crispy2's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Chris
Beneficiary's Name: Svetlana
VJ Member: crispy2
Country: Moldova

Last Updated: 2012-11-03
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Immigration Checklist for Chris & Svetlana:

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 : Moldova
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-10
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-15
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-03-15
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2012-03-30
Packet 3 Received : 2012-03-30
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2012-05-30
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2012-06-30
Marriage : 2012-07-16
Comments : Entered through JFK. Took about 3 hours to clear immigration as they were very busy, but had no problems.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 29 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 105 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Diego CA
Date Filed : 2012-09-15
NOA Date : 2012-09-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-10-24
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : San Diego CA
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-09-15
NOA Date : 2012-10-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date :
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between March 17, 2013 and May 8, 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.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : San Diego CA
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-09-15
NOA Date : 2012-09-26
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your AP may be adjudicated between May 25, 2013 and June 17, 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: Moldova
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 30, 2012
Embassy Review : The staff at the Embassy have been amazingly friendly and helpful. My fiancee, Svetlana, arrived on time with her son and was let into the waiting room. First she was called to the window to present her medical folder and the documentation that was requested in the email sent by the embassy.

After about a 10 min wait she was called to window #3. Svetlana told me that the interviewing consular was very polite and friendly which helped immensely to relieve her fears and stress. After greeting Svetlana and happily stating "so you are going to get married" with a big smile....these are the questions that were asked: How did you meet?, Does your fiance (me) speak Russian or Romanian?, What are our plans for marriage?, Do you have another son?, How old is he?, Is he coming to the U.S. with you? What does he do? Is he coming to the wedding?

At this point he brought out a piece of paper the he said had something written in Romanian and in Russian. He asked Svetlana if she was ready for this and for her to carefully read what it says. Basically it said that she promised to marry within 90 days of entry to the U.S.

While she was reading, the consular spoke with her son, Daniel, asking him a few questions. Have you ever been to the U.S.? Has your brother been to the U.S.? What will you do in the U.S. (talking about school)? Do you have any relatives in the U.S.? Have you ever met Chris (me)? What did you do with him?

All of the questioning was done in a very friendly conversational manner and the whole process took no more than 15 min.

The consular asked Svetlana to raise her right hand and swear to follow what was stated on that piece of paper she read. Somewhere in this whole process they were both fingerprinted.


Couple of other things....We met on a Christian dating site and when Svetlana told the consular this, he asked for the web address and proceeded to look it up online and ask her a few questions about it.

As several other have stated, she brought backup copies of everything and even some extra supporting evidence and none of it was requested.

Keep this in mind...This is not only a knowledge test of what was submitted in the packet and how well you know each other, but it is also a psychological exam, testing the legitimacy of the relationship.

I know I jumped around a bit but I wanted to get it all down while it was still fresh in my mind.

I hope this helps you all.....it could not have been a better experience for us....Thank you Alina and the rest of the helpful staff of the Chisinau Embassy.

Chris & Svetlana

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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