MLS's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Pat
Beneficiary's Name: Mismoy
VJ Member: MLS
Country: Jamaica

Last Updated: 2011-07-25
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Immigration Checklist for Pat & Mismoy:

Dept of State F-1 Visa:    

F-1 Visa
Event Date
NVC Received :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date :
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : New York City NY
Date Filed : 2011-02-07
NOA Date : 2011-02-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-03-22
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-07-13 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-07-13
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2011-07-22
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-02-07
NOA Date : 2011-02-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-03-22
Approved Date : 2011-04-27
Date Card Received : 2011-05-05
Comments : Walk in biometrics - 2011-03-01
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 79 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-02-07
NOA Date : 2011-02-18
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-05-05
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 79 days.

Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: New York City NY
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : July 14, 2011
Embassy Review : Our appointment was for 1:45pm, we got there at 1:05pm. The atmosphere was pretty intense and there weren't many smiles to go around...(The front desk woman was busy with personal business on the phone, and wasn't very helpful or pleasant, so I had check with the (sour)lady behind the counter to make sure we were being remembered/that an IO was given our file and notified that we were here.) We waited to be called for about 2 hrs. Talked politics/read some magazines we had bought in the meantime. There were on average 5 couples (most with at least one child) waiting with their attorneys speaking in hushed tones.

We eventually got called by a polite gentleman of South Asian descent. He was very stern until after he swore us in, then he was very warm. He first requested IDs and original birth certificates etc. Then, he asked very personal questions that indicated he wanted to get a better sense of who we were. For example, what qualities did we like about each other. What do we have in common and a few that were situation specific (regarding reasons for previous divorce and plans for the future.) It was very emotionally overwhelming to be able to gush about each other and our love to someone who genuinely seemed interested.

He asked for pictures. (I gave him a photo-book I had made of our journey together to be added to the file.) He liked that it showed and explained in captions each step of our courtship etc. through the wedding and beyond.

He asked for copies of our lease and bank statements which I gave him.

Interestingly, he then asked my husband where his ancestors were from. He wanted to know about our cultural compatibility. Additionally, he asked whether he was interested in, or helped with the cooking. We had insides jokes, so we burst out laughing and explained why to him.

He then told me that I was approved and if I would wait 10 mins he would get my passport stamped.

We went back to the waiting room and when he called me up he gave me my passport and told me to read the removal of conditions paper.

Unfortunately, the 2 couples who went in around the same time as us were clearly not as lucky.

We walked away feeling incredibly blessed.

Best of luck of all!

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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
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rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

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