titin's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: butter
Beneficiary's Name: bread
VJ Member: titin
Country: Ecuador

Last Updated: 2011-05-19
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Immigration Checklist for butter & bread:

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 : Armenia
I-129F Sent : 2010-10-07
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-10-13
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-04-08
NVC Received : 2011-04-08
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-04-15
Consulate Received : 2011-04-18
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2011-05-04
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-05-11
US Entry : 2011-05-13
Marriage : 2011-05-28
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 177 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 203 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 20, 2011
Embassy Review : We had an appointment at 8:30am and decided to go half an hour earlier as recommended. There is a person outside the embassy checking for the appointment and the letter from the NVC. My fiance and I prepared a folder containing all the docs for the interview but the security guard outside threw away the main folder and left us with almost no paper organization. No reason to fight these security guards- just let them be.

Once inside the consulate, another security guard told us where were we seated. We went upstairs- very difficult to hear what name they were calling as lots of families and children are placed upstairs due to improvised playground. After forty minutes, an official came upstairs to ask us what type of visa we were applying... very informally she told us K1 visas get processed at last. We would have to wait for all other visas to get processed and then we will have three steps for the interview process 1. go downstairs and hand in evidence 2. biometric 3. answering questions. After this description, she made us made an oath that all information was true.

THREE hours passed until someone from the consulate told us to go downstairs- to the section where all the immigrant visas get processed. When officer called my name, my fiance came up with me to hand in papers. Officer asked me: what language you communicate, what did you do in the US for these past years (student, and OPT). Then, she just made two or three questions to my fiance afterwards- where we met, where he lives, when did he proposed. Then I was called to take my biometrics info at another section. Finally, the officer who made us make an oath called us for more questions. This time, she asked if I could please describe the neighborhood where she was moving-in in the city me and my fiance live. Very easy as I lived in that city for two years! She also asked how was it possible for us to meet while I was studying in another state... and lastly she said "your visa is approved"

in general, consulate people wants you to be prepared. They did NOT ask for any evidence like pictures, telephone calls, emails, letters but we still carried everything with us. Arm yourself with patience and you will go through.

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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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