Travis and Meghan's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Travis
Beneficiary's Name: Meghan
VJ Member: Travis and Meghan
Country: Australia

Last Updated: 2012-03-20
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Immigration Checklist for Travis & Meghan:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Sydney, Australia
I-129F Sent : 2011-02-24
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-03-02
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-06-07
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-07-06
Consulate Received : 2011-07-11
Packet 3 Received : 2011-07-12
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-07-20
Packet 4 Received : 2011-07-25
Interview Date : 2011-08-23
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-08-29
US Entry : 2011-10-09
Marriage : 2011-11-03
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 97 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 174 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2011-10-09
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : easyyyyyyyy! Only crap thing was waiting in line for nearly an hour but I've grown to expect that from LAX, lol.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Phoenix AZ
Date Filed : 2011-12-07
NOA Date : 2011-12-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-01-04
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2012-03-06
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-03-06
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2012-03-14
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-12-07
NOA Date : 2011-12-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-01-04
Approved Date : 2012-02-03
Date Card Received : 2012-02-13
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 58 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Sydney, Australia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 24, 2011
Embassy Review : Where to appointment time was i got there at seven am because sitting at the hotel was making me more nervous, lol (stayed at the mercure, little more than walking distance but i would highly recommend). I sat downstairs until about 7:40 and then i went up to level 10 to go through security. after i handed over my bag i got told to go sit down until i was allowed up to level 59. after a few minutes i was allowed up, when i got to the floor they checked my passport again and then let me through the next door and told me to take an immigrant ticket. i was the only one up there so i barely sat down before i got called up to the first window. The lady was very nice she took my passport, my express envelope, visa fee receipt, and the other couple documents they were missing before and then i went and sat down again. i probably sat down for about ten minutes (felt like more). before i got called up i could see the consular officer going through my file, he took something out and got up and asked someone about it, then came back and my number came up. He was very, very friendly, made me feel as about at ease i was ever going to feel i think. the questions i remember him asking were:
are you married?
is travis married?
do you have kids?
does travis have kids?
do you have kids together?
have you been to the US?
has he been to Australia?
Did he propse?
How did you meet? When was that?
Then he asked a few questions about my medical, i used to be on medication so he asked if i was taking anywith me as i wouldn't have as good health insurance when i get to the US. Then he asked if i was looking forward to driving on the right side of the road, i told him i'm buying a bicycle becase i'm too chicken, lol.
and he also asked what i planned to do in the US, i said get married (he laughed and said 'well i know that')

After that he told me that the visa had been approved. Although i already suspected as much because when i went up to the window the congratulations letter was in my passport then he took it out and sat it in front of him for a few minutes then put it aside, lol.

Ummm, i think that was it, i'm terrible at recounting things though i hope this either helps or comforts someone, lol. I was terrified but everyone there is Soooo friendly!

Also, i took soooooooo much evidence with me and did not get asked for any of it.
Rating : Very Good

Local US CIS Office Review: Phoenix AZ
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : March 7, 2012
Embassy Review : First of all, our interview time was for 11:35. We were there early and went in a little past 11am. They were pretty busy, we didn't end up getting called until 12:30 and then the interview took about twenty minutes (I think the actual interview took longer than my visa interview, lol). We both went in together and sat down, the interviewer asked for our ID's and my passport with the I-94 and took that out of my passport. Then asked us to stand for the oath. After that he asked us a bunch of questions like parents names, our birthdays etc and ticked off our answers on our paperwork. He also asked some of the 'have you ever...' questions that were on the I-485. After that we talked a little about Oz ( he was there a few times with the navy) then he asked when we were married, a bunch of questions about how/when we met. Asked us about the first time we met in person. Then asked us for some evidence of sharing address and some wedding photos. He kept all of the evidence that we gave him, except the photos, he only kept half the photos, gave us the rest back.
My poor husband was sick today too, coughing during most of the interview and the IO was kind enough to give him a box of tissues, lol (just thought i'd add that because i thought it was really nice of him).
I was very much expecting him to say something about my medical as i decided to risk it and only sent the DS 3025 which also had my birth date written on it wrong, lol, but apparently it was fine because it never got mentioned :D
At the end he gave us a form saying we were approved, explained ROC and told me i could now stay here forever, haha. The overall experience was more pleasant than i thought it would be.
Harassment Level : Very Good

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