CRSpouse's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Nikki
Beneficiary's Name: Jairo
VJ Member: CRSpouse
Country: Costa Rica

Last Updated: 2011-03-20
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Immigration Checklist for Nikki & Jairo:

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 : Costa Rica
Marriage (if applicable): 2009-12-25
I-130 Sent : 2010-02-13
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-02-22
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2010-04-27
NVC Received : 2010-05-03
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2010-05-10
Pay AOS Bill : 2010-05-11
Receive I-864 Package : 2010-05-14
Send AOS Package : 2010-05-25
Submit DS-261 : 2010-05-07
Receive IV Bill : 2010-05-10
Pay IV Bill : 2010-05-14
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2010-05-17
Case Completed at NVC : 2010-06-18
NVC Left : 2010-06-27
Consulate Received : 2010-07-29
Packet 3 Received : 2010-06-26
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-07-07
Packet 4 Received : 2010-06-26
Interview Date : 2010-08-09
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-08-12
US Entry : 2010-08-13
Comments : 2010-01-20 Found out were expecting our First Child and only Beginning the Immigration Process! I Need my husband here with me Now!
2010-02-15 Lost our baby at 12 weeks.
2010-02-25 Created a request for expidited processing
2010-02-25 Recieved email confirming request and a request for more information
2010-03-05 Had Dr's office send in documentation in response to request
2010-03-15 Contacted state senators office for assistance in immigration processing
2010-03-16 Recieved a call from the senators office for more detailed information on our case
2010-03-18 Recieved a letter from the senators office stating they had contacted the immigration office and would inform us of any information they recieve
2010-03-25 Recieved a letter from immigration (dated 3/18) stating that our case will be adjudicated within 45 days!
2010-03-27 Our case "Last Updated" changed
2010-03-29 ...Changed Again!!! :D
2010-04-01 ...Changed Again!
2010-04-22 Left US to visit honey in CostaRica
2010-04-28 Return home to find case Approved!
2010-06-27 Recieve Aug 31st Interview
2010-07-29 Consulate Recieved Case (we asked for earlier interview date) Interview date was changed from the 31st to the 9th!
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 64 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 168 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Denver
POE Date : 2010-08-13
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Very easy going. Just followed the instructions they gave and met up with the love of my life on the other side!


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Costa Rica
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 8, 2010
Embassy Review : Smooth & Easy Breezy!
He went by himself because I wasnt able to go to Costa Rica for the interview. He was nervous at first; thinking they would deny the visa for one reason or another. He went and arrived an hour early to be the first in line. He went through security and into the waiting room. He says the long part was waiting for a family of five in front of him who did not have all of the paperwork for each family member. They were not able to recieve a decision because of that and their interview was rescheduled. Then they called him to the window & he gave them the forms they requested and they filed them into the file they already had for him and he sat back down. Then after a while, another lady called him to the window and talked to him. He said it was like a normal friendly conversation, but with semi-personal questions. Sometimes she would repeat a question she had asked at the beginning, and he would always elaborate on the question. Instead of giving a simple answer to the question, he would start to tell her the story behind the answer etc. Then she had him sit back down and a gentleman called him right away for fingerprints and photo. Then he wasnt sure what else to do because no one actually told him he had been approved, and he didnt know at what point they would tell him. But the gentleman commented on one of our photos and my husband was talking to him & telling him that he hopes we are approved because its been so long and hard. And the gentleman told him "Youve already been approved! Thats why your here with me!" :D He was surprised but so happy! Then he was told he could come back in 3 days to pick up his visa! Ta-da!

Best wishes!
And feel free to contact us with any questions or comments!
We have our removal of conditions in 2 years!

(updated on September 8, 2010)

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(updated on September 8, 2010)
Rating : Very Good


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(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

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