Julie&Chris's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Chris
Beneficiary's Name: Julie
VJ Member: Julie&Chris
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2015-11-23
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Immigration Checklist for Chris & Julie:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2011-07-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-07-14
I-129F RFE(s) : NONE :D
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-10-13
NVC Received : 2011-10-25
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-10-27
Consulate Received : 2011-10-31
Packet 3 Received : 2011-11-11
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-11-14
Packet 4 Received : 2011-12-02
Interview Date : 2011-12-12
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-12-15
US Entry : 2011-12-19
Marriage : 2012-02-14
Comments : Medical - Nov 21st 2011
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 91 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 151 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Newark
POE Date : 2011-12-19
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Antonio TX
Date Filed : 2013-03-14
NOA Date : 2013-03-25
RFE(s) : 2013-04-13
Bio. Appt. : 2013-04-23
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-09-25
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2013-10-05
Comments : 1 RFE for Birth Certificate
Aug 29th - Notice of Potential Interview Waiver Case in mail.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-03-14
NOA Date : 2013-03-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-04-23
Approved Date : 2013-05-28
Date Card Received : 2013-06-05
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 75 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-08-21
NOA Date : 2015-08-24
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-09-24
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 12, 2011
Embassy Review : Hey Everyone!! So this is my story:

Interview time was 8.30am this morning. I didn't want to take the risk of being late so got the 5.44am train from Kings Langley into Euston, then Euston to Bond Street. I arrived outside the embassy at around 6.50am. Yes EARLY and it was FREEZING (literally!). Meanwhile, I am feeling a mixture of emotions including excitement, tiredness (only got 3 hours sleep lol), anxiousness and sickness (5 months pregnant at 6.45am, not a good mix).

Sat down till about 7.05am the walked over to the security box which said "VISAS". I was the first in line!! :P hee hee. At 7.30ish a woman came out and asked to see my appointment letter and asked if I had any electronics. (fyi...don't even bring your KEYS!!) I said no and continued through security where I was told to have a sip out of my water bottle...haha.

Got into the embassy at around 7.40 and got the number I-901. At 8.15 I was called....and it begins!!
There was a younger English man sitting there. He asked for my appointment letter and passport, then went to get my file (about 1 inch thick BRIGHT pink thing). He took my Birth certificate + copy, Police certificates from both UK and Canada (he noticed I lived there for 2 years), 2 photos, I-134 + letter from Chris's employer. Also, my MRV receipt and fingerprints.

He asked if I ever had a US visa before... I have, so said yes and he asked what visa it was and told him it was an H4 which he said was fine. Then he sent me off with a Delivery form to fill in and told me to wait for the same number to be called.

At 9.15am I was called to the interview part and I was a nervous wreck!! This time it was a middle aged American man. He asked for my finger prints again, had me hold up my right hand to swear oath and sign a form. He then went on to ask me some questions:
- Does your Fiance go by Christopher or Chris: Chris
- How and when did we meet?
- What does Chris do?
- How long has he been in this profession?
- What do I plan to do for work when I get to the US?
- What did I study in Texas?
- When did we get engaged?
- How do you know Chris is the person you want to marry?

Then, I am glad approve your visa and congrats!! HAPPYYYYY FACE! lol I could have kissed him...plus the preggie hormones were REALLY kicking in.

So went to pay my 14.80 at the courier desk and was out by 9.30am!

Rating : Very Good

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