debz's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Gene
Beneficiary's Name: Deborah
VJ Member: debz
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2017-02-17
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Immigration Checklist for Gene & Deborah:

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 : London, United Kingdom
Marriage (if applicable): 2010-02-18
I-130 Sent : 2010-07-26
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-08-04
I-130 RFE : 2011-02-15 waiting still 21st april fro reply
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2011-04-26
NVC Received :
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill : 2011-05-18
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill : 2011-05-18
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2011-07-01
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2011-08-18
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-08-23
US Entry : 2011-09-06
Comments : I chose POE at Minneapolis. It was very frindly and straightforward - the last hurdle.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 265 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 379 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-07-09
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-08-01
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-10-15
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2013-10-21
Comments :


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Helena MT
Date Filed : 2016-08-08
NOA Date : 2016-08-10
Bio. Appt. : 2016-08-30
Interview Date : 2017-01-10
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2017-02-16
Comments : Now a very happy new US citizen! All done now.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 18, 2011
Embassy Review : Well I had my interview today and i'm still shaking. They asked me no questions about our relationship. We were not able to supply evidence of my husband's second marriage and divorce except for a statement from Alaska that they had no record of either event. The officer commented that this was strange and indeed it is, but nevertheless she then went on to the financial stuff. I could actually see the blue refusal slip with my name on it beside our papers and my heart was sinking fast. My husband does not file taxes as he is retired and his income is low. We supplied 1099s and a written explanation as to why he does not file and she said that i would need a joint sponsor.She gave me back my passport and i asked her 'What about my assets?'. I had supplied up to date bank staements with my name on them. She said that they did not seem to belong to me and i said 'really?' She looked again and went away. She then asked me for my passport back and i asked her if everything was ok. She said that normally they like to see tax returns. She did not give much away! She then said that she was going to approve my visa. i cannot express how releived i feel but i'll feel a whole lot better when i have the visa in my hand. I now have visions of my case being reviewed and them saying NO VISA. So still tense but hopeful that my vias will be deliverd soon. Thanks to members for so much advice and ebcouragement. I wish everyone well and congratulations to others on their approvals. I will post when i get that visa in hand!
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