MartaA's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Jeff
Beneficiary's Name: Marta
VJ Member: MartaA
Country: Poland

Last Updated: 2013-02-26
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Immigration Checklist for Jeff & Marta:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Warsaw, Poland
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-27
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-03-02
I-129F RFE(s) : 2012-07-26
RFE Reply(s) : 2012-07-28
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-08-15
NVC Received : 2012-08-20
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-08-23
Consulate Received : 2012-08-27
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-08-28
Packet 4 Received : 2012-09-07
Interview Date : 2012-09-11
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-09-18
US Entry : 2012-09-28
Marriage : 2012-10-27
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 166 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 193 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Dallas
POE Date : 2012-09-28
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : The wait for the first immigration screening was about 30 minutes. The officer asked me if I was sure that I wanted to get married and how we met. I was taken to the secondary screening and waited about 40 minutes for my turn. The officer was very nice and asked if I knew what to do. He explained what I need to do if I go back to my homeland before getting married. And that was it--completely painless and no harassment whatsoever.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Sacramento CA
Date Filed : 2012-11-07
NOA Date : 2012-11-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-12-07
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2013-02-15
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-02-15
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2013-02-25
Comments :


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-11-07
NOA Date : 2012-11-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-12-07
Approved Date : 2013-01-14
Date Card Received : 2013-01-25
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 68 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-11-07
NOA Date : 2012-11-15
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2013-01-25
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 68 days.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Warsaw, Poland
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 11, 2012
Embassy Review : My overall experience was very good because there was no harrassment whatsoever. My interview was very quick. The consular official was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. He smiled and made a very pleasant comment on my engagement ring. He asked these question:

1) How long have you been with your fiance?
2) How did you two meet?
3) What is his job?
4) When are you planning on getting married?
5) What ceremony would you like to have?
6) When are you planning on going to US?
7) What are you going to do after you get married?

The interview was held in English. I was asked to swear with my right hand raised and had the fingerprint of my left index finger scanned.

Unfortunately, even though the interview itself was quick, the wait was very long. I entered the embassy at 8 A.M. and left at 11 A.M.

There was a person interviewed before me. His case was put on hold. I was surprised he didn't get denied. His fiancee didn't have any income (recent high school leaver) and he had been convicted of the crime. Instead of denying this case, the consular officer tried to help him out by advising what to do in his situation. He wasn't intimidating at all, but as helpful as possible.
Rating : Very Good


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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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