CDN(ON)-USA(VT)'s US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Tracy
Beneficiary's Name: Christopher
VJ Member: CDN(ON)-USA(VT)
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2019-07-04
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Immigration Checklist for Tracy & Christopher:

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 : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2012-03-14
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-03-21
I-129F RFE(s) : None
RFE Reply(s) : None
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-09-26
NVC Received : 2012-10-02
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-10-05
Consulate Received : 2012-10-10
Packet 3 Received : 2012-10-16
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-10-23
Packet 4 Received : 2012-10-26
Interview Date : 2013-02-26
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-03-07
US Entry : 2013-03-30
Marriage : 2013-04-27
Comments : POE was great...Crossed at the Cornwall,Ontario/Massena, NY border. We walked in and the guards were awesome!! Had some of the guards including the chief helping the one guy out processing the K-1 as they had not had one in a while. All in it was done and we were able to joke with the guards while the visa was being processed at the border.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 189 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 342 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2013-03-30
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : POE was great...Crossed at the Cornwall,Ontario/Massena, NY border. We walked in and the guards were awesome!! Had some of the guards including the chief helping the one guy out processing the K-1 as they had not had one in a while. All in all it was done and we were able to joke with the guards while the visa was being processed at the border.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Saint Albans VT
Date Filed : 2013-06-11
NOA Date : 2013-06-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-07-05
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-11-06
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received:
Comments : Received "Notice of Potential Interview Waiver Case" letter on Oct 21, dated Oct 16. Says it will take approx. 6 mths from date of letter to decision.


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-06-11
NOA Date : 2013-06-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-07-05
Approved Date : 2013-08-27
Date Card Received :
Comments : Approval date was also my wife and I's 4 month wedding anniversary. God is concerned with dates.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 77 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-06-11
NOA Date : 2013-06-17
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments : Approval date was also my wife and I's 4 month wedding anniversary. God is concerned with dates.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 77 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-09-18
NOA Date : 2015-09-22
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-10-23
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-07-18
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2016-07-27
Comments : No interview.


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Tampa FL
Date Filed : 2018-08-05
NOA Date : 2018-08-05
Bio. Appt. : 2018-08-28
Interview Date : 2019-06-11
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2019-07-01
Comments : Oath Ceremony: Monday July 1, 2019 at 10:15AM. 35 people naturalizing from 20 different countries. Family and friends were asked to go into the room and sit on the right first. Once family and friends were settled, all those naturalizing were asked to line up against the wall and present the oath letter with questions on the back answered. Upon presenting the letter Immigration Officer confirmed that nothing had changed since my interview, took my green card and told me my seat number. After ceremony was able to register to vote. SSA was not at ceremony.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 26, 2013
Embassy Review : Showed up at the Consulate for 6ish am and no one was there so went to Tim Hortons a block up the road to get a drink and bite to eat and came back to no one being in line. We were the first in line.Opened the doors around 730am.Girl at the front put a sticker with my Loomis Reference ID on my passport.Proceed to wait in the room to wait for the elevator.Back of the elevator to floor 19,wicket 14 to get a ticket,got C2.Waited to be called for the lady at the window to take the information needed.Gave her my updated DS-230 as well as the original and a photocopy of my birth certificate, fiancee's letter of intent and well as the I-134.Lady also took Medical results.The lady was very nice and kind.Then back into the seats to wait for the interview.To preface this my fiancee and I thought that it was going to be a formal interview with chairs, an interrogation room, etc.Got called up to window 8 where we got the lady with the dread locks who my fiancee was praying we would get and I was hoping we would get.She asked where my fiancee lived, how we met,where she worked and asked my fiancee how I proposed.After this she stated that is very sweet and said that she was approving the visa.It was very simple and it was a window between the CO and my fiancee and I. It was a very pleasant experience. For those who are doing this in the future have everything organized and ready to submit.If you are organized and have everything ready and no red flags you should be fine.Oh and if your fiance(e) can come I would suggest it.Yayyy!!!!
Rating : Very Good


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Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
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times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
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rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

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