Rod n Christy's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Christy
Beneficiary's Name: Rodney
VJ Member: Rod n Christy
Country: Australia

Last Updated: 2014-05-16
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Immigration Checklist for Christy & Rodney:

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 : Sydney, Australia
I-129F Sent : 2011-03-09
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-03-10
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-07-05
NVC Received : 2011-07-08
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-07-18
Consulate Received : 2011-07-18
Packet 3 Received : 2011-07-26
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-08-17
Packet 4 Received : 2011-08-28
Interview Date : 2011-09-13
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-09-21
US Entry : 2011-09-27
Marriage : 2011-11-11
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 117 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 187 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2011-09-27
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,EAD Card
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Immigration couldn't have been nicer. Lady who had to stamp my forms (which my fiance didn't get on the plane) filled out the form, took care of everything and was super nice (her birthdate was the same as my fiance) The customs inspector's last name was the same as my fiance and she congratulated him and waved him through.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Houston TX
Date Filed : 2011-12-02
NOA Date : 2011-12-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-01-11
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-12-02
NOA Date : 2011-12-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-01-11
Approved Date : 2012-01-11
Date Card Received : 2012-01-20
Comments : per us post service the ead should be here 1.20.12! Hubby to start work next week!! Yipee!
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 40 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-12-02
NOA Date : 2011-12-08
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2012-01-23
Comments : had to request emergency processing for my grandfather's funeral... unfortunately did not get this until 1 week after the funeral
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 21 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-10-30
NOA Date : 2013-11-25
RFE(s) : 2014-03-28
Bio. Appt. : 2013-12-27
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Sydney, Australia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 13, 2011
Embassy Review : First.... TAKE AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE INTO THE BUILDING IN TERMS OF ELECTRONICS, NO METAL BELTS, ETC. THIS ONLY HOLDS UP THE QUEUE. 2ND.. everyone who has said the door to get into the waiting room for the visa interview IS heavy... no lie... and don't think, oh, right I'm a strong person... My fiance is strong and he said "VJ members weren't nearly pulled my arm from my socket trying to pull it".

My fiance said the people at the consulate are wonderful, nice and reassuring. They treat you with respect, they let you correct yourself, they understand you are nervous, they aren't on a witch hunt or interrogration (much nicer than the Melbourne Consulate people!)

The interview, more than likely because its our 3rd marriage, was tough! The Consulate officer (a lady) asked him questions about me from birth to current. She flipped through the entire packet asking questions. There were a few boxes we didn't tick like what was my fiance's maiden name (he said, well, I'm a man, so I don't have a maiden name- the CO was not amused so he quickly pulled his head in and said no) and the boxes about if he had family in the US. But they let him amend those and swear oath.

There were a lot of questions about his prior marriages, my prior marriages and how we met and why did our last marriage take so long for divorce for each of us the last time.

She asked about what work he planned to do in the US
What did I do in the US (checking off what was on the paper)
Where did I live in the US
When was the last time my fiance saw me face to face
How we met (she cut him off when he said facebook game and started to tell her the details.. she said "right, thats good, stop")
Have you ever been arrested in the US, have you committed an offense with intent to harm in the US, Have you ever planned to do harm to a US entity (more detailed than just do you have a criminal record)
Have you met your fiancee's sons?
Have you met your fiancee's family?
Has your family met your fiancee?
Where are you getting married?

She told him he would have to sort out his immunizations when he gets in the US (because the

Her primary focus was our past marriages.

She looked through all the photos provided in the original packet but didn't comment.
She didn't ask for additional documentation (though he had a stack ready)

My fiance said she did a lot of typing into the computer, writing some on the papers. My fiance said he saw the congratulations letter before he ever sat down for the interview (but the questions were still tough). He says the most of the time (50 minutes total) was her typing, sifting through the paperwork, then asks a question (he says make sure your answers are to the point, detailed but as condensed as possible because she did a lot of typing)

She gave him a packet with copies (yes copies) of our original letters proving our relationship (I'm thinking, what? I thought they gave us the original) and the originals of his birth certificates, etc.

My fiance stayed at the Travellodge Phillip Street - very comfy bed, great staff and helpful--- the reception desk man took Rodney directly for a walk across the street when he arrived the night before to show him the consulate building.

She told him he should have his passport and sealed packet back in a week!!!!

I just hit click on the ticket purchase and my baby will be home in 2 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now time to print the wedding invites and get them out!
Rating : Good

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