Holly&Frank's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Frank
Beneficiary's Name: Holly
VJ Member: Holly&Frank
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2016-01-21
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Immigration Checklist for Frank & Holly:

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 : 2011-04-26
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-05-02
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-08-24
NVC Received : 2011-08-31
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2011-09-07
Packet 3 Received : 2011-09-20
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-09-15
Packet 4 Received : 2011-09-28
Interview Date : 2011-12-16
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-12-23
US Entry : 2012-01-01
Marriage : 2012-03-04
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 114 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 228 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2012-01-01
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Boston MA
Date Filed : 2012-05-10
NOA Date : 2012-05-16
RFE(s) : 2012-06-06
Bio. Appt. : 2012-06-15
AOS Transfer** : 2012-06-21
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-03-29
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2013-04-05
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-05-10
NOA Date : 2012-05-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-06-15
Approved Date : 2012-07-26
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 77 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-05-10
NOA Date : 2012-05-16
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 78 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-02-19
NOA Date : 2015-03-02
RFE(s) : 2015-10-27
Bio. Appt. : 2015-04-14
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-01-15
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : check cashed Mar 4 2015. RFE received Oct 27, 2015, add'l evidence sent Dec 3, 2015. Text/email received Jan 19, 2106 with status change to Card Being Produced. NOA with approval rec'd Jan 21, 2016.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 17, 2011
Embassy Review : Had my interview at 8am today in Montreal, now back in my hotel at the Square Phillips (highly recommended - SO close to the consulate).

I arrived at about 6:55 am this morning and waited at the left side of the door. It was so dark out, and I kind of hoped that someone else would show up! No one else showed up till probably 7:15 or so, and the guard let us in promptly at 7:30. I was first in line, and complimented by the security guard for being prepared - I carried ONLY my accordion folder and key card to my hotel.

As other reviews have stated, I went to the back left of the elevator and headed left when I got out to window 14b. I was first to get my number (C1), yet the fifth person to be called. Gave my appointment letter, and then eventually fingerprints, photocopy of my birth cert and police clearance, and finally I-134 and evidence of support.

These were the ONLY documents they ever asked me for. I guess I got off easy.

Interview was delayed because the window that I was at (8) was having computer problems. I milled around in the small stall for so long while I heard things like "reboot", "uninstall", "reinstall"...very stressful.

Finally they got things almost back on track, and I was sworn in. I was then asked how we met, how he proposed, what both of us do for a living...and that's it. The person interviewing me was seriously one of the sweetest, kindest ladies I could have imagined. She even wished me luck in Boston, and told me to have fun.

Thank god she actually fully overlooked the fact that my fiance didn't meet the poverty guidelines - for some reason, the only thing that we weren't prepared for was that he had to make over 125% of a 2 person household and not just for himself. I realized this as soon as I arrived at the consulate and prepared myself for the worst and ended up APPROVED! I don't recommend putting yourself in this situation, obviously, cover all your bases; I think I used up everyone's luck for some time now. Sorry!

All in all, I arrived at 6:50, in at 7:30, interview at 9:30, computer trouble, then back at the hotel at 10. The waiting room got very full, I would recommend getting there early, even if you're the only one in line.

Thanks again for all the help, VJ!
Rating : Good

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