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Scott and Mhay's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Scott
Beneficiary's Name: Myline
VJ Member: Scott and Mhay
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2019-04-05
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Immigration Checklist for Scott & Myline:

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 : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2009-08-29
I-130 Sent : 2009-11-05
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-11-19
I-130 RFE : 2009-12-01
I-130 RFE Sent : 2009-12-17
I-130 Approved : 2010-01-11
NVC Received : 2010-01-15
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2010-02-08
Pay AOS Bill : 2010-02-08
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2010-03-02
Submit DS-261 : 2010-02-08
Receive IV Bill : 2010-02-18
Pay IV Bill : 2010-02-18
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2010-03-16
NVC Left : 2010-03-16
Consulate Received : 2010-03-19
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2010-04-06
Interview Date : 2010-04-15
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-04-19
US Entry : 2010-05-09
Comments : called on 20 Nov 2009 to request expedited processing because of my military deployment. Got email on 23 Nov 09 saying my request was approved!

15 Dec 09....called military hotline again and did another expedite to find out if the package made it to CSC...after a couple of hours i got an email stating that a RFE was sent on 1 December....having my friend look for it when he gets off work.

17 Dec 09 -- got scanned copy from my friend..date on RFE was 25 Nov 09.

11 Jan 10 -- saw they touched the case again...woke up on the 12th in kuwait and had a txt message stating there was an update...online it says an approval notice was sent out on 11 Jan 2010!!!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 53 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 147 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Honolulu
POE Date : 2010-05-09
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : POE was actually Guam...just did customs in Hawaii...both places were pretty low key.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-03-30
NOA Date : 2012-04-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-11-28
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2012-12-06
Comments : We are filing from Italy where I am stationed at Aviano AB. First time I sent the package on 16 March...got it back on 29 March due to wrong payment amount.

We didn't get a biometrics because we sent in the fingerprint card from overseas. No interview, just received the green card in the mail.

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Salt Lake City UT
Date Filed : 2018-02-16
NOA Date :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-03-05
Interview Date : 2019-03-08
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2019-03-28
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 16, 2010
Embassy Review : Ok, Mhay gave me all the information about her interview. Here is her timeline for the day:

5:30 am at the line
6:00 am open the gate
STEP 1: Submit appointment letter, DS-230,2pcs 2x2pic.and they will give u number.(6:30am)
STEP 2: Pre-Screening (7:00am)
STEP 3: Finger Scanning (7:35am)
STEP 4: Consular Interview(8:00am)
STEP 5: They will call your number to where you can get your pink stub and the paper you need to fill up for the delivery of your visa.(address)(8:07am)
STEP 6: payment AIR21 ( 8:10am)

Here are the questions that they asked her during the prescreening and interview with the consular officer:

Q&A at the pre-screener:

1. Who is your petitioner?
2. How old are you?
3. What is the name of your petitioner?
4. Address of your petitioner?
5. Job of your petitioner?
6. Where did u meet?
7. When did u meet him? and how?
8. When did the relationship start?
9. Your petitioner has a kid? Does the kid live w/him?
10. First time u get married?
11. How many times does your partner get married?
12. When was the last time you see your husband?
13. When he visited here, how long did he stay?
14. Do you have any pictures, remittance or cards with you? Give me at least 5pcs of cards.

Consular interview

1. Who will petition you?
2. How long have you been married?
3. Where does your husband live now?
4. Where and when did you meet your husband?
5. Where in US will you live?
6. What is your husband's job?
7. When is the last time you saw him personally?
8. Who are the kids in your wedding pictures?? Name them.
"Your visa is approved, go to waiting area and wait for your number to be called." I smiled and say THANK YOU MA'AM...then after 2mins they call my number to go to window 37 to get the pink stub and told me to pay at AIR 21..

Then they said after you pay, you can go.

Mhay said that her consular interviewer was very soft spoken...hard to hear. They started the interview in english and the interviewer thought that she couldnt understand the english, so she brought in an interpreter. She did mention that one of the other consular officers in the next room over was quite loud too, so it made it even harder to hear her consular officer, but everything turned out good. Now we just wait for the visa. I checked the air21 site to see if her tracking number was loaded yet, and of course it isnt. I figure it will be a day or 2 before it is loaded. It looks like I will be buying her ticket for her to fly on the 8th of May, so we have about 3 weeks until we are together again! Thanks for all the support and help. Mhay wanted me to thank everyone for their prayers too.
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