little_g's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Genee
Beneficiary's Name: Jock
VJ Member: little_g
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2014-02-27
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Immigration Checklist for Genee & Jock:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2011-01-07
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-01-10
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-05-09
NVC Received : 2011-05-17
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-05-18
Consulate Received : 2011-05-20
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-06-11
Packet 4 Received : 2011-07-04
Interview Date : 2011-07-13
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-07-15
US Entry : 2011-07-29
Marriage : 2011-08-06
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 119 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 184 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2011-07-29
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Hartford CT
Date Filed : 2011-08-13
NOA Date : 2011-08-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-09-13
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-12-21
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-12-21
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2011-12-27
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-08-13
NOA Date : 2011-08-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-09-13
Approved Date : 2011-10-19
Date Card Received : 2011-10-27
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 67 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-08-13
NOA Date : 2011-08-18
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 67 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-09-23
NOA Date : 2013-09-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-10-31
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-02-18
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2014-02-26
Comments : Filed with Vermont and got transferred to California.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 14, 2011
Embassy Review : My appointment was scheduled for July 13th (lucky 13) at 9:00am. At 7:45 I checked my phone in at Gould's Pharmacy for £3.00 and got 2 passport photos done for £5.00 as the ones I had were over 6 months old. I then walked over to the Embassy and got in line at 7:50. I showed my interview letter to the person out front and then walked over to a security hut where I placed all my pocket items like my wallet, keys, change, fags, lighter and watch into a plastic baggie to go through the x-ray machine. Also I removed my belt. Best to do all this ahead of time as there were two people in front of me fumbling with their things and cause I had my stuff ready they let me pass through first

I then entered the embassy where a woman sat at a desk took my interview letter and my MRV receipt off me to look at and then she put a sticker with my number on it. My number was i911 and I noticed the 911 part right away O.o)) I then went up some stairs, through a huge a door and waited till my number was called.

I waited a little over an hour and at about 9:10 they called my number. I went to window 13 (what's with the number 13??) where a cranky oldish woman took my interview letter and MRV, and said "I'll be back in a minute." She was gone for about 5-10 minutes and I started to freak out a bit. Finally she returned with a HUGE pink folder, asked me to sign 2 forms and date them. She handed me my chest x-ray on a disk and then asked me for my sponsors documents and co-sponsors documents if any which I gave her. She didn't want photocopies of these, only originals. She looked them over and then asked me for the Police Certificate, Birth Certificate and my Divorce Decree. She said, "If you have photocopies of these I will take them." She then gave me a pink form, told me to read it and fill it out. She said it was for delivery if the interview was successful and wished me good luck.

I sat down, filled in my pink form and 10-15 minutes later my number was called again. This time I went to window 14 (NOT 13!) where I was greeted by an American lady who had what I assumed to be 2 trainees with her. She handed me back my original documents mentioned above, asked me my Fiancees full name and then asked me to print it and sign underneath it. She then had me raise my right hand and swear that I was telling the truth etc. I promptly said, "Yes."

OK so I was asked...
How and when did we meet?
When was the first time we met in person?
Do I have any kids?
Does my Fiancee have any kids?
Will my kids be traveling with me or visiting at a later date?
What kind of wedding were we having? (like a church or something else)
How many people would be attending?

I answered all the questions above and then she said the magic words... "I don't see any problems with this application, I am going to go ahead and approve this." To which I said, "THANK YOU! *pause* Is that it?" and she said, "Yes, the next steps for you will be AOS. Congratulations!"

I proceeded to the DX Secure counter and paid £36.00 with my Visa Debit card (NO CASH) for the pre 8am delivery. I was warned NOT to open the sealed envelope in the package that says DO NOT OPEN on it or I would have to send it back to the London Embassy to be repacked and sealed. They told me it would take 5-8 days and gave me my tracking information.

All in all It was about 2 hours total and I am so glad to have that behind me!
Rating : Good

POE Review: JFK
Event Description
Entry Date : 2011-07-29
Embassy Review : 1st off POE was a breeze, the only delay was JFK visitor line at terminal 7 was BUSY very BUSY i was in the que for 1hr 10 mins before i got to CBP officer once i got there the officer took my passport and brown envelope and chest x-ray package the only question i was asked was did i open the x-ray package i said no it was given to me by the London embassy like that he handed it back to me and said that's yours i don't need that he then looked through the the envelope contents stamped my passport, i-94 and asked me to follow him to the secondary area when i was in there i waited 10 mins to be seen that officer asked me your here to get married i said yes he then asked my fiancee's name and asked how we met and when was the last time i was in the USA then handed me my passport and said have a good one
Harassment Level : Low

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