griffy's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Roger
Beneficiary's Name: Marinka
VJ Member: griffy
Country: Russia

Last Updated: 2013-09-25
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Immigration Checklist for Roger & Marinka:

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 : Moscow, Russia
I-129F Sent : 2012-05-18
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-05-24
I-129F RFE(s) : None
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-11-20
NVC Received : 2012-11-30
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-12-11
Consulate Received : 2012-12-14
Packet 3 Received : 2012-12-28
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2013-01-29
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-02-01
US Entry : 2013-02-23
Marriage : 2013-03-01
Comments : Interview was at 730am. We were the first ones called into the office. They started out with the oath. Then they asked for original birth cert, passport,I-94, marriage cert. Then she asked about 25 questions. Questions were regarding her background. any criminal history espionage etc. Then she stated she was approved and should get her card in 10 days. She took her I-94 and EAD card. The whole thing took about 20 minutes. Most of it spent watching her stamp papers and write notes and check off boxes. We brought a bunch of papers to support our true marriage and they didnt care to look. Very easy interview.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 180 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 250 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Miami
POE Date : 2013-02-23
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Tampa FL
Date Filed : 2013-03-29
NOA Date : 2013-04-09
RFE(s) : 2013-06-19
Bio. Appt. : 2013-05-02
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2013-09-25
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-09-25
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-03-29
NOA Date : 2013-04-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-05-02
Approved Date : 2013-05-03
Date Card Received : 2013-05-06
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 35 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-03-29
NOA Date : 2013-04-09
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2013-05-06
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 35 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Moscow, Russia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 2, 2013
Embassy Review : My fiancee had a very easy time with her interview. She arrived at 730am and said there was a lot of people already in line at the embassy. She met an old lady that she helped the previous day with her medical and she let her jump in line with her. My fiancee had her son with her. They went in the embassy around 8am. She said the lines moved very quickly. She was sent to a window and spoke to a lady ( she said she wasnt very friendly) and it took about 15 minutes at this window. The lady was asking for each form that was required and had her sign them. Then she was sent to get her finger prints right away. She was then asked to go to the waiting area. She was called right up at 10am. She was interviewed by a young man. She went up to the window and he asked her to do the oath. Then he asked if she spoke to me in english or russian. She stated english and he continued the interview in english. She did say he seemed relieved that she spoke english. He asked how we met and then he looked up the site we met on from his computer. Then he asked when did I visit her and when did I ask her to marry me. He asked her if it was expected or unexpected. Then he told her she was approved. He did not ask to look through any of the additional evidence or pictures. She said it took about 5 minutes or less. She called me at 10:15am and she was already out of the embassy. It was very smooth and she said she was super nervous but after going through it she realized it really was very easy. She then received her visa for her and her son within 3 days. Very fast.
Rating : 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
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