Rob and Elsa's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Rob
Beneficiary's Name: Elsa
VJ Member: Rob and Elsa
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2016-06-14
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Immigration Checklist for Rob & Elsa:

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 : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2012-04-24
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-04-30
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-08-03
NVC Received : 2012-08-15
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-08-23
Consulate Received : 2012-09-07
Packet 3 Received : 2012-09-08
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-09-11
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2012-11-05 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-11-09
US Entry : 2012-11-21
Marriage : 2012-11-23
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 95 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 189 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Phoenix AZ
Date Filed : 2013-02-14
NOA Date : 2013-03-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-03-21
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2013-05-10 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-05-10
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2013-05-18
Comments : Green card to arrive in 2 to 4 weeks, need to file I-751, 90 days before expiration in two years to remove conditions

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-02-10
NOA Date : 2015-02-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-09-14
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-10-19
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : Took 7 months after paying for removal of conditions to get a biometrics appointment. Took one month after biometrics to get paper confirmation of acceptance. No second interview. Yeah!!!!

Event Date
Service Center :
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2016-02-22
NOA Date : 2016-03-01
Bio. Appt. : 2016-03-16
Interview Date : 2016-05-24
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2016-06-14
Comments : My wife had an early appt (0755)in San Bernardino, CA. Went through airport like security. Checked in at naturalization desk. Waited like 30 minutes. She had to write a question in english, then answer said question. She had to then answer four more history questions. She got 6 out of six right so interview was concluded. We are now waiting for oath ceremony appointment. Good luck to all and God bless.6-14, Oath ceremony in Ontario,Ca. Very cool!

Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: Phoenix AZ
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : May 13, 2013
Embassy Review : We arrived to our 11:15 appointment one hour early. We were immediately told that the office was behind schedule and that we'd have a "little wait". At approximtely 1:00 pm we went into the interview with a nice man who smiled and was cordial. We were asked simple questions to confirm name, dob and address on the application. We were sworn in. I was asked as to how we met, my wife and step-daughter were asked generic questions about whether they engaged in drug trafficking and human smuggling. The uscis officer didn't have our marriage license, my wife's birth certificate nor our 2012 income tax forms w/ W2, fortunately, we were prepared with extra copies of each and an original marriage certificate. We had previously submitted all of these things, but they were lost in the process. We had to show no photos nor provide any evidence of a continuing relationship. Our officer stated, " based on what I am seeing here, I am going to approve this application." The real time of the interview was probably 15 minutes. The officer was very professional and business-like but when te interview was concluded, he was frendly and accomodating. Moral of the story is to be over-prepared, confident and have copies and even originals with you that you can afford to be taken. God bless all of you. This is a trying and bureaucratic process. However, it can be navigated with lots of patience and lots of love, oh and lots of waiting and paperwork!!
Harassment Level : Not Rated

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(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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