Gosha.Bee's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Pete
Beneficiary's Name: Gosia
VJ Member: Gosha.Bee
Country: Poland

Last Updated: 2011-08-26
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Immigration Checklist for Pete & Gosia:

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 : Warsaw, Poland
Marriage (if applicable): 2010-11-29
I-130 Sent : 2010-12-24
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-12-27
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2011-05-23
NVC Received : 2011-06-07
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2011-06-09
Pay AOS Bill : 2011-06-10
Receive I-864 Package : 2011-06-15
Send AOS Package : 2011-06-16
Submit DS-261 : 2011-06-10
Receive IV Bill : 2011-06-16
Pay IV Bill : 2011-06-17
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2011-07-07
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2011-08-24
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2011-09-03
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 147 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 240 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Warsaw, Poland
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 26, 2011
Embassy Review : The whole experience was very smooth and pleasant (even though I still stressed out . My visit lasted exactly 45min from the moment I entered the door. There's really no need to show up early, seems like they're very well organized nowadays. There was no line outside the Embassy like I was used to seeing. And once inside, there were only 3 people before me and 2 consuls working on the cases.

At first each interviewee is asked to one window where a Polish lady pulls out their file and organizes it for the consul. She asked me some technical questions - like when we'd gotten married to establish whether I'd be eligible for CR1 or IR1, then informed me of the need to lift the conditions two years from now. She also took my fingerprints and asked me to wait until my number showed up above the consul's window.

The lady consul inteviewing me was smiling at me the whole time. She was very nice. After taking the oath all questions I was asked were:

1. If you get the visa, when were you planning to travel?
2. How did you meet your husband?
3. How many times have you been to the US?
4. How many times has he visited Poland?

She then said she saw no problems with my case, that everything was in order. Then took my passport and gave me the DHL slip.

The DHL is paid for upon delivery. Fee is 23.20pln (cash).
Rating : Very Good


POE Review: Chicago
Event Description
Entry Date : 2011-09-03
Embassy Review : Chicago is easy and smooth. It took a while for the officer to put my passport info into his computer but as soon as he did, he put the sealed envelope and my passport in a pink folder, handed it all back to me and told me to go pick up my bags and then go see this other officer at a desk close to the exit. The desk was marked "New Immigrants Only" and that's where I got my CR1 stamp in my passport, signed some papers and within minutes we were out the door. Both gentlemen were courteous and pleasant and the whole experience pain-free.
Harassment Level : Low


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predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
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