dstrausser83's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: David
Beneficiary's Name: Raquel
VJ Member: dstrausser83
Country: Peru

Last Updated: 2015-01-15
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Immigration Checklist for David & Raquel:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Juarez, Mexico
I-129F Sent : 2012-04-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-04-13
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-08-07
NVC Received : 2012-08-13
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-08-29
Consulate Received : 2012-08-31
Packet 3 Received : 2012-09-10
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2012-10-11
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-10-18
US Entry : 2012-11-09
Marriage :
Comments : San Ysidro Port of Entry was HORRIBLE!!!! 7 hours waiting in the rain!!!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 116 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 181 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : San Diego
POE Date : 2012-11-09
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 5
Comments : It was horrible. They really didn't know what they were doing. My fiancee has a high risk pregnancy and they made no attempts to accommodation her in violation of the Americans with Disabilities act and made us wait 7 hours outside in the rain. Horrible.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Diego CA
Date Filed : 2013-02-01
NOA Date : 2013-02-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-02-19
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2013-04-16
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-04-16
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2013-04-22
Comments : Our NOA date is 2/4/2013. Today is 3/5/2013 and we've been notified that we will be scheduled for our interview.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-02-01
NOA Date : 2013-02-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-02-19
Approved Date : 2013-03-29
Date Card Received : 2013-04-05
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 56 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-02-01
NOA Date : 2013-02-04
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2013-04-05
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 56 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-01-15
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Juarez, Mexico
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 13, 2012
Embassy Review : First off, we had to take a bus from Tijuana to Cd. Juarez. Not fun, but it was a quarter of the price for plane tickets ($385 for both of us round trip compared to $1,200 for both of us round trip for airfare).

We stayed at La Quinta. We got a good rate, $47 a night. I really like this service because the hotel was very nice, the room was clean and comfortable, and they provided transportation. When I say provided transportation, I mean they took us anywhere within 10 km of the hotel for free whenever we wanted. Except for the initial taxi cab ride to get to the hotel, we didn't pay a dime on taxis. They took us to the Medical, ASC, and Consulate for the interview, took us to restaurants for lunch & dinner. We saved a lot of money because of that. Breakfast was also included, usually a variation of eggs, beans, quesadillas and waffles. Not the greatest, but it was good enough.

Medical appointment. No problem. She was pregnant, no tattoos or anything. She got pushed right through a blood exam and an x-ray. $211.00. About 2 hours for her. Others may take 2 1/2 to 3 hours I assume. Needed Invitation letter from the Consulate & Passport.

ASC. It took her about 15 mins. Get there about 10 mins before your appointment, when they put your time up, get in line and get it done. Needed the Invitation letter, DS260, & Passport.

Interview: It may be confusing, it was for us, but go to the waiting area (sala de esperar?) first. They'll check your paperwork and stuff and then send you to get in line to go into the consulate. For our case since she was a foreign national (she is Peruvian and we live in Mexico) she needed a Police Certificate from Peru, her FM3 Mexican Visa, her passport, my financials. They were mostly interested in my financials. They didn't ask for any evidence or anything like that for the relationship. They did ask about her brother. They had a file on her brother who is a legal permanent resident. She said he was her brother and that was all they asked about him. They didn't want my passport, or birth certificate, they said they already had it (my second I129F + I have sentri and all that other good stuff). They just wanted the I-134 financial support and my bank statements. The letters from the bank they didn't want. They only question they asked her about us was what was the name of my son. That was it. The rest was just verifying the facts like "you lived in Mexico for 2 years, correct?" and stuff like that. Apparently she was the first non-Mexican he said he has ever seen for the I129F in Juarez. They also wanted the divorce records. They asked her what religion she was, that was an odd ball question we thought, but yeah, they asked.

Bottom line, just have your papers organized, and in order. Bring any and everything that is relevant and if you don't have a checkered past, you should be fine. We were fine.
Rating : Good

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