Oksana & Max's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Max
Beneficiary's Name: Oksana
VJ Member: Oksana & Max
Country: Ukraine

Last Updated: 2016-03-04
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Immigration Checklist for Max & Oksana:

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 : Ukraine
I-129F Sent : 2011-07-25
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-07-27
I-129F RFE(s) : NONE. Thanks GOD!!!
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-11-29
NVC Received : 2011-12-13
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-12-17
Consulate Received : 2011-12-23
Packet 3 Received : 2011-12-26
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2011-12-26
Interview Date : 2012-01-10
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-01-13
US Entry : 2012-02-20
Marriage : 2012-03-16
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 125 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 167 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Washington DC
POE Date : 2012-02-20
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Great POE. Only took about 30 minutes to go thru all of the process once we got to CBP officer. They gave us the I-94 and sent us with docs to secondary screening, where we were taken all the papers, and our luggage was scanned. No problems at all.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Washington DC
Date Filed : 2012-04-20
NOA Date : 2012-04-25
RFE(s) : 2012-10-09
Bio. Appt. : 2012-05-07
AOS Transfer** : 2012-05-24
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-12-26
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2013-01-11
Comments : While it took long to get it there was no INTERVIEW!!!

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-04-20
NOA Date : 2012-04-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-05-07
Approved Date : 2012-06-29
Date Card Received : 2012-07-09
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 70 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-04-20
NOA Date : 2012-04-25
RFE(s) : NONE!!!
Date Received : 2012-07-09
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 70 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2014-10-01
NOA Date : 2014-10-03
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-10-28
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-04-28
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2015-05-08
Comments : NO INTERVIEW!!!

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Washington DC
Date Filed : 2015-10-21
NOA Date : 2015-10-23
Bio. Appt. : 2015-11-09
Interview Date : 2016-03-18
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ukraine
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 10, 2012
Embassy Review : My fiancee went to interview today for K-1 Visa.

So everything starts at the storage unit, where you leave your belongings. Then you go to the consulate the put your docs thru X-Ray and let you in thru Metal Detector.

Her appointment was at 9:30 she arrived at 8:40 and didn't got to the IV section till 9:40. So pretty slow, but she wasn't complaining.

Today they were extremely slow as they had some issues with fingerprint machine, and they had to take it twice. Also there was a big line to pay the visa fee, as someones CC wasn't working so it took them an hour to figure it out.

Then she got called to submit her docs, and they made her to take everything out of the folders so don't bother to put it really nice, as they will make you to take out anyway.

About an hour later she got called to the interview with really nice CO. Who spoke russian to her (slow but correct), while she was answering in English, he continued spoke russian. He already had an approval paper ready while trying to fix his computer that didn't want to print. He asked her only few question.

1. How did we got introduced to each other?
2. How many times we've seen each other and where? (looked at the photos from DR vacation)
3. What do I like to it?
4. What kind of person am I?

This was it. I probably was more stressed waiting for her to call me then she was during the interview.

The only thing she noted that it was VERY COLD.

I am still putting a 5 as this is how she rated it. I probably would give it a 4

Rating : Very Good

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