Brian&Larissa's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Brian
Beneficiary's Name: Larysa
VJ Member: Brian&Larissa
Country: Ukraine

Last Updated: 2019-02-13
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Immigration Checklist for Brian & Larysa:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Ukraine
I-129F Sent : 2014-01-10
I-129F NOA1 : 2014-01-15
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2014-03-27
NVC Received : 2014-04-01
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2014-04-15
Consulate Received : 2014-04-22
Packet 3 Received : 2014-04-25
Packet 3 Sent : 2014-04-28
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2014-05-20 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2014-05-29
US Entry : 2014-06-11
Marriage : 2014-06-27
Comments : Check cashed today - 1/15/14
Expedite request 3/13/14
Expedite request approved 3/15/14...within 45 days should receive answer.
3/27/14...Received notice that 1-129F was approved.
4/2/14...Received notice transferred to State Department for Visa Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 71 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 125 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Houston
POE Date : 2014-06-11 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Houston TX
Date Filed : 2014-11-28
NOA Date : 2014-12-05
RFE(s) : 2014-12-01
Bio. Appt. : 2015-01-21
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2015-04-02 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-04-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2015-05-05
Comments : Rcvd RFE due to CBP and USCIS loosing envelope presented when arriving from Ukraine. Need to re-do exam and submit i_653

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-11-28
NOA Date : 2014-12-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2015-02-12
Date Card Received : 2015-02-24
Comments : Valid for one year.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 76 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2017-02-22
NOA Date : 2017-03-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-04-10
Interview Date : 2018-11-06
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-12-07
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Green Card Received : 2018-12-12
Comments : ***Received 2nd update that application is now at local office. Hoping this is the that will lead to the interview***
Still waiting for interview and docs to get to local office EVEN though we received notifications that docs are in local. Went to InfoPass to inquire and this is what they told us. Could be a year per the agent.
Had I-551 stamp added to passport for another extension due to wife's/daughters expiring under 30 days. At least we are safe with that!

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Washington DC
Date Filed : 2018-03-31
NOA Date : 2018-04-06
Bio. Appt. : 2018-04-27
Interview Date : 2018-11-06
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2019-02-13
Comments : The day is finally here...Today my wife becomes a US citizen. Going forward she will be a Ukerican! Pending ceremony date at this time 11/7....Wife had interview yesterday for N400. Passed the test with flying colors. Now, during interview she was also interviewed for I751, which is still outstanding. IO stated everything looks good and that he has to complete everything in the system, this week or next, and that final decision will be mailed. Looking good, but waiting on the I751 still! At least he combined both interviews into one. She did both of these alone as IO said I did not need to be there for 751. Odd, but ok! Hopefully, positive mail in the very near future. So far so good...Biometrics usual that part is fast! Maybe, just I have read here...both interviews might be combined...ROC and Citizenship! Time will tell...fingers crossed. Oct 12 - Just received interview letter for 11/6...still pending I-751, so getting this now is fantastic! Wife excited and nervous, already.

Member Reviews:

POE Review: Houston
Event Description
Entry Date : 2014-06-11
Embassy Review : We traveled together from Kiev to Houston. Upon arrival we went to the US Citizen line, because of myself, but were told to go back to the "Non-Citizen" line. Disappointed in this. My family was with me. Oh well, can't fight city hall. All went very family was taken inside and I was told to wait outside while they processed. Similar questions were asked about how we met, how many times I visited and then they asked when we would get married. This caused some confusion because of translation issues, but it all worked out.Overall a very easy process.
Harassment Level : Low

Timeline Comments: 1

blank avatar Parsi2017 on 2019-01-14 said:
Hello and congratulations on successfully arriving to the end of this process. I am still waiting. Would you be kindly share when did you receive interview letter, if the letter asked you to go alone or with spouse? what questions were asked from you during i-751 interview? Did they tell you after interview if you are approved or not? THANK YOU very much
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