mysteryladypr's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: MdJ
Beneficiary's Name: ‹G«
VJ Member: mysteryladypr
Country: Turkey

Last Updated: 2013-05-02
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Immigration Checklist for MdJ & ‹G«:

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 : Ankara, Turkey
Marriage (if applicable): 2010-07-15
I-130 Sent : 2010-10-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-10-12
I-130 RFE : NONE
I-130 RFE Sent : NONE
I-130 Approved : 2011-01-25
NVC Received : 2011-02-07
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2011-02-09
Pay AOS Bill : 2011-02-17
Receive I-864 Package : 2011-02-17
Send AOS Package : 2011-02-21
Submit DS-261 : 2011-02-13
Receive IV Bill : 2011-02-09
Pay IV Bill : 2011-02-10
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2011-02-09
Case Completed at NVC : 2011-04-05
NVC Left : 2011-04-27
Consulate Received : 2011-05-04
Packet 3 Received : 2011-05-09
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-05-11
Packet 4 Received : 2011-05-12
Interview Date : 2011-05-13
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-05-17
US Entry : 2011-05-21
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 105 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 213 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-02-18
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : Didn't do this process because he joined to the US ARMY.

Event Date
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center (Military Filing)
CIS Office : Norfolk VA
Date Filed : 2012-09-05
NOA Date : 2012-09-14
Bio. Appt. : 2013-01-14
Interview Date : 2013-01-14
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2013-02-13
Comments : Exactly 6 months after joined to the US ARMY.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ankara, Turkey
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : July 19, 2011
Embassy Review : At the beginning of all a lawyer told me that the case could take 3 to 5 months to finished, but the truth was other one. I sent to the USCIS twice the I-130 case. The 1st time was rejected just bcz the address in Puerto Rico was in the order they wont it. By that, the case delayed one month and half when I received the notification bcz they cut part of my address.
At the 2nd time, I searched an immigration program from my county government and they filled correctly. The case took 3 and half months to be accepted.
I thought that the was concluded when I read careful the notification.
So... the process in the NVC was initiated and I didn't know what to do in that moment. The only resource that I found was VJ and was asking to the same members how to get information about the complete process bcz here exist so much forums and topics that sometimes confused me. But I got it...
We request an EXPEDITE to the USCIS and they response that they cant do anything in that moment bcz the NVC had the case. We sent to the NVC the EXPEDITE request and then received a letter that our case cant not be able to obtain the EXPEDITE bcz we didn't provide the evidences.
We sent the evidences and the continued refusing the EXPEDITE consideration until we wrote to them very seriously about it and request then to specify in simply way to us what and how they wanna the information. After they provided us that information, they didn't approve it.
We did the payments by net... Sent the papers by post mail bcz the aren't accepting send the I-864, DS-230 and the scanned evidences by net. No matter if u will carry the originals to the interview, bcz anyway all need carry the copies and originals documents to the interview in a portfolio.
So, the NVC for the minimal thing will tell u, like us, to send to them again the document fixed by post mail and they will take 20 labor days to open the envelope for check them. That occurred us 2 times. So we lost so much time.
After that... the Embassy accepted the case in EXPEDITE, but they didn't notify us by email about it.
We got the information bcz called the NVC and they notified us that they finished with the case and the Embassy accepted the EXPEDITE but they didn't know about the interview date. Would take 30 days to appear in calendar.
Well, in another mission... We found the link to can check the list of the dateīs interview by cases. At the 1st time we didn't find our case in the list. If we don't check at last of that week that list, my husband would lose that appointment bcz the Embassy putted the case a Thursday, I saw in the list in Sunday and the interview date was in Friday. My husband immediately wrote to the Embassy in that early morning Monday and the Embassy respond 2 hrs later to confirm that the appointment was in that day of that week(Friday). So, in the same day at night my husband traveled 10 hrs in bus to get an emergency appointment to can do the medical requirements. Thanks to God that he got it and in the day of the interview he had everything in his hands.
In that day, He was there half hour before the appointment and he was the 1st in the list to have the interview.
In the gate, they guards called him. He says that everything in the lobby appears rude, but inside the people who attend are very polite. After be inside, they called his number and He gave the portfolio to the personal for verify all the evidences. He waited like 20 minutes until they called him back to start the interview.
The personal who attended him was cordial and very polite. She requested at the 1st time to He promises to say all the evidences were truth. Then the interview started.
She asked him how we meet and how long it took to meet each other face to face. How long why talked by net (days and hrs). In what we were working at that moment. If we were married before. And then she said that everything seems real and approved the CR-!.
The interview was in English, but if u don't know the language u can request that the interview be in your main language. You must look always cordial, sympathy, in calm and polite.
Rating : Moderate

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