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Paul and Kathy's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Kathy
Beneficiary's Name: Paul
VJ Member: Paul and Kathy
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2013-09-24
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Immigration Checklist for Kathy & Paul:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2012-04-20
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-04-23
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-07-30
NVC Received : 2012-10-31
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-11-01
Consulate Received : 2012-11-07
Packet 3 Received : 2012-11-14
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-12-10
Packet 4 Received : 2013-01-30
Interview Date : 2013-02-20
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2013-03-07
Marriage : 2013-04-25
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 98 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 303 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Denver
POE Date : 2013-03-07
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Denver CO
Date Filed : 2013-05-21
NOA Date : 2013-05-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-06-18
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2013-09-12
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-09-13
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2013-09-23
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-05-21
NOA Date : 2013-05-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2013-07-29
Date Card Received : 2013-08-05
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 69 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 20, 2013
Embassy Review : After leaving home at 5:30 I arrived at the embassy at about 6:50 and there was already someone else waiting there. By 7:15 the queue was getting to about 20-30 people. I walked back to Goulds and dropped of my phone and keys (its so easy) and headed back to the embassy.

Everyone in the queue was really friendly and that made the time fly past. Shortly before going through security a woman came along checking everyone's appointment letters. When I arrived at the main building I was issued with my number and I headed upstairs to the main waiting area. Like everyone says, its like a bank with lots of cashiers kiosks.

I was called up to kiosk 1 after about 10 mins. I was greeted by the Asian lady that everyone talks of. She speaks very quietly so was not easy to understand. She checked all my paperwork and only needed my fiancee's letter from her employer and paystubs for the affidavit of support. She asked when I was planning on flying and I said as soon as I can. She handed me a pink piece of paper for the courier and told me to wait to take a seat and wait to be called.

I was called up in what felt like about 20-30 mins. I say an African American lady. She was really pleasant and helpful. She asked how we got together, when did we first met in person and how we stayed in contact. She asked a few questions regarding the names and ages of my fiancee's daughters and all went well. She took my fingerprints and the said "your visa has been approved".

Suddenly it felt like a massive weight had been lifted of my shoulders. The feeling is just so good that I can't describe it javascript:emoticon('')

All in all it was no were near as stressful as I thought it would be. For those yet to have their interview, don't worry its not that bad. Just make sure all your paperwork correct.
Rating : Very Good

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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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