sabi's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Sabina
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VJ Member: sabi
Country: Poland

Last Updated: 2015-09-14
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Immigration Checklist for Sabina & :

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 : Dublin, Ireland
I-129F Sent : 2012-01-17
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-01-20
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-08-02
NVC Received : 2012-08-14
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-08-17
Consulate Received : 2012-08-20
Packet 3 Received : 2012-08-27
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-08-29
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2012-09-24
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-09-28
US Entry : 2012-11-01
Marriage : 2012-11-17
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 195 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 248 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Dublin
POE Date : 2012-11-01
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,EAD Card
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Albuquerque NM
Date Filed : 2012-11-23
NOA Date : 2012-11-29
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-01-17
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-07-29
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2013-08-02
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Albuquerque NM
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-11-23
NOA Date : 2012-11-29
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-01-17
Approved Date : 2013-01-25
Date Card Received : 2013-02-02
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 63 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Albuquerque NM
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-11-23
NOA Date : 2012-11-29
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2013-02-02
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 63 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-03-20
NOA Date : 2015-03-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-07-31
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-09-07
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2015-09-11
Comments : Divorce Waiver.
no RFE, no Interview

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ireland
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 24, 2012
Embassy Review : OK so here we go... after exactly 8 months since Vermont received our petition, I had my interview finished an hour ago.

My interview time was 1 pm so I got there at 12:40. Went through the security check, left my phone and my keys in the locker and went to the main building for my interview. Got my ticket which was of no use as they were calling us by names but either way the security guy asks you to take one...

I sat down and after around 40 minutes maybe (had no watch on me but felt like forever) I was called to the window no 4 and asked for all the paperwork:

Birth Cert + translation
Police cert
I - 134, Letter from employer, Pay stubs
DS156 x 2
Pasport Photo x 2
My passport
My medical (without the x ray)
Self addressed envelope with a stamp for €12.5

I have been given a receipt and asked to go to window no 5 to pay €204 visa fee. Then I have been asked to sit down. The waiting was really long as there was some drama going on at one of the interview windows as one lady wanted to start a business in the US and she said sth to the officer and was almost cancelled the visa. Anyway at around 3:30 I have been called to window no 3 for an interview.

And here is where it started being really unpleasant, the way I was called sounded sth like: "XX this is the last call or I move on to another person". I never heard the lady calling my name before and she said she called me twice,I believe her microphone didn't work so I mentioned that when I got there. I got a reply: "can you hear me now??? I pressed the exact same button when I called you twice before". Looks like there was no way for her to accept the microphone didn't work... ok let's move forward, I have been asked to raise my hand and say I am telling the truth, then I have been asked the following questions:

Is this our first marriage
Do we have kids
Has my fiance been living in Ireland
Where did we meet
When did we meet
How many times he visited me
How many times I visited him
When was he born ( I said 1980 and the lady heard 1990 so I repeated 1980 and she said not to shout to her which I didn't but ok, I apologiesed)
Was he born in the USA
When was the last time we met and for how long.

That's all , no proof , no pictures...

She cancelled my tourist visa since I am an immigrant now and said that based on my interview , my visa is approved, although she will know for sure after they check my finger prints and I should expect it in a post in a few days... I am assuming then the visa is granted!

All in all I am happy with the result but this interview has left a bitter taste in my mouth...

Good luck to everyone
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