Pamala Lycos's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Kenneth
Beneficiary's Name: Pamala
VJ Member: Pamala Lycos
Country: Australia

Last Updated: 2017-08-01
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Immigration Checklist for Kenneth & Pamala:

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 : Sydney, Australia
I-129F Sent : 2011-05-06
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-05-11
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-07-23
NVC Received : 2011-07-29
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-08-18
Consulate Received : 2011-08-23
Packet 3 Received : 2011-08-31
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-09-26
Packet 4 Received : 2011-10-05
Interview Date : 2011-11-01
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-11-04
US Entry : 2011-11-05
Marriage : 2011-11-23
Comments : Packet 3 i origianlly sent was incomplete , SA police gave me the wrong police check also i needed to send my affivant of support forms. Now I have the write police check form but waiting on my fiance papers in the mail 15/9/2011 , had my medical on 22nd September and passed ! Took two days to get back in the mail.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 73 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 174 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2011-11-05
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : handed over my yellow packet and he asked me a couple of qs and was fine for me to enter the USA

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2013-08-12
NOA Date : 2013-08-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-09-17
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2013-11-05
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-11-05
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2013-11-15
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-08-12
NOA Date : 2013-08-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-09-17
Approved Date : 2013-10-10
Date Card Received : 2013-10-24
Comments : Ead approved 10th October
Ead sent out 21st October
received 24th October
Filled for a SSN 25th October
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 59 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-09-01
NOA Date : 2015-09-03
RFE(s) : 2016-04-13
Bio. Appt. : 2015-09-30
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-11-09
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2017-08-16
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Sydney, Australia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 1, 2011
Embassy Review : So thank god today is over lol
I got lost on the way to the MLC building from martin place not cause of the directions because im hopeless with directions and reading them lol
So once i got there u go to level 10 i asked the people in the front desk which lift i take and they said u can take any as long as u go to the 10th floor
Then u get out of the lift and u go through security they look at your passport and tick off your name for the interveiw , then they take your bag and you have to switch off your mobile and keep it with them.
They give u a card number for your bag to pick up after the interveiw is finished. Then u wait on the chair till there ready to take u up on the lift to the 59th floor MY EARS POPED!! Ouch !
Once you get out of the lift there is a US consualte sign and a picture of OBAMA and a USA flag i loved seeing this!
Then to the left you show your passport to the lady at the window before the heavy door. Then she says go through and it is a Heavy door for a petite women like me but if i can open it any one can. I guess its heavy for a reason its probaly bulletproof .
So then u go into the room and take the first ticket for a K1 visa i think it was IMMIGRANT i got number 11
Then you wait to be called to the first window were they take the things listed on packet 4 list this is were i found out i got the wrong evenlope i got a 500g one when i needed a 3kg one so i got that after the final interveiw they let me go down to the post office and come back up as long as i was back before 12pm which i did.
So then u wait to be called to the next window were she goes through your paper work to make sure u have everything in Order. Then she recomends approval there or not but you still have to go through the final interveiw.

The Final interveiw
I got the young american bloke lol
he calls your name on the microphone !
then you go up there and say HI !

he fingerprints u and makes u sign one of the forms to swear you are telling the truth and everything in the forms are true and correct
Then the Questions

# when did u meet your Fiance?
# when did u meet in person?
# were did u meet in person?
# what are your plans for usa?
# Whos is your co - sponsor?
# what does your fiance do for work?
# do u have any money saved up?
# who will you be living with ?
# is this your first marriage?
# is this his first marriage?
# do u have any kids together?
# does he Have any kids with past relationships?

Then i told him im leaving this saturday and i need my Visa before then , he got a bit cockey and made a comment lol
So then he said i was approved and congrats on our upcomming wedding

All in all was a smooth process , all the security people were happy and i said thank you so many times lol
Rating : Good

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