MrsCastro's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Mike
Beneficiary's Name: Ozge
VJ Member: MrsCastro
Country: Turkey

Last Updated: 2013-06-07
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Immigration Checklist for Mike & Ozge:

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 : Istanbul, Turkey
I-129F Sent :
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-01
I-129F RFE(s) : None
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-10-02
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2012-10-19
Packet 3 Received : 2012-10-19
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-11-08
Packet 4 Received : 2012-11-15
Interview Date : 2012-12-13
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-12-16
US Entry : 2013-01-16
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 244 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 316 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2013-05-29
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ankara, Turkey
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 14, 2012
Embassy Review : Just like other recent reviews, it was a lot of waiting compared to how short the actual interview took place. If you communicate with your fiance in English, I highly recommend you choose to take your interview in English. As far as the documents go; I would again highly recommend bringing in new police clearance (arsivli adli sicil) & birth certificate (nufus kayit), some more relationship evidence and tax returns of your fiance. (I sent them all in the Packet 3 as well.) I thought I was going over the top by bringing in a THICK folder for the interview - but I didn't regret this one bit. If anything, it boosted my confidence. I seperated my documents with too many (!) paper clips and post its though. Guess I could've spared this one, because they want them all removed and this steals from someone else's time in the line. Oops... I also had the I-129F package with me, but never needed it. I was asked "How you met, when did the relationship get serious? How did you get proposed? Did your family meet him? What do they like about him? What does he do for a living?" type of very-easy-to-answer questions.

I was exhausted, nervous, excited - all at the same time but I explained myself just fine. Though I found myself wanting to talk more about specific details of our relationship history, but she was already satisfied.

She wished me the best and to have a great trip to the US to which I replied with a "You too! :D" that I had to laugh at myself about later.

Do not fear it - just go prepared with documents and portray your relationship the way it is. Good luck!

(updated on December 14, 2012)
Rating : Good

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