Ephesia's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: -Divorced-
Beneficiary's Name: Elen
VJ Member: Ephesia
Country: Singapore

Last Updated: 2016-03-25
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Immigration Checklist for -Divorced- & Elen:

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 : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Singapore
I-129F Sent : 2004-08-18
I-129F NOA1 : 2004-09-09
I-129F RFE(s) : 2004-12-19
RFE Reply(s) : 2004-12-26
I-129F NOA2 : 2005-03-03
NVC Received : 2005-03-03
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2005-03-07
Packet 3 Received : 2005-03-09
Packet 3 Sent : 2005-03-28
Packet 4 Received : 2005-04-01
Interview Date : 2005-05-16
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2005-05-19
US Entry : 2005-06-30
Marriage :
Comments : Relatively speaking, we had a smooth K1 process. :)
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 175 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 249 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Detroit
POE Date : 2005-06-30
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Very smooth and efficient. Staff were also very polite.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Indianapolis IN
Date Filed : 2005-09-10
NOA Date : 2005-09-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2005-12-16
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2006-02-09
Approval / Denial Date : 2006-02-09
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2006-02-21
Comments : Interview went very well. Brought a lot of evidence but not all of it was looked at. Interviewing officer only asked to see joint documentation. Gave him certified copy of marriage cert, copies of bills, life insurance policy, joint account statements, and e-mails. Officer did not even ask to look at pictures. Asked for I-551 stamp because I had an appt at a job agency after the interview and I wanted to show work authorization. One-year stamp given.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2005-09-10
NOA Date : 2005-09-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2005-12-16
Approved Date : 2005-12-19
Date Card Received : 2005-12-21
Comments : There was no EAD biometrics appointment scheduled. Fingerprints for EAD were done at AOS biometrics appointment.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 100 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Nebraska Service Center
Date Filed : 2007-11-12
NOA Date : 2007-11-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-01-15
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-03-18
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2008-03-27
Comments : Transferred to CSC.

Biometrics appt was very pleasant and fast.

Documents submitted in I-751 packet:
1) Joint tax returns
2) Joint car refi loan statements
3) Joint bank account statements
4) Joint credit card statements
5) Joint car title
6) Joint homeowners' insurance renewal notice
7) BMV license and plate renewal notices
8) 401k beneficiary form
9) Living will
10) E-mails and greeting cards
11) Photographs
12) Letters of support (NOT sworn affidavits)

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Seattle WA
Date Filed : 2015-11-16
NOA Date : 2015-11-20
Bio. Appt. : 2015-12-15
Interview Date : 2016-03-24
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2016-03-25
Comments : 2016-03-25: Oath ceremony. Citizenship official! 2016-03-24: Interview completed in 15 minutes and N-400 approved on the spot. Scheduled for oath ceremony the very next day. 2016-02-20: NOA dated 2/17/2016; interview scheduled for 3/24/2016. 2015-12-17: Online case status confirmed background check completed; interview scheduling in process. 2015-12-15: Biometrics appointment. 2015-11-28: NOA for biometrics appointment. 2015-11-24: Check for N-400 fee cleared. 2015-11-16: Mailed N-400 application.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Singapore
Review Topic:
Event Description
Review Date : September 2, 2005
Embassy Review : The staff I encountered at the embassy in Singapore are polite and efficient. As long as you bring the required documents and evidence to the interview, you are fine. The female staff who processed my paperwork in the morning wasn't exactly Miss Sunshine, but she did her job and was not rude. The American CO in the afternoon conducted the interview courteously and in a brisk fashion. I was done in under 10 mins. Overall, I was satisfied with how everything went.
Rating : Moderate

POE Review: Detroit
Event Description
Entry Date : 2005-06-30
Embassy Review : Very smooth and efficient. Staff were also very polite.
Harassment Level : Low

Local US CIS Office Review: Indianapolis IN
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : February 10, 2006
Embassy Review : Our interviewing officer was very pleasant and polite. He laughed at the small mountain of evidence we brought with us. The interview was very straightforward:

1) Asked us for our names, addresses, contact numbers, and dates of birth.

2) Asked us when we got married.

3) Asked me the standard criminal record/deportation/terrorism questions. After we finished this segment, he joked, "Very good. You gave all the right answers." lol

4) Asked us how we met. I asked my husband to do it because I always enjoy watching him tell our story. Husband later told me that the IO kept glancing in my direction as he told our story.

5) Heard the magical words: "Well, I am going to approve your case today because all your paperwork is in order and your background checks came back clean."

6) He kept my EAD. I asked him if he could give me the I-551 stamp in my passport because I had a job interview at an agency after our appointment. Hubby said the IO looked surprised that I knew the exact name of the stamp. lol. The IO happily obliged and gave me a one-year stamp, but not before saying: "You won't actually need this because your card will definitely arrive within a month."

Overall, our interview went VERY well. It was a lot more relaxing and comfortable than my K1 visa interview at the consulate. lol.
Harassment Level : Very Good

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