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blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Crystal
Beneficiary's Name: Prince
VJ Member: In God We Trust
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2012-05-15
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Immigration Checklist for Crystal & Prince:

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 : Nigeria
I-129F Sent : 2011-04-04
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-04-07
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-09-01
NVC Received : 2011-09-09
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-09-14
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2011-10-13
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2011-12-16
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-12-23
US Entry : 2011-12-31
Marriage : 2012-02-11
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 147 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 253 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2011-12-31
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Immigration officer did ask some questions, but nothing like the interview in Lagos. For the most part it was pretty simple upon entry.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Charleston SC
Date Filed : 2012-02-28
NOA Date : 2012-03-03
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-04-04
AOS Transfer** : 2012-03-20
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : *Received NOA via mail 3/12/12*
*Received 2nd NOA via mail 3/27/12 stating case was transferred to the California Service Center*

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-02-28
NOA Date : 2012-03-03
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2012-04-27
Date Card Received : 2012-05-05
Comments : Received NOA via mail 3/12/12
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 : 2012-02-28
NOA Date : 2012-03-03
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2012-05-05
Comments : Received NOA via mail 3/12/12
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 59 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nigeria
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 18, 2011
Embassy Review : First let me say that I have been holding out writing a review so I could speak to my fiancé and get MORE DETAILED information to give here but he has been very busy and traveling since the interview so I still have not been able to speak to him for an extended amount of time and get all I would like. Therefore, I no longer want to wait in case something here can be used in some small way for someone

He arrived at the embassy VERY EARLY. He called me at 11:30PM EST, 5:30AM Naija time, and I could tell there were already other people there as he was talking very low and NOT wanting others to hear. His appointment/interview time was 7AM. The next call I got was at 4:45AM EST, 10:45AM Naija time, but the noise was so loud from traffic & horns beeping in the back ground and the call was dropped. The next time I spoke to him was 5:30 AM EST and he told me he was approved and began reading the customary where to pick up your visa letter. The following is what he said happened and a list a questions he was asked….

In HIS words, “The interview was damn hard and the guy grilled him” … He (my fiancé) told me that the way the man was questioning him made him nervous at first but that he remained calm & confident as he answered his questions.


Who is the petitioner?
Why are you going to the states?
Where does your fiancée live?
When did your fiancée move from California?
Does she work?
What does she do for a living?
Who did the support of affidavit? (I HAD A CO-SPONSOR)
Where does your Co-sponsor work?
What does your Co-sponsor do for a living?
What is you & your fiancée age difference? (He told them his age and then my age)
When was the last time you spoke to your fiancée?
Does your fiancée have children?
Where does your fiancée’s children live?
Have you talk to your fiancee’s children?
What do you talk about with your fiancee’s children?


Where do you work?
How much do you earn monthly?
Is Ghana your residence?
Why are you living in Ghana?
Who pays your house rent?

Then the CO asked to see our phone records and my fiancé pulled out the two big brown envelopes with home & cell phone records for his review. The CO then asked to see the photo album. My fiancé showed him the photo album and as he showed him some photos he said the CO asked, “WHO the OTHER people were in the photos and WHERE we were when we took the photos?”

After this he said he was given a piece of paper telling him to come on December 23, 2011 to pick up his visa.

Rating : Very Good

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