VJ Member Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Patrick
Beneficiary's Name: Federico
VJ Member federicorinaldo:
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Last Updated: 2018-07-09


Immigration Checklist for Patrick & Federico:

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 : Naples, Italy
I-129F Sent : 2017-09-26
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-09-29
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-03-28
NVC Received : 2018-04-17
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-04-19
NVC Left : 2018-04-19
Consulate Received : 2018-04-24
Packet 3 Received : 2018-04-27
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2018-05-16
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-05-29
US Entry : 2018-06-16
Marriage : 2018-07-06
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 180 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 229 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Naples, Italy
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 16, 2018
Embassy Review : The process takes two days. Day 1 is the medical and day 2 is when the actual consular interview takes place.

For the medical examination, I cannot stress enough how important it is to arrive early. On paper, you’re supposed to get there by 8am but I highly recommend you arrive way earlier than that. I got to Istituto Varelli at 6:30am and was the first in line. By 7am, at least twenty people were in line behind me. They began the whole process at 7:10am and being the first in line, I got done by 8:40am. Everyone was really friendly, precise and informative.

The day after, I showed up to the consulate at 8:15am (my appointment was at 8:45am). I was only let in 15-20 minutes before my appointment. After leaving our phones at the security checks, my fiancé and I got in. Though they have appointment times, they really just call your number when they’re ready (which in our case was much later than 8:45am). The first part of the interview consisted of a few general questions and a review of all our paperwork. Something we didn’t expect is they wanted a copy of the sponsor’s passport as proof of their American citizenship. I honestly wish they’d been more clear about it. After reviewing our documents, we went back to the waiting room where we patiently waited our turn. That took a really long time and they weren’t necessarily going in order of appointment time, either. The officer was super nice and friendly and while her questions were specific, she made us feel very comfortable. We got done by 11am.

Altogether, the whole process was definitely not as intimidating as I thought it would be. I was definitely overly prepared as a lot of the documents I had were not really needed and a lot of the anxiety was just in my head. If you’re well prepared and patient, it’ll be very doable.
Rating : 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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