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Arinlars's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: David
Beneficiary's Name: Marina
VJ Member: Arinlars
Country: Germany

Last Updated: 2017-02-02
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Immigration Checklist for David & Marina:

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 : Frankfurt, Germany
I-129F Sent : 2012-08-03
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-08-11
I-129F RFE(s) : 2013-04-19
RFE Reply(s) : 2013-04-29
I-129F NOA2 : 2013-05-06
NVC Received : 2013-05-10
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2013-05-14
Consulate Received : 2013-06-07
Packet 3 Received : 2013-06-13
Packet 3 Sent : 2013-06-14
Packet 4 Received : 2013-06-21
Interview Date : 2013-06-27
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-07-03
US Entry : 2013-07-22
Marriage : 2013-08-09
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 268 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 320 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Seattle
POE Date : 2013-07-22
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : I was the first in line. But the officer had to check the crew of 2 airlines first and then me so even if I was first I had to wait 40 minutes but he was very friendly.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Seattle WA
Date Filed : 2013-09-03
NOA Date : 2013-09-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-10-03
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2013-12-17
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-12-24
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2013-12-30
Comments : Easy process

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-09-03
NOA Date : 2013-09-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-10-03
Approved Date : 2013-10-30
Date Card Received : 2013-11-07
Comments : Combo card
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 57 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-09-03
NOA Date : 2013-09-10
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2013-11-07
Comments : Combo card
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 57 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-09-29
NOA Date : 2015-10-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-10-30
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-05-19
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2016-05-24
Comments : Took a while, I had to call USCIS and make a service request because it was outside the normal timeline from CSC

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Seattle WA
Date Filed : 2016-10-04
NOA Date : 2016-10-15
Bio. Appt. : 2016-11-04
Interview Date : 2017-02-01
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony :
Comments : Awesome officer. She was super nice and friendly. She did not ask any evidence cause I send everything with my package. Flawless process. Passed civics 100%

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Frankfurt, Germany
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 27, 2013
Embassy Review : So today was my interview!

First things first. About parking,my appointment was at 9:45 but I arrived there early (at 7:00) because I was afraid that I wouldn't find a park spot. When I did my medical I was roaming around in Frankfurt for a parking space and I couldn't found any or any Park House! So this time I wanted to go early and wait in the car. If you go really early, there are many park places and if not, there is a Park & Ride place straight ahead Giessener Strasse. You pay a sum and you Park for as long as you like and then you can take the bus or Train.

Then I decided to go ahead and go to the Consulate at 8:30 because I was bored. They let me in they didn't even saw my interview letter. The security guards took my metal things and placed them in a plastic bag. Then I went to this booth, gave them my passport and gave me a number. Then I was at the first building. It was like the airport, scan the metal objects blah blah.

I went to the second building and there was a greeting person. He gave me leaflet that said I need to go to booth 22. So I did, he told me to write down my address in the prepaid DHL Label I send them. Then gave me the receipt to track the passport online by DHL. He gave me a leaflet about domestic violence and he said this is a stantard procedure. He was very friendly.

Then I got called in booth no 21. There was a neutral lady. She asked me if my data on my papers are correct and when do I plan to get to the US. She asked me if I have been to the US and then told me to go to booth 9 for fingerprints.

There was two booths. 10 and 9 no 10 called me. He looked at my passport and started talking Greek! (I am Greek) I was so surprised, turns out he was an American but his wife is Greek and he learn perfectly well. (I told my fiance this story 10 times lol he should learn some :P)

Then I waited like an hour and then booth no 17 called me. That was my interviewer. He was nice. He asked:

-What is the job of my fiance
-what is my Job
-Where does he live in Seattle
-Where did we meet
-What connected us
-when do I live

then he said allrighty you are approved!

And then I asked him about my cat. The airline told me to ask the consulate what vaccines must my cat have etc but he didn't know. He joked if I need a cat visa. :P

That's it! Overall friendly.
Rating : Very Good

Local US CIS Office Review: Seattle WA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : December 31, 2013
Embassy Review : So, I had my interview on 17th December. There where a lot of people there but mostly for ROC and the oath. We got right on time for the interview. The interviewer was friendly but strictly professional.
He asked me the usual questions from the AOS paperwork the : Have you ever...
He ask us typical question like : Where did you meet, how did you got engaged and stuff and then he asked to see if we have evidence of living together or marriage.
I brought soo much evidence 2 huge folders but he only wanted to see photographs of us (I brought recent and about 20 or more), the lease and that's it lol. I gave him a copy of it but I showed him the joined bank account too.

He was friendly overall and he said he would approve me but he has to look through if everything is ok and not missing. Then after 2 weeks card in the mail.
Harassment Level : Very Good

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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.

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