Canuck Carrie's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Ryan
Beneficiary's Name: Carrie
VJ Member: Canuck Carrie
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2019-09-12
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Immigration Checklist for Ryan & Carrie:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2005-09-10
I-129F NOA1 : 2005-09-14
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2005-11-23
NVC Received : 2005-12-02
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2005-12-07
Consulate Received : 2005-12-08
Packet 3 Received : 2005-12-22
Packet 3 Sent : 2005-12-23
Packet 4 Received : 2006-01-30
Interview Date : 2006-02-13
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-02-15
US Entry : 2006-03-30
Marriage : 2006-04-06
Comments : NOA2 received in mail without notice by email or online case status change.

Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 70 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 152 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Toronto
POE Date : 2006-03-30
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Easy!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Antonio TX
Date Filed : 2006-05-15
NOA Date : 2006-05-24
RFE(s) : 2006-06-08
Bio. Appt. : 2006-06-13
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2006-08-22
Approval / Denial Date : 2006-08-22
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2006-09-29
Comments : - Didn't apply for EAD or AP.
Go San Antonio office!

- RFE rec'd for proof of meeting 125% of poverty guidelines.

- GC approved pending FBI name check. Approx wait time is 3-4 months.

- Approved Sept 18, 2006

-See my San Antonio interview in the review section or my timeline about the name check clearance.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Texas Service Center
Date Filed : 2008-06-30
NOA Date : 2008-07-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-08-13
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-03-09
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments : Applied at TSC, transfered to VSC and then transfered to CSC.

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : San Antonio TX
Date Filed : 2018-10-27
NOA Date :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-11-19
Interview Date : 2019-05-20
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2019-09-26
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 14, 2006
Embassy Review : I was asked
- how did we meet
- when did we meet in person for the first time
- when did we decide to get married
- why are you moving to the USA
- tell me about him

They really don't care about anything not on the checklist, so keep it simple.
Rating : Moderate

POE Review: Toronto
Event Description
Entry Date : 2006-03-30
Embassy Review : Easy!
Harassment Level : Low

Local US CIS Office Review: San Antonio TX
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : August 23, 2006
Embassy Review : Based on the other reviews I was expecting a cake walk. Nope.
I am the 'immigrant'.
Appt was at 1:30pm, we got there at 1:15pm and were called at 1:40pm. Escorted upstairs and to his office by the inteviewing officer. On the way up in the elevator he asked if I had my Biometrics appt, I said yes, on June 13, 2006. Were asked to sit down with me on the right side. IO sorted through some papers, asked us to stand and swear under oath. Then came the questions... We were asked:
- our ages (I'm 8 years older)
- our previous marriages, any children. The IO asked my husband quite a few questions about his previous marriage, when married, for how long, why it ended
- about our engagement
- about our wedding
- about our courtship and visits before I entered on K1
- my husband about his education, job history and plans for the future
- me about my education and what line of work I plan on looking for
- me about my family
- proof of co-habition
- how many times I've been to the USA
and a few of the "are you a terrorist/prostitute/criminal questions

He told us we were approved, pending my FBI clearance and we were given a wait time of 3-4 months for the clearance.

We were back in the parking lot by 2:10pm
Harassment Level : Moderate

Timeline Comments: None yet, be the first!

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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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