hindocha's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: S
Beneficiary's Name: N
VJ Member: hindocha
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2012-07-29
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Immigration Checklist for S & N:

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):
I-130 Sent : 2009-06-27
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-07-06
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2009-09-14
NVC Received : 2009-09-18
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2009-10-02
Pay AOS Bill : 2009-10-07
Receive I-864 Package : 2009-10-08
Send AOS Package : 2009-10-19
Submit DS-261 : 2009-06-27
Receive IV Bill : 2009-10-02
Pay IV Bill : 2009-10-07
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2009-10-13
Case Completed at NVC : 2009-12-01
NVC Left : 2009-12-01
Consulate Received : 2009-12-10
Packet 3 Received : 2009-12-17
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-12-17
Packet 4 Received : 2010-01-14
Interview Date : 2010-02-05
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-02-19
US Entry : 2010-02-25
Comments : received 2 yr GC on 04/14/10. I have to call them after 30 days, they escalated the issue.


Finally I have received the Visa, we are both extremely happy and excited. I think I will be paranoid until I hand in everything at POE and get the stamp in my passport.
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My embassy review: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=240642


My Visa journey is unorthodox. NVC sent the paperwork to London, BEFORE looking at it, thinking it was K3 and not CR-1. To get it to London took almost 6 weeks. Finally London have received, but we are still waiting for the paperwork to be assigned to the correct petition. Finally received a Interview Date.

I-129f & I-130 approved as same time. I-129f approved after 66 days. Received RFE for both visa's at same time. I-129f status on USCIS website changed to RFE, but I-130 status didn't change. When both petitions got approved, I130 status changed to "Approved" but I129f status remained the same (to this date "RFE received"). NVC received both petitions on 11/09/09 and US London constitute received K3 petition on 06/10/09 (14 days after NVC sent it off). We sent in our "Choice of Agent" at the start of the I130 petition.
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Medical completed on 30/10/09 - all clear.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 70 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 214 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Philadelphia
POE Date : 2010-02-25
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Apart from the long wait, I had no issues. I was guarding the paperwork like it was my baby! POE step 1, asked me what I did, what my wife did and that's it. Put the paper work in a red folder thing and told me to go to second inspection, it's towards the right, well marked, can't miss it. Handed in everything at the desk and you wait your turn. They didn't check for tampering or anything, did all paper work, handed back my x-ray, as wasn't needed. Called me up I signed a paper twice and took my prints, that's it. I am a American LPR


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-11-22
NOA Date : 2011-12-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-12-21
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-07-26
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments : wife and i divorced :(


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 5, 2010
Embassy Review : full review to follow
Rating : Very Poor


POE Review: Philadelphia
Event Description
Entry Date : 2010-02-25
Embassy Review : Apart from the long wait I had no issues. I was guarding the paperwork like it was my baby! POE step 1, asked me
what I did?
what my wife did?
When was the last time you visited the US?

He put the paper work in a red folder 'thing' and told me to go the second inspection, it's towards the right, well marked, can't miss it. Handed in everything at the desk and you wait your turn. They didn't check for tampering or anything. Did all paper work, handed back my x-ray, as wasn't needed. I don't know why. But hand in EVERYTHING, so that if you don't need something they can hand it back to you. This guy eventually called me up. I signed a paper twice and took my prints, that's it. I can't remember exactly which form it was thought. He asked if I wanted to was my hand cause of the ink. I was like no, I just want to leave, please. He then stamped my passport explained that,. the stamp will act as my temp green card until I receive one in the post within 3-6 months. That's it, I am a American LPR.

It was a doddle going through POE, seriously I was SO worried. The next form I have to complete with my wife is I-751.
Harassment Level : Low


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