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RICARDO4EVA2's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: RICARDO4EVA2
Beneficiary's Name: SHIMS
Country: Jamaica

Last Updated: 2013-05-17
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Immigration Checklist for RICARDO4EVA2 & SHIMS:

USCIS I-130 Petition:      
Dept of State F-2A Visa:    
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

F-2A Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Jamaica
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2010-12-28
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-12-30
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2011-05-12
NVC Received : 2011-05-23
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2011-11-17
Pay AOS Bill : 2011-12-02
Receive I-864 Package : 2011-11-17
Send AOS Package : 2012-10-19
Submit DS-261 : 2011-11-18
Receive IV Bill : 2011-11-22
Pay IV Bill : 2012-10-15
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2012-10-17
Case Completed at NVC : 2012-12-24
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2013-04-10
Packet 3 Received : 2013-04-01
Packet 3 Sent : 2013-05-03
Packet 4 Received : 2013-04-01
Interview Date : 2013-05-17
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments : Original interview on november 1, 2010 wasss approved however my mother didn't have her old passport with the current US Visa and so dropped off the Passports on 11/23/2010.

Process has been smooth, thanks be to god. Will start the same process for my 14 y/o brother in December 2010.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 133 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 869 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2010-12-19
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Dallas/Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Memphis TN
Date Filed : 2011-01-27
NOA Date : 2011-01-31
Bio. Appt. : 2011-02-14
Interview Date : 2011-03-31
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2011-05-19
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Jamaica
Review Topic: IR-5 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 1, 2010
Embassy Review : After hell and powda house we got to the embassy at 8:30 for our 8:30a appointment. I asked the lady if I would be allowed in.. she said no. Explained to her that I sent about 4 emails and got a response from the Embassy saying that I would be allowed in and no special document is needed. The lady called a certain guy in a Purple Shirt who wasnt dressed in the blue security officer/guard uniforms. Told him what I told the lady.. He asked me for my US Passport Told him I dont have it, I did have my Tennessee DL.. but he never looked at it. He then told me to come in..!


Got to the Security check point/screening area and I had to deal with those very rude Jamaican Butu people dem.. The women were too rude.. My mom had her UMBRELLA in her bag and the lady told her she got to go back out side.. my mom was about to put her belt back on.. the woman said .."Lady mi nuh have time fi yuh all dem tings deh." They were rushing us out the screening hall so we left and headed to the court. While Approaching you will sit on the RIGHT (Immigrants & Non Immigrants). There were only 5 people waiting .. we were called by the gurad to come on inside.. Hmmm Mom was still missing and father was getting restless.. I headed outside to look for my mother.. because she was gone for line 10-15 min. On the way back I explined to the head guard that the people inside were rude. My Mom had to go back through the securty screening .. when she got to the court where my dad was sitting there was the second call for all the applicants seated outside to come on in. There were about 20 people infront of us.. I was pissed...!!

STEP #3 900am

While inside you will then show your Interview Letter, Passport, And 2 Photos. The guy who did the document check is KEVIN... He's Real Cool.. MY Dad's Friend.. Kevin has been working there for 4 hears but not in that position.. Excellent Guy..! Persons who are seeking to visit the US on a Tourist Visa or Other will go back outside where they WILL wait patiently to be called back in side seems to be 10 at a time.. 90-100. All the Immigrants were told to go inside and turn RIGHT...! We were given a # as A154/5 Kevin too was in a Purple Shit and tie. BE RELAXED and talk to him if you want.. He's VERY HELPFUL, FRIENDLY. You will also be given a YELLOW DHL SLIP for the US EMbassy Courier Pass Program and your passport # would be written (one per household) to save money. IT will not be told however Kevin told My MOm/Dad/I to write their Names/Address/Phone # on the back.

STEP #4 Drama..!

When we got inside there were No seats... and the line was backed up to the DOOR. The windows that are being used were 5-9, Window # 10 was labled CASHIR so expect to pay for the difference of the visa fee US $4.00 or JA $350.00.. The guy in the purple shirt (Kevin) told us not to take anyone's seat if they go to Windows 5 or 6. However if they should go to Window 7, 8, 9 they will not return and we could take their seats they have made it to America - "Foreign" he said.

At 935am we were still waiting to be called....Kevin Returned he gave the group two rules

Rule #1
- Do Not purchase any airline tickets or make travel plans etc. Until you have received your passport from DHL which takes about 2 weeks

- "Tell No One your Business not even yuh best fren but call them while you at the airport.. dem caah mess wid yuh den or ask yuh fi bring anythin"

1st Blue Slip was at 10:15a Unsure of the Visa Class however he had given the IO about 100 pictures and other dcks.. end result.

