AMAA's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Anthony
Beneficiary's Name: Huyen
VJ Member: AMAA
Country: Vietnam

Last Updated: 2019-01-16
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Immigration Checklist for Anthony & Huyen:

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 : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-17
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-08-21
NVC Received : 2012-08-28
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-09-04
Consulate Received : 2012-09-10
Packet 3 Received : 2012-09-27
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-09-28
Packet 4 Received : 2012-12-11
Interview Date : 2012-12-28
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-01-08
US Entry : 2013-02-19
Marriage : 2013-02-25
Comments : No problems at POE at all.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 186 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 315 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2013-02-19
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,EAD Card
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2013-04-30
NOA Date : 2013-05-08
RFE(s) : 2013-05-27
Bio. Appt. : 2013-06-05
AOS Transfer** : 2013-09-07
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-01-13
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2014-01-18
Comments : Did not have foreign birth certificate translated. Mailed requested information on 6/14/13.

We received a Notice of Potential Interview Waiver notice in the mail on 9/7/13. No status change online. Basically we "may" not have to interview for the GC but due to a backlog in processing, it could take up to 6 additional months to process (we filed the !-485 on 4/30/2013). Of course they could decide at any moment to change course and request that we interview.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-04-30
NOA Date : 2013-05-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2013-07-15
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 76 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-04-30
NOA Date : 2013-05-08
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 76 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-11-20
NOA Date : 2015-12-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-12-29
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2017-01-18
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : New Green card should arrive in 60 days.

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Saint Louis MO
Date Filed : 2017-12-05
NOA Date : 2017-12-07
Bio. Appt. : 2017-12-29
Interview Date : 2018-11-13
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2018-12-17
Comments : Note that at the oath ceremony your current green card is taken. At the ceremony you are given directions on applying for a US passport. We had a family vacation planned outside of the US to depart on 12/19 and had to jump through a number of hoops to get a passport in 24 hours. While it can be done, I would not recommend it. I would instead either plan a vacation after your US passport is received or delay participating in the oath ceremony until after you are back in the US from your travel.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 28, 2012
Embassy Review : Overall I have to say the experience has been very pleasant. The waiting between steps is the hardest part and like most, I wish it could be more efficient. I am not sure if that is on the Consular or if the process just is what it is.

I will say that each part of the process was within the timeline stated, so it was never late. At each point when I had a question, the response from the Consular was very timely, so I felt the customer service was great.

On the day of the interview, my fiance found everyone to be friendly and very helpful. The wait to be interviewed was about 3 hours but it did give her a chance to see how the process played out for others. The atmosphere was good.

After having read about the expereince of several others, I was a little concerned about what to expect. I can honestly say that for us at least, it was a very good experience and I give the staff at the Consular kudos on a job well done!
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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