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Susi&Charlie's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Charlie
Beneficiary's Name: Susi
VJ Member: Susi&Charlie
Country: Germany

Last Updated: 2014-03-17
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Immigration Checklist for Charlie & Susi:

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 : Frankfurt, Germany
I-129F Sent :
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-07-30
I-129F RFE(s) : none
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2013-03-27
NVC Received : 2013-05-01
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2013-05-03
Consulate Received : 2013-05-07
Packet 3 Received : 2013-05-15
Packet 3 Sent : 2013-05-16
Packet 4 Received : 2013-05-21
Interview Date : 2013-06-04
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-06-07
US Entry : 2013-06-19
Marriage : 2013-06-26
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 240 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 309 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2013-06-19
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : There was no line at immigration when I got there (but I know that's not always the case), and everyone was very nice and friendly. I had a 6-hour layover because I wasn't sure how long getting through immigration would take, but since it all went pretty quick, I ended up sitting around and waiting for my connecting flight for 5 hours. Better safe than sorry ;)

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2013-07-09
NOA Date : 2013-07-15
RFE(s) : 2013-08-07
Bio. Appt. : 2013-08-09
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-03-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : I got an RFE because I forgot to submit a copy of my co-sponsor's passport ID page (proof that he was/is authorized to work in the US).

I received the 'Potential Interview Waiver Case' letter in Mid-November.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-07-09
NOA Date : 2013-07-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-08-09
Approved Date : 2013-09-11
Date Card Received : 2013-09-19
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 64 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-07-09
NOA Date : 2013-07-15
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2013-09-19
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 64 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Frankfurt, Germany
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 12, 2013
Embassy Review : Everything went smoothly for us. My fiancé was there with me for the interview and the only questions we were asked were about how we met and where we are going to live. Seemed more like small talk then an 'interview'.

To give you an idea of what to expect, here is how it went for us:

Step 1: We stood in line outside the Consulate until it was our turn to walk up to the window. There we got our number. Then we walked over to the nice officer who gives out plastic bags for loose items (wallet, belt, watch) and from there moved on into the first building where we went through security. After that we exited the first building and walked over to the next building.

Step 2: We entered the second building and showed our number to the lady at the desk. She sent us to the end of the hall to window 22. Here, we got an info sheet about getting a social security card, a pamphlet about domestic violence and our DHL receipt. After that, we took a seat and waited for our turn at window 21 or 20.

Step 3: At window 21 or 20, we talked to someone who makes sure all the paperwork is in order...or at least that's what it was for us. The lady just said "Looks like we have everything we need from you." Then we had to sit back down and wait for our turn to talk to an American immigration officer.

Step 4: At the next window, we talked to the actual immigration officer. I'd say this part is the actual interview. We were asked two questions and told that my K1 is approved. After that we walked back out the way we came.

All in all, this process took 3 hours - I think we only spent 30 minutes talking to the staff, the rest of the time we just sat around and waited for our number to be called.
Rating : 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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