Ge and Mayyong's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Ge Vang
Beneficiary's Name: Mayyong Kue
VJ Member: Ge and Mayyong
Country: Laos

Last Updated: 2016-11-07
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Immigration Checklist for Ge Vang & Mayyong Kue:

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 : Laos
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-03
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-07
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-06-27
NVC Received : 2012-07-16
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-07-19
Consulate Received : 2012-07-25
Packet 3 Received : 2012-08-02
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-09-05
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2012-10-11
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2012-11-09
US Entry : 2012-11-20
Marriage : 2012-12-15
Comments : PA10/11/2012 interview was a 221(g) for employment letter even though past 3 years of transcript showed 60-70k. Well known for playing their denial scheme. Will have to see what else they have in their bag of tricks, further frustration will have me asking NVC or DOS do an investigation.

Fiancee brough in paystubs from 6 months and Offer letter from work. After an hour they gave her the approval. Told her to come back Thursday to pick up her Visa. However my son will need to have a Laos Passport to leave the country, so we will have to get his passport. Consulate said for us to bring in his passport asap when we get it so they can stamp the visa. One hurdle down many more to come.


POE was at Minneapolis/St. Paul. It was kind of a hassle because my son was issued a B2 tourists visa on his Laos Passport because they don't accept nor acknowledge dual citizenship. They questioned that reasoning which was the US Embassy in Laos that issued it get my son approved for travel. All was resolved after my Fiance showed them his CBRA and US Passport. Took 2 hours till they cleared customs. Other than that everything else was good.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 141 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 247 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Minneapolis/St Paul
POE Date : 2012-11-20
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 5
Comments : Laos embassy issued B2 Visa for child born abroad. Howeved Laos do not recognize dual citizenship, so to work around that would be to get a Laos passport for the child and issue a B1. Airport official got confused since mother is K1 holder while child held a B2. All was good when child's US Passport and CBRA was shown.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Saint Paul MN
Date Filed : 2013-03-19
NOA Date : 2013-04-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-04-24
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-11-07
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2013-11-18
Comments : Case was referred to Interview wavier since filed. 8 months now still waiting.

Case notice of Welcome Letter. Approved without interview.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-03-19
NOA Date : 2013-04-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-04-24
Approved Date : 2013-05-29
Date Card Received :
Comments : EAD was lost by USPS? Have to wait a month before inquiring USCIS about it. Called after a month past now we have to wait 15 days to a month for a letter from USCIS to confirm and then hopefully get a new card sent out.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 71 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-10-06
NOA Date : 2015-10-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-11-10
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2016-04-06
Comments : ROC was an easy process. Only had to be finger printed, everything was approved and new card arrived, don't remember the exact date but from memory only. No interview with sufficient evidence of bonafide marriage.

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Saint Paul MN
Date Filed : 2016-10-20
NOA Date : 2016-10-27
Bio. Appt. : 2016-11-16
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Laos
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 11, 2012
Embassy Review : 10/11/2012 example questions was
Who is your fiance?
Where does he work?
What does he do at work?
Are your mothers related (both had same last name)?
They weren't satisfied so they asked if my Fiancee had relatives in the states. Which they do, they asked her who they were. She didn't and doesn't know, her mother was there with her. CO asked her mother? All the names of her relatives here.
Asked if she met my mother, she forgot she did a long time ago.

Results was a 221g requesting a letter of employment, all 4 years of transcript were supplied as to current pay stubs. Will have to see if employer will provide one, I know that I can't even disclose where I work base in their employee book. Also bank statements submitted, they are sure picky. Interview took place after lunch which tends to be harder. Right before lunch, my fiancee said they were approving people regardless of lack of evidence or such.
Rating : Poor

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