NancylovesAhmad's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Nancy
Beneficiary's Name: Ahmad
VJ Member: NancylovesAhmad
Country: Egypt

Last Updated: 2012-06-15
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Immigration Checklist for Nancy & Ahmad:

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 : Egypt
Marriage (if applicable): 2008-12-20
I-130 Sent : 2009-02-09
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-05-03
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2009-08-18
NVC Received : 2009-08-28
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2009-08-30
Pay AOS Bill : 2009-08-30
Receive I-864 Package : 2009-08-30
Send AOS Package : 2009-09-11
Submit DS-261 : 2009-09-10
Receive IV Bill : 2009-09-22
Pay IV Bill : 2009-09-23
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2009-09-24
Case Completed at NVC : 2009-10-07
NVC Left : 2009-10-16
Consulate Received : 2009-11-08
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2009-11-09
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-02-06
US Entry : 2010-02-11
Comments : The interview went well except for the fact that the package did not arrive from NVC in time for the interview. He was given the option to reschedule the interview or go ahead and interview with any documents he had. My hubby decided to go ahead and continue with the interview. In the end, they kept my husband's passport and he was told he would receive his visa by the end of November, but so far he has not received it. Hoping and praying for the best inshallah.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 107 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 190 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Memphis
POE Date : 2010-02-11
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Very smooth and not many questions asked. Was finished in about 35 minutes.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-11-11
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Egypt
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 15, 2009
Embassy Review : My husband went to his interview on Nov 9th, 2009 and it went pretty well with the exception of a few things. His case had not arrived there yet on the day of his interview so he had to interview with his copy of all the paperwork. He was only there for about 2 or 3 hours total so that is not too bad. The first thing that happened when he got inside the embassy was that he was given a number and then he paid the DHL fees. After that he sat down for awhile and then he was called again to have his fingerprinting done. When he was done with that he was called to a desk to make copies of his paperwork. This is when he was informed that his original documents still had not arrived from NVC and he was given the option of rescheduling his interview. He decided to go ahead with the interview with the papers he had with him. He said that the interview only last about 20 minutes and that he was asked very general questions. After the interview the officer took his passport and told him that the case is pending the arrival of the papers from the NVC. I will update this section again once he receives his visa.
Rating : Moderate

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