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Azure30's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Beau
Beneficiary's Name: Azure30
VJ Member: Azure30
Country: Anguilla

Last Updated: 2013-09-27
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Immigration Checklist for Beau & Azure30:

Dept of State F-1 Visa:    

F-1 Visa
Event Date
NVC Received :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date :
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Des Moines IA
Date Filed : 2010-03-17
NOA Date : 2010-03-25
RFE(s) : 2010-04-09
Bio. Appt. : 2010-04-21
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-06-14
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2010-06-24
Comments :

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-06-25
NOA Date : 2012-06-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-08-24
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-02-19
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2013-02-28
Comments : Early Bio done on 08-23-12.
10 yr gc mailed 02-25-13

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Des Moines IA
Date Filed : 2013-04-16
NOA Date : 2013-04-26
Bio. Appt. : 2013-05-13
Interview Date : 2013-07-29
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2013-09-25
Comments : Easiest part of the entire process, less time consumption to prepare paperwork, unlike AOS.

Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: Des Moines IA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : March 2, 2013
Embassy Review : Did my appointment the day BEFORE my scheduled appt. Left home @ 5:30 am for the 2.5 hr drive, got there at 8 when office opened. Didn't have to show security my paperwork. They asked if I knew where to find office I had to be at. Told him Biometrics and he pointed me to the right direction.

There were about seven 8 o'clock appointments that showed up right after. At check in office, I handed the rep my paperwork. Didn't say anything about why I'm here early. Rather, I waited for him to ask the question. He didn't. He only asked if i'd mind waiting for the appointments to get done first. Totally understandable and expected. I was super grateful that I wouldn't be turned away. The wait was for about 35 mins. approximately. The biometrics lady was super friendly and talkative. Very friendly atmosphere, smooth process. In all, I got done by about 9 am.

Things to remember:
1. Walk with quarters for parking, or with someone who wouldn't mind waiting in car to avoid that, as the process usually doesn't take that long with an appt.
2. If you're doing a walk-in, always be prepared with a valid excuse and/or supporting documents as to why you can't make it on scheduled day. You just might be unfortunate to have a less than friendly experience with a disgruntled representative. But, based on reviews of all consulate offices i've read, those experiences are extremely rare. That's why I took the plunge and drove 2.5 hrs with hope and a prayer.
Harassment Level : Very Good

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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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