Sapphire Moon's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Tameka
Beneficiary's Name: Kevin
VJ Member: Sapphire Moon
Country: Ghana

Last Updated: 2013-09-28
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Immigration Checklist for Tameka & Kevin:

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 : Ghana
I-129F Sent : 2011-10-31
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-11-08
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-02-10
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-02-27
Consulate Received : 2012-02-28
Packet 3 Received : 2012-04-04
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-04-04
Packet 4 Received : 2012-04-04
Interview Date : 2012-08-13
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-09-06
US Entry : 2012-10-07
Marriage : 2012-12-01
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 94 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 279 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2012-10-07
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : His POE was a smooth process. And although my fiance received a passport stamp on his POE, He nor I had any clue that he could have applied for the EAD at that time. I assumed that he couldn't do it until we filed for his AOS later after our wedding.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Memphis TN
Date Filed : 2013-04-15
NOA Date : 2013-04-23
RFE(s) : 2013-05-13
Bio. Appt. : 2013-05-20
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-09-24
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : When we initially filed for AOS, We received an RFE because we forgot to include the proof of U.S. citizenship for our I-864 co-sponsor information. We mailed out the co-sponsor U.S. birth certificate in response.
UPDATE: Hubby's AOS was approved; We did not have to interview!

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-04-15
NOA Date : 2013-04-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-05-20
Approved Date : 2013-06-20
Date Card Received : 2013-06-24
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 66 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-05-02
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments : We didn't include this form when we initially mailed the AOS packet prior. So we mailed this one out almost a month later.
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your AP may be adjudicated between November 11, 2013 and December 26, 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: Ghana
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 13, 2012
Embassy Review : My fiance had his interview this morning. He called me to let me know the details after he left the embassy. He said that the consular (a guy) was nice to him. The consular looked through all of the evidence I sent, this included Skype logs, phone logs, emails etc. I also sent my fiance about 20 pictures from my last trip in Ghana of me and him together and also ones of me, him and his family together. He said the consular looked through those too.

When done with that, he asked my fiance these questions: When was the last time you saw her? and why hasn't she been back since 2010? Then my fiance explained that I did get my visa to come back to Ghana and was in the process of making plans. (Although I did have my visa and had planned to go back, I was unable to due to plane ticket expenses. I was worried that his Visa would be denied if I didn't make it back to Ghana) But thank God that was not a factor in the consular's decision. Thanks be to God, he approved my fiance's visa inspite of my infrequent trips to Ghana!

The consular told my fiance that he should come back to pick up his Visa on September 7th!!
Rating : Very 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.

** Not all cases are transfered

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