Rachel+Anthony's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Rachel
Beneficiary's Name: Anthony
VJ Member: Rachel+Anthony
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2014-07-25
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Immigration Checklist for Rachel & Anthony:

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 : 2012-06-09
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-06-20
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-11-30
NVC Received : 2012-12-10
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-12-11
Consulate Received : 2012-12-18
Packet 3 Received : 2012-12-22
Packet 3 Sent : 2013-01-22
Packet 4 Received : 2013-03-02
Interview Date : 2013-03-14
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-03-19
US Entry : 2013-03-22
Marriage : 2013-04-17
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 163 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 267 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Dallas
POE Date : 2013-03-22
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Much nicer than when my fiance entered last time on an ESTA visa in Houston while our K1 was pending. Dallas CBP were very friendly and even joked with him. A few simple questions, some paperwork and less than 10 minutes later he was on his way.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Antonio TX
Date Filed : 2013-05-09
NOA Date : 2013-05-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-06-14
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-09-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2014-06-05
Comments : Dated August 29, 2013 received "Notice of Potential Interview Wavier Case"; October 3, 2013 received approval notice in the mail; October 4, 2013 case update that USPS picked up package.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-05-09
NOA Date : 2013-05-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-06-14
Approved Date : 2013-07-10
Date Card Received : 2013-07-17
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 62 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-05-09
NOA Date : 2013-05-15
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2013-07-17
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 62 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 15, 2013
Embassy Review : My fiance had his interview this morning and this is his experience...or the best that we can remember through our relief and excitement.

His interview was scheduled for 9:00am and he arrived at the Embassy just before 8:00am after dropping off his keys at Goulds. He said it was simple to get through security if you follow the security guidelines, and once you are through they rush you off lol.

Once inside he was given his number and then waited about an hour until he was called to the first window where he was met by an Indian woman, who he said was not the happiest of people. She asked for his documents and took his fingerprints, gave him his form for the courier and then he took a seat again.

He said he waited another hour or so before being called for the interview. He said that once he rounded the corner and saw the nice Africian American woman smiling at him he felt much more relaxed (we had read several reviews where it was mentioned how nice and genuine she was). Once to the window she started with the questions:

What is your fiancee\'s name?
What does she do? (She made small talk regarding my profession and it being stressful)
When did you meet?
Where did you meet? (This was as simple of an answer as Las Vegas, however my fiance felt very relaxed and gave her a quick history of our visits to each other)
How did you guys keep in touch?
When did you first talk about marriage?
What made you guys decide on the US? (My fiance explained that due to my fathers health it would be difficult for him to travel to the UK for a wedding and it was important to us that he be there)

After that she must have been satisified because she then said she was happy to approve the visa! My fiance thanked her and told her how happy she had made us, then went to pay for the courier service.

All we can say is that we are very thankful for a great outcome, the outcome everyone hopes for.

(updated on March 16, 2013)
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Dallas
Event Description
Entry Date : 2013-03-22
Embassy Review : Very easy to enter at Dallas/Ft Worth. CBP was very nice and even joked with my fiance about making sure he wanted to get married. Took less than 10 minutes before he was on his way. They reviewed his paperwork, took his fingerprints and then just reminded him that we must marry within the 90 days.
Harassment Level : Low

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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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