camifree's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Joshua
Beneficiary's Name: Camila
VJ Member: camifree
Country: Venezuela

Last Updated: 2009-05-30
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Immigration Checklist for Joshua & Camila:

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 : Caracas, Venezuela
I-129F Sent : 2005-06-06
I-129F NOA1 : 2005-06-09
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2005-06-17
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2005-12-08
Consulate Received : 2005-12-08
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2005-12-12
Interview Date : 2005-12-20
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2005-12-28
US Entry : 2006-01-02
Marriage : 2006-01-18
Comments : No word since NOA2 (June) until November since VSC had lost our file somehow. We needed help from MD and MN congressmen and senators. Received new NOA2 on Dec 05. After that, everything was VERY fast!!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 8 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 194 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Newark
POE Date : 2006-01-02
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Baltimore MD
Date Filed : 2006-02-27
NOA Date : 2006-03-06
RFE(s) : 2006-04-25
Bio. Appt. : 2006-03-21
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2006-08-08
Approval / Denial Date : 2006-08-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2006-09-13
Comments : We received a RFE requesting our marriage certificate again (4th time) a week after the interview. It was weird and we got very worried because we didn't understand anything. Luckily, a welcome notice was finally sent to us on August 31 :)

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2006-02-27
NOA Date : 2006-03-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-03-21
Approved Date : 2006-05-10
Date Card Received : 2006-05-12
Comments : Filed with AOS package
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 72 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2008-08-28
NOA Date : 2008-09-12
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-10-02
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-04-21
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Green Card Received : 2009-06-12
Comments : Neither welcome letter nor approval notice. I had to get an InfoPass in the Baltimore City ASC. They were very kind and explicit about what was happening; they said it was very common and that I might not even need to go to an interview. I got my I 551 stamp on my passport and voilà... No problem until I got everything done :)

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Caracas, Venezuela
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 27, 2006
Embassy Review : I was second on line, but they made me wait more than 4 hours after I payed the fee, I don't know why They finally called me, and said my visa had been approved. No questions. They were polite and nice, you know, the eye-contact kind, the best!!

Aunque estaba de segunda en la fila me hicieron esperar más de 4 horas luego de pagar el arancel, no sé por qué Finalmente me llamaron y me dijeron que mi visa había sido aprobada. Sin preguntas Fueron muy educados y amables, ya saben, del tipo de gente que los mira a los ojos, los mejores!!
Rating : Very Good

Local US CIS Office Review: Baltimore MD
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : August 26, 2006
Embassy Review : The officer was very polite and friendly. She asked a few questions and wanted to see some documents. She went for photocopies, joked with Josh, saw our pictures while talking with us about Spanish learning and said that everything looked pretty well... but... that since she was just starting in the job, she did not have the authority to approve us, but that she would certainly recommend our approval to her superiors. I asked her if she wanted to keep the certified copy of our marriage certificate and she said she did not need it. She removed the I-94 from my passport but let me keep the EAD until I receive the GC. 20 minutes maximum. A week later, we received a RFE requesting OUR MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE!!! Why didn't she take it when I offered it to her?? The letter says that they can't complete our process since that document is missing, can anyone believe that?? We were in MN until the 19th, so only then is when we found out about the RFE. I sent the stuff immediately (to the local office, at least it was not to be sent to Chicago or Missouri) but we haven't got any reply and no one I know has heard of a RFE a-f-t-e-r the interview.
Harassment Level : Not Rated

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