Georgiabound's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Everett
Beneficiary's Name: Susanne
VJ Member: Georgiabound
Country: Australia

Last Updated: 2012-05-15
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Immigration Checklist for Everett & Susanne:

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 : 2011-06-08
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-06-14
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-01-03
NVC Received : 2012-01-16
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-01-23
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2012-02-10
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-03-22
Packet 4 Received : 2012-04-11
Interview Date : 2012-05-01
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-05-14
US Entry : 2012-05-17
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 203 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 322 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Sydney, Australia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 7, 2012
Embassy Review : The whole experience was so much easier than I anticipated, each staff member I had contact with was helpful and friendly, the hardest part was calming my nerves and remembering to breathe.

Hearing the interviews of others was helpful, in that it gave me insight into what to expect with my own interview, what questions I may be asked ect.
If the interviewer required further clarification, this was done so with respect and the applicant was allowed time to answer, the interviewing officers gave the impression that they were there to help you, not hinder you.
I would have to say that some of the interviews I heard gave the impression of being a formality.

In my case I had one area that required further clarification, I answered concisely as possible, considering my nerves, and the gentleman that interviewed me assured me that all was good.
I had taken two folders of evidence and such, he said with a smile, that he was sure it would make for good reading, but seeing as how he has approved my petition, he would not need to.

He said to allow 10 days for the visa to reach me, he advised not to book my flights until I had my visa in hand.
He explained the procedure at POE and not to open the envelope that is included with the visa.
He then said "Welcome to the US".

I walked out of there as if in a dream, did that really happen!?, after all the frustration, and the 322 days leading up to this day, I felt overwhelmed.

The staff down on Level 10 were friendly and asked the outcome, congratulations and smiles added to the positive experience.

To all those waiting for the day of your interview, it will be easier than you imagine, the staff are there to make the process a positive one, I should think that they get satisfaction from granting approvals and sending people on their way to loved ones.

Have a great day!!

Rating : Very Good

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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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