Vicomi's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Vic
Beneficiary's Name: Omi
VJ Member: Vicomi
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2017-03-28
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Immigration Checklist for Vic & Omi:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2012-05-04
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-05-07
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-11-02
NVC Received : 2012-11-12
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-11-14
Consulate Received : 2012-11-22
Packet 3 Received : 2012-11-29
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-12-12
Packet 4 Received : 2013-01-30
Interview Date : 2013-02-20
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-02-28
US Entry : 2013-06-03
Marriage : 2013-06-22
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 179 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 289 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Orlando
POE Date : 2013-06-03
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : My flight arrived after 9pm at Orlando.We were the second to last flight for the day and I was one of the last souls in the customs que. When it was my turn I told the customs officer that I was a K1 visa holder. He inspected passport and took the pack. He escorted me to the secondary inspection room where I sat on my own for about 20 minutes. Then an officer came in handed my passport back to me and told me that we must be married in 90 days. That was it!! No welcome to the USA or well wishes for a happy life or a smile. Well... I was the last one thru customs and it was already past their knock-off time...


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Jacksonville FL
Date Filed : 2013-07-29
NOA Date : 2013-08-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-08-28
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-06-19
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2014-06-23
Comments : Green card received on 1st wedding anniversary.


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-07-29
NOA Date : 2013-08-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-08-28
Approved Date : 2013-09-25
Date Card Received : 2013-10-05
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 58 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2016-04-16
NOA Date : 2016-04-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-05-31
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-11-23
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2016-11-25
Comments : 4/25/2016: Conditional resident status extended for a year.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 22, 2013
Embassy Review : My interview took place on 20/02/2013 and scheduled for 8am. I arrived at the que at about 7h30am. Que was quite long already. Was a bit nervous because I did not pay the fee before. A lady came and checked everybody's apt letter. I told her that I did not have an MVC receipt. Not sure what she said but something about staying in the que. (Huh...??)
Qued for about 25 minutes before I reached the security checks. Showed the friendly security guy my apt letter and again confessed my omission about not paying the visa fee. He didn't say anything and waived me through! (You don't say!!! )
Now I reach the reception desk and again I'm about to plead guilty and confess when the guy says I should take a seat after checking my apt letter. ....!! (Knock me over with a feather, will you please...!!)

I sit down and wait for my number to be called: 1910. After about 40+ minutes my number's called to "window 14, please". Young asian guy on the other side of the window (Sigh of relief it's not soft-spoken-but-can-be-rude-temperamental-but-on-a-good-day-nice asian lady).

Soon after exchanging polite greetings, like a stuck record I repeat that i did not pay the fee. He says, "that's okay, let's do you paperwork first then you can pay the fee two window's awayĒ. (Sheesh and to think Iíve been stressing about this all night AND morning!!!)

He asks the following; Apt letter, passport, birth certificate & copy, police certificates & copies, financial doc & finally 2 USA Ėsized passport pics. Then he hands over x-ray CD which he says I should carry on with hand luggage when i travel to the US. He ask me when I plan to travel and advises me to be in the States by 7th June for the latest. Hands me slip to pay visa fee two windows away and return receipt to him. Pink slip and some papers are handed over to me. Iím told to wait and that next time Iíll be called by name.

So I return and sit next to two guys also with pink slips, one of whom I recognise later as one of the VJ members. His nameís called and he returns fairly quickly looking very happy. We congratulate him. He wishes us good luck and off he goes. I think I hear my number being called and off i go to window 16 just to find out I misheard. It happens the second time again and again its not me (Stress is making me hear things) Third time lucky and Iím to window 16. Young Black lady... Very friendly and off we go...

Fingerprints and oath: Questions were about how we met, when we met, what I liked about him, how did we spend the time together during the first meeting, when did we talk about marriage for the first time, how did he propose and where, his job, my job, did I meet his family, did he meet my family and what did my family think of him. Now this questioned is asked a few more times (Mmh what does she know..)

So now Iím so comfortable with this young lady I offer more than she asked for and I got in a few questions in too. And then she said: Iím happy to inform you that your visa is approved! I was extremely happy and just about heard the rest of what she had to say...

On the whole the interview was a very pleasant experience. Hereís wishing everyone else the same. God Bless!
Rating : Very Good


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