fromindia2us's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Gabrielle
Beneficiary's Name: Sagar
VJ Member: fromindia2us
Country: India

Last Updated: 2013-03-07
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Immigration Checklist for Gabrielle & Sagar:

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 : Mumbai, India
I-129F Sent : 2012-03-24
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-03-27
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-07-17
NVC Received : 2012-07-20
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-07-27
Consulate Received : 2012-08-07
Packet 3 Received : 2012-08-18
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-08-20
Packet 4 Received : 2012-08-28
Interview Date : 2012-12-10
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-03-07
US Entry :
Marriage : 2013-05-18
Comments : We had to reschedule our 1st interview date, 2012-09-11, for personal reasons and they gave us 2012-10-09.

We were rescheduled till 2012-12-10 because of a mistake with a change in process.

Finally, my fiance had his interview. It was odd. They kept focusing on my income, but we did get it "conditionally approved". He has to turn in a police certification versus the police report he took and the original receipt of his fees to the document center. Then, they'll send him his visa in the mail :)

So, all and all. It went pretty well.

***** UPDATE *******
My fiance was conditionally approved. We turned in his admin processing paperwork January 9, 2013 and received updated status of visa ISSUED on March 7, 2013.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 112 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 258 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Mumbai, India
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 13, 2012
Embassy Review : Very peculiar event for my fiance.

From his words into mine:

He received at 7:30am. There was a huge line in front of him. [So, I recommend getting there super early.]

He waited with everyone else for the counters to call his number. When, they called him up to the counter - the lady couldn't find his file whatsoever. So, he was asked to sit back down. He waited and waited.

He said as he was waiting - the alarms went off, everyone was locked in and told to lay on the ground. I'm not sure nor is he sure whatever caused that chaos, but he was alive and well to proceed.

After the scare, the Indian lady finally took his first interview. She focused alot on the fact that my last tax return was so little income because I was unemployed in 2011. He finally showed her a letter from my new employer this year and all was fine. Very basic questions other than that. Have you been to the US? Has she been here? How'd you meet? She actually never asked him for any of our evidence. I guess which is a good thing, but I put a lot of effort into that paperwork. LOL

So, he passed with her. On to the next one.

His second interview was with a middle aged American guy. He continued on by asking the same question about my income which had already been covered. Asked about how we met. My fiance said that we met through a mutual friend at Sherwin-Williams. Then, the officer said "oh wait, you worked at Sherwin-Williams. You didn't mention that." And my fiance obviously clarified things that the mutual friend and I had worked there. Sagar said he continued to take notes on his computer and he kept staring at him until he finally said that he had been conditionally approved. He informed him to turn his original receipt for his fees from ustraveldocs and a police certification vs the police report Sagar had brought to the interview to one of the document locations.

My fiance was confused if i were good. So, the officer took his passport and gave him a thumbs up that everything is going to be alright. So, now we're just waiting for the passport office to get him his police certification, then turn in the docs and receive his K-1 Visa in the mail.

Woohoo! Finally, the agony is over.
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