British_Cupcake's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Jon
Beneficiary's Name: Shareen
VJ Member: British_Cupcake
Country: Germany

Last Updated: 2010-07-13
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Immigration Checklist for Jon & Shareen:

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 : Frankfurt, Germany
Marriage (if applicable): 2009-10-10
I-130 Sent : 2010-01-29
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-02-05
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2010-03-24
NVC Received : 2010-03-30
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2010-04-08
Pay AOS Bill : 2010-04-14
Receive I-864 Package : 2010-04-08
Send AOS Package : 2010-05-11
Submit DS-261 : 2010-04-11
Receive IV Bill : 2010-04-14
Pay IV Bill : 2010-05-02
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2010-05-27
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2010-06-14
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2010-07-12
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 47 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 157 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2010-07-27
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Frankfurt, Germany
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 13, 2010
Embassy Review : So it all started with me traveling down to frankfurt on the 11th as my interview was at 0730 on the 12th. I went to sleep in the hotel at around 2300 and woke up every half hour because i was freaking i would miss my alarm lol. At 0445 i eventualyy gave up and just got up to get ready for the interview, my taxi was booked for 0645. I wasnt nervous at all, i dont really think it has hit me what has been going on lol.
I got to the conuslate at 0700 and there were 2 lines, one for non-immigrants and ond for other. there was only 3 people in front of me and loads of others in the non-immigrant lane. At about 0730 a guy came out and told us how it would go from there. Everyone in my lane got called up to a window outside one at a time to get a number. Mine was W601. Then we had to go through a small building where security was and then into the bigger building. It was a huge hall that had id say about 300seats in it and 30 odd windows. I totally forgot that i passport pics again and they have a maschine there so i quickly used that before it was my turn. I got called to window 23 and this mega grummpy lady was sat there..pretty sure she doesnt like mondays by the look on her face lol. Well i asked her if she needed anymore photos as every submits loads of photos during the visa process and she looked at the ones i had sent to the NVC and she was like ''You are wearing earings, thats not allowed!!'' I wasnt sure anymore what kind of earings i was wearing so i gave her the photos i had just taken and she was like ''your wearing studs!!!! you are not allowed anything in your ears!'' So off i went to take them out and get more photos taken..There were anothed 2 girls getting photos and they had the same problem and were annoyed too, i had never read anywhere that we cant even wear studs nor did the photographer say anything when he did the first ones that cost an arm and a leg which were for nothing. I took the second load of pics back to the lady and had to sit down again. I was hoping that not everyone at the embassy was in a ''beautiful'' mood like she was. After 15mins i got called upto window 19, a really friendly lady started explaining how the SSN works and how long the visa would take and just asked for a permanent addresse for the next 12months as we will be moving in november. She also told me when i get to the states me and husband could og to finance (he is us army) and we could get some of the visa money refunded YAY. I got told that i would get called to window 16 or 17 for my interview. I waited about 20mins. I saw a guy go behind window 17..he looked really mean and i started getting nervous, i really hoped someone else would work at window 16 and i didnt have to have my interview with him. It was wierd that the whole time i wasnt nervous but then when i sat down again i got nervous. Everytimg the called a number up there would be like a ding dong number .. to window .. and this happend like every 30secs and everytime it did my heart jumped lol. Then it was my turn..W601 to window 16!! yaaaay i got some lady and not the man! She was super freindly too and told me she wanted to take prints of my left hand..so i held up my right *oops* was my nerves kicking in lol. Anyway she asked me how long me and husband have been married, how did we meet and how long have we known each other for. That was it! Then she said ''If you have no other questions i have good news for you Your finished here! your visa has been approved!'' Within 10mins i was done! i couldnt believe it..

So now thats all over and done with only 2more weeks till my POE yay!
Thank you to everyone on VJ, i sure wouldnt have got this far without everyones help!
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