Colum's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Colum
Beneficiary's Name: Acudus
VJ Member: Colum
Country: Taiwan

Last Updated: 2020-04-03
comment on Add Comment to Timeline


Immigration Checklist for Colum & Acudus:

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 : Taipei, Taiwan
I-129F Sent : 2018-12-18
I-129F NOA1 : 2019-01-10
I-129F RFE(s) : 2019-04-22
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-05-21
NVC Received : 2019-06-10
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-06-18
NVC Left : 2019-07-09
Consulate Received : 2019-07-12
Packet 3 Received : 2019-07-15
Packet 3 Sent : 2019-07-31
Packet 4 Received : 2019-08-12
Interview Date : 2019-08-26
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-09-02
US Entry : 2019-09-24
Marriage : 2019-10-26
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 131 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 228 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Washington DC
POE Date : 2019-09-24
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Expected to face long lines and a long wait, but we were instead greeted by a near empty immigration hall. We were quickly taken out of line and brought to a desk where an immigration officer asked us some basic questions and collected the consulate package. We walked to a different room and waited for less than 15 minutes after checking in. The immigration officers asked several straightforward questions, and seemed satisfied when we told them about our plans to marry in 4 weeks. My fiance and I were together the entire time, which I had not expected. Overall, it was a quick process and the immigration officers were courteous and professional.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Washington DC
Date Filed : 2019-12-12
NOA Date : 2019-12-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2020-01-17
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-12-12
NOA Date : 2019-12-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2020-01-17
Approved Date : 2020-04-01
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 111 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-12-12
NOA Date : 2019-12-16
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 111 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Taipei, Taiwan
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 3, 2019
Embassy Review : I was not allowed into the building with my fiance during his interview. His interview was scheduled for 1:50, and he was finished after approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. The interview consisted of three different stages. The final stage was an interview with an American adjudicator. My fiance said that the staff he met with were professional and polite. The interviewer seemed pleased that our documents were well-organized according to their instructions. They did inquire about our co-sponsor's most recent tax transcript, which we did not have because the I-134 directions do not explicitly request it. Otherwise, the questions were straight-forward and as expected. We provided additional evidence to document our relationship, but the consulate did not collect these documents. We were disappointed that the interviewer did not tell us if the visa was approved or not at the end of the interview; I'd heard that many people receive an immediate decision. However, by the end of the week, his K1 visa was approved and we were able to pick up his passport at a distribution center in Taipei. Overall, our experience with AIT has been positive. Communication with the office was never difficult, and his visa was processed efficiently.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: None yet, be the first!

Register or log in to comment on this timeline

*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

vjTimeline ver 5.0