HARMONY2012's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: E
Beneficiary's Name: C
VJ Member: HARMONY2012
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2014-02-12
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Immigration Checklist for E & C:

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 : Nigeria
I-129F Sent : 2011-05-23
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-05-26
I-129F RFE(s) : None :-)
RFE Reply(s) : None :-)
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-09-09
NVC Received : 2011-09-21
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-09-23
Consulate Received : 2011-09-26
Packet 3 Received : 2011-10-20
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-10-20
Packet 4 Received : 2011-10-20
Interview Date : 2011-12-16
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-01-05
US Entry : 2012-01-13
Marriage : 2012-02-03
Comments : New York was his Point of Entry and he had NO problems at all...
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 106 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 204 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2012-01-13
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : He breezed right through...No problems at all during POE.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Boston MA
Date Filed : 2012-02-28
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-03-23
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-02-28
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date :
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between October 2, 2012 and November 7, 2012*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-02-28
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your AP may be adjudicated between October 4, 2012 and November 15, 2012*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nigeria
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 16, 2011
Embassy Review : Hey Everyone! I would first like to say that ALL GLORY BE TO GOD for our approval. Without the Lord above and prayers from people on VJ, friends, and family none of this would have been possible.

My fiancé arrived to the embassy around 6am for a 7am appointment. He went through all the regular proceedings (visa fee collection, I-134 collection, etc.) He said that when he got called to the window it was a mixed male who interviewed him. Well his exact words were he was not “pure white”…loll). They greeted one another and he was sworn in.

He said the CO asked him the following:
-Who is petitioning for you?
-Where does she live?
-What did she get her Bachelors degree in?
-Where did she go to school?
-What is she now in school for?
-Where did you guys meet? (We met at his cousins traditional wedding in Nigeria so the CO now asked for pics of us from that wedding but my fiancé said we don’t have because at that time things were not serious we had just exchanged numbers and had just started talking).
-What does she do for work?
-What’s the name of her company?
-How many siblings does she have?
-What does he (my brother) do for work?
-Where does he (my brother) live?
-How many times a day do you two talk? (He now asked for phone records and my fiancé was asked to recite my phone number).
-He asked when my parents came to America from Nigeria?
-He asked what state in Nigeria my family is from? (Abia state)
-He now asked my fiancé what state he is from? (Imo state)
-He asked my fiancé what he did for work?
-He asked where he went to school and what he studied?
-He asked for our pics and pointed out some certain pics and asked who was in the pics.
-He asked if we did any introduction or any engagement party? (My fiancé only said we had a get together with friends and family, but no formal introduction and the CO was ok with that).

He said that the CO was writing a lot in the computer and it seemed that he was asking him questions from various papers because he would ask a question and then look down at the paper and then type more, look at him for a little then type look at the paper and ask him another question etc, etc….

The CO did not ask for emails, letters from my parents, or text messages...just pics and phone records. My fiancé said he and the interviewer were even there laughing and gisting like they were just having a normal conversation. He said it was not even up to 7 mins long. He said the moment he knew he was approved was when the CO said “ok give these pictures back to your fiancé when you see her and tell her she did a great job with organization”. (Thank you Thank you….HAHAHAHAHAHAHA). The CO then gave him the white slip and circled the address where he should pick up his visa…..They both said thank you and Merry Christmas and my fiancé parted on his way…..halleluiah!!!!!!!

He said the key is to BE CONFIDENT and keep eye contact. AND DONT LET THEM TRIP YOU UP BECAUSE THEY MIGHT TRY TO!!!! The moment they see you sweating and being all nervous they might look at you suspiciously. He said a couple people were denied because they didn’t know certain things about their SO. For example there was a woman there who did not know where she would stay when she reached the states. She was denied full stop. There was another guy there that was sooooo nervous and once he got to the window (don’t think they are not watching you while you wait because they are) the CO asked the guy why he was so jumpy in the waiting area and the guy was so nervous and kept saying um, um, he ended up being denied.

I wish everyone that’s still waiting the best and I hope this review has helped…Keep God first because he is really the one directing this whole process for everyone. XOXOX
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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