Zara_'s US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: T.
Beneficiary's Name: S.
VJ Member: Zara_
Country: Germany

Last Updated: 2014-04-17
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Immigration Checklist for T. & 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 : Frankfurt, Germany
I-129F Sent : 2011-03-03
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-03-08
I-129F RFE(s) : NONE!!
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-06-06
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-06-27
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2011-07-06
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-07-11
Packet 4 Received : 2011-07-22
Interview Date : 2011-08-04
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-08-10
US Entry : 2011-11-19
Marriage : 2011-12-08
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 90 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 149 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Seattle
POE Date : 2011-11-19
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Very friendly!
My fiance was with me. Fingerprints, photo, some questions (when will you both marry?), and "Welcome to Seattle"! Very good experience!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Seattle WA
Date Filed : 2012-01-11
NOA Date : 2012-01-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-02-08
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2012-03-22
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-03-22
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2012-03-30
Comments : Atmosphere at interview was very friendly. Decision e-mail came 5 hours after interview :)

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Seattle WA
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-01-11
NOA Date : 2012-01-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-02-08
Approved Date : 2012-03-13
Date Card Received : 2012-03-21
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 62 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Seattle WA
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-01-11
NOA Date : 2012-01-13
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2012-03-21
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 62 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2014-01-04
NOA Date : 2014-01-07
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-02-03
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-04-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Frankfurt, Germany
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 4, 2011
Embassy Review : My appointment was for 9.30, but I arrived there at 8.30, which was no problem. After checking my name on a list and giving me my number, I had to go through security, which was comparable to the procedure at an airport. Friendly officers. They kept my umbrella, and I got a number to get it back later.

Then I had to go over a little backyard to the main building. An officer told me where to seat and wait. There were 299 seats, and 23 counters. You have to stand in front of a window. After 10 minutes my number was called up and I had to go to window 23. The lady there asked for my passport, another passport-picture (I had sended 2 in with packet 3), and the voucher for payment. She also asked me if I already did my medical. She gave me a letter which said how to organize my papers.

After ca. 15 minutes, I was called to counter 21. There a friendly young man took my papers, and gave me a big brown envelope where I had to put the stamps (4,25 €) and my address on. He explained me that I'll have an interview at another counter, and that if everything is fine, I'll receive the visa in the passport in around 10-14 days. He also explained me that I have 6 month for POE and 90 days for marriage, and that I have to do AOS after this. At counter 23 and 21 they spoke german with me.

Then, 20 minutes later, I had my interview at counter 17. A lady took my oath and then my fingerprints. Then she started to ask me questions. Where is your fiance now? When did you meet? Where? Have you been to the US? Did you like it there? Has he been here? How often did you meet,when, where? When is he born, and where? Was he already married? Has he children? How old? Names? What do his children think about your relationship? Did you meet them? When? Where? How old is he? How old are you? Did he meet your parents? How was their contact? Are his parents still alive? etc.. What is his work? What is your work? Are you intending to do this in the US too? It was no problem to answer these questions. She was friendly, and veeery accurate. Then she looked through the affidavit of support etc.. After this she went through our petition again, and looked at pics we sended in, asking me who is on these pics.

After maybe 25 minutes, she said that everything looks fine and that I'll receive my passport with the visa in ca. 10 days. She wished me a nice day.

It took around 1,5 hours in total. The atmosphere was friendly .
Rating : Very Good

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