Jarrod&Vicky's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Jarrod
Beneficiary's Name: Vicky
VJ Member: Jarrod&Vicky
Country: Argentina

Last Updated: 2017-09-06
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Immigration Checklist for Jarrod & Vicky:

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 : Argentina
I-129F Sent : 2012-04-13
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-04-18
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-10-25
NVC Received : 2012-11-01
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-11-01
Consulate Received : 2012-11-02
Packet 3 Received : 2012-11-02
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-11-05
Packet 4 Received : 2012-11-14
Interview Date : 2012-11-29 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-12-05
US Entry : 2012-12-14
Marriage : 2012-12-21
Comments : I wrote a review both on the Embassy Section (Argentina), and on the POE Section for MIA.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 190 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 225 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Miami
POE Date : 2012-12-14 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 5
Comments : Really lazy officers at MIA.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : West Palm Beach FL
Date Filed : 2012-12-26
NOA Date : 2012-12-31
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-01-31
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-09-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-12-26
NOA Date : 2012-12-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-01-31
Approved Date : 2013-02-20
Date Card Received :
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 : 2012-12-26
NOA Date : 2012-12-28
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 56 days.

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Philadelphia PA
Date Filed : 2016-12-07
NOA Date : 2016-12-17
Bio. Appt. : 2017-01-03
Interview Date : 2017-08-15
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2017-08-31
Comments :

Member Reviews:

POE Review: Miami
Event Description
Entry Date : 2012-12-14
Embassy Review : Got to inmigration, asked an officer where to stand since I was a K1 Visa holder, and he told me to go to the Citizens line. Went through there really fast, was asked basic questions like when we planned to get married; and the officer requested my sealed envelope. (Never asked for the x ray, I still have it with me)
He told me then "stand over there and just wait". I did for about 5 minutes, and then another officer came saying "what are you doing here, you can't stand here, it's a transit area" (not in a very nice way) to which I explained the other officer had told me to stand there. So this officer takes me to a second room and tells me to sit down and wait, "the process will be fast" he said, yeah...
Sit there for about half and hour and nothing, you had 8 officers and only 3 were working, even saw one reading the newspaper online... I was worried about my suitcases, wondering who was going to pick them at the carrousel, didn't want to have problems cause they were unattended. Eventually, a lady from the airline comes to the room and tells me that my bags will be put next to the carrousel and that when I'm done I'll be able to pick them up. So far so good.
Another half and hour goes by, and nothing. At this point I see people that came into this room way after me, leaving the room with their visas processed. I check and I see my envelope is still there waiting (mine was the only brown envelope there, so I knew it was mine). One officer goes to get it and hands it to another officer and he says "no dude... it's a K1, too much work, leave it to somebody else". So what do they do? They skip my file and keep processing other people... eventually, after almost two hours, I was fed up. Got up, told them that I've been waiting way to long and that at least I needed to go to the restroom if they wanted me to keep waiting. So, they let me go to the restroom and by the time I came back a lady was processing my file. It took them literally 10 minutes to do it. She asked me basic questions about my fiance and our relationship and reminded me the 90 days rule. I asked to check my I-94, to which she responded" oh, you've done your homework, you know about the process".
Left the room, my bags were waiting and finally left the airport.
My advice: go thinking it will take a while (2 hours in my case), because they are lazy, no doubt about it.
Harassment Level : Moderate

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(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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