at long last's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Glenn
Beneficiary's Name: Terri
VJ Member: at long last
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2017-01-24
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Immigration Checklist for Glenn & Terri:

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 : Vancouver, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-17
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-24
I-129F RFE(s) : no thank you
RFE Reply(s) : none
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-09-04
NVC Received : 2012-09-10
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-09-17
Consulate Received : 2012-09-24
Packet 3 Received : 2012-09-24
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-09-24
Packet 4 Received : 2012-09-25
Interview Date : 2012-10-22
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-10-25
US Entry : 2012-10-26
Marriage : 2012-10-26
Comments : married at West Haven City Hall 9 hours after arriving in the USA. Family and friends ceremony 2 days later. Super Storm Sandy the following day... sheeesh what a welcome home party....
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 193 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 241 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2012-10-26
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 10
Comments : After the CBP officer got finished confusing us and himself and doing the paper work for the I-94 incorrectly(which we didn't know it was wrong) we were sent off to secondary where AGAIN the mistake was not picked up on I was given all my papers back and welcomed to the USA. It was not a fun time.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Hartford CT
Date Filed : 2012-12-11
NOA Date : 2012-12-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-01-11
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-09-09
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2013-09-13
Comments : card in production without interview... Email received september 9, 2013

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Hartford CT
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-12-11
NOA Date : 2012-12-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-01-11
Approved Date : 2013-02-15
Date Card Received : 2013-02-25
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 66 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-12-11
NOA Date : 2012-12-14
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2013-02-25
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 66 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-06-09
NOA Date : 2015-06-12
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-07-17
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-04-20
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2016-05-02
Comments : What a treat to have friendly helpful people at my biometrics appointment. I have dyed my hair blonde since starting all this process and had to ask the embarrassing question in regards to hair color. "Do I put the color I was born with or the color my hair is now?" He laughed and said the color you are wearing if you are keeping it for awhile. I laughed a lot with his answer.

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Hartford CT
Date Filed : 2016-06-10
NOA Date : 2016-06-14
Bio. Appt. : 2016-06-20
Interview Date : 2017-01-23
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2017-02-10
Comments : It has taken longer than anticipated but feeling very relieved. I asked the IO what papers of the whole process I needed to keep for records and she told me nothing after I have my naturalization certificate. GREAT NEWS INDEED.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Vancouver, Canada
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : October 24, 2012
Embassy Review : Here is our experience for the Vancouver Consulate.
Appt. was October 22,time was the normal 10.00 am. We arrived there around 9.40. We had stayed the night at the Days Inn which is located just on the next block 921 W. Pender 117.00/ night plus 20.00 for parking. A little steep we thought but paid for the convenience. I had just had knee surgery on the Thursday so was hobbling along on crutches.When we arrived the line was to the first set or stairs. The fellow came over and asked us what we were there for and said K1. He then said "let me see if we can find you a wheel chair" Not available, but he brought us passed everyone and got us through right away. We thought that was awesome. Only problem,, 16 steps to go up to security. Then had to do a pat down and have my crutches checked over. Once we did that we walk back through the scanner and up we went to floor 20. Go to the left to window "B" Lady came over after we flicked the switch. She gave us a lust of the documents needed and said I'll be back after you put the docs in this order. (start from the bottom and work up)I passed them to her when asked and she proceded to totally mess up the order. She then had copies mixed with originals and was totally confused. It took awhile to sort it out. Then we went and sat down and waited for about 10 minutes to be called for fingerprinting and oth. He also interviewed us right then. Asked us a ton of questions, he was new to the job and had our dates of meeting, dating, meeting in person. He was a nice fellow though.He then wrote on a expedited ticket for pickup at the consulate and asked us to go back and finish up with his colleague at window "B" again. She congratulated us and said we will see you back here to pick up my packet and passport with my visa on Thursday at 2.15. We didn't even know we had been approved until congratulated us.We were walking out of there by 11.00. So happy to be on to the POE Thursday night out of Vancouver International. City Hall wedding at 4 pm Fridat October 26.
Rating : 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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