VJ Member Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Billy
Beneficiary's Name: Joanna
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Last Updated: 2017-08-31


Immigration Checklist for Billy & Joanna:

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 : Guangzhou, China
I-129F Sent : 2016-12-16
I-129F NOA1 : 2016-12-29
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2017-03-22
NVC Received : 2017-04-07
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2017-04-07
NVC Left : 2017-04-11
Consulate Received : 2017-04-12
Packet 3 Received : 2017-04-19
Packet 3 Sent : 2017-04-21
Packet 4 Received : 2017-04-26
Interview Date : 2017-05-16
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2017-06-07
US Entry : 2017-06-19
Marriage : 2017-07-21
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 83 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 138 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Los Angeles CA
Date Filed : 2017-07-31
NOA Date : 2017-08-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-09-01
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Guangzhou, China
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 16, 2017
Embassy Review : Went very quickly. Had 7:45am interview so didn't have to wait much. Asked the following questions:

1) Who filed for petition?
2) Are you a member of communist party?
3) When was the last time you saw your Fiancé?
4) Why you didn't marry in China?
5) How old are you? How old is he?
6) How did you meet each other?
7) Is he still your boss?
8) What does your company do?

No questions about relationship or upcoming wedding. Just said good luck and handed approval notice. Most interesting was he didn't ask to see any photos nor did he ask about seeing USA passport to show support. Some people have said this was helpful but had no positive effect in our case. Also didn't care about speaking English or Chinese. Quick and easy.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Los Angeles
Event Description
Entry Date : 2017-06-19
Embassy Review : Came in on K-1 Visa. The officer motioned over to me. He did not say one word to me. Maybe he didn't think I spoke English. Just opened my package motioned to put my fingers on scanner. And stamped my passport. Even didn't respond to me when I said "Thank you sir".

Customs was much different. Initially wanted to know how long I was going to be in USA. I said I'm here on K-1 visa. Asked what type of work I was doing in China, how much money I was carrying, how did we meet, and where I was going to live.
Harassment Level : Low

*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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