JaideeOGH's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Dee
Beneficiary's Name: Jay
VJ Member: JaideeOGH
Country: Ghana

Last Updated: 2014-01-31
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Immigration Checklist for Dee & Jay:

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 : Ghana
I-129F Sent : 2012-03-01
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-03-12
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-08-28
NVC Received : 2012-09-04
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-09-06
Consulate Received : 2012-09-13
Packet 3 Received : 2012-10-10
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2012-10-10
Interview Date : 2013-01-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-01-11
US Entry : 2013-02-22
Marriage : 2013-03-04
Comments : Working with American Airlines wasn't a pleasant experience. I almost missed my flight at my POE and had 2 repeat flight delays.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 169 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 302 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Miami
POE Date : 2013-03-22
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 5
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Charleston SC
Date Filed : 2013-04-01
NOA Date : 2013-04-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-05-01
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2013-12-20
Comments : Potential Interview Waiver Case
- No interview required

I-485 in 6 months from August

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-04-01
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2013-06-07
Date Card Received : 2013-06-14
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 67 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ghana
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 10, 2013
Embassy Review : I got to the embassy at 0620 and had my breakfast while waiting for the front door security person to call us in to verify our appointments. Some run to occupy the front row. After I got my appointment verified, I went through the first entrance and a security check after which I was directed to the room where the actual proceedings would take place.

I handed in my appointment letter and was called to Window I in approximately 20 minutes. The lady, who was Ghanaian, was initially nice but raised her voice when she realized I was being slow. She gave me a DS-156K to fill and a leaflet to take to the cashier to pay the visa fee. My passport-size pictures had a glare so I was asked to go outside and retake them, which I did.
When I returned, I paid the fee of 480 GHS. I then submitted my pictures, the visa payment receipt and the filled DS-156K document to Window I. I asked if she needed any supporting documents and she said no.
I was then called to Window II and after I was made to wipe my hand and take all 10 fingerprints, I returned to wait for them to be processed.

I was called back to Window I within 15 minutes. The lady returned the items I earlier submitted and proceeded to swear me in. She asked four questions: How I met my fiancée, How long she had lived in the US, Where she lives and her pet’s name. While asking me these questions, she passed over the DS-156K and asked me to write my fiancée's name and endorse it.

She picked a green leaflet and asked me to pick-up my documents. She asked that I don’t make any travelling plans or resign from my job until everything goes through when I pick my visa up in a few days. She wished me well.

(updated on January 9, 2013)
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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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