VJ Member Immigration Timeline


  Petitioner's Name: Garrett
Beneficiary's Name: Nicole
VJ Member garebear397:
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Last Updated: 2017-12-19



  

Immigration Checklist for Garrett & Nicole:

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 : Chile
I-129F Sent : 2016-12-01
I-129F NOA1 : 2016-12-05
I-129F RFE(s) : 2017-03-10
RFE Reply(s) : 2017-04-13
I-129F NOA2 : 2017-05-05
NVC Received : 2017-05-22
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2017-05-23
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2017-05-31
Packet 3 Received : 2017-06-02
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2017-06-02
Interview Date : 2017-07-14
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2017-08-02
US Entry : 2017-08-07
Marriage : 2017-08-08
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 151 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 221 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Cincinnati OH
Date Filed : 2017-08-17
NOA Date : 2017-08-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-09-12
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2017-12-08
Approval / Denial Date : 2017-12-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2017-12-16
Comments : Was recommended for approval on the interview date, 12/8/17.
Received letter of approval on 12/13/17


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2017-08-17
NOA Date : 2017-08-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-09-12
Approved Date :
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between November 8, 2017 and November 24, 2017*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2017-08-17
NOA Date : 2017-08-23
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your AP may be adjudicated between November 11, 2017 and November 28, 2017*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Chile
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 19, 2017
Embassy Review : The process for my fiance was fairly straight forward. After handing them the packet 3 with all the information requested they reviewed the information for about a half hour. Then she had a couple interviews, one in Spanish one in English (though they asked her if she spoke English, and since she can they proceeded in English). The questions were pretty standard: how and when did you and your fiance meet, when have you seen each other, explain overstaying a tourist visa 5 years ago (she accidentally overstayed her tourist entry by a few weeks one time), etc. Afterward she was informed she was approved and they would email her when she will be getting her physical copy of the visa in her passport.

We were pretty nervous for her going into it (just from hearing horror stories, etc.) but it was a smooth and friendly process.
Rating : Very Good


Local US CIS Office Review: Cincinnati OH
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : December 11, 2017
Embassy Review : Overall our green card interview went super well. We showed up at 12:00 for a 12:30 interview -- we were both called back right at 12:30. If anyone is wondering (I have seen a few forums asking about it) we wore nice but casual clothes. I wore nice jeans, button up, and sweater. Our interviewer was an immigrant himself, I don't know if that gives some extra empathy but it seemed so. He was very nice and was deliberate with his questions but didn't seem like he was trying to pin us down with a bad response or anything.

Some of the questions he asked:
- Seems usual questions from the I-485 app: confirm name, DOB, residence, not involved in terrorist or criminal activity, etc.
- We did need to explain that my wife is staying with my parents until our religious wedding back in her home country in January, and we brought evidence. He seemed to believe us entirely and we had no problems there.
- What documents we had for evidence of our relationship (we had joint bank account, insurance, car title, pictures, etc.)
- How we met and decided to get married (explained trips, meeting parents, etc.)
- What plans we have for the future in our marriage (explained my going back to grad-school, kids in the future, house etc.)

So not too many questions -- more just a conversation that lasted about 15 mins. He then gave us a document saying that he recommends us for approval (then explained the 2 year green card and citizenship stuff). He also said since my wife wants to return to her country as soon as she can to finish planing the religious wedding in January -- that he will process the application as soon as possible so she has the green card in hand.

Overall a really great experience. I know all the experiences can be different -- but I thought it would be good to share a positive one. I don't know if its all dependent on the IO, or maybe since Cincinnati office probably doesn't get a lot of cases so its more laid back, or something else.
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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