KaashParinda's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: sbm
Beneficiary's Name: gsm
VJ Member: KaashParinda
Country: India

Last Updated: 2013-12-11
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Immigration Checklist for sbm & gsm:

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 : Chennai, India
Marriage (if applicable): 2010-02-15
I-130 Sent : 2010-03-18
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-03-25
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2010-07-23
NVC Received : 2010-07-29
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2010-08-06
Pay AOS Bill : 2010-08-06
Receive I-864 Package : 2010-08-06
Send AOS Package : 2010-08-17
Submit DS-261 : 2009-07-30
Receive IV Bill : 2010-08-09
Pay IV Bill : 2010-08-09
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2010-09-10
NVC Left : 2010-10-05
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2010-10-04
Interview Date : 2010-11-30
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-12-01
US Entry : 2010-12-06
Comments : I-864 and DS-230 return dates above reflect the date NVC received it. I sent it on the 13th.

NVC Left date assumes that my case is included in the packet that left NVC on Oct 5, 2010.

Welcome letter arrived 12/20/10 and actual GC arrived 12/21/10
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 120 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 250 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : San Francisco
POE Date : 2010-12-06
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-09-20
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-10-16
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2013-06-12
Comments : Approval happened in May but card came two months later.

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : San Jose CA
Date Filed : 2013-09-17
NOA Date : 2013-09-25
Bio. Appt. : 2013-10-24
Interview Date :
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Chennai, India
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 30, 2010
Embassy Review : (I will be re-doing this in detail...for now, just for a few folks who have their interview coming up in Chennai, here is an abbreviated version).

Questions from pre-screener (9.30 am)

1. Who is your petitioner?
2. What is your husbands name?
3. From where did you get this proposal? (beneficiary's cousin sister is related in a far-off way to petitioner).
3. Is this your first marriage for both of you?
4. How long was your husband married before, and why didn't it work out? (message me,I can answer); but it was a straightforward reason.
5. How many years were they together?

Pre-Screener took album, told her to sign the DS-230 in her native tougue which she couldn't do, so she signed her name in English (this is the part where you sign your name in your native tougue).

Fingerprints taken 10.30.

11.30: Consular Officer interview

First took oath...then questions:

1. Where did you see/meet your husband first? (aunt's house, arranged)
2. Have you seen him before (at a nephew's wedding, mutual far off relatives, answer, no)
3. When did you get married?
4. What does your husband do?
5. Where does he live?
6. What are your qualifications?
7. What are going to do in the US?
8. How many siblings does your husband have?

Looked over the entire album which I had segmented into different sections:
1. Wedding Shopping, 2. Engagement 3. Wedding, 4. Reception 5. With friends, 6. Trip to India - I was there to see my wife, half way between the wedding and an expected interview date) 7.Petitioner's November visit (we had gone to a friends reception a few days ago...added a picture taken there, plus the wedding invitation of that wedding/reception).

Last picture prompted CO to ask if Petitioner is here...to which my wife replied that he was waiting outside.

"tell your husband that your visa is approved."

(more details in a extended review later...I am typing this hours after my wife got her visa).

5 stars for the interview
3 stars for poor petitioner waiting outside
Rating : Good

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