Altair17's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Nick
Beneficiary's Name: Anna
VJ Member: Altair17
Country: Russia

Last Updated: 2017-01-30
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Immigration Checklist for Nick & Anna:

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 : Moscow, Russia
I-129F Sent : 2012-06-08
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-06-13
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-12-10
NVC Received : 2012-12-15
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-12-18
Consulate Received : 2012-12-28
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2013-01-18
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-01-29
US Entry : 2013-01-31
Marriage : 2013-04-19
Comments : nice an easy, just a few questions, took prints for 4 fingers, and gave a few jokes to give them a call in case things dont work out :)
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 180 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 219 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2013-05-17
NOA Date : 2013-05-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-06-27
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2013-08-26
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-08-26
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2013-09-04
Comments : Interviewer had no idea why we got asked to come in. He checked visas, took a copy of marriage cert, confirmed it was a first marriage for both of us and congratulated. In and out in 5 mins.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-05-17
NOA Date : 2013-05-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2013-07-29
Date Card Received : 2013-08-02
Comments : Day of card generation shifted from 24 to 29 with no explanation given
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 73 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-05-27
NOA Date : 2015-06-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-06-30
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-04-29
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments : we were past due based on info from others people reports. Went to our local fed building on online appointment, and miraculously approval happened 2 days later

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Mount Laurel NJ
Date Filed : 2016-05-25
NOA Date : 2016-05-31
Bio. Appt. : 2016-07-19
Interview Date : 2016-11-21
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2016-12-01
Comments : Mount Laurel Office in NJ is awful, it takes you a fortune to get what you deserve. They got my case back in July, but put me on hold without any explanation, that's why officer started claiming at interview, that I have to update tons of docs, cause they are more than 6 month old. And it was my responsibility to bring them along with docs requested in the interview letter. Due to system error and inability to reassign my case to another officer, they couldn't take my signature after the original interview, so I was offered to come next Tuesday 11/29, but in the morning I received new call, telling me, that the system is down again, so they rescheduled my signature along with oath ceremony to Dec 1. Finally, when I came in dec 1st they again started telling me bs about their system, but after I pushed them, telling that it is an hour drive for me, and I have to come only twice: for interview and oath, and actually this was my second time, they were magically able to complete the case. So starting December, I'm a citizen.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Moscow, Russia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 18, 2013
Embassy Review : Wanted to begin with the problem: scheduling this interview was a nightmare: the website does not offers any dates, and anyone from the embassy responding to the phone calls could not provide any info on this. Was forced to pull some strings to accommodate this process to roll faster, looks like I was able to save 2-3 weeks by launching a formal complaint. There was never an official response, but several hours before I got an email that my complaint will be reviewed the schedule opened up and it even had the next day available!

Embassy itself was good, no lines for those that are going to be able to immigrate (I find it amusing as K1 legally is not an immigrant visa), interviewer was polite and smiling. Only asked about how we met, about my trip to Russia, about our Caribbean vacation that took place after we applied, browsed through the pics, glanced at I-134 and congratulated. In and out in less than 5 mins.
Rating : Very Good

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