Rayoflight's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Chad
Beneficiary's Name: Kelly
VJ Member: Rayoflight
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2015-05-04
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Immigration Checklist for Chad & Kelly:

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 : 2011-02-03
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-02-09
I-129F RFE(s) : 2011-06-16
RFE Reply(s) : 2011-06-30
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-09-01
NVC Received : 2011-09-06
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-09-13
Consulate Received : 2011-09-15
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-09-23
Packet 4 Received : 2011-10-05
Interview Date : 2011-11-23
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-12-05
US Entry : 2011-12-18
Marriage : 2012-02-11
Comments : 08/31/11 - Service Request
09/06/11 - Hard Copy NOA2
09/12/11 - Emailed NVC
09/13/11 - Mailed to Montreal
09/14/11 - Received MTL # via email
09/20/11 - Called DOS-packet 3 sent out
09/27/11 - Packet 3 delivered
09/28/11 - Packet 4 mailed from Mtl.
10/13/11 - Booked interview & Medical
11/16/11 - Flying to Montreal
11/17/11 - Medical
11/21/11 - Picked up medical (Passed)
11/29/11 - Received waybill # via email
11/30/11 - Visa delivered to depot in Mt. Pearl, NL
12/02/11 - Paid for house delivery
POE - Toronto, Pearson Int'l (YYZ)
02/15/12 - SSN producted
03/14/12 - Email from USCIS
03/22/12 - Hard copy of transfer to CS
09/04/12 - Started new job
09/08/12 - Hard copy of RFE, medical lost
09/12/12 - New medical completed
09/22/12 - Picked up new medical plus copy
09/25/12 - Brought medical back to dr. Missed one question
10/20/12 - Hard copy of RFE. Requires another copy of hubby's divorce decree. How they think I got down here? LOL
10/30/12 - Returned RFE
11/10/12 - Email - Card/ Document Production
11/14/12 - Email - registered permanent resident status
11/16/12 - Email - card mailed
11/19/12 - Card Received
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 204 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 287 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Toronto
POE Date : 2011-12-18
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Waited over an hour in secondary but a good experience overall.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Norfolk VA
Date Filed : 2012-02-21
NOA Date : 2012-02-23
RFE(s) : 2012-08-30, 2012-10-16
Bio. Appt. : 2012-04-17
AOS Transfer** : 2012-03-16
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-11-05
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2012-11-19
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-02-21
NOA Date : 2012-02-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-04-17
Approved Date : 2012-04-18
Date Card Received : 2012-04-26
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 57 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-02-21
NOA Date : 2012-02-23
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2012-04-26
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 57 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2014-08-14
NOA Date : 2014-08-18
RFE(s) : 2015-02-17
Bio. Appt. : 2014-09-19
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-04-24
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2015-05-02
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 23, 2011
Embassy Review : Arrived at the consulate at 6:20am. Another couple showed up at about 6:35am and then another about about 6:45am. After that people started showing up more regular. At about 7:30am a guard came and opened up the door and let us inside to security. At security they let us go through one at a time taking off coats etc. They instructed me to walk downstairs and wait in the room. I sat down to the left of the elevator. At about 8am they piled us in the elevator. I stayed to the left in the back. Once the doors opened we went left and stood in a line for 14B. We waited there about 15 minutes before anyone showed up in the booth. It could have been because of the snow. The lady at 14B gave me C1 and I sat in the middle of the waiting area in front of the screen. At about 8:45am I was called to window 10 on the screen. At the window he asked for my medical, passport, and payment confirmation then told me to have a seat back int he waiting room until they called me again. At about 9am they called my name on the PA system to go to window 9. The lady there asked for my original documents and copies {birth certificate, police check, I-134 plus supporting docs (she gave me back 2009 and 2008 1040's and W2's and only kept the stuff for 2010), and letter of intent which she said she didn't require but took it anyway}. She then told me to wait in the waiting area again to be called for interview. At 9:20am my number came up on the screen to go to booth 8. I went to booth 8 and there was the very nice dreadlock lady. She said hello and we made small talk for a min about the weather while she was going through some documents. She asked me how we met, where my fiance lived, where he worked and what he did. She was then doing some typing and then said welcome the the United States of America I have approved your visa and passed me the welcome letter. Very easy.. was glad I was there early because I was out of the building at 9:30am!!
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Toronto
Event Description
Entry Date : 2011-12-18
Embassy Review : Waited over an hour to be called up. Filled out the information on the I-94. She asked me how many times my fiance had been married. I said once and she asked what her name was. She asked me when my fiance was born and when we were getting married. She filled out the I-94 and told me to make sure I did AOS after we were married. There were people there that had been waiting over 2 hours. The visa's got pushed ahead for some reason.
Harassment Level : Low

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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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