S_R's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Rhoda
Beneficiary's Name: Samuel
VJ Member: S_R
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2015-12-10
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Immigration Checklist for Rhoda & Samuel:

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 : Nigeria
I-129F Sent : 2011-03-10
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-03-14
I-129F RFE(s) : 2011-07-11{Missing G-325A}
RFE Reply(s) : 2011-07-19
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-08-05
NVC Received : 2011-08-11
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-08-15
Consulate Received : 2011-08-17
Packet 3 Received : 2011-09-08
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-09-08
Packet 4 Received : 2011-09-08
Interview Date : 2011-11-17
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-11-28
US Entry : 2011-12-24
Marriage :
Comments : No issues during POE
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 144 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 248 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Houston
POE Date : 2011-12-24
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Houston TX
Date Filed : 2012-01-21
NOA Date : 2012-01-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-02-21
AOS Transfer** : 2012-02-14
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-10-09
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2012-10-23
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Houston TX
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-01-21
NOA Date : 2012-01-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-02-21
Approved Date : 2012-03-20
Date Card Received : 2012-03-28
Comments : No issues
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 59 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Houston TX
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-01-21
NOA Date : 2012-01-28
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2012-03-28
Comments : It's a Combo.
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 59 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2014-07-28
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-03-04
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2015-03-13
Comments : No Interview or RFE.

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Houston TX
Date Filed : 2015-07-12
NOA Date : 2015-07-22
Bio. Appt. : 2015-08-07
Interview Date : 2015-12-10
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2015-12-16
Comments : It was a breeze. Extremely lovely lady

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nigeria
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 17, 2011
Embassy Review : Review For K1 17th Nov., 2011 @ 7am.

Pertinent Facts Each Applicant should know:

Get to the Embassy at least 30mins before your interview time.

1. Glue or staple your passport photos to your DS156 forms and sign before you go to the embassy. This will serve you time when you finally go for submissions. You are only required to come with an extra passport which is RETURNED back to you after being scanned into the system.

2. Wear something comfortable but warm. It gets VERY cold inside the embassy and so many peeps were shivering .

3. Keep to the Left hand side of the Main entrance gate. The right hand side is for NIV applicants. Open ALL sealed ENVELOPES once you leave your car. You will NOT be allowed inside without opening all sealed envelopes. Keep You appointment letter and your International Passport handy. They will use this to check against the appointment register and sign you in. You will be issued two slips (A yellow n white paper). You will have to fill out the white slip with your information and petitioners name once you are ushered to a seat.

4. If your documents are substantial you are allowed to come with a bag to ease the load. NO Cellphone,powders,perfume,key holders,liquid of any kind and other offensive items are allowed.
5. After you have been cleared at the gate and given a seat, you will then be called in groups of five to the first screening point.
6. You will be moved into the embassy grounds for the final screening and your interview number will be printed out and handed over to you. You must take NOTE and keep this number safe!!!! You will then be taken into the document submission/interview room where you will submit the yellow slip and make your payment of $350 .
You will then be asked to take a seat and wait for your number to be called for document submissions. Once the system calls your number it will flash on the screen & the corresponding window you are expected to go to.

You will submit your International Passport,the white slip, DS156 ,156k, Police report medical report & photocopy of your birth certificate . The petitioners Financial support documents will also be requested along with one passport photo which will be scanned and returned to you.

Once the document submission stage is completed... the CO's take over the booths and start calling out names or numbers (the number that was printed out and given to you) and you move to the designated window to be sworn in and shown the DS 156k form to confirm before signing. Once this is done the interview stage commences. The CO's speak into the Mic and you respond accordingly. Everybody around will hear both question and answer sessions...there is no hiding place lol.

My Interview ( It lasted 2mins and 30seconds)

CO: Who is sending for you.
CO: When was the first time you guys met
CO: How many times has she visited
CO: What did you guys do when she came the last time
CO: How do you communicate
CO: Any pics. What are your wedding plans?
CO: I am happy with your explanations and will approve you. Congrats and welcome to America.

I wasn't asked for phone records,chat logs,Facebook messages etc
Be confident in yourself and all will be well after all these folks are humans and not spirits.
I hope this write up helps somebody.
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