JerseyDomRep's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Scarlet
Beneficiary's Name: Angel
VJ Member: JerseyDomRep
Country: Dominican Republic

Last Updated: 2022-02-04
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Immigration Checklist for Scarlet & Angel :

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 : Dominican Republic
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-07
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-10
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-08-06
NVC Received : 2012-08-14
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-08-16
Consulate Received : 2012-08-20
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2012-10-03
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-10-18
US Entry : 2012-10-26
Marriage : 2012-12-28
Comments : POE Pretty Fast Officer just took folder and verified passports
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 178 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 236 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2012-10-26
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Newark NJ
Date Filed : 2013-04-16
NOA Date : 2013-04-24
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-05-23
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-11-26
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2013-12-04
Comments : Received Email of receipt 04/24/13
Received NOA1 in Mail 04/29/13
Received BIO Appt. 05/03/13 for 5/23
Received Interview Waiver Letter 8/2/13
Called for Service Request 11/21/13
Received Email for Approval Notice & Card Production 11/26/13

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-04-16
NOA Date : 2013-04-24
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-05-23
Approved Date : 2013-06-14
Date Card Received : 2013-06-24
Comments : Received Email of receipt 04/24/13
Received NOA1 in Mail 04/29/13
Received BIO Appt. 05/03/13 for 5/23
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 59 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-04-16
NOA Date : 2013-04-24
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2013-06-24
Comments : Received Email of receipt 04/24/13
Received NOA1 in Mail 04/29/13
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 59 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-08-28
NOA Date : 2015-08-31
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-09-28
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-05-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2016-06-10
Comments : Mailed package 08/28/15 via express mail received 08/29/15
09/02/15 Check Cashed
09/04/15 Received NOA dated 08/31/15
09/17/15 Received BIO Appt. letter
dated 09/12/15
06/03/16 Received approval letter
dated 05/27/2016
06/03/16 Received text card production
06/08/16 Received text card mailed
06/09/16 Received text that card was delivered (secure mailbox NOTHING DELIVERED)

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Dominican Republic
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 10, 2012
Embassy Review : Our interview was on Oct.3, 2012 @6:45. We arrived at the consulate around 6:35 am I knew we didn’t have to be there at 5 am as I read many reviews here on VJ. We were asked to get in line #2 and a couple of minutes later an Consulate worker with a shirt that stated INFO on his back asked for our interview letter and handed us Magic Number 374. Once the line continued to move the men and women were separated and went thru the security check. At which point I had to go back outside because I bought with me a USB flash drive and I had to get rid of it. Luckily I didn’t have to wait on the long line again. We were inside at about 7:15 am. After a while were where called to window #27 were we were asked to submit forms 156, 156k, 157. The girl asked us IF WE HAD ANY CHILDREN IN COMMON? We both stated NO. She asked us to go to window 15 and pay the VISA fee and come back to her with the receipt. After that were seated again for about an hour. Were where then called to line 17 to get his fingerprints. At about 10 or 11 we were called to window 23. When I arrived at the window I noticed the famous Green ticket on top of our file. I got excited because I knew we would get an approval. She swore us in. Lady asked “WHERE DID YOU GUYS MEET” to which he asked here who she was speaking too. (First mistake ) She asked “IF WE HAD ANY PICTURES” while looking at them she asked out of nowhere “WHERE WAS THIS PICTURE TAKEN”. We both answered she then asked his to fill in my name in form ds156 where it states that he is willing and free to marry me. She asked him “HOW LONG DID YOUR WIFE VISIT YOU FOR THE LAST TIME SHE WAS HERE”, he responded and I stated I am not yet his wife. HE FORGOT how to spell my name. This made the lady asks us to have a seat again. After waiting for about another three hours we were called again to go to window 14 (fraud investigation) They asked him to step inside while I waited outside impatiently for about 20 minutes. Then it was my turn to answer the questions
Where we meet?
Parents Names?
How many siblings he has and how many I have?
Who do we live with and the names of the people we live with?
What kind of Car do I drive year and color?
Where do we live apt. or home how many bedrooms?
My child’s name and his child’s name?
Where do I work, what do I do and How long I’ve been there, work schedule?
What did we eat last night?
How do we communicate and frequency?
When were we getting married?
When was the first time we had sexual relations and if the lights were on or off?
Did we have sex this morning, last night, when was the last time?
What side of the bed we slept on?
How many times I had visited him?
If he gave me a birthday present and if I gave him a birthday present?
How long was I there the last time I visited him?
If I was religious if he was religious?
Who picked me up at the airport?
What airline did I use?
Do you drink coffee and how do you take it?

While I was in the investigation room they asked me if I had any evidence or pictures. I showed here the pictures I had shown the lady on window 23 and pointed at the humongous bbm chat records when she asked who and how often we communicate.
We were then asked to have a seat about half an hour later we were called to window 23 again She asked him if he had ever had problems with the law and if anyone petition for him before. She then stated the what we were waiting all day to hear. YOUR VISA Is approved. )))))))

I was also surprised because I wasn’t asked for the support documentation.
My best advice is to study as many questions as possible even if you know your partner very well sometime our nerves get the best of us. Be prepared, patient and positive. I hope this review helps you and your loved one in your journey. God knows I couldn’t have done it without all the previous reviews I read here on VJ.
Rating : Moderate

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