slim's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Bradley
Beneficiary's Name: Elena
VJ Member: slim
Country: Russia

Last Updated: 2007-06-19
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Immigration Checklist for Bradley & Elena:

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 : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Moscow, Russia
I-129F Sent : 2005-11-08
I-129F NOA1 : 2005-11-15
I-129F RFE(s) : 2005-12-12
RFE Reply(s) : 2005-12-13
I-129F NOA2 : 2005-12-22
NVC Received : 2006-01-17
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2006-03-22 Submit Review
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-06-15
US Entry : 2006-10-17
Marriage : 2006-12-14
Comments : Don't forget to send your I-134! That's why there's a 3 month gap between interview and visa date. (Rescheduled interview.) Also, make sure he/she gets a copy of the DS-3025 (Shot record). GOOD LUCK!!!
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 37 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 127 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2006-10-17 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Very easy.

Asked several small talk questions ("how'd you guys meet? Where are you going?" etc.) then gave her directions (in Russian!) about which train to take to her transfer flight.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Cincinnati OH
Date Filed : 2007-02-12
NOA Date : 2007-02-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2007-03-16
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2007-06-08 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2007-06-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2007-06-18
Comments : Keep AOS in mind when your fiance(e) or S/O arrives. They will have to get their medical stuff in order (either a check or a supplement vaccination form) prior to sending in the packet. You're also going to need a couple hundred bucks. BUDGET FOR THAT!!! Use your K-1, K-3, whatever packet for kind of a how-to for your AOS. If your other filing went well, your AOS should also. Good luck!


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2007-02-12
NOA Date : 2007-02-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2007-03-16
Approved Date :
Date Card Received : 2007-05-11
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between August 28, 2007 and September 30, 2007*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.


Member Reviews:

POE Review: JFK
Event Description
Entry Date : 2006-10-17
Embassy Review : Very easy.

Asked several small talk questions ("how'd you guys meet? Where are you going?" etc.) then gave her directions (in Russian!) about which train to take to her transfer flight.
Harassment Level : Low


Local US CIS Office Review: Cincinnati OH
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : June 8, 2007
Embassy Review : AOS interview. Scheduled for 8:30, arrived 15 min. prior, were the first ones in the waiting area. Two other couples showed up, one for 8:30, one for 9:00. At about 8:35, the first couple got called and about two minutes later, we were up. We were finished before 8:50.

In the interview, we were sworn in, and the officer asked my wife her address, birthdate, and a few of the questions from the packet(Are you a criminal, prostitute, drug dealer, communist, terrorist, etc.?) then asked us both if we had any previous marriages, kids, how long we've known each other, etc. When she asked "when were you married?" I goofed-up and said the wrong date. (If that doesn't prove a real relationship, I don't know what does!)She asked about how we first met and what the circumstances were, etc. The only real "evidence" she asked for was "anything that's changed since your submission or anything you'd like to add to the packet." We gave a few photos from our wedding and a copy of our rental agreement and health/life insurance.

She said she had everything she needed and it looked like our case would be approved but she needed to do some more paperwork "on her end" and then submit it for final approval. We should know in a few weeks if we're approved or not.
Harassment Level : Good


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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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