LA&MA's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: LA
Beneficiary's Name: MA
VJ Member: LA&MA
Country: Japan

Last Updated: 2012-12-24
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Immigration Checklist for LA & MA:

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 : Tokyo, Japan
Marriage (if applicable): 2009-12-28
I-130 Sent : 2010-01-21
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-01-29
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2010-03-29
NVC Received : 2010-04-02
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2010-04-06
Pay AOS Bill : 2010-04-06
Receive I-864 Package : 2010-04-06
Send AOS Package : 2010-04-08
Submit DS-261 : 2010-04-02
Receive IV Bill : 2010-04-07
Pay IV Bill : 2010-04-07
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2010-04-08
Case Completed at NVC : 2010-04-26
NVC Left : 2010-05-07
Consulate Received : 2010-05-10
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2010-04-30
Interview Date : 2010-06-28
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-06-29
US Entry : 2010-07-07
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 59 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 150 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Honolulu
POE Date : 2010-07-07
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-05-28
NOA Date : 2012-05-29
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-07-23
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-12-19
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2012-12-24
Comments :


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Tokyo, Japan
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 28, 2010
Embassy Review : I got there 8am (my appointment was 9:30am) there were about 20 people in line at the gate...
when I get the door a Japanese lady checking names on the list...but I WAS NOT THERE...she wrote my name on the paper and gave me the checklist and got the security check...

Entered the room there were about 50 or more people waiting for immigration visas. (the Notice says from June 24 to September 1 is the high season for visa)

I got the number from the machine and waited. After 30min later they called my number. I went to the counter #6 and a Japanese lady checked my documents (just gave her 2 passport photos and a Passport and medical results) then she said take a seat...

After 10min later they called my name and I went to the counter #1. A Japanese lady explained to me why I was not on the list*. then she said take a seat.

*They have moved up my interview from June 28 to June 21 when I requested it to the embassy by email...BUT the email I got from them says June 28 so they made mistake...but it was no problem having an interview today that the lady said...

About 10min later called my number again then I went to the counter #3. An American lady took my fingerprints for both hands then she said take a seat...

After 30min later called my number again then I went to the counter #10. The Officer was an American guy...very friendly...He asked me to sign the DS-230II then started asking questions...

-What language do you use to communicate with your husband?
then he start questioning in English...

-When did you meet your husband?
-How did you meet him?
-When did you meet him in person?
-Where did you meet him?
-How often do you see each other since the relationship began?
-Did he meet your parents?
-Did you meet his parents?
-Why not?
-When did you get married?
-Where did you get married?
-Did you have a ceremony?
-Has he been married before?
-Have you been married before?
-Does he have any children?
-Do you have any children?
-Have you lived together before?
-How long was the longest stay in the US since you met him?
-When was it?
-When you stayed in the US 3 month, Did you stay with him?
-Have you ever lived abroad?
-Before you met him, How long was the longest stay in the US?
-What part of Hawaii does he live?
-Is there a house or an apartment?
-How many rooms are there?
-Does he owns there or rent?
-How much does he pay for rent?
-What does he do for a living?
-Do you work now?
-Why not?

then he said "Congratulations! Your visa is approved. You will receive your visa in about 1 week." IN JAPANESE...so I asked him "please can you say it in English again?" (because I wanted hear it in English so bad) then He said "Congratulations! Your visa is approved" with a big smile on his face...

at 10am I left the Embassy...

He asked me more questions than I expected but it was very easy...
and he did not ask for any evidence at all.
Rating : Very Good


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