Al and Patricia's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Al
Beneficiary's Name: Francisca
VJ Member: Al and Patricia
Country: Peru

Last Updated: 2013-02-11
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Immigration Checklist for Al & Francisca:

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 : Peru
I-129F Sent : 2011-08-23
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-08-31
I-129F RFE(s) : None
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-01-30
NVC Received : 2012-02-01
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-02-06
Consulate Received : 2012-02-13
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2012-04-09
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-04-17
US Entry : 2012-04-19
Marriage :
Comments : Came thru Houston and it was a snap. The actual interview with CBP was about 5 minutes long. The whole time of waiting in line when we first arrived until we were out of CBP area was about 1 hour
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 152 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 222 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Cleveland OH
Date Filed : 2012-06-29
NOA Date : 2012-07-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-08-09
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2013-02-04
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-02-04
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2013-02-11
Comments : The interviewed lasted about 10 minutes after a 20 minute wait. We showed photos and answered a few questions. We showed insurance forms and 1040 for current year and that was about it. The agent said my wife was approved...yeah


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-06-29
NOA Date : 2012-07-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date :
Date Card Received : 2012-09-04
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between December 19, 2012 and January 17, 2013*.

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 National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-06-29
NOA Date : 2012-07-02
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2012-09-04
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your AP may be adjudicated between December 14, 2012 and January 15, 2013*.

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: Peru
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 11, 2012
Embassy Review : Gee, where to start? I guess I will start on Friday a full 3 days before the interview. I had been in Lima for a few days and we decided to go over all the documents to make sure that all was prepared properly. We ( fiancee and myself) decided that we needed to clarify some of the info on 1 of the forms so Saturday, we went to a near-by internet cafe and filled out the form online and then printed it in duplicate. We had duplicates for all the needed forms now.
On Sunday we checked everything again and made sure the alarm on 2 clocks were set to go off on Monday at 6AM for our 8:45 interview. We stay in an apartment in Miraflores and wanted to make sure we had enough time to get a shower and a bite to eat and to be at the embassy around 7:30. We placed the briefcase with all the documents on the table so as not to forget it. Of course, neither of us slept much this night and I woke up around 4AM and I think Patricia slept only off and on all night.We had NO problem getting out of the apartment at 7 and arriving at the embassy around 7:25 nd saw about 50-60 people already there. After waiting in line about 10 minutes Patricia overheard someone say something about the medical envelope, it is at this time she realized that we had forgotten the envelope at the apartment. NOW, we are in a panic. It was left in a closet with the clothes we would wear to the embassy so as not to forget and as you can guess, we FORGOT and the bad part, we didn't even notice this big white envelop in the closet next to both of our clothes. After finding a world class taxi driver he managed to get us to the apartment and back in just a little over an hour in rush hour, God bless him!! We entered the embassy a little after 8:45 and waited for 15 minutes or so and was called to window 12 and gave all documents and medical envelope to the charming lady and then was told to go to window 14 to pay for the visa fee of $350. After about 30 minutes, we were called back to window 12 and Patricia was asked a few questions and then told to wait. After about a 2 hour wait, her name was called to door 15, this was for the interview. The man there was young and in good spirits, we chit chatted a litle, then he swore Patricia in, he asked her how we met and how long ago. He asked her if she was ever married and ever in the USA, more chit chat and questions about when and where I proposed and how I proposed, after this he said, you are approved and we both let out a big sigh and hugged each other. We were told the visa should be finalized at the embassy today and sent out by DHL to Callao ( main DHL office in Lima) then sent out to the office we chose for pick-up and was told that it should be there in 7-8 days. I am hoping to have my love here with me by next Thursday if all goes well. All in all, it was a rather emotional day but the experience at the embassy was very positive. If anyone needs some info or moral support, I am happy to help.
Rating : Very Good


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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
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.

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