Loida and Ed's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Edwin
Beneficiary's Name: Loida
VJ Member: Loida and Ed
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2013-08-24
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Immigration Checklist for Edwin & Loida:

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 : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-06
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-15
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-07-06
NVC Received : 2012-07-19
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-07-23
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2012-10-03
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-10-18
US Entry : 2012-11-03
Marriage : 2012-12-29
Comments : I-129F Sent: 02/06/2012
NOA1: 02/15/2012 Approved
long wait now.....
NOA2: 07/06/2012 Approved
Sent to NVC: 07/06/2012
NVC Recieved: 07/19/2012
Sent to Embassy 07/23/2012
MNL Case Number: 07/23/2012
Sent Completed Package off to Cebu 7/25/2012
Rx Letter from NVC 07/31/2012
03 Oct 2012 USEM Interview Approved !!
18 Oct 2012 Rx text from 2Go Visa's are ready for pick up.
03 Nov 2012 Scheduled flights :)
Married 29 Dec 2012
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 142 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 231 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Portland
POE Date : 2012-11-03
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Portland OR
Date Filed : 2013-05-02
NOA Date : 2013-05-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-06-03
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2013-08-23
Comments : "Delivered" to Chicago Lockbox 05 May 2013
I-797C NOA Date 10 May 2013
biometrics:3 June2013.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-05-02
NOA Date : 2013-05-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date :
Date Card Received :
Comments : I-797C NOA for I-765 Employment Authorization Notice Date 10 May 2013
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between September 28, 2013 and November 12, 2013*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 18, 2012
Embassy Review : We spent the night at the Paragon Hotel which was a real nice room (junior suite). We woke at 4:30 am to prepare and by 5:40 we were in line at the Embassy. Their were about 40 people there already in front of us. Initially it seemed confusing ( us taking papers out of our folder etc).

We were fortunate in that our printed forms had barcodes. Some forms people print do not have the barcodes. It make the process somewhat smoother when outside.

Upon entering we were given a number and we sat and waited. When called my fiancee and her children (with me tagging along) had their biometrics accomplished (fingerprint scans).

We eventually went to the first interview window where a filipina interviewer talked to all of us ( children included ) She did ask about childrens father and if they divorced (trick question??). Anyways we brought proof their was no marriage before and that he was also deceased. To my surprise (not my fiancees) she asked for documentation of continuing support which my fiancee had already printed out).

we gave the DS156k, 156's, 157's pictures, cenomars, nbi, etc to the lady, they let us keep our papers on continuous relationship. We went and sat back down

maybe 45 minutes later we were called to another interview "window" where the US interviewer was. he was professional, and seemed real caring to not only my fiancee but the children asking them about their favorite sports, school, do they like me, etc etc... He asked my fiancee some simple questions, like when were we "officially" engaged... She didnt know the date and looked at me and i replied to him, I didnt know, it just seemed to occur. he smiled and laughed a lil bit an thanked us for being honest about not knowing.

He seemed glad I was there also. he did ask me what i liked best about her, and asked her what she liked best about me. he asked if it was my first time here in the Philippines and I told him no, that weve been working our long distance relationship for 3 years now, he looked at the copies of visas and complimented me on being a frequent flyer "grin".

A few simple yet real questions was all. thanked us for not stressing out, and wished us good luck on our new life. My fiancee was going to walk away, but re-asked the Man if that means we were apprved, he smiles and said Yes, congrats to us, he sees no issues and were approved.

We then went to wait and were called to window 71, where they managed our paperwork and told us were dont and to wait for a text from 2go... We did wait from 03 Oct until 18 Oct for the text, I had scheduled a return flight on the 17th so now the will complete their paperwork (CFO items) and then we will schedule our flights..

Overall it was an exceptional experience... Kudo's to the Embassy staff...


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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(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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