Yongqing's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Mick
Beneficiary's Name: Emma
VJ Member: Yongqing
Country: Taiwan

Last Updated: 2019-01-24
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Immigration Checklist for Mick & Emma:

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 : Taipei, Taiwan
I-129F Sent : 2012-06-18
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-07-09
I-129F RFE(s) : None
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2013-01-08
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2013-01-22
Packet 3 Received : 2013-01-25
Packet 3 Sent : 2013-04-17
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2013-06-27 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-07-03
US Entry : 2013-09-23
Marriage : 2013-11-04
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 183 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 353 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2013-09-23 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Antonio TX
Date Filed : 2013-12-04
NOA Date : 2013-12-12
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-01-07
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-09-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2014-09-23
Comments : Letter of "Notice of Potential Interview Waiver Case" received on 03/17/14

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-12-04
NOA Date : 2013-12-12
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-01-07
Approved Date : 2014-02-11
Date Card Received : 2014-04-21
Comments : The original card was lost in mail by USPS. We e-filed a replacement card on April 8 and requested an expedition based on financial loss (with my offer letter faxed as a supporting document requested by USCIS via email) on April 10. Meanwhile, we sought help from Congressman Roger Williams to expedite the case. On April 15, the case status showed "Card production" and the Congressman office phoned to inform us the progress. Btw, USCIS just skipped my biometrics even though I got the notice for the biometrics appointment scheduled on April 30.

**EAD card was finally received on April 21 and I was scheduled to return to work on April 22. The valid date is from 2014-02-11 to 2015-02-10.

P.S. We tried everything we could do to express our dissatisfaction with USCIS and USPS. We contacted our local post office (supervisor and mailmen), Consumer Affairs Office, Ombudsman's Office, Info Pass at San Antonio TX and filed a police report as a precaution of identity theft. All feedback we'd received was disappointing and frustrating so I would suggest to e-file a replacement card as soon as you believe the card is lost in mail no matter how long (normally it's 30 days) the customer service told you to wait. As soon as USCIS received the money, a new case starts all over again and it's finally to see the hope and some progress going on.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 69 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-12-04
NOA Date : 2013-12-12
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 70 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2016-04-26
NOA Date : 2016-05-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-08-18
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2017-01-18
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : Application packet returned on 05/12 due to incorrect fee of money order (correct fee $590 without dependents). Application packet resubmitted on 05/14 and NOA letter received less than two weeks.

07/05 called USCIS and got a request service for not receiving the biometrics appointment letter for over 45 days of the first NOA date. 7/18 received USCIS reply in email and finally got the ASC letter on 08/05 to schedule my biometrics appointment on 8/18.

01/18 "new card is being produced".
01/23 "card was mailed to me"
01/27 New card received in mail

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : San Antonio TX
Date Filed : 2017-12-11
NOA Date : 2017-12-19
Bio. Appt. : 2018-01-10
Interview Date : 2018-10-22
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2019-01-24
Comments : My oath ceremony in San Antonio was taking about 3 hours. Strongly recommends not to bring young children for this kind of event:)

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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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