Y & Y's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Jill
Beneficiary's Name: Jin
VJ Member: Y & Y
Country: Australia

Last Updated: 2012-08-18
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Immigration Checklist for Jill & Jin:

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 : Sydney, Australia
I-129F Sent : 2010-12-23
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-12-28
I-129F RFE(s) : 2011-05-17
RFE Reply(s) : 2011-06-06
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-07-27
NVC Received : 2011-08-12
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2011-08-12
Packet 3 Received : 2011-08-16
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-09-13
Packet 4 Received : 2011-09-23
Interview Date : 2011-10-25
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-10-27
US Entry : 2011-12-13
Marriage : 2012-02-14
Comments : Sydney consulate drilled me. Interviewing was so unhappy. However, I've got my K1 visa. Depends on who your interviewer is on the day. Never worry about your interview. Just respond about all questions and listen carefully. Prepare everything for just in case. They are not your friends and a member of your family. Don't expect any thing from them. Make sure what you have to bring all documents with you. When you answer their question, never avoid their eye contact and then, talk to them shortly and distinctly. They do their job, we do our things honestly. Good Luck.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 211 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 301 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2011-12-13
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : POE was Chicago O'Hare airport. It was so easy and several questions for my details. What is your occupation? Where do you want to live? How many children do you have? That was the custom officer's question. Never worry about your POE. Then the custom officer asked me to get my fingerprint. That's all. They do their job and not kind but not impolite. Easy and smooth. Listen carefully then answer to them. I was really surprised about the custom officer's questions. They cannot decide your entry at the custom of airport because you have got already your US visa. They just check you are right person or not about the visa which you hold. Good Luck everyone!!!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Albany NY
Date Filed : 2012-02-27
NOA Date : 2012-03-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-03-26
AOS Transfer** : 2012-03-19
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-08-13
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2012-08-18
Comments : I could get the green card without an interview.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-02-27
NOA Date : 2012-03-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2012-04-23
Date Card Received : 2012-05-04
Comments : It has been shown only one year validation.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 56 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Sydney, Australia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 25, 2011
Embassy Review : Firstly, I very appreciate all VJ member who supported me with a lot of information for my K1 visa has been approved.
Sydney consulate staffs did their work and I did my best on my interview today.
1. I arrived at 7:00
2. I went to Level 10
3. They checked my passport and interview letter
4. Waiting and lined up
5. I had been sent to Level 59 with another applicants and checked again with my passport and I opened a big and heavy door to enter to 59 office, and took a number ticket
6. A consulate offcer called me up to his or her booth
7. The officer checked all my documents
8. Let me sit back to chair and waiting
9. Called up and asked me several questions
10. Sat back to chair and waiting
11. Called me up again from another booth , my real interview had been started by another staff. The staff drilled me today. Ouch!!!......
Those were very basically but some of questions made me think why this consulate office let me answer to them. I was unhappy with the officer.
It seemed that I was on my trial. But you don\'t have to be mad and in a bad temper. Make sure to keep you out of trouble. It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.
12. Finally, the staff approved my visa after my last answer.

I never want to do this interview again in my life. I was so nervous and I doubted my ears.

If you are going to get interview, you should prepare your answers about their questions. Truely, some of questions made me very uncomfortable. -_-

Anyhow, my visa application has been approved.

Never expect they will be so kind as much as VJ members comment already. Just they do their job and your interview is very very serious and important, if you want to be successful in.
I do not want to see again my interviewer in my life. However, I cannot blame the staff the reason why that is very serious visa work. All staffs have smiles. ) Look sharp!!! I wish our VJ member will get their own visa as soon as possible.

(updated on October 25, 2011)

(updated on October 25, 2011)
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