islandgal's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Islandgal
Beneficiary's Name: Islandguy
VJ Member: islandgal
Country: Jamaica

Last Updated: 2018-05-16
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Immigration Checklist for Islandgal & Islandguy:

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 : Jamaica
I-129F Sent : 2012-03-06
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-03-08
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-10-11
NVC Received : 2012-10-19
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-10-24
Consulate Received : 2012-10-26
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-10-29
Packet 4 Received : 2012-10-31
Interview Date : 2012-12-17
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-12-21
US Entry : 2012-12-22
Marriage : 2013-02-18
Comments : So blessed that my fiance received his visa ASAP post interview.. Visa was in hand on the 4th day following interview. Easy POE.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 217 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 284 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Dallas TX
Date Filed : 2013-03-04
NOA Date : 2013-03-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-04-03
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2013-08-09
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-08-09
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2013-08-17
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-03-04
NOA Date : 2013-03-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-04-03
Approved Date : 2013-05-08
Date Card Received : 2013-05-16
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 : 2013-03-04
NOA Date : 2013-03-05
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2013-05-16
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 67 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-06-23
NOA Date : 2015-06-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-07-23
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-11-24
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2015-12-02
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Dallas TX
Date Filed : 2017-01-14
NOA Date : 2017-01-27
Bio. Appt. : 2017-02-01
Interview Date : 2018-04-26
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2018-05-15
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Jamaica
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 17, 2012
Embassy Review : We arrived at the Embassy around 9am for a 930am appointment and was allowed in fairly quickly. There was a small line at the entrance, but got assisted right away. My fiance continued on to the check-in area as I settled down in the courtyard (near the snack bar and seats) for what I imagined was going to be a 3-5 hour wait. I chatted with the security guard and another lady who was also waiting on her fiance to finish his interview. She told me that she paid an agency to complete her application and sent in all her photos and relationship items to this agency. Her fiance came out with a blue sheet that indicated that he needed proof of ongoing relationship -- thanks to VJ I knew what to have in hand at the interview. Also because of VJ, I told her to go make the window appointment right away for a day they can return since I knew she was going to be in Jamaica for a couple more weeks. ANYWAY --Surprisingly after about 1.5 hours, who do I see exiting the doors? It was my fiance!! Approved! Here are most of the questions that he was asked.

The CO asked him to write my first and last name on two pieces of paper. She then asked:
1) Where does your fiancee work?
2) What kind of work does she do?
3) How many children does she have?
4) What are the kids names?
5) Where does she live?
6) Has she been married before? How many times?
7) What's her phone #?
8) How often does she visit you?

He answered all of the questions without hesitation and with comfort and confidence. The last question about how often I visit probably sealed it (maybe), because I travel quite often to see him (at least monthly - sometimes twice per month). The CO did not ask to see ANY photos or other proof of ongoing relationship evidence. [I was a bit hurt because I took pride in putting together a very beautiful photo album-lol]. I\'m also surprised because I didn\'t send in any photos with my K1 application, but did mail in a bunch of photos (without any RFE) about two months after receiving my NOA1. I just took a chance and hoped that USCIS would receive and match up the photos with the application. Anyway....we paid the DHL fee and left. Arrival time - 900am, we left at around 1120am.

(updated on December 19, 2012)
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Dallas
Event Description
Entry Date : 2012-12-22
Embassy Review : My fiance said the process was very smooth. The only issue was the long wait to be seen by an Immigration Officer. He was asked when the wedding will take place.
Harassment Level : Low

Timeline Comments: None yet, be the first!

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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.

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