ONA's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Andrew
Beneficiary's Name: Oxana
VJ Member: ONA
Country: Russia

Last Updated: 2015-11-21
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Immigration Checklist for Andrew & Oxana:

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 : Moscow, Russia
I-129F Sent : 2011-01-12
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-01-19
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-05-17
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-05-25
Consulate Received : 2011-05-31
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2011-07-28
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-08-02
US Entry : 2011-08-09
Marriage : 2011-08-20
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 118 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 190 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Washington DC
POE Date : 2011-08-09
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Arrived with my parents (they came for the wedding using their visitor visas), everything went easy and smooth, took us about 1 hour to go through the customs.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Baltimore MD
Date Filed : 2011-10-25
NOA Date : 2011-10-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-12-06
AOS Transfer** : 2011-11-18
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-09-06
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2012-09-15
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-10-25
NOA Date : 2011-10-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-12-06
Approved Date : 2011-12-23
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 59 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2014-07-18
NOA Date : 2014-07-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-08-22
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-01-30
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Baltimore MD
Date Filed : 2015-06-20
NOA Date : 2015-06-25
Bio. Appt. : 2015-07-20
Interview Date : 2015-11-12
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2015-11-23
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Moscow, Russia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 31, 2011
Embassy Review : There were about 10-12 people on that day, mostly women with kids and I was the last one to have my interview, so I got to listen to everybody's elses interviews. Most people had their interviews in Russian - it was just me and one more girl, who spoke English to the CO. The intervies didn't last longer than 5 minutes - except for a pregnant girl's interview (as far as I understood she was married to an American before that).
The CO actually asked only a couple of questions concerning my fiance: how we met - I told the whole story about how we met in summer 2008 in the USA all the way untill his first trip to Russia, the CO just asked "and you were back the next summer?", I said "yes" and that was it. She also asked me about his job. She did look at the pictures too, and then she was just asking me about my trips to the States (I've been to the US 3 times on J-1 Work and Travel visa), where I worked, what kind of job I had, where I stayed, which place I liked more etc. And then she said that everything was in order and that she approved my visa.
So, I'm done with this part of my visa journey
Rating : 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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