to visit each other's countries after that!). We had a three-day romance, then went our separate ways. He actually was going to Sydney a week later, but decided at the last minute to cut his trip short in another country and go early. Wow.
1988-1998: Wrote "snail mail" letters/sent Xmas cards, but lived our separate lives. I married someone else, divorced in 2006...he lived with someone for years and then that ended.
10/08: Because of a series of random life events, I Googled my Finn Man and found him (but no link to his email, and the website his name was on was in Estonian so I couldn't even read it!). It took me two weeks to find a link to someone else, who forwarded my email to him (we were both single at the time thankfully!!!!). The email went to his spam folder but he happened to check it that day and responded back to me immediately! This was after 10 years of no contact and almost 21 years of not seeing each other after we first met.
11/08-5/09: We traveled back and forth to visit each other. Love at first (second?) sight!
7/09: Married in Helsinki, Finland...after meeting randomly 21 1/2 years ago and finding each other again!!!!!


8/20; 8/24;
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 37 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 117 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

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