VisaJourney Member Immigration Timeline



Petitioner's First Name: Joe
Beneficiary's First Name: Kathryn
VJ Member kathryn41: Profile - Homepage

Timeline Updated: 2011-03-29




  

Immigration Checklist for Joe & Kathryn:

USCIS I-129F Petition:      
Dept of State K1 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  


K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2003-06-16
I-129F NOA1 : 2003-06-19
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2003-12-30
NVC Received :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2004-01-14
Packet 3 Received : 2004-02-02
Packet 3 Sent : 2004-02-21
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2004-03-30 Submit Review
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2004-03-30
US Entry : 2004-05-07
Marriage : 2004-06-19
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 194 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 285 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Detroit
POE Date : 2004-05-07 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Actually entered at Port Huron, Michigan - no problem at Port Huron, but I had checked the week before at Algonac and was told yes, we could cross on an I-129f there so arrived there only to be met by a different immigration officer who refused to process me. Had to add another 4 hours travel time driving with 6 cats and belongings to Port Huron. Port Huron asked why Algonac didn't process and said they could have if they had wanted to! Actual processing took 30 minutes - didn't look at any documents related to belongings or pets - quick and polite. If I had known Algonac wouldn't process, we could have saved substantial travel time and gone through Detroit, although border wait times were currently ranging from 1 to 20 hours with little warning due to transport truck traffic back ups.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2004-07-23
NOA Date : 2004-07-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2004-08-16
AOS Transfer** : 2005-09-20
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2006-05-24
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2006-06-02
Comments : First Biometrics 2004-08-16; 2nd complete biometrics 2006-02=08. File transferred to CSC September 20, 2005- received October 1, 2005.

Approved without interview!


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2004-07-23
NOA Date : 2004-07-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2004-08-16
Approved Date : 2004-08-22
Date Card Received : 2004-08-28
Comments : First EAD was quick! Renewal e-filed August 2, 2005; 2nd biometrics Oct. 7, 2005; received EAD renewal October 21, 2005
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 30 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2004-07-23
NOA Date : 2004-07-27
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2004-08-12
Comments : First AP was incredibly quick! Renewal e-filed August 2, 2004; approved Oct. 7, 2005 but not received until November 1, 2005
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 16 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Texas Service Center
Date Filed : 2008-02-28
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-04-19
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-02-05
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Green Card Received : 2009-02-19
Comments : application received TSC 2008-03-03
cheque cashed TSC 2008-03-10
application transferred to VSC 2008-03-18
no NOA received;
INFOPASS for stamp 2008-05-07

never received NOA1 - got I-551 stamp in passport 05-06-08

Approved without an interview and without an RFE. Did request Senator's assistance and approval received 3 days after inquiry filed by Senator's office.


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Dallas/Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2009-04-30
NOA Date : 2009-05-06
Bio. Appt. : 2009-06-03
Interview Date : 2009-08-13
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2009-08-26
Comments : This was the easiest part of the whole immigration process! And the fastest:-). Received my citizenship with 189 other new citizens from 80 different countries. Once I get my passport, my Visa Journey is over.



Member Reviews:

POE Review: Detroit
Event Description
Entry Date : 2004-05-07
Embassy Review : Actually entered at Port Huron, Michigan - no problem at Port Huron, but I had checked the week before at Algonac and was told yes, we could cross on an I-129f there so arrived there only to be met by a different immigration officer who refused to process me. Had to add another 4 hours travel time driving with 6 cats and belongings to Port Huron. Port Huron asked why Algonac didn't process and said they could have if they had wanted to! Actual processing took 30 minutes - didn't look at any documents related to belongings or pets - quick and polite. If I had known Algonac wouldn't process, we could have saved substantial travel time and gone through Detroit, although border wait times were currently ranging from 1 to 20 hours with little warning due to transport truck traffic back ups.
Harassment Level : High


*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

** Not all cases are transfered

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