Hope6's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Dean
Beneficiary's Name: Nancy
VJ Member: Hope6
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2015-11-19
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Immigration Checklist for Dean & Nancy:

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 : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2012-06-01
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-06-08
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-11-26
NVC Received : 2012-12-03
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-12-05
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2012-12-19
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-12-20
Packet 4 Received : 2012-12-31
Interview Date : 2013-03-04
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-03-06
US Entry : 2013-03-30
Marriage : 2013-06-22
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 171 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 269 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2013-03-30
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Albany NY
Date Filed : 2013-06-27
NOA Date : 2013-07-12
RFE(s) : 2013-07-26
Bio. Appt. : 2013-08-13
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-11-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2013-12-04
Comments : Submitted incorrect version of I864, resubmitted 2013-08-13.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-06-27
NOA Date : 2013-07-12
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-07-27
Approved Date : 2013-09-08
Date Card Received : 2013-09-08
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 73 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-06-27
NOA Date : 2013-07-12
RFE(s) : 2013-07-26
Date Received : 2013-09-08
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 73 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-10-14
NOA Date : 2015-10-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-11-16
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 5, 2013
Embassy Review : Got to the consulate early, was third to arrive. Chatted with other vj'ers to pass the time and forget how freaking cold it was. Security kept my key fob and ear buds (loser, I forgot). Followed all previous review suggestions after security, getting on elevator, but when you get to the actual floor? Confusing. Just head to the cashier spot and stay there or others will bud ahead. Whatever.

First interview window she asked for my birth certificate and had me sign the papers I submitted online, as well as the I134 and supporting documents. (or maybe that was 2nd interview?) Did some digital fingerprints, then back to the general area to wait.

First interviewee left with a big smile and a thumbs up to a quiet crowd. Elbowing your way to be first in line pays sometimes, I suppose.

Third gal to be called to the interview left with a sad expression, made me nervous, but I was C5, so they called me in, and it was my turn. Young gal asked me the rote questions, name, his name, his line of work - we had a brief chat about that. She asked how we met, asked me to walk her through the relationship from the time we met ... and moments later ... approved, welcome to the USA!

All in all ... in line at 7:10am, out the door before 9 am. Forgot some things that weren't allowed, security gave me a ticket for those and the guys were GREAT about it, I was a wreck. Everything was there at the end of the interview.

Walked back to the hotel and promptly messaged my fiance, who called immediately.

To anyone booking flights - if you are there early, you will be finished before at least 10 if you have everything in order. I had booked a 7pm flight out, went to the airport early, got on standby for the noon flight to Toronto, and ended up the last standby seat called, and first class. So, perhaps my reward for biting my tongue when others were rude at the Embassy? Congrats to the fellow vj'ers who suffered the cold with me at 7ish am. Happy for us all!!

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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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