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redvelvet's US Immigration Timeline

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VJ Member: redvelvet
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2013-12-12
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Immigration Checklist for % & #:

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 : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2012-06-26
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-07-03
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-12-13
NVC Received : 2012-12-21
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2013-01-24
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-01-30
US Entry : 2013-02-11
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 163 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 205 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Detroit
POE Date : 2013-02-11
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Not a single question was asked.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2013-04-17
NOA Date : 2013-04-29
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-05-20
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-12-06
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2013-12-12
Comments : My status was "Case not found..." since I submitted my AOS. After 8 months, I decided to submit an e-Request on the USCIS website. The status updated to "Decision: We mailed you a notice that we had registered this customer's new permanent resident status." just after 5 days of the e-Request.

Then the following week, it was already in Card Production... =)

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-04-17
NOA Date : 2013-04-29
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-05-20
Approved Date : 2013-06-14
Date Card Received : 2013-06-24
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 58 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-04-17
NOA Date : 2013-04-29
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2013-06-24
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 58 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 24, 2013
Embassy Review : About 6 hours total processing...

1. Waited in line at the back (near the overpass) together with the other K1 applicants.

2. Went through the first checkpoint - passport, first page of appointment letter, DS forms in this order: DS-156, DS-157, DS-156, DS-157, DS-156K

3. Went through the security scan. Make sure no electronic devices like cellphones and USB drives. Umbrellas are allowed inside.

4. Fall in line to get a number. I was asked if I am done with the medical exam and then told to drop the stapled DS forms (with the number) at window 38. I just went straight inside. No need to wait near the canteen. Immigrant visa section is on the right side of the door.

5. When my number first flashed on the board, it was for finger printing. Four fingers on the left hand first, four fingers on the right then 2 thumbs together.

6. Next with the Filipino interviewer. I was asked for the passport, BPI receipt, birth certificate, CENOMAR, NBI Clearance (Date Issued: Oct 2012), Form I-134 together with 2011 tax records (W2, 1040 and tax transcript). I was asked a few questions about me and my fiance. She asked me too for my old passport with the tourist visa.

7. The interview with the CO. Same questions: who is the petitioner, how did you meet him, when did you meet him in person, etc. He asked to see some pictures but just quickly browsed through them. And he said, "Ok, you are approved. Take a seat and wait for your number to be called."

8. I waited near the windows 71, 72 and 73 because they do not flash the number anymore. Instead they just called out the names. A person was checking the documents and the computer if everything is ok. He gave me back my old passport with the now cancelled tourist visa. I was told that I can go home and just wait for the new visa.

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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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