Gina2010's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Gina
Beneficiary's Name: Tos
VJ Member: Gina2010
Country: Albania

Last Updated: 2012-10-21
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Immigration Checklist for Gina & Tos:

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 : Tirana, Albania
Marriage (if applicable): 2009-08-28
I-130 Sent : 2009-09-18
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-09-25
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2010-01-25
NVC Received : 2010-01-29
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2010-02-05
Pay AOS Bill : 2010-02-08
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2010-02-05
Pay IV Bill : 2010-02-08
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2010-04-01
NVC Left : 2010-04-06
Consulate Received : 2010-04-08
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2009-04-15
Interview Date : 2010-05-27
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-06-02
US Entry : 2010-06-04
Comments : At interview he was approved, but we were asked to submit my 09 tax transcript, which he did on 6/1.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 122 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 244 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2010-06-04
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-03-30
NOA Date : 2012-04-03
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-05-30
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-10-11
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2012-10-17
Comments : Biometrics appt was scheduled at Santa Rosa, CA on our baby's due date of 6/19/12, so we walked in 5/30/12 and had it done with no problem.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Tirana, Albania
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 25, 2010
Embassy Review : Arrived at 8AM Thursday, went through security and waited inside for an hour until my name was called. Turned papers in at window 1 and they told me to wait outside. After half an hour they called me back in, took my finger prints, and told me to wait inside. After about half hour they called me up to window four and as she(American in her 40's) went through my papers she asked me;
Tell me when you met your wife and where?
Can you describe the first night you met?
How long we knew eachother?
Do you have any photos?(which I didn't give at window 1) She looked for less than one minute at pictures with no comments.
Asked about police clearance papers.
What does your wife do for work?
What is her surname and where does she live?
The whole interview was less than 5 minutes with me standing at the window and her flipping through the papers.
We included a copy of the USC 09 taxes, but she requested the official transcripts to be faxed, originals weren't necessary. She said to bring it anytime, an appointment wasn't necessary Monday through Thursday. I returned Monday with the fax and the visa was approved! javascript:emoticon('')They kept my passport and said to come back Tuesday to pick everything up. javascript:emoticon('')
Rating : Very Good


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