orangedesk's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: E
Beneficiary's Name: J
VJ Member: orangedesk
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2015-08-14
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Immigration Checklist for E & J:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2011-12-12
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-12-14
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-05-07
NVC Received : 2012-05-16
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-05-18
Consulate Received : 2012-05-22
Packet 3 Received : 2012-05-25
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-05-28
Packet 4 Received : 2012-06-28
Interview Date : 2012-07-25
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-08-01
US Entry : 2012-08-06
Marriage : 2012-08-25
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 145 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 224 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2012-10-02
NOA Date : 2012-10-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-11-05
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-06-25
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2013-07-03
Comments : Case transferred to NBC, no interview.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-10-02
NOA Date : 2012-10-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-11-05
Approved Date : 2012-12-12
Date Card Received : 2012-12-15
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 71 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-10-02
NOA Date : 2012-10-09
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2012-12-15
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 71 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-04-15
NOA Date : 2015-04-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-05-26
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-08-07
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : Divorce waiver - no RFE, no interview.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 25, 2012
Embassy Review : So, we spent a lot of time reading these forums and reviews for what to expect in the interview, and our experience was pretty much in line with what other people wrote about.

There was one pretty big difference though that I haven't heard too much of in London - the interviewer asked my guy for pictures of us. Luckily, we came prepared with a binder of itineraries from all the times we've met and had about 15 or so pictures of us. The interviewer then spent time actually looking at the pictures, asking him to point me out in the pictures, where we were, who other people were in some of the pictures, etc. This was obviously no problem to explain, but definitely unexpected considering all the other reviews of people saying that they don't ask for evidence of that sort of thing.

Other than that, here's what happened: he got there super early, about 10 people in line, was the first "I" number of maybe about 7. When he first went up, he got the Chinese woman a bunch of others have posted about. He said she wasn't mean or impolite or anything like that, she just talks very fast and very quietly so he did a lot of smiling and nodding and just gave her his paperwork.

After about 45 minutes, he got called up to another window with a youngish American woman with brown hair and glasses who was very nice. She asked a lot of questions:
- How did we meet
- Do you have any pictures of the two of you together
- Where does petitioner live, is it owned or rented
- Does petitioner have any siblings, what are their names
- Do you get along with siblings
- Where does petitioner's parents live
- What are petitioner's parents names
- How much money does petitioner earn
- What website we met on
- Why were you and petitioner on that particular website
- What does beneficiary's family think of this whole thing
- Are we going to have a celebration?
- Are beneficiary's family coming to America to visit? To the wedding?

After about typing for about 5 minutes, she said he was approved, he signed the all the forms and left.

So for any new interviewers, make sure to bring pictures!
Rating : Good

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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.

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