alexa51030's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Alexandra
Beneficiary's Name: Harry
VJ Member: alexa51030
Country: Colombia

Last Updated: 2013-08-17
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Immigration Checklist for Alexandra & Harry:

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 : Bogota, Colombia
Marriage (if applicable): 2010-01-18
I-130 Sent : 2010-05-26
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-06-04
I-130 RFE : 2010-10-28
I-130 RFE Sent : 2010-11-09
I-130 Approved : 2010-11-18
NVC Received : 2010-11-29
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2010-12-02
Pay AOS Bill : 2010-12-03
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2010-12-10
Submit DS-261 : 2010-12-06
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill : 2010-12-23
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2011-01-05
Case Completed at NVC : 2011-02-18
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2011-04-07
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-04-13
US Entry : 2011-04-22
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 167 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 307 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-01-16
NOA Date : 2013-01-23
RFE(s) : 2013-06-07
Bio. Appt. : 2013-02-21
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bogota, Colombia
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 11, 2011
Embassy Review : Our appointment was at 9am and we got to the embassy at almost 7am. They divided everybody in different lines according to the cases. We were first in line for the 9am appointments. We later noticed that other people were given a bar code to attach to the passport so my husband went to this other line to get one. As soon as he told the lady our case she gave us a sticker with number 40 and let us in the line to enter the security gate. By the way, it was raining a little bit,very normal,so my advise is to take un umbrella or you can buy one there in line. Once we entered the embassy we were told to go directly to that line 40. There,a lady gave us a folder to put in there the documents that were requested inside that folder.She said that some they already had because obviously they were previously sent to them from NVC,but i went a head and took everything with me and put everything that they requested. We turned in the folder and sat down. Like an 1hr later my husband was called to this window where a lady was asking him if certaing documents were there, obviously they were but she kept on asking without looking first.She asked him twice if I was there too. She was rude too.Anyways,after making sure everything was in that folder he was told to sit down againg. An hour later he was called for his finger prints. Again he sat down and we waited some more.Maybe 30mins later my husband was called to another window and the guy(American) asked my husband if I was there. He handed him the part 2 of the DS-230 and I immediately knew that everything was going to be fine. He started asking my husband how we met, how long ago, how we kept in touch with each other after a long time, he asked him my fathers complete name, When I had left to live in the US,and He also asked him how old my daughter was. Then he told my husband to pass me on the phone. He asked me some other questions,only a few of them and he later said that everything was fine,that all of the documents were in order and that my husbands visa was approved to go ahead and pay at Domesa. OMG we were sooooo happy, we hugged and kissed and thanked him. We went to pay at Domesa, we waited another 30 or 40mins in line to pay, after that we didnt care anymore. Everything went smooth and everybody was nice except for that old lady.
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