djricky4's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Jamie
Beneficiary's Name: Ricky
VJ Member: djricky4
Country: Jamaica

Last Updated: 2016-07-21
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Immigration Checklist for Jamie & Ricky:

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 : 2012-01-17
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-01-24
I-129F RFE(s) : NONE
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-07-30
NVC Received : 2012-08-08
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-08-13
Consulate Received : 2012-08-14
Packet 3 Received : 2012-08-15
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-08-15
Packet 4 Received : 2012-08-24
Interview Date : 2012-09-14
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-09-28
US Entry : 2012-09-29
Marriage : 2012-10-11
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 188 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 234 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2012-09-29
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : POE was through atlanta. It was faster than i expected. They have 2 CBA there that process individuals with immigrant visa packets which is like all the way to the right of the US visitors line. The guy took my packet and my passport and opened it and then he started quizzing me, general questions like i experienced at the interview. the How,where,when we met while putting my I-94 information in the computer. finally stamped my visa and stapled the I94 form in my passport with the date Dec 27 on it. at the end, he gave me a sheet of paper with general information about the K1 and the 3 months to get married and about AOS, AP and EAD. overall, it was a great experience

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Manchester NH
Date Filed : 2012-10-16
NOA Date : 2012-10-19
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-11-09
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-06-20
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2013-07-01
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-10-16
NOA Date : 2012-10-19
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-11-09
Approved Date : 2012-12-26
Date Card Received : 2013-01-05
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 71 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-10-16
NOA Date : 2012-10-19
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2013-01-05
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 71 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-03-23
NOA Date : 2015-03-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-04-28
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-11-13
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Manchester NH
Date Filed : 2016-04-08
NOA Date : 2016-04-16
Bio. Appt. : 2016-05-11
Interview Date : 2016-07-15
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2016-07-27
Comments : Happy its all over

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Jamaica
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : September 15, 2012
Embassy Review : I will just skip to what happen when i got inside. I was instructed to sit in the A section until i see my # or hear my name call. Sat there for a little over an hour then i was called to window 11 to hand in my documents. she took everything expect for my continue evidence of relationship and my passport. She told me to go and sit back to where i was sitting and wait for interview. I sat with a group of about 45 peeps and waited for a little over 2 hours before i was finally called. i was the 5th to last to get through. My CO was a mean looking white american about later 20s or early 30s. I sat and watch everyone that went to her and they either left with a blue slipped and or a not happy face, didnt want to get her but you dont always get what you want in life. She told me @ the beginning of the interview that the laminated BC wont work but she will get to that at the end
Questions asked:
How did you meet your fiancee?
How did the relationship developed from there? i told her and she was smiling right through.
Where does she lives?
What does she do for work?
What do i do for work?
When did i graduated college?
when did she graduated?
Have i ever traveled to any where outside of the usa?
when was the last time i travel to the USA and how long was my longest trip? she then took my passport and looked at the page with the stamps and nod her head to confirm the duration of my visits.
Do i have any family members in the USA?
Then she said she is going to go ahead and cancel my B1/B2 visa and she stamped it with the "cancel without Prejudice" and handed it back to me....immediately i knew i was in the clear and free from questions. She didnt ask for any evidence or anything, no photos nothing....just said that everything was ok expect for BC and they gonna need an original copy to put in package that im gonna take to POE and she is not sure if im going to get it back and they cant take the laminated copy so she took out the blue sheet and explained to me what to do, email requesting an info window appointment which i should get within a week or 2 and sort it out for visa to be issued, i left disappointing but happier than i went cause i know im approved subjected to me turning in the BC. I went back to the consulate on tuesday Sep 18th and got the approval, paid my dhl fee of $1080 and awaiting pick up.

(updated on September 15, 2012)

(updated on September 15, 2012)

(updated on September 19, 2012)
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