Renee and G's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: J
Beneficiary's Name: k
VJ Member: Renee and G
Country: Venezuela

Last Updated: 2015-07-11
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Immigration Checklist for J & k:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Caracas, Venezuela
I-129F Sent : 2011-09-09
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-09-29
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-01-20
NVC Received : 2012-01-30
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-02-01
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2012-02-14
Interview Date : 2012-04-16
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2012-11-21
US Entry : 2012-12-10
Marriage : 2013-02-15
Comments : Kelvin passed thru immigration in Aruba before arriving to New York. It was his first time going thru immigration and it was lengthy. In comparison to other reviews we have read, it was easy. He had to sit and wait for his interview while the officer went into the office to review every paper. His papers were then given to another officer who also looked inside his suitcase. He asked basic questions about our relationship. Kelvin arrived to immigration at 11:15am and they let him go at 1:00pm to board his 1:15 flight.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 113 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 200 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : New York City NY
Date Filed : 2013-05-09
NOA Date : 2013-05-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-06-11
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-11-16
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2013-05-09
NOA Date : 2013-05-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-06-11
Approved Date : 2013-11-16
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 191 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2013-05-09
NOA Date : 2013-05-11
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 191 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Caracas, Venezuela
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 18, 2012
Embassy Review : Overall, our day was full of adventure! We arrived at 7:30am. We were not on the list and had to wait an hour outside while our appointment was confirmed by the Immigration office. Once we were inside, our number was called within 30 minutes. We both approached the window and once we mentioned why we were there we were told that there were no K1 interviews that day. Luckily, we had our email that was sent with our date. It seems their system said that our interview was the next day, a day after the date that was emailed to us. All in all, there were 2 1/2 interviews. They briefly spoke with us when we first approached the window, then my fiance had an interview where he submitted nearly all of the forms. All forms were thoroughly checked and he was asked about how we met, how long we have been together, his job, where and when we will get married...she was very nice!!! They took our forms and pictures to review and he was told to pay and wait for the next interview. The consulate officer asked him how many times we have seen eachother, how we communicate, about his job, basic questions. I was asked about my job, how long we have been together and where I live. We were requested to bring an additional paper from the Venezuelan registry that is related to his divorce. this of course is extremely important for a k1 visa. My fiance currently lives outside of venezuela, so the divorce decree that we had was not enough. He was asked to bring the form back as soon as he can. I will go with him again to finish the interview because we feel like being there together helped prove our relationship and calm our nerves a little bit. We held hands and did the experience together, supporting each other every step of the way. We left the embassy before 1pm. We will give another review for our next interview.
A few key tips:
*if you have a cell phone or ANYTHING with a battery, you will not pass security. American citizens can ask for their items to be held. There is a building outside to the right of security for american citizens only. a security guard will buzz you in and you can ask for them to hold the cell phones. the phones must be turned off and you will be handed a number. You will use the number to retrieve your items when you leave.
*there is a place (if needed) to make copies inside the consulate. it is located in a tiny building beside where the drinks are sold - in the outside area.
*Ask questions on where to go for the immigrant visa so that you can be directed to the correct area. if the american citizen is present, keep the usa passport handy. as soon as officers saw my passport we were instantly directed to the immigrant section.

Good Luck!
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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.

** Not all cases are transfered

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