Sandris&Jim's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Jim
Beneficiary's Name: Sandra
VJ Member: Sandris&Jim
Country: Netherland Antilles

Last Updated: 2014-05-12
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Immigration Checklist for Jim & Sandra:

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 : Caracas, Venezuela
I-129F Sent : 2012-06-04
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-06-20
I-129F RFE(s) : 2012-12-19
RFE Reply(s) : 2012-01-07
I-129F NOA2 : 2013-01-14
NVC Received : 2013-01-18
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2013-01-25
Consulate Received : 2013-01-28
Packet 3 Received : 2013-02-21
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2013-04-24
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-04-24
US Entry : 2013-05-31
Marriage : 2013-06-15
Comments : Starting a new life!!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 208 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 308 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2013-08-29
NOA Date : 2013-09-10
RFE(s) : 2013-09-23
Bio. Appt. : 2013-10-02
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-08-29
NOA Date : 2013-09-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2013-11-12
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 75 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-08-29
NOA Date : 2013-09-10
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 69 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Caracas, Venezuela
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 30, 2013
Embassy Review : Our appoitment was scheduled by 7 am. We arrived at 6.20 am and we did not have to follow the line. We did have an issue with the CD for my lungs pictures because in Caracas they do not allow any CD but they have a little cabine and there they can keep things for only Americans. So, solved that we waited in the patio and were told to wait till the Immigration section was open. We passed the security check there and then we were lead to the Immigration part and inmedialtly we were sent to the interviews section. I grabbed a number and they asked for my name within 15 minutes. The lady (a venezuelan I guess) requested: the forms, the affidavit, taxes 2011, my bday certificate, my divorce decree (no apostille by the way) criminal records and nothing else (no job letter no paytubs) She asked me: when did we meet, how many times we have been together, where have I lived before Curacao, how many years, what was my job, what was his job, whether my ex was venezuelan, where we got divorced. I replied calmly till the moment she said: your fiance is divorced but it seems he is in a hurry to marry you. I panicked at that moment. I asked why and she said: I see the bunch of emails he has sent and I explained there were 2 problems with my case and she said: no, it was more than that but it is ok. No further explanations for that comment. She sent me to wait more and then the more two difficult hours of the whole process had passed because we wondered what that lady meant by that comment and if that could mean a deny. Finally an American man called us and sent my fiance to sit. He asked me again: when we met, how many time we have been together and said: you guys have nice pics and I said I have more! do you want to see them?? he said no no. He asked me about Curacao and said in a very quiet voice "your visa is approved" and I could not believe it and I standed there till he gave me some paper to receive the visa!!! so I asked: is it approved? he said smiling yes yes, I am doing my best to give it to you today. My advice: bring all documents you can. Do not take chances on that. If you have further questions, just send me a message. Good luck everybody!!
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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.

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