honeybea's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Honeybea
Beneficiary's Name: Kingbea
VJ Member: honeybea
Country: Jamaica

Last Updated: 2012-01-04
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Immigration Checklist for Honeybea & Kingbea:

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 : Jamaica
I-129F Sent : 2010-11-23
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-12-01
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-04-19
NVC Received : 2011-04-28
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-05-09
Consulate Received : 2011-05-13
Packet 3 Received : 2011-06-13
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-05-28
Packet 4 Received : 2011-06-13
Interview Date : 2011-07-05
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-07-22
US Entry : 2011-09-07
Marriage : 2011-09-30
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 139 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 216 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2011-09-07
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : POE was Atlanta and everything went smoothly and quickly. No problems.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Baltimore MD
Date Filed : 2011-10-20
NOA Date : 2011-10-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-11-23
AOS Transfer** : 2011-11-09
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-10-20
NOA Date : 2011-10-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-11-23
Approved Date : 2011-12-28
Date Card Received : 2012-01-04
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 69 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Jamaica
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 6, 2011
Embassy Review : My sweetie says he got there at at about 7:30/8am for his 9:30 interview. When he got there there was a guy from the Embassy that took his forms and organized them properly and stapled two of his pictures and the visa voucher to the DS 156. Then he went through security similar to airport security. Next he got his number and handed over his appointment letter to a worker. Then he was told to sit and wait in the immigrant visa section.

He was called to a window by a Jamaicain lady that checked off that he had all his documents and he also did his biometric finger prints. Then he sat and waitied for his number to be called for his interview. The wait was about an hour. It was packed in the waiting area, had to wait for others to get up for their interview to find a seat.

Finally called for his interview and first he had to complete Part 2 of the DS-230. Then he was sword in and asked the following questions:

How long have I known my fiancee?
Where did we meet?
How did we meet?
Where does she stay when she comes to Jamaica?
What kind of work does she do?
How old is she?
Has he ever lived anywhere else outside of JA?
Where does he work?
Do either of you have children?
Have you ever been to the US?

After the questioning, the officer asked for his passport and gave him a grey ticket to go to the DHL counter to make arrangements. APPROVED! He went to the counter and paid his money and should receive his visa in the next two weeks.

He says his interviewer was very patient with him when he missed a yes/no question on the DS-230, Part 2. We had a photo album and much more evidence to accompany the evidence with the petition. They looked at the post petition evidence and the all the required forms in the Packet 4 along with srutiny on the Affidavit of Support. They did not look at the photo album. Our reccomendation is to just be over prepared and organized so there is no question about your love.

Above all keep God First!
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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
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