ahlekm01's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Kelli
Beneficiary's Name: Fabio
VJ Member: ahlekm01
Country: Italy

Last Updated: 2014-03-27
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Immigration Checklist for Kelli & Fabio:

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 : Naples, Italy
I-129F Sent : 2010-11-01
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-11-04
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-04-05
NVC Received : 2011-04-14
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-04-15
Consulate Received : 2011-04-20
Packet 3 Received : 2011-04-20
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-05-09
Packet 4 Received : 2011-05-17
Interview Date : 2011-06-22
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-06-29
US Entry : 2011-07-02
Marriage : 2011-08-14
Comments : DTW was an easy POE! Very few questions and everyone was very nice; however, I was the LAST person from my flight to go through customs...my fiance was freaking out! lol, but all is good and we are together now!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 152 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 230 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Detroit
POE Date : 2011-07-02
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Indianapolis IN
Date Filed : 2011-09-01
NOA Date : 2011-09-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-10-03
AOS Transfer** : 2011-09-26
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : I did a walk in for the biometrics appt in Indianapolis and everything went smoothly....in and out in 30 minutes or less!

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-09-01
NOA Date : 2011-09-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-10-03
Approved Date : 2011-11-01
Date Card Received : 2011-11-08
Comments : I did a walk in for the biometrics appt in Indianapolis and everything went smoothly....in and out in 30 minutes or less!
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 61 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-09-01
NOA Date : 2011-09-06
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-11-08
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 61 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2014-03-28
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Naples, Italy
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 26, 2011
Embassy Review : The first day i got there (Naples) i had a horrible view of a city covered with trash...but then i realized that the trash itself was covering a beautiful city! Good people always willing to help you, amazing food (if u don't try the original pizza in Naples you're crazy!), and neat places that u need to discover only by yourself, because if you don't walk around a lot you'd have a bad opinion of Naples. Me and my mom (yes, don't go by yourself, you need support) stayed at the B&B Mergellina, very close to the embassy (about 10 minutes), very convenient (58 euro a night!), but don't expect anything amazing, you're not in a 5 star hotel. Let's talk about the important stuff.

Day 1: The medical exam.

If you're staying close to the embassy you definitely need to get a taxi, because the Istituto Varelli isn't close at all, don't even think about going for a walk!:D So you get a taxi (0815606666 is the phone number) and go to Via Cornelia dei Gracchi, the taxi driver may not know the istituto, so have the address with you. MAKE sure you have everything you need with you (passport, forms, one picture, vaccine records and most importantly MONEY) and be there at 8 o'clock. Wait in the line then tell them that you are there for the K-1 visa medical exam and give them your passport, then you wait in the yellow chairs until they call your name. First they're gonna take a blood sample, then you wait a lil' bit until they call you again to go in another room. Here you give the lady all the forms she needs and after that you'll pay for the exam+the vaccine/s (i paid 185 euro just getting the tetanus). Afterwards you are going to have the medical interview (don't be scared it's very simple) They will check your body, height weight and you'll get the shot/s you need. You get back to the yellow chairs then last thing is the x-ray (takes like 10 seconds). When you're done with all this they're probably gonna tell you that the results will be ready by noon. After you get the results (DO NOT open it) you can go to the embassy for fingerprints after 2 o'clock.

Day 2: The interview.

Be there at 7 o'clock because people will be already there. Ok one thing before you get into the embassy: CHECK if they put a stamp on your BNL receipt...'cause if they forgot to you need to go to the closest BNL and get it!...just saying because i had to do it while i was giving them all the paperwork After you get thru security check u go upstairs (2nd floor) and wait until they call your number. The first thing they ask you is all the documents passport and once you're done with that you can go and pay the rest of the visa fee (BNL) if you need to (i spent 185 euro). Then you WAIT your turn...this time they'll call your name...oh the interview will take place right where you gave them the documents, thru a window. Don't be scared, you don't need to know english, they speak italian as well! He/she is gonna ask you a couple of questions and that's it! They told me i can get my visa at the MBE (Mail Boxes Etc.) around 5pm.

Unfortunately my passport with the visa wasn't ready so i had to make them send it home (23 euro). I'm still waiting for it...the MBE guy told me that they send the visas every wednesdays and fridays, and it takes about 3 business days, so i hope i get it soooon!!!

When you’re done with all the visa stuff, spend some time for yourself, relax and enjoy the city:D
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