Punit and Dhruvi's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Punit
Beneficiary's Name: Dhruvi
VJ Member: Punit and Dhruvi
Country: India

Last Updated: 2018-07-12
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Immigration Checklist for Punit & Dhruvi:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Mumbai, India
I-129F Sent : 2012-07-23
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-07-26
I-129F RFE(s) : 2013-04-23
RFE Reply(s) : 2013-04-30
I-129F NOA2 : 2013-05-03
NVC Received : 2013-05-09
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2013-05-13
Consulate Received : 2013-05-20
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2013-05-21
Interview Date : 2013-07-24
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-07-30
US Entry : 2013-08-02
Marriage : 2013-08-23
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 281 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 363 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2013-08-02
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Pretty simple and straight forward. They just fingerprinted the first four finger of the right hand to verify identity I guess. But simple enough. Was out of the airport a hour and half after landing. ORD was very busy when I landed so most of my time went standing in line.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2013-09-18
NOA Date : 2013-09-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-10-21
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-06-19
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2014-06-23
Comments : We were placed on Potential Waiver of Interview back in Feb. This morning I got a text message and email that the Green Card has been mailed to us today. Pretty straight forward. Thanks VJ.


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-09-18
NOA Date : 2013-09-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-10-21
Approved Date : 2013-11-22
Date Card Received : 2013-12-02
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 65 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-09-18
NOA Date : 2013-09-23
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2013-12-02
Comments : Well, it was a little weird but we received our AP with our EAD on same card and our case status still has not been changed on USCIS.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 65 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2016-03-17
NOA Date : 2016-03-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-04-14
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-09-22
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2016-10-01
Comments :


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center :
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2017-08-15
NOA Date : 2017-08-21
Bio. Appt. : 2017-10-10
Interview Date : 2018-06-26
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2018-07-12
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Mumbai, India
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 26, 2013
Embassy Review : Had an interview on the 24th at 7:30 a.m. Fiancee reached the embassy at 0630 in the morning and it was raining heavily. She had an umbrella, but the embassy does not provide a covered place to assemble. She said people were huddling under trees and whatever cover they could find. Just before 7 am, the VFS guys started asking to form a line for the immigrant visa and non immigrant visa and to have their appointment letters out.

VFS let them in and same thing going through security, turning in your cell phone if you have one, and any big bags, etc. Then VFS assigns you a token and that is your number for the rest of the day. My fiancee was the third one in, so her token was a low number. Anyways after that VFS staff calls her over, collects her DS-230s, DS-156, DS-156k, PCC, Birth certificate, demand draft of the voucher stating you have already paid, passport, and delivery confirmation letter, I-134, all the usual documents and did her fingerprints.

She was asked to take a seat until her number is displayed again. After a little wait, her number was displayed on the board, and she went in to a young 30-35 year old American lady whom my fiancee described as pleasant.

She asked her the following questions:
1. How we met?
2. Was it love or arranged?
3. Why do you want to get married in the U.S.?
4. When are you getting married?
5. Why did you guys wait so long?
6. What does he do?
7. Where does he live?
8. How did you guys stay in contact?
9. Show me some pictures of you two together

After filling through the pics, she smiled at my fiancee and told her she was approved.

The End.
Rating : Very Good


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