relshamy's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Rana
Beneficiary's Name: Waleed
VJ Member: relshamy
Country: Egypt

Last Updated: 2014-08-26
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Immigration Checklist for Rana & Waleed:

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 : Egypt
I-129F Sent : 2012-05-12
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-05-22
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-12-10
NVC Received : 2013-01-08
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2013-01-10
Consulate Received : 2013-01-14
Packet 3 Received : 2013-01-16
Packet 3 Sent : 2013-01-30
Packet 4 Received : 2013-04-29
Interview Date : 2013-05-15
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-11-09
US Entry : 2013-12-16
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 202 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 358 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Oakland Park FL
Date Filed : 2013-12-30
NOA Date : 2014-01-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-02-06
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-08-19
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2014-08-26
Comments : Potential interview waiver letter received on April 19th, 2014.
RFE issued on July 25th.
Approved on August 19th :)

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2013-12-30
NOA Date : 2014-01-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-02-06
Approved Date : 2014-03-07
Date Card Received : 2014-03-13
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 67 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2013-12-30
NOA Date : 2014-01-06
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2014-03-13
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 67 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Egypt
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 15, 2013
Embassy Review : Hello everyone

My fiance's interview was this morning. We made it there at 5:25 thinking we would be the first people but to our surprise there were four people ahead of us We waited across from the embassy till 7:00 am when they started forming two lines, one for immigrant and the other for non-immigrant. Then they started asking people to take out the letter they received. My fiance received a phone call and not a letter so the guy had to look up his name on the list using our case number. At 7:15 they started letting people in. Of course, they didn't let me in with him as expected so I waited for him nearby. When my fiance was in, he was asked for the originals of birth certificate and military service. And then he paid the interview and dhl fee. And then the looooooooooong wait began. He wasn't called for his interview till around 11:20. He said the interview was less than 5 minutes. He said that the CO was extremely friendly and greeted him with "Good morning sir." Then the interview began. H was asked:

-How did you meet your fiance? (My fiance answered)
-Did you have an engagement party? (My fiance said yes and showed him pictures. The CO didn't ask for the pictures, it was my fiance who offered to him the pics. However, my fiance said the CO looked at each pic VERY CAREFULLY and took his time looking at the pics. Then again my fiance offered to show him screen shots of our phone messages. The CO told him these are Iphone msgs? My fiance said yes. The CO skimmed through them.)

Then more questions:

-What does your fiance do for a living?
-How long did she live in the USA? (I've been living in Egypt for the past year)
-Why did she come to live in Egypt?

That's it! The interview ended. The CO told my fiance your case looks very good but as you know we usually require further processing. So you will be put under AP for about 3-6 weeks. My CO said this time frame w/o my fiance asking him for it. So hopefully it will really be with in this time frame Overall, my fiance was satisfied with the experience. And we are so glad it's over. Now just hoping the AP will be over pretty quick also

Good luck to all of you awaiting the interviews. May God be with you all, inshAllah
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Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
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