2nd Blue Slip 1018a

3rd Blue Slip 1043a Missing Tax Return From Sponsor(Daughter)

1045a My mom was called with #A154 she was asked the following questions:

1. Who Filed For You - Son
2. Where Do You work - Name of Place
3. Longer travel to America - 2 weeks
4. What type of work do you do - given
5. Who filled out the Application (occupation was incorrectly spelled) - Son
6. IS your husband here? - Yes.

1050a My dad was called he was asked all the questions above except 2,4,5. he was also asked if there were anyone else "here" who needs to be interviewed? No.

4th Blue Slip - 20 y/o girl who was petitioned by her Step mom (reason unkwn)
5th BLue Slip - 11:17am Father Filed for Son.. mom took him to interview and the embassy request a copy of her Green Card.
6th Blue Slip - 11:18a Lady 60-75 reason unkwn
7th Blue Slip - 11:20a Lady 65-75 with maybe 8/0 child (lady had to get a LOCAL PATWA Speaker... she couldnt undastan...

there was some wait for a while at about 11:58a Mom/Dad was called to the Counter Together .. They were asked 3 questions seen below -

1. Who Petitioned for you.
2. How Did your Son Get to The US
3. Did He Marry An American
4. Where does your Son LIve
5. Do YOU have a Visa ( dad had his mom dad (Blue Slipped)
6. Are you travelling to the US together?

I wasnt at the window but was approved at the first question..

*** Windows 5 & 6 were the document reviews... the TWO Ladies there were fantastic... you will have a good experience there....! 7, 8, 9 are the interviews... PLEASE dont pick up the phone unless instructed... FOLLOW instructions... I saw way too many dumb people.. be patient and lighten up when Kevin speaks to you... tell him I say wassup***

*** The review is at a 4... because of the Security officers at the fornt part... they are not relaxed at all...

Rating : Good

POE Review: Atlanta
Event Description
Entry Date : 2010-12-19
Embassy Review : mom/dad entered POE with visa class (IR-5). when they arrived in the immigration area they waited about 20-25 minutes before they got to the counter where the immigration officer was located. They had completed their "I-94" and since it was N/A the officer ripped it up... Ok fine!

They were asked who petitioned for them... Son. Okay gooood so they were sent to the room for secondary processing where they were about 14 people in front of them and even so they were processed in 45 minutes and were not asked ANY questions. When they started working on their case they were done after 10 min.
Harassment Level : Low

Local US CIS Office Review: Memphis TN
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : April 1, 2011
Embassy Review : Interview was set for 11:00am for some reason I thought it was for 10:30am. Got to Memphis at 10:05am and I had to finish putting on my shit outside. I had out it in the trunk of the car since I couldnt use the hanger in the rear of the car. Well Shit was crushed but the show had to go on... so put on my tie & scarf with it and thew on my black leather jacket to off set seeing the shirt.

After hell - We went through the security area where they had more issues than the average TSA agent. We went to the RIGHT to room 102 and dropped off the appointment letter... it was 10:15am on the dot. As i dropped it off I decided to look into the "hole" there stood a lady who appeared to be looking though the box of letters. Seemed as though she grabbed mine and marked something on it.. maybe "received?" who knows.

After being there for 5 short minutes.. hmmm My name was called by an Lady...and I went towards the opened door where she was standing. The test begun... She said.. Please come in and turn to the right... Hmmm that was easy.. then she gave me another advanced notice to turn.... By that time of-course she know that I understood English and not just when my name was called. As We entered the room.. she proceeded with -

" Please remain Standing and you swore that every thing in your application and what we will cover will be true?"

My Reply - "Yes." ...

IO - You may have a seat. IO - "May I have your DL, Green Card, and Passport?"

My Reply - Yes.

IO - So today we will go over some questions for the interview and you are required to pass 6 of the questions...

19- We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?
65- What happened at the Constitutional Convention?
63- When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
35 -What does the President's Cabinet do?
53- What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?
31- If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

Got them All Right ... Hmmm Impressive heeeh..? She handed me a paper and proceeded to insult my intelligence...

IO - Please read the the sentence on the paper

My Reply - We Celebrate Columbus Day.

IO - Please write on the top line.. "Columbus is a day we celebrate"

My Reply - What the HEll? ( lol ok so it didnt go like that) I had no answer.

IO - So on your application . you were arrested when you were a minor.. what happened... ?

my reply - Well It was a misdemeanor and happened when I was a minor .. I have the disposition from the courts if you would like to see it.

IO - No it's ok.. have you ever failed to file a tax return.

my reply - yes i have and i have since filed about two years ago and I went to the IRS office on yesterday and I have the read out showing that i filed.

IO actions - looked over the documents and gave them back... do you have your Selective Service Card?

my reply - yes here it is.

~ The questions to follow were yes/no questions... and after which she said you are being recommended for citizenship and you live in Nashville so your Interview will he there... hope to hear from us in 4-6 weeks. ~
~The Interview was above 20 minutes i was asking her about some legal questions .. she was a very nice lady who was in-tuned with her professional side... ~
Harassment Level : Very Good

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