TheMilner's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Brandon
Beneficiary's Name: Nungky
VJ Member: TheMilner
Country: Indonesia

Last Updated: 2016-01-11
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Immigration Checklist for Brandon & Nungky:

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 : National Benefits Center
Transferred? California Service Center on 2013-11-15
Consulate : Indonesia
Marriage (if applicable): 2011-12-10
I-130 Sent : 2013-04-12
I-130 NOA1 : 2013-04-17
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2013-12-06
NVC Received : 2013-12-26
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-01-29
Pay AOS Bill : 2014-04-09
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2014-09-08
Submit DS-261 : 2014-01-22
Receive IV Bill : 2014-01-29
Pay IV Bill : 2014-04-09
Send IV Package : 2014-06-13
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2014-12-10
Case Completed at NVC : 2014-12-03
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2014-12-08
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent : 2014-12-10
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2014-12-23
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments : Embassy requested a very recent police certificate for when I worked overseas and my husband company letter stating his annual income. Overall it was a nice interview.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 233 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 615 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Indonesia
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 25, 2014
Embassy Review : First of all, I have to admit it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. Nothing to be afraid of if you have nothing to hide. Embassy staffs and officers were all nice.

I came on the front gate at 11.50 am, my scheduled was 12.30 pm. Told the lady guard what my purpose was, she told me to go back again at 12.15 pm. She appointed a place where to wait as long it isn't on the front gate. In this case it was a police station parking lot next to the Embassy building.

At 12.15 we were on queue and had a security check when we allowed to get into the main entrance. They kept all electronic devices including cell phone, power bank, earphone, charger.

At window 5 the lady asked for required documents. My interview turn was at 3.30 pm as there were 3 more interviews prior to mine. Officer took my oath, fingerprints and asked me things such as:

1. How did I meet my husband.
2. Explain the relationship afterwards.
3. Was our marriage held a year after our first meeting.
4. Why do I intend to immigrate now while our marriage was on 2011.
5. Who is my husband's sister.
6. My occupation and how long I worked overseas.

After that he returned all my original documents including my passport and asked me to obtain a police certificate that covers the time I worked overseas. He also asked me to get employment letter from my husband company that stating his annual income as he just started working with the company for 7 months and doesn't have his tax return yet.

He told me once I have all the required documents I have to drop it off at drop off office including my passport and he will give the visa in my passport.

Embassy is using RPX for handling the documents, visa and immigrant package.

It was a nerve wrecking experience but it was good.

Rating : Very Good

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