Faycel and Renee's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Renee
Beneficiary's Name: Faycel
VJ Member: Faycel and Renee
Country: Algeria

Last Updated: 2019-03-12
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Immigration Checklist for Renee & Faycel:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? California Service Center
Consulate : Algiers, Algeria
I-129F Sent : 2013-07-29
I-129F NOA1 : 2013-08-08
I-129F RFE(s) : 2013-09-03
RFE Reply(s) : 2013-09-11
I-129F NOA2 : 2013-09-24
NVC Received : 2013-10-28
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2013-11-01
Consulate Received : 2013-11-11
Packet 3 Received : 2013-10-09
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2013-12-16
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2014-01-02
US Entry : 2014-02-11
Marriage : 2014-04-18
Comments : At the time of the interview there was some additional paperwork they needed on my previous petition and I emailed them what they wanted. Now today I checked the CEAC site which indicated that the visa was issued. Thanks be to God. Time to start planning the trip and marriage !
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 47 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 130 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2014-02-11
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : POE was a very simple process and within minutes Faycel was thru the line and onto US soil.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Los Angeles CA
Date Filed : 2014-05-08
NOA Date : 2014-05-16
RFE(s) : 2014-06-09
Bio. Appt. : 2014-06-18
AOS Transfer** : 2013-06-25
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-04-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2015-04-27
Comments : RFE received today requesting more info about petitioners income

February 19, 2015 still waiting for either an interview or waiver. We were notified that we are a potential interview waiver candidate. but nothing since June 2014. Put in a status request but they havent responded

April 14, 2015 - still not approved. Waiting to talk to a tier 2 person. Keeping my fingers crossed.

April 17, 2015 Got a text message that said New Card Is Being Produced
On April 17, 2015, we ordered your new card for Receipt Number MSCxxxxxxxxxx, and will mail it to the address you gave us. FINALLY !

May 1, 2015 Faycel recv'd his card on April 27, 2015. Now begins another road together Already started the paperwork for lifting the conditions and am ready when the time comes. Woo Hoo!

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-05-08
NOA Date : 2014-05-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-06-18
Approved Date : 2014-08-11
Date Card Received : 2014-08-18
Comments : I made a mistake on the EAD code but when we got the card I saw that the code was changed ! Whew ! Glad that USCIS changed it for me.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 95 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-05-08
NOA Date : 2014-05-16
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2014-08-18
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 95 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2017-01-20
NOA Date : 2017-01-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-02-21
Interview Date : 2019-03-12
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-03-12
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : 6 minutes in interview and was told by CO that they will review the file and call us. Got a phone call a few hours later saying it was approved !

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Algiers, Algeria
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 10, 2014
Embassy Review : hi to all VJ members,
My interview in the embassy of Algiers was quicker then i thought, they didn't let me in before the exact time or stay in front of the embassy till few minutes left.

I had to go the inspection which they told me that electronic devices not allowed to be in the embassy, I asked the agent why, and if I can keep my iPad in a box with a key or something, but he only replied that they just don't accept such devices. so he just left it a on a table there, then took all my coins cellphone and other metal stuff in a box and handed me the key. He guided me to take an exit and walk thru the stairs down the line till I get a door. The embassy inside was very quite and nice, so I headed to the door while another agent from inside opened the door for me where I found 2 others waiting. The waiting room has a TV playing how Muslims live in the US and other programs...
Anyway, if you get nervous and need to let it go, there is a toilet on the left.

We waited for few minutes then they started calling our names, I was the last.
First they call you to take your important updated papers such as Court, birth, marital status certificates, medical envelope and whatever requested in the PDF file they sent you upon receiving your package . What I didn't understand is the guy who took my stuff didn't want the extra evidences, pics or other documents. He just took what he needed then returned everything else back to me. I told him how about these extra stuff I have here but replied he got enough.
I returned back to my seat, then called me again to pay the fees then later the fingerprints.

30 minutes later the counselor called my name, he asked me if I speak English or need a translator, I replied in English and he started questioning typing on computer and looking at my package. Most of the questions were about her (my fiancee) where she was born and what she does for living, and how we meet, how many times and one question made me inside bit nervous about the difference of age between us, but I simply replied that I had bad short experience with young girls and what I have now is way much better. After that he asked me about her previous marriage which ended up years ago, and she noticed that she a made a petition to her ex, so I told him they she and her ex met in the US and got married there. The counselor officer gave me a piece of paper and told me that we cant do anything else right now till we get the requested stuff on this paper. I felt very bad and I asked if I was approved or denied, he once again told me cant say anything else right now till we get what they need.
I started reading the paper and it says that my visa is denied, and they need her ex petition papers and personal documents.
I sent them the documents ASAP and waited. 3 days later I checked my case status and it has been changed from AP to ISSUED and after 10 days changed to READY TO PICK UP.

I hope my review would help VJ members and Algerians particularly .

PS: The clinic that makes the medical exam in Algiers can give you only 2 in-arm shots but the 3rd should take it in Pasteur institute downtown, so be ready guys to run a bit especially if you don't have a car.

Good luck
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 1

blank avatar Parsi2017 on 2019-03-14 said:
Hello and congratulations on successfully arriving to the end of this process. I am still waiting. Would you be kindly share when did you receive interview letter, if the letter asked you to go alone or with spouse? what questions were asked from you during i-751 interview? Did they tell you after interview if you are approved or not? THANK YOU very much
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