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Athena13's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Al
Beneficiary's Name: Wen
VJ Member: Athena13
Country: Australia

Last Updated: 2022-12-08
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Immigration Checklist for Al & Wen:

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 : 2011-09-23
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-10-05
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-02-14
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-02-23
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2012-02-27
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-03-15
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2012-05-01
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-05-15
US Entry : 2012-05-25
Marriage : 2012-06-18
Comments : Smooth entry at San Fran airport, only asked me a few questions at the booth while he opened that envelop. the I-94 is just a stub?
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 132 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 209 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Francisco CA
Date Filed : 2012-07-02
NOA Date : 2012-07-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-08-08
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2012-09-25
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-09-25
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2012-10-03
Comments : Easy interview at SF. asked us a few questions, checked our IDs, saw some photos and mail, joint account, then approved! Took away the EAD/AP, and the I-94 in my passport.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-07-02
NOA Date : 2012-07-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-08-08
Approved Date : 2012-08-30
Date Card Received : 2012-09-10
Comments : combo card with AP. No conditions
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 59 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-07-02
NOA Date : 2012-07-10
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2012-09-10
Comments : Combo card with EAD, no conditions, multiple entry.
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 59 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2014-09-09
NOA Date : 2014-09-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-10-06
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-12-22
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2014-12-27
Comments : No interview required this time.

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : San Francisco CA
Date Filed : 2020-12-28
NOA Date : 2021-01-02
Bio. Appt. : 2021-04-28
Interview Date : 2022-02-14
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2022-02-14
Comments : No need for bio letter issued in April
Interview was easy. The officer was in another room. Oath ceremony the same day in SF office.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Sydney, Australia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 1, 2012
Embassy Review : My interview is 11am. I got there at 1050am.
Go to MLC Centre level 10, going through security check, switch off mobile phone and other electric appliances. They put my bag in their storage and gave me a number for that. I'm only allowed to take my documents and wallets.

Me and another girl and guy waited there for the lift. After 2 minutes, a lady takes us into the lift and straight to level 59.

On Level 59, a lady behind counter asked for my passport, ticks it off her list and let me into a heavy gate.

Then take a ticket (They didn't tell you that) and take a seat, there was 20+ people waiting there already.

Waited 10 mins saw my number being called, then a lady behind the counter asked me to get the documents ready (as listed on pkt 4 email) and gave them to her one by one as requested. and asked me when are you flying to USA. Got my finger prints there, then she asked if I created a profile online. I said Yes. Then finally she said : it's all good, please take as seat and you will be called again.

I waited for 30-40 mins, while listening to other people's stories... (haha I don't know why but the officers at these half enclosed cubicles use headphones, their voice is on loudspeaker, everyone can hear what they were asking, and can hear some answers too if this interviewee is also loud) So much for privacy eh?

They asked:
Were you married before, do you have any children.
Have you been to USA.
Have you lived in any other countries.
how did you two meet?
How did you keep in touch?
What's your plan for wedding?
USA Fiance's job and income.

and that's it, don't even ask for proof of relationship.

When it was my turn there was even less questions. and it was all good. They gave me a white slip: Congratulations, your visa has been approved! etc

I asked them twice (different person) if I can come pick it up. They said no. But they use express post, one said it will get processed within 5 working days, one said it wil arrive after 5 working days.
Rating : Very Good

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(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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