Dweezy's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: David
Beneficiary's Name: Woinshet
VJ Member: Dweezy
Country: Ethiopia

Last Updated: 2011-02-04
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Immigration Checklist for David & Woinshet:

USCIS I-130/I-129F Petitions:  
Dept of State K3 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K3 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Consulate : Ethiopia
Marriage : 2009-11-19
I-130 Sent : 2009-12-01
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-12-17
I-130 RFE : 2010-09-23
I-130 RFE Sent : 2010-09-30
I-129F Sent :
I-129F NOA1 :
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 :
NVC Received : 2010-12-07
NVC Left : 2010-12-08
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2010-06-22
Interview Result : Denied
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2011-02-03
US Entry :
I-130 Approval : 2010-11-23
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Enter your I-129F NOA1 time in your timeline to get an estimated approval (NOA2) date!

Your I-130 was approved in 341 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 187 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ethiopia
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : December 3, 2010
Embassy Review : Well, my wife had her interview on June 29th 2010, wow what a let down. When I called her she was bawling her eyes out. I really felt bad for her, even though we had at that point known each other for over 2 years and had been married for close to 6 months, there were a lot of things I hadnt shared with her, and in the interview they really hit her with the difficult questions. The red flag on our case was that I being in the military was stationed in a tax free zone for a part of 2009 so on my W-2 it appeared that I made a lot less than I actually did, so they were like how did he he go to ethiopia and get married when he only made xx amount of dollars. Then they were off to the races asking her all kind of really intimidating questions some of which she should have known and some which she couldnt have. In addition I have a job that I cant talk about much so she didnt know much about that either. I can understand that it looked fishy, and in the COs defense he did say sorry, I cant give you a visa today, but she was miffed, and sad. So was I, but here I am on December 2 with the reaffirmed case notice in hand and just waiting for round 2 of the interview, we are well prepared this time and I will be traveling to Ethiopia to assist her this time and go to the interview with her.
I told her we are going to do this thing together baby. Alot of times we want to blame the Embabssy and sometimes they should bare full brunt of the blame but alot of times its us. If we want our loved ones to get that precious visa and come join us in this country we need to be prepared. Lesson learned, and no love lost. So I hope this will be a piece of advice to one of my visa journey friends cause I wish some one had put me up on the game before that first interview.
Rating : Moderate

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