ak205's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Z
Beneficiary's Name: Ak
VJ Member: ak205
Country: India

Last Updated: 2010-11-19
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Immigration Checklist for Z & Ak:

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 : Mumbai, India
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2010-03-16
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-03-25
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2010-07-23
NVC Received : 2010-07-30
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2010-08-06
Pay AOS Bill : 2010-08-07
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2010-08-13
Submit DS-261 : 2010-08-06
Receive IV Bill : 2010-08-12
Pay IV Bill : 2010-08-12
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2010-09-14
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2010-10-22
Interview Date : 2010-11-19
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-11-19
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 120 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 239 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Mumbai, India
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 20, 2010
Embassy Review : I reached the consulate at 7:15 A.M.They allowed me in at 7:45 with a wooden token (for immigrant visas).After the security check when i went inside,they told me to go for biometric signature (finger prints). After that i waited till my name was called by a pre-screener. I was called at 8:A.M
He returned all my original documents and asked me the following questions.

Who is calling you to America ?
What does your husband do ?
How long did he stay after the wedding ?
Did you go for honeymoon ?
How long did you stay there ?
Where did you stay there ?
I asked if he wants to see our boarding passes, he said thats not needed thank you. Then he told me to go and wait till I m called for the interview.

I was waiting till 11:40 A.M,Thank God, i had a book to read which killed atleast some of my time. While i was waiting i kept hearing the names being called one by one for different types of interviews.

Finally when my name was called i went inside, the lady CO asked me to take oath.
Then she asked me the following questions (most of the questions asked by pre-screener were asked again)

Who is calling you ?
What does your husband do during his free time ?
Whats his favourite football game ?
How many people stay in the house ?
Who all came to attend the wedding ?
Then i flipped my album and showed her some of the people who came for the wedding
Does he have any sibling ?
What does she do ?
How did he go to America ?
Did you go for honeymoon ?
For how many days ?
Where did you stay there ?

Then she said congratulations! Your visa has been approved.
I asked her if i can collect it today, she told me i can check with the VFS
I went at the VFS office at 5:00 P.M
Got the packet and the passport in hand at 5:30 P.M

It was a fairly smooth interview.
Rating : Good

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