RedBluff's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: D
Beneficiary's Name: S
VJ Member: RedBluff
Country: Belgium

Last Updated: 2019-10-30
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Immigration Checklist for D & S:

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 : Belgium
I-129F Sent : 2011-03-02
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-03-14
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-04-20
NVC Received : 2011-04-21
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-04-27
Consulate Received : 2011-05-03
Packet 3 Received : 2011-05-06
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-05-09
Packet 4 Received : 2011-05-12
Interview Date : 2011-05-24
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-06-07
US Entry : 2011-06-09
Marriage : 2011-07-09
Comments : Please see my review for comments on the interview.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 37 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 71 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Las Vegas
POE Date : 2011-06-09
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Las Vegas NV
Date Filed : 2011-08-05
NOA Date : 2011-08-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-09-02
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-12-28
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-12-28
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2012-01-11
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-08-05
NOA Date : 2011-08-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2011-10-27
Date Card Received : 2011-11-04
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 83 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-11-06
NOA Date : 2013-11-12
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-12-06
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-03-12
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Reno NV
Date Filed : 2019-08-15
NOA Date : 2019-08-15
Bio. Appt. : 2019-09-03
Interview Date : 2019-10-16
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2019-11-22
Comments : Smooth!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Belgium
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 8, 2011
Embassy Review : On May 24th 2011 I had my interview for a K1 visa application. Eventhough I thought I had prepared everything, 2 documents were incorrect but I still allowed to go through with the interview and just turn these in afterwards. Please bear in mind you can only drop off documents on Thursdays, due to a holiday and a booked flight I was able to turn it it in earlier, however.

The first interview consisted of me running through all the documents with a clerk of the Consulate. She then called me over for fingerprints and pointed out that I would need to get married within 90 days once I would enter in the USA using my single entry K1 visa.

The interview with the Vice Consul followed, it was a very friendly 30something year old lady. She actually seemed genuinely interested in how we met, which gave me a good feeling. I probably gave away more details than were required but in the end, I was approved after about a 10 minute interview with her. Her focus for proof of relationship was entirely on pictures, bring lots of them and she will be happy.

The total duration of my visa interview was about 1 hour, also take at least 30-45 minutes into account to get into the Consulate itself.

I contacted them by e-mail to enquire about picking up my visa (which was 1 week after I submitted the incorrect documents). The replied within 10 minutes. Upon picking up my visa and big brown envelope, I was once again asked to go inside but was called to the window instantly and reminded once more that we would need to get married within 90 days and then file for AOS. I thanked her and walked out feeling like a million $.
Rating : 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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