chinook101's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Mark
Beneficiary's Name: Raisa
VJ Member: chinook101
Country: Uzbekistan

Last Updated: 2012-10-30
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Immigration Checklist for Mark & Raisa:

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 : Uzbekistan
Marriage (if applicable): 2011-12-20
I-130 Sent : 2012-02-14
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-02-27
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2012-06-11
NVC Received : 2012-07-02
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2012-07-09
Pay AOS Bill : 2012-07-09
Receive I-864 Package : 2012-07-09
Send AOS Package : 2012-07-11
Submit DS-261 : 2012-07-10
Receive IV Bill : 2012-07-19
Pay IV Bill : 2012-07-20
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2012-07-20
Case Completed at NVC : 2012-08-07
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2012-09-15
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2012-09-15
Interview Date : 2012-10-09
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-10-11
US Entry : 2012-10-25
Comments : Had a week delay at US Embassy in Tashkent because they messed up and didn't put her name on the access list when she went back to pick up her visa. So we she had to go back the following week, drop off her passport on Tues and P/U on Thurs. Then we had to wait another week for airline availability because I wanted her to POE in ATL.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 105 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 225 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2012-10-25
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Very, Very easy and quick coming through ATL. They asked her where she met me, where she would live, If she had any children, if I was still in military, whats my job. Stamp... Welcome to America. No bag search. I was waiting in the lobby.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Uzbekistan
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 9, 2012
Embassy Review : Wife had her interview today. Passed. She was very worried but she said that the experience was pretty painless. Had to wait for about two hours after arrival.
Questions asked:

When did you meet your husband?
where did you two meet?
how do you two communicate?
when was the last time you saw each other?
What does you husband do for a living?
What is you husbands degree in?
Where does he live?
where are you going to live when you get to America?
what do you do in Uzbekistan?
What are you going to do when you get to America?

Congrats... come back on Thursday foe you visa.

The only thing she was missing was an english translation of her police report and she must bring that with her when she picks up her visa.

Rating : Very Good

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