Paula&Anthony's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Anthony
Beneficiary's Name: Paula
VJ Member: Paula&Anthony
Country: Brazil

Last Updated: 2016-05-14
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Immigration Checklist for Anthony & Paula:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I-129F Sent : 2012-01-17
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-01-23
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-05-30
NVC Received : 2012-06-15
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-06-18
Consulate Received : 2012-06-20
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2012-07-11
Interview Date : 2012-08-07
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-08-09
US Entry : 2012-09-05
Marriage : 2012-10-24
Comments : Rio Consulate had a great processing time!
My visa was issued the same day as my interview. I got my passport at home by mail in 2 days.
Great job guys O=}
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 128 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 197 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2012-09-05
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Fast and easy!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Newark NJ
Date Filed : 2012-11-14
NOA Date : 2012-11-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-12-21
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-08-20
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2013-09-11
Comments : Approval after 283 days or 9 months and 10 days after NOA 1 | My AOS experience was very long and stressful. My case was out of normal processing time for over 3 months. According to USCIS's published processing dates, my local office should have had handled my case in 6 months. It took them over 9 months to transfer my case to my local field office. I put in a service request and it was never replied, so I put in another one. Tried to contact the Congressman of my area and only got an automatic response. Called a tier 2 USCIS officer and finally got to know that my case had just been transfered a week before. 30 minutes later my status online changed. Honestly, I will only really believe on my approval after I get the card in my hands.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-11-14
NOA Date : 2012-11-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-12-21
Approved Date : 2013-01-18
Date Card Received : 2013-01-28
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 65 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-11-14
NOA Date : 2012-11-20
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2013-01-28
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 65 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-07-10
NOA Date : 2015-07-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-08-10
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-05-04
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2016-05-14
Comments : Long but smooth process.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 10, 2012
Embassy Review : My experience at the Consulate in Rio de Janeiro was really good! Things worked out much better than I expected it to be. I'm impressed!

The consulate is well located in downtown Rio. I got there at 6:05 am and there were 3 people on the k1/cr1 line already. At around 7 am a young guy gave us a little form, and led us inside to the second floor of the building where there was a waiting room. He passed around another form to fill up. As I was the first one to finish up, I went to the guy's desk and he put my paperwork in order, and told me to wait until I was called to a booth. There, a nice brazilian lady checked all my forms and documents, and gave me a receipt for me to pay the visa fee. After a few minutes, I was called to room number 3 where the inverview took place. There, this very pretty and nice lady said good morning in portuguese and just asked me 4 very simple questions in portuguese and said that she was going to approve my visa and good luck in the USA! I was so happy that my hands were shaking when i got out! She didn't request any proof, although I brought 400 pictures with me and a folder full of other proofs like passport stamps, plane tikets, phone calls, texts and email records, and so much more.

Everyone was nice and helpful. Even the security gard at the door! Everybody in a good mood and smiling. I left the consulate, payed the passport shipping fee at the post office next door and got back to the hotel at 9:15! So it was really fast! And do you wanna know what was even faster? My passport arrived at my house 2 days later! Im so happy that words can't explain!

Good luck to you all!
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Atlanta
Event Description
Entry Date : 2012-09-05
Embassy Review : My POE experience in Atlanta was really smooth.

I got to the POE area and there was a sign with arrows indicating where the US citizens and tourists line were. The same sign also said "Immigration visas - TRIPOD". The Tripod was the first and larger booth before tourist visa lines, and there were a few chairs in front of it (no scary room).

When I got there there was no line at all. I went straight to to booth, gave them my passport and my sealed envelope and was told to sit on the waiting area. After around 5 minutes (at most) this nice guy called me and asked me a few questions like "Why am I entering the US", "Who am i marrying", "Where am i going to live", etc, and then he told me to sit for another minute, and called me again and explained that I had 90 days to get married and apply for AOS, and good luck! javascript:emoticon('')
Harassment Level : Low

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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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