EmelyNJoel's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Joel
Beneficiary's Name: Emely
VJ Member: EmelyNJoel
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2018-07-16
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Immigration Checklist for Joel & Emely:

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 : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2011-10-19
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-10-25
I-129F RFE(s) : 2012-02-13
RFE Reply(s) : 2012-02-16
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-03-07
NVC Received : 2012-03-13
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-03-20
Consulate Received : 2012-04-04
Packet 3 Received : 2012-04-16
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-04-30
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2012-06-21
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-07-01
US Entry : 2012-07-05
Marriage : 2012-07-27
Comments : Guam POE
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 134 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 240 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Washington DC
Date Filed : 2012-09-01
NOA Date : 2012-09-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-09-25
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-08-26
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-09-01
NOA Date : 2012-09-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2012-11-03
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 63 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-09-01
NOA Date : 2012-09-04
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 63 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-04-04
NOA Date : 2015-04-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-05-22
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-12-17
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2015-12-24
Comments : What a great Christmas present!

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Washington DC
Date Filed : 2016-04-05
NOA Date : 2016-04-08
Bio. Appt. : 2016-05-04
Interview Date : 2016-08-16
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2016-08-29
Comments : Notice 7/12/16 that an interview date is set, and letter with date is on the way

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 21, 2012
Embassy Review : Stayed at the Bayview Park Hotel just across from the Embassy.
3:38 Only a handful of other applicants were present.
4:00 Maybe 20 total now, mostly sailor applicants.

A couple seem not to like my being their with Emely, but they try to not let me see them scowl Meh! No skin off my back.

The ladies in the area who work as street vendors have been asking everyone why they are here and are organizing us by category before the guards have even thought about coming over to do the same. They also scold people for trying to cut in the line.
There was one older woman who was looking for change. (several of us helped her out a little)

5:00 The guards asked those of us with Immigrant visa applications (which for their purposes includes K1s which are not actually immigrant visas) to come and form a new line up closer to the actual embassy area. (all of the previous activity mentioned above was in the area to the left of the embassy past the heavy concrete barriers)
5:25 Immigrant line was allowed up to the 'gate' and Emely was asked for her Appointment letter and passport. They will want the other government forms soon after, so having them handy is a good idea.
5:30 A worker organized her documents and put a sticker on Emely's Passport and put it in a plastic bag.
6:05 I had a cell phone with me, so I went in the US Citizen's entrance and 'check'd my cellphone and went on in to the visa area Emely was in and seated about 5 minutes after I was.
6:13 Numbers started appearing on the boards! Yea!!!
7:36 our number was called for the first time. The worker, who was nice Filipino man, took about 20 minutes to ask his questions, so we were done with this part at 7:56.
8:30 finger printing. Emely must have been tired (we got up at 2:45am) or nervous because she thought they asked the name of her petitioner,when they actually asked her name. So she answered Joel Bradshaw, the woman behind the counter was confused, I was confused, and said Emely Albellar. We all had a little chuckle but Emely was a little embarrassed .
8:40 CO interview. Nice American guy. Took about 4 minutes, he swore us both in, and then asked her a few questions, and me a couple. We settled an issue with the Police Good Conduct Certificate fairly quickly, and he said tentatively we were improved. Only one more thing he needed to have checked, and sent us back to our seats.
9:20 we were called to the 2Go desk were we were told we were approved and they took her information as to where to send the Visa.

Next stop USA! Wooo Hooo!!!+
Rating : Very Good

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