Maria and Varun's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Maria
Beneficiary's Name: Varun
VJ Member: Maria and Varun
Country: India

Last Updated: 2014-11-09
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Immigration Checklist for Maria & Varun:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : New Delhi, India
I-129F Sent : 2010-11-06
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-11-09
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-04-08
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-04-21
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-05-03
Packet 4 Received : 2011-05-06
Interview Date : 2011-06-10
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-06-22
US Entry : 2011-06-30
Marriage : 2011-07-20
Comments : Make sure you view Packet 3 information immediately. You can start working on this after you submit your documents to USCIS and BEFORE it reaches the embassy. This packet can take time to collect all requested documents. You can view the packet on your embassy's website.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 150 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 213 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Cleveland OH
Date Filed : 2011-08-10
NOA Date : 2011-08-26
RFE(s) : 2011-09-30
Bio. Appt. : 2011-09-20
AOS Transfer** : 2011-10-12
Interview Date : 2011-12-22
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-12-22
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2012-01-03
Comments : We got a very friendly got to interview us. So sweet and asked normal and easy questions. Looked at our pictures and asked questions about work and money.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-08-10
NOA Date : 2011-08-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-09-20
Approved Date : 2011-09-24
Date Card Received : 2011-10-01
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 45 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-08-10
NOA Date : 2011-08-26
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-10-01
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 45 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-09-25
NOA Date : 2013-10-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-04-22
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-06-03
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2014-11-21
Comments : Our biometrics date was completed in April because we requested a change of appt. date two times since we were in India as Maria was giving birth in India and we requested a date after baby would be 3 months old

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: New Delhi, India
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 14, 2011
Embassy Review : appointment was at 8.00am and we were out by 10.30am most of the time was spent waiting for our number. Our interview was only 1 to 2 minutes long. I stood next to my fiance during the interview but was not suppose to answer any of the questions. There were only three questions.
1. How did you guys meet?
2. Have you ever met her parents
3. What does she do for work?
I am not Indian, he is Indian. I was born and raised in the U.S. and am caucasion.
We had the Chinese looking guy do our interview.
The couple who went before us said they asked a lot of questions about w2s and taxes but they never even asked to see mine. We submitted tons of documentation showing our relationship to USCIS and they had the entire file there. We had an immigration attorney do all the paperwork for us and put together our file. I'm pretty sure they had their decision before we arrived since they had the file in their hands 2 months before our scheduled interview date.
Rating : Very Good

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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
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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