gflower's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: A
Beneficiary's Name: G
VJ Member: gflower
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2012-10-04
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Immigration Checklist for A & G:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2011-06-17
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-06-20
I-129F RFE(s) : n/a
RFE Reply(s) : n/a
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-10-29
NVC Received : 2011-11-03
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-11-07
Consulate Received : 2011-11-15
Packet 3 Received : 2011-11-19
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-11-23
Packet 4 Received : 2011-12-10
Interview Date : 2012-01-11
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-01-16
US Entry : 2012-02-06
Marriage : 2012-04-21
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 131 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 205 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2012-02-06
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Los Angeles CA
Date Filed : 2012-05-10
NOA Date : 2012-05-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-05-30
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2012-09-21
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-09-21
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2012-10-01
Comments : Interview lasted no more than 10 minutes. We walked in, he asked what my address was and what date I last entered the US. Then he was very sweet, typed on his computer, printed a piece of paper, put it in my file, took out my I-94 put it in my file, asked for what joint assets we have (apartment lease, car insurance, joint cell phone account and photos). Then approved us. All in all, a massive anti-climax! :)

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-05-10
NOA Date : 2012-05-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-05-30
Approved Date : 2012-07-23
Date Card Received : 2012-08-30
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 74 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-05-10
NOA Date : 2012-05-14
RFE(s) : n/a
Date Received : 2012-08-30
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 74 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 12, 2012
Embassy Review : my interview was at 8 am. i was scared but thankfully had a low number so knew I'd be out of my misery soon. my number was called, i went to the booth. my lawyer had left out the form DS 157k and the english lady in the booth told me i was missing docs from my application. i nearly died of a heart attack. i asked her what i should do about it to sort the problem out, she didn't answer. a couple of secs later a guy appeared with the forms and i had to fill them out to the best of my ability without having accurate facts of what exact years i attended all the schools i went to... etc etc etc. i thought my interview was going to be over then and there

but actually when i handed my forms to her, she told me i should fire my lawyer. i told her we had. she then laughed. which made me feel better! laughing is good! then i sat down again, heart beating like a galloping horse. after about 30 mins, as i was called up to the second part of the interview i actually felt vaguely calm. this was my moment to show off my wonderful relationship. the guy who interviewed me had a friendly face and a gorgeous american accent. he made me swear the oath which i was proud to do, then asked me pretty boring questions. How we met, where were we getting married, when did he propose, will my family fly out, does he have brothers and sisters, do i get along with his sister. he flicked through our petition as he asked me these questions, looking at the photos of us together. then he said 'well your paperwork looks all in order and we're happy to print you a visa'. then i floated out filled with an ocean of emotions to my dad and his 3 dogs who were waiting outside the embassy to congratulate me. it took 7 months for us to get there and we did it. to all of you in the waiting line, keep on keeping on. you will get there xxx
Rating : 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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