Jeff & Jenny's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: jeffrey
Beneficiary's Name: jenny
VJ Member: Jeff & Jenny
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2010-07-21
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Immigration Checklist for jeffrey & jenny:

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 : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2009-08-16
I-130 Sent : 2009-09-08
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-09-28
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2010-01-29
NVC Received :
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2010-02-16
Pay IV Bill : 2010-02-18
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2010-05-12
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2010-07-01 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-07-03
US Entry : 2010-07-20
Comments : this is my experience at the USEM
got there @5am (prepare your appointment letter and id) they let us inside around 6am
x-ray for the things that we have next is they will get my appointment letter and give me a number. :)

This are the Steps:
I.Pre-Screening
called my # @ 6:30am
questions:
1.who is your petitioner?
2.where does he live??
3.what is his old address?
4.what is his new address?
5.when did the last you see each other?

the pre-screener asked about the address because the papers that we tp theUSCIS didn't updated for the new address.he said that there is a possible that my husband and his ex wife is still together so i said no Sir then he said ARE YOU SURE? so i said YES SIR.He let me sign the DS-230,then he check the papers that we sent from USCIS and NVC. can you see that your papers are thick so isaid yes Sir then he smile @ me.he ask me the wedding pictures and money receipt.then he said ok wait for your name to be call :)

II.Finger Scanning
called @ 7:15am
The person here is an american he is pretty funny he ask my name and said that do you know that STROM is a German word.Then he said STORM yay he laugh and I too,he said the meaning of STROM its about army :) he asked how old i am and when is my birthday after that he said ok Goodluck on your interview so isaid THANK YOU :)

III.Consular Interview
1.who is your petitioner?
2.how old are you?
3.when is your birthday?
4.when did you get married?
5.when did you meet?
6.where did you meet?
7.how many kids does he have in his ex-wife?

the consular interview starts @ exactly 8:00am.my # called @ 8:30am.The consular here is too serious.after asking questions she check the papers that we sent from USCIS and NVC after thatshe said ok there's no problem on your visa you can now go at the waiting area and wait for your name to be call.:)so isaid THANK YOU ma'am :) I didn't heard the magic word(YOUR VISA IS APPROVED).I really wante to hear the magic word hehehe but its fine at least i passed the interview:)
around 9am my name called at the window Y.the person here said your visa is approve then he give me the PINK SLIP:D.went to the Air21 to pay the Visa delivery(236 pesos)

went back at the hotel @ 9:15 am.My interview went out very smooth:
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 123 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 276 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : San Francisco
POE Date : 2010-07-20 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level :
Comments :


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Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
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