claro's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Me
Beneficiary's Name: Him
VJ Member: claro
Country: Nicaragua

Last Updated: 2012-03-28
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Immigration Checklist for Me & Him:

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 : Nicaragua
Marriage (if applicable): 2010-03-21
I-130 Sent : 2010-04-10
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-04-19
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2010-09-28
NVC Received : 2010-10-05
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2010-10-20
Pay AOS Bill : 2010-10-21
Receive I-864 Package : 2010-10-26
Send AOS Package : 2010-10-28
Submit DS-261 : 2010-10-14
Receive IV Bill : 2010-10-27
Pay IV Bill : 2010-10-27
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2010-10-29
Case Completed at NVC : 2010-12-07
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2010-12-03
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-12-11
Packet 4 Received : 2010-12-11
Interview Date : 2011-01-03
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2012-03-27
US Entry :
Comments : I-130 "touched" 9/28/2010, received NOA2 in mail 10/04/2010. NVC receives I-130 10/05/2010. Received case number 10/13/2010 and provided emails to NVC. Emailed DS3032 10/14/2010. AVR says they received my AOS payment 10/26/2010. Email says they received my DS3032 and IV bill invoiced 10/27/2010. Sent DS230 ovrnight to NVC 11/16/2010. I-865 entered into NVC system and under review 11/16/2010. I-865 accepted 11/23. NVC enters DS230 in their system 11/30. Case Complete 12/07. Interview 01/03/2011, need police reports. Visa Approved 01/24; need I-601 waiver of 10yr ban due to EWI. Waiver application submitted 01/26/2011. USCIS Honduras processing list 03/2011. USCIS Honduras approves the I-601 waiver application and his VISA. 01/2012 Notified of additional paperwork required and turned it in 2/2012. Told the VISA package was ready and picked it up 3/37/2012
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 162 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 259 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nicaragua
Review Topic: Waiver/Admin Review
Event Description
Review Date : February 4, 2011
Embassy Review : This review is of the interview my husband had with the consulate in Managua when he submitted his I-601 waiver package. The I-601 applications are accepted MWF from 1-3pm. He arrived at 12 and there was already a short line. As it got closer to 1 the line grew very long. He entered and went the the security as described in previous reviews. When called he went to the window and submitted the I-601 along with the biographical form. They asked him a few questions about when he EWI'd, when he returned to the US, did he return on his own, does he have family in the US, and where is he working, then he took a seat. About 20 minutes later he was asked to return to the window where they gave him a slip of paper that allowed him to wait for him number to be called so he could go to the cashier and pay. After he paid they told him to take a seat and wait for his name to be called. When he returned to the window about 30 minutes later the interview began. The same American woman that interviewed us for the VISA asked him about 10 questions which I'll list here. When did he EWI, when did he return to Nicaragua, why did he return, did he have any trouble with the police, what work did he do in the US, did we have any children together, did he want to bring his child from Nicaragua to the US, what does he want to do when he returns to the US, what will we do if he doesn't get the waiver, how many times have I visited him, is his family receiving money from me to support them, and maybe a few others. Pretty much everything they asked him was described in the waiver. He said she was pleasant and encouraging. Overall our experience with the Managua consulate was very positive.
Rating : Very Good

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