SweetheartSarah's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Ryan
Beneficiary's Name: Sarah
VJ Member: SweetheartSarah
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2019-07-14
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Immigration Checklist for Ryan & Sarah:

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 : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2012-01-18
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-01-19
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-06-11
NVC Received : 2012-07-01
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-07-12
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2012-08-03
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-08-22
Packet 4 Received : 2012-08-29
Interview Date : 2012-11-19
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-11-23
US Entry : 2013-01-02
Marriage : 2013-03-14
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 144 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 305 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Denver
POE Date : 2013-01-02
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 5
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center :
CIS Office : Denver CO
Date Filed : 2018-02-13
NOA Date : 2018-02-13
Bio. Appt. : 2018-03-05
Interview Date : 2018-09-11
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2019-01-17
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 25, 2015
Embassy Review : We arrived at the consulate early enough to be third in line at the door. They opened the doors promptly at the opening hour and we immediately went through security (kind of like security check at the airport).

Past security we were directed to an elevator, accompanied by a suited man telling us which floor to go to. Once we got out at that floor, we were directed to the waiting room. We had to check in. Once we were called to the window we gave in a lot of paperwork and pictures, basically all the proof we had to verify our relationship (this included pictures, lease agreement, utility payments, engagement ring receipt, etc.).

After the window we waited a little less than an hour before being called to the interview room. We were asked to swear in, then sit back down. The lady asked us a few basic questions, how we met, when he proposed, what extra proof of relationship we had (which here included letters from friends and family attesting to our relationship and flight passes from travels we've taken to see each other and together.

At the end of the interview she said "You're approved." and handed me a Welcome to the USA packet and said to look out for some paperwork in the mail. Sent in my passport and went to pick it up when it was ready with my Visa in it.

All in all it went very well and it was very easy. I would suggest to avoid talking more than asked! They seem to not enjoy that!
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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