mrettercap's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Nikki
Beneficiary's Name: Ben
VJ Member: mrettercap
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2016-05-31
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Immigration Checklist for Nikki & Ben:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2012-05-08
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-05-14
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-11-08
NVC Received : 2012-11-10
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-11-19
Consulate Received : 2012-11-23
Packet 3 Received : 2012-11-28
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-11-29
Packet 4 Received : 2013-01-18
Interview Date : 2013-02-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-02-15
US Entry : 2013-02-21
Marriage :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 178 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 270 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Dallas TX
Date Filed : 2013-06-19
NOA Date : 2013-06-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-12-15
NOA Date : 2015-12-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-01-14
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2016-05-25
Comments :


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 8, 2013
Embassy Review : Arrived at Gtosvenor Square about 7am, nothing was open, so grabbed a starbucks while I waited; when Gould's opened I dropped off my camera and phone (their bags are pretty big, so don't worry about bringing big stuff).

Got in the queue at 7.20 just in time to see the armed guards wander in, then got called through. You have to wait outside the security hut and put your belt/watch in a bag before they let you in, then it all goes through a scanner like at the airport. After that, you leave the hut and follow the path round into the main embassy itself.

When you enter, give your appointment letter to the lady and she'll put a sticker on there. Then you wiat....

They started calling numbers at 8am, by 8.05 I-902 (me) was called. I went up to desk 14 and as soon as the guy serving me said 'hello,' I realized he was the spitting image of Lionel Ritchie(!). Sadly he was rather businesslike and humourless so he didn't do much to put me at ease. Once I was done, I headed back to the main area and sat down, but only had about 30 minutes until they called me back up to window 16.

I had a lovely African American lady, all smiles and 'awws', really put me at ease. She seemed genuinely interested in our story and it was actually really fun talking to her. After a few questions which I rambled on at her about, she grinned and told me our visa was approved! :woo:

I paid £20 for my courier and was out in just over an hour!!

A painless and actually kind of fun day! I can't wait until I get my visa so I can finally be reunited with my baby.
Rating : Very Good


POE Review: Dallas
Event Description
Entry Date : 2013-02-21
Embassy Review : Waited hours in immigration due to huge lines (only 4 IOs on duty for 4-5 intl flights) but Poe was easy. Sent through to secondary, sat there for 10 minutes, got called up, IO asked me if I had been married before or had kids, then told me I had 90 days to marry, welcomed me to the USA and sent me away. Painless, even if it took forever.
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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