Hank_'s US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Hank
Beneficiary's Name: Amy
VJ Member: Hank_
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2016-04-07
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Immigration Checklist for Hank & Amy:

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 : 2011-09-15
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-09-19
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-02-07
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-02-16
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2012-03-21
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-04-04
US Entry : 2012-05-10
Marriage : 2012-06-03
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 141 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 184 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Honolulu
POE Date : 2012-05-10
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Tucson AZ
Date Filed : 2012-07-03
NOA Date : 2012-07-10
RFE(s) : 2012-07-24
Bio. Appt. : 2012-07-31
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2012-11-08
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-11-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2012-11-19
Comments : We were each interviewed separately, asked a variety of questions from how we met to who we know and things about our life together. I found it curious. The interviewer was nice and my wife is approved for her conditional green card! Now a two year break to just enjoy life for a change.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-07-03
NOA Date : 2012-07-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2012-09-11
Date Card Received : 2012-09-19
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 70 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-07-03
NOA Date : 2012-07-10
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2012-09-19
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 70 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2014-08-08
NOA Date : 2014-08-11
RFE(s) : 2014-11-08
Bio. Appt. : 2014-09-04
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-11-24
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2014-12-02
Comments : Aside from me not including old documents causing a RFE all went quickly.

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2015-12-17
NOA Date : 2015-12-21
Bio. Appt. : 2016-01-14
Interview Date : 2016-02-26
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2016-04-07
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 22, 2012
Embassy Review :

Arriving at the embassy at 5:15 AM there were already lines forming by the bridge, trick was to find the correct line for the K-1s,found the line thanks to Amy - now the waiting starts. About 6 AM they moved our line closer to the embassy entrance and the processing started, soon we were walking through the doors into the embassy. By 7:15 AM our number was called for Amy to go to window 40 to get her biometrics, then back to our seats for more waiting. At a little after 8:00 AM our number was called once more to go to window 47, here a Filipino did the first initial interview and took all the forms from Amy, he asked me almost as many questions as he asked Amy, the conversation was very light hearted and friendly and I have to say it was a very good experience. After that back to our seats for more waiting and watching the Cartoon Network ... Tom & Jerry! - of course Amy and I had some laughs. Finally our number was flashing on the board once more, it was almost 9:30, and we were off to window 62 for the interview with the Consulate Officer, this was the biggy!! This is where we get approved .... or not. Again I was asked as many questions as Amy was asked, at one point Amy hesitated with her answer and the CO immediately asked the question in Tagalog without blinking an eye. After all the questions we were told to have a seat and wait to be called to window 72 for additional requested documents, then he added... and there are no more documents requested, yet he did not actually say approved, just smiled. So back to our seats with smiles on our faces. (The CO called Amy back to his window within minutes of us sitting down as he had forgot to get Amy's oath to marry within 90 days... LOL!) A little after 10:00 AM we were called to window 72, there the lady started by saying "let me see what other documents are requested", then said " oh I see no other documents are needed, you are approved." Then we discussed which 2GO branch we wanted to pickup the visa. 10:30 AM and we were out the door... APPROVED!! No "Welcome to America"..... darn!

(updated on June 2, 2013)
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Honolulu
Event Description
Entry Date : 2012-05-10
Embassy Review : After exiting the airplane we walked down the ramps until we got to immigrations where we were directed to the counters to the left end of the room. The immigrations office there was nice, asked a few basic questions, did biometrics once more, reminded my fiancee that she needed to marry within 90 days and said we were done. Still no Welcome to America .

After immigrations we gathered our luggage and when through customs. Right after customs there is a baggage check-in at the front of the room to the left. We checked our bags back in (Hawaiian Airlines for your continued flight), when through the double doors and walked down to the the gates.

All went quickly and easy.
Harassment Level : Low

Timeline Comments: 1

blank avatar Venusky6 on 2020-07-07 said:
I saw you post on a thread and I needed to know if you live in THE Secret City, TN? I also live there and am petitioning for my husband from the Philippines, though he lives in Indonesia. Just thought it was a cool coincidence.
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