HoneyBoo-Boo's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Xue
Beneficiary's Name: Nai
VJ Member: HoneyBoo-Boo
Country: Laos

Last Updated: 2016-01-05
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Immigration Checklist for Xue & Nai:

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 : Laos
I-129F Sent : 2012-03-06
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-03-08
I-129F RFE(s) : NO! Thank God!!
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-10-09
NVC Received : 2012-10-11
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-10-17
Consulate Received : 2012-10-22
Packet 3 Received : 2012-10-30
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-11-05
Packet 4 Received : 2012-11-05
Interview Date : 2013-02-07
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-02-13
US Entry : 2013-02-15
Marriage :
Comments : POE on Feb. 15th was Chicago, IL.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 215 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 336 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2013-02-15
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Relatively easy--stated that he does not speak any English which resulted in no questions asked.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2014-03-06
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-03-31
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-05-04
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2015-05-26
Comments : Not sure why it took forever to get the approval of the AOS?!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Laos
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : February 8, 2013
Embassy Review : I'm submitting this review on behalf of my fiance, Nai Vang, who had his K1 visa interview on Thursday, February 7th 2013. He shared that overall it was a non-intimidating, easy experience despite us being nervous for several weeks.

He showed up at the Embassy in Vientiane at approximately 7:40 a.m. He waited about 10-15 minutes before they called him into the Embassy for check-in. There was a big group of people for visitors visas. There was only 3 who were going for their K1 visa which included my fiance. They were the last ones to be interviewed after the group of 20 visitors visas.

At about 11:00 a.m., they called Nai to be fingerprinted and pay the $240 visa fee. Then the interview began. He had a Hmong interpreter even though he also knew how to speak Lao.

These were the questions that the CO asked:

Where did we meet and how did we meet?
Was it him who approached me or did I approach him first?
How long did we know each other before the engagement ceremony?
After I left Laos to go back home, did I contact him at all, and if so, through what means? emails? phonecalls? Skype?
Did he have any relatives in the U.S.?
Did we know each other before our initial encounter?
Do I have any kids, if so, how many?
What are my kids' ages?
Does he know the name of my ex-boyfriend (the father of my two boys)?
Did Nai know the ex-boyfriend too?
Where does the ex-boyfriend live (which country)?
Do I and the ex-boyfriend still keep in contact with each other?
What is my job?
What does he like about me? (He placed his hands over his chest and smiled: he said that he liked my body and my heart--the CO and interpreter laughed)
Who was present at our engagement ceremony?
Who did I travel to Laos with?
Then they held up two pictures that we took together in Luang Prabang and asked him to identify the location.

Afterwards, the CO and interpreter talked to each other briefly. They reviewed the emails, his family book, ID, and Moneygram slips. Nai said that the CO mentioned to the interpreter that "His fiancee must really love him a lot."
Then they asked for his passport, looked at the calendar, and wrote on the white slip of paper of the date when he can return to pick up his visa which was February 13th. :-D

That was it! Nai shared that the other two Laotian women (1 was young and the other one had a child) did not pass and was given the 221g slip. He was the last one to go out of the three of them.

Rating : Moderate

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