VJ Member Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Anthony
Beneficiary's Name: Bobby
VJ Member Anthony and Bobby:
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Last Updated: 2018-04-03


Immigration Checklist for Anthony & Bobby:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2016-11-01
I-129F NOA1 : 2016-11-08
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2017-01-30
NVC Received : 2017-02-14
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2017-02-14
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2017-02-22
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2017-03-15
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2017-03-21
US Entry : 2017-03-24
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 83 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 127 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Washington DC
Date Filed : 2017-06-17
NOA Date : 2017-06-24
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-07-13
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2018-03-22
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-03-22
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2018-03-30
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Washington DC
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2017-06-17
NOA Date : 2017-06-24
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-07-13
Approved Date : 2017-09-26
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 101 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Washington DC
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2017-06-17
NOA Date : 2017-06-24
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 101 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 15, 2017
Embassy Review : Woke up at 3am and had to leave at 4am because I have to drive from Pampanga to Manila.

I got to the vicinity of the embassy at around 5:45AM. Try to park across the street from the embassy (in front of RCBC). There are slots there that an old man guards with his life and you can pay him 100 pesos for an unlimited parking time. He's nice and I left my phone in the car because I wasn't allowed to bring it with me.

We had to wait in line outside the embassy for at least 10-15 minutes then they let us in at around 6:20AM (didn't have a watch with me so I'm just estimating).

They'll just have you wait in line for a bit and then go through the pre-screening. Pre-screening officers are Filipino and their job is to authenticate your documents (NBI Clearance, Birth Certificate, CENOMAR, Affidavit of Support) and other facts. You don't have to worry about anything as long as you're not lying. The one who helped me was on Window 43. She's really nice and she even said good luck after I thanked her and she smiled. It really matters that you thank these people because their job isn't easy. They'll appreciate it if the clients are nice. ^^

I had to go do the photo capture thingy because they weren't able to save my photo on my file in their system. Then after that is the finger scanning. Just give him/her your DS-160 and follow his instructions well. The officer earlier was a bit rude but you can't blame him, other people are waiting in line behind you so just try your best to not be obstructive.

And finally, it's the interview!

I was able to talk to the people I was waiting in line with and it helped calm my nerves a bit. It was getting scary as we approached the end of the line. And then when I was in the front, the officer told me to wait by Window 58.

It helps to be comfortable and just casually talk to the officer about your fiance. The one in front of me took a while because he was asking the applicant a lot of questions, which only made me more nervous.

When it was my turn, I did my best to just smile and relax. He was really funny and conversant. He even joked about the fingerprint scanner being a lie detector machine.

He just asked me how me and my fiance met and what he does for a living. He didn't even ask for the detailed and well-filed evidence that I prepared for the occasion! I guess it really helps when the officer knows that your relationship is real.

He was typing a bit while he was talking to me. Then he closed the folder together with my DS-160 and told me that my visa was approved!

It didn't even take 5 minutes. It was surreal and a bit anticlimactic, but hey, why complain about something good?

I was done at around 7:40-50AM. I had to go to the restroom because my eyes were being very emotional. But as long as things are real between the two of you and none of you have any criminal record, you guys will be fine!

(updated on March 15, 2017)
Rating : Very Good

Local US CIS Office Review: Washington DC
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : July 14, 2017
Embassy Review : I'm writing about my experience for my biometrics appointment.

It's a really smooth experience and everyone was efficient. We got there 20 minutes before my appointment time and there were only 3 people ahead of me. The security guard and the receptionist who helped me get started were really nice and accommodating.

We waited for less than 5 minutes for one of their employees to assist me. She was very efficient and did everything in less than 10 minutes.

We were done for less than 15 minutes! It was really nice, and we got back in the car minutes before my appointment time.

It was a good experience, I hope it will be the same during interview time.
Harassment Level : Very Good

*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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