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SF2007's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: P
Beneficiary's Name: G
VJ Member: SF2007
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2016-04-30
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Immigration Checklist for P & G:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2010-07-22
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-07-23
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-01-24
NVC Received : 2011-02-03
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-02-11
Consulate Received : 2011-02-25
Packet 3 Received : 2011-02-28
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-03-11
Packet 4 Received : 2011-03-22
Interview Date : 2011-04-18 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-06-11
US Entry : 2011-06-15
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 185 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 269 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Toronto
POE Date : 2011-06-15 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : See my review in the POE review section.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Albuquerque NM
Date Filed : 2011-07-08
NOA Date : 2011-07-13
RFE(s) : 2012-12-08
Bio. Appt. : 2011-08-15
AOS Transfer** : 2011-08-25
Interview Date : 2012-02-09 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-02-09
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2012-02-18
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-07-08
NOA Date : 2011-07-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-08-15
Approved Date : 2011-09-15
Date Card Received : 2011-09-23
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 69 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-07-08
NOA Date : 2011-07-13
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-09-23
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 69 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-11-18
NOA Date : 2013-11-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-12-19
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-04-18
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2014-04-25
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Albuquerque NM
Date Filed : 2016-01-08
NOA Date : 2016-01-13
Bio. Appt. : 2016-02-05
Interview Date : 2016-03-21
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2016-04-29
Comments :

Member Reviews:

POE Review: Toronto
Event Description
Entry Date : 2011-06-15
Embassy Review : I landed in Toronto (Pearson airport) at 8:30 AM on June 15 2011. I followed signs for US connections and baggage claims to a carousel right by customs (5 minute walk). I filed the usual Custom Declaration form, picked up my luggage (2 checked, 1 carry-on and a laptop) and went to first available booth.

I told the officer I was activating a K-1 and he asked me where I was going and asked to see my sealed packet and passport. I was fingerprinted and he took a photograph. He then gave me my passport and unopened packet back and told me to go to the secondary zone.

I walked to the secondary zone and 2 officers asked my purpose, then for my passport, sealed packet and boarding pass. They asked me to sit down and file a small white form with my name, passport number and address in the US. Once done with filing the form, I handed it to them and sat in the waiting area for 5 minutes before they called my name. They reminded me I had 90 days to get married and gave me my stamped passport and boarding pass.

They kept my whole sealed packet and told me to follow the green arrows to go to my connecting flight. I was the only person in secondary. I was a little worried because I was denied entry when visiting my fiance during the K-1 process and I thought it would come up. But it was not even mentioned.

I went in around 9:00 AM and I was out by 9:15 AM. No questions, no search. Somehow now my 4 hours layover seems a little overkill...
Harassment Level : Low

Local US CIS Office Review: Albuquerque NM
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : February 9, 2012
Embassy Review : My husband and I showed up 45 minutes early for our 8:00 appointment. The guards were outside and told us the office would open at 7:30. When the office opened, they let us in, asked for passports and appointment letter, and we went through security (airport-like). The security guards were friendly. We were told to sit in the waiting room and that our IO would come meet us there.
After about 10 minutes, our IO showed up and led us to his office. He swore us in and asked me (the beneficiary) questions on the I-485: parent's first names, date of birth, and asked all the questions on pages 3-4. After that, he talked mostly to my husband asking how we met and how long we had been married. He then asked if we had anything to document the relationship since the wedding. He quickly browsed through utility bills (under both names), joint banking information and photos and told us he was granting the green card and explained we would have to go through ROC in 2 years. Overall a smooth and enjoyable experience. We were out by 8:05
Harassment Level : Very Good

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*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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