Patricklove's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Patrick
Beneficiary's Name: Marcia
VJ Member: Patricklove
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2014-05-15
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Immigration Checklist for Patrick & Marcia:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2010-06-30
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-07-27
I-129F RFE(s) : N/A
RFE Reply(s) : N/A
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-12-09
NVC Received : 2011-01-04
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2011-03-11
Packet 3 Received : 2011-03-17
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-03-11
Packet 4 Received : 2011-05-13
Interview Date : 2011-06-20 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-06-27
US Entry : 2011-07-03
Marriage : 2011-08-26
Comments : Great travel experience to GR port of entry was pretty simple.

Overall good.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 135 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 328 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2011-07-03 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Detroit MI
Date Filed : 2011-09-21
NOA Date : 2011-09-28
RFE(s) : 2012-01-25
Bio. Appt. : 2011-10-26
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-12-25 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-01-25
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2012-02-02
Comments : Interviewed at the Detroit office. The interview lasted 30 mins just general questions and confirming the information already submitted.This is all complete now 4 months later. (2 years break from USCIS)...........

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-09-21
NOA Date : 2011-09-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-10-26
Approved Date : 2011-12-09
Date Card Received : 2012-01-24
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 79 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-09-21
NOA Date : 2011-09-28
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2012-01-24
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 79 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-10-30
NOA Date :
RFE(s) : 2014-03-25
Bio. Appt. : 2013-11-29
Interview Date : 2014-05-08
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-05-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2014-05-15
Comments : All completed

Member Reviews:

POE Review: Atlanta
Event Description
Entry Date : 2011-07-03
Embassy Review : Well I arrived In Atlanta and went to the desk as normal. I gave the officer my papers (rown Envelope ) they gave me back my CD said it was all on the file they did not need it so I have it with me , he then congratulated me on my upcoming wedding. I was then sent to a small room where they check your documents and stamp your passport. They had a few people ahead of me so I waited at least one hour. They called me to the desk a lady she appeared to be pleasant. I was asked if my son was coming with me ? I replied "no" The lady then stamped my passport the I94 was already there this stated K1 and it gave me until October 2011. I then said am I done? She replied yes that was it I was done. At this time my luggage was on the belt I collected them and because I had a connecting flight I dropped them off ready for the the loading later. I had to go back through security and then that was it. I had a small meal at TGIF Restaurant and then awaited my flight to GR. The whole experience was great no harrassment at all.
Harassment Level : Low

Local US CIS Office Review: Detroit MI
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : January 26, 2012
Embassy Review : Hy to all VJ fanily, after a very lengthy long K1 visa process we were approved June 2011 got married August 2011.

Today 25 January 2012 5 months later on we were interviewed in Detroit and were approved our Green Card, A day before the inteview the Combo card for work and advance parole came that was nicely timed.

The interview lasted at least 30 mins she asked us some generic questions about our relationship how we met and if we were still married?? then she checked off the information already on file and asked for any addtional, we supplied our W2 and some photos (4) with our insurance documents, car and bank details. The officer took copies of our Driving licence and my birth certificate again and then gave us a form relating to applying for the ROC in two years that was it over and she said I am pleased to say your Green Card will be with you in 2- 3 weeks.

The whole process has been long and some what stressful for us both, however we can relax for at least for 21 months nearly 2 years. To all of you that have supported us on this journey with advice of some kind or just your postings of how you are all doing, a heartfelt thanks from us both to you all. A special thanks to Amerbrit, A&F, B Rossow, Tyger87 and all my VJ friends.

To those who are waiting for interviews collate as much information together as possible and just have everything ready for the day. The interview was very informal she made us feel very relaxed and we were both asked general questions nothing to make us at all nervous, so be yourself confident relaxed and most of all honest.

(updated on January 26, 2012)
Harassment Level : Very Good

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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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