dmd01708's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: J
Beneficiary's Name: Donna
VJ Member: dmd01708
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2013-06-07
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Immigration Checklist for J & Donna:

USCIS I-130/I-129F Petitions:  
Dept of State K3 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K3 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : London, United Kingdom
Marriage : 2005-05-06
I-130 Sent : 2005-08-26
I-130 NOA1 : 2005-09-16
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-129F Sent : 2005-10-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2005-10-18
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2005-11-21
NVC Received : 2005-11-29
NVC Left : 2005-12-02
Consulate Received : 2005-12-05
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent : 2005-12-22
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2006-02-06
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-02-07
US Entry : 2006-03-21
I-130 Approval : 2005-10-17
Comments : Well the visa is done with and we are now living in upstate ny where we have a view from our house that would rival anything else in this world. My son is loving school and living the life I always imagined for him.
I am as much in love with my husband as I was before the process begun and I dont miss London one little bit
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 34 days from your NOA1 date.

Your I-130 was approved in 31 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 143 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2006-03-21
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : The nicest bloke sorted out our paper work and then gave us a \\\\\\\"Welcome to America\\\\\\\" and sent us on our way.
All in all JFK was trouble and hassel free

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Syracuse NY
Date Filed : 2007-07-04
NOA Date : 2007-07-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2007-08-06
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2007-12-11
Approval / Denial Date : 2007-12-11
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2007-12-21
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2006-03-24
NOA Date : 2006-04-03
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-04-17
Approved Date : 2006-04-20
Date Card Received : 2006-07-15
Comments : EAd was approved quick but due to USCIS doing their usual job of forgetting stuff they lost my records and we didnt find this out till i had an infopass appointment in syracuse and the nice lady there got on the case and sorted it within 2 days so there for i waited till 15th july for the acctual delivery of the card nearly 3 months after actuall approval
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 27 days.

Event Date
Service Center : Dallas/Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Albany NY
Date Filed : 2013-03-16
NOA Date : 2013-03-19
Bio. Appt. : 2013-04-12
Interview Date : 2013-05-21
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2013-06-21
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K3 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 6, 2006
Embassy Review : I cant believe how painfree it was.
We (hubby and me) got there well early at 8:30am-ish and after a little wait we were let into the embassy where I was given the number 006 and told to take a seat and wait.
After a wait of about 10 mins I was called to window number 1 and a really nice woman (who I couldnt understand) took the pics and visa payment slips and although she was asking for other stuff I didnt know what she was saying so I just handed stuff over in the order that I thought she wanted.
She then gave me the courier slip and told us to sit back down.
No sooner had I sat down when I was called back to window 1 as she had forgoten to give me my xray (that had been sent over to the embassy from the Doctors in Knightsbridge).
Anyway we sat back down and after 10 mins or so we were called to window 13 where some right nice friendly american bloke was waiting for us.
He asked a couple of questions like "Did I enter the US on the VWP" to which I said yes, he asked where in US we would be living I told him NY and he asked my husband what he did for a living my husband replied that he was a farmer and the bloke then asked me what I thought about farming (I replied that there were cows there and that seemed to appease him haha).
The interviewer was a real smilie bloke who spoke clear and at no time did I feel like he was putting me under pressure
He then looked over Jac's permssion to leave document and then said "well everything looks good here we can go ahead and issue the approval"
I was a bit gutted I got no "welcome to America" so I asked him if he could say it to me so he said that I was jumping ahead of him as he still had to tell me about the POE etc but then after that he said them words "WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"

SO I walked out with a big s*** eating grin on me face paid the courier fee and hurried home so I could take off me shoes that had been killing me.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: JFK
Event Description
Entry Date : 2006-03-21
Embassy Review : The nicest bloke sorted out our paper work and then gave us a \\\\\\\"Welcome to America\\\\\\\" and sent us on our way.
All in all JFK was trouble and hassel free
Harassment Level : Low

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