nadya_mb20's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: W
Beneficiary's Name: A
VJ Member: nadya_mb20
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2018-05-27
Register or log in to follow this timeline


Immigration Checklist for W & A:

Dept of State Other Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

Other Visa
Event Date
NVC Received :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date :
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Bernadino CA
Date Filed : 2013-03-13
NOA Date : 2013-03-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-04-16
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2013-06-07 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-06-07
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2013-06-15
Comments : Decision was not given at the end of the interview but got an email 6 hours later stating "Card in Production". USCIS case status online also got updated. GC is received a week after the interview.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-03-18
NOA Date : 2013-03-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-04-16
Approved Date : 2013-05-23
Date Card Received : 2013-06-03
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 66 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-05-01
NOA Date : 2015-05-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-06-01
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-09-01
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2015-09-04
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : San Bernadino CA
Date Filed : 2017-01-09
NOA Date : 2017-01-20
Bio. Appt. : 2017-02-22
Interview Date : 2017-05-17
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2017-06-20
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: San Bernadino CA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : June 7, 2013
Embassy Review : We were scheduled for our AOS interview at 10:05 today. We arrived there like half hour before our time, got into the security procedure by the main door, were asked to proceed to the 2nd floor and gave our appointment letter at the middle window. We were then asked to take seats and wait to be called.

We kinda lost track of time coz husband and I were talking about something funny but I believe we were called just on time by a non-white woman with curly hair with brown coloring/highlights. Same thing with others upon entering the room, we were asked to sworn in before taking our seats, asked me (I am the spouse of the US citizen) some of the questions from the form (e.g. name, date of birth, place of birth, parents' names, address, date of arrival in the US, how many times have I travelled outside the country,what visa do I have when I entered the US, etc.). Then she asked how we met, it was an interesting start of the conversation since I came here in the US via tourist visa (B1/B2) and that I was just merely spending my vacation time when I unexpectedly met my husband. The she asked us about our first meeting, where did we go on our first two dates, when we got engaged and when did we start talking about getting married. In between, he also asked about my husband's work, if he asked blessing from my parents before marrying me and asked info about wedding, reception, honeymoon and trips we did together.

I was kind of worried (while my husband was not) since we only had 3 joint accounts to present - checking account, credit card and Verizon phone statement. Our joint filing for the 2012 tax return has not been done yet (coz my SSN has not arrived yet and I did not bother getting iTIN before, thinking that I could process my SSN for tax purposes just in time before the interview happens). But we told the interviewer that we will file it soon.

We were asked for original copies of our passports, birth certificates and marriage contracts. She asked for my EAD and his driver's license. My husband volunteered the 30 photos that we brought (dating period, during wedding and after wedding events - 10 copies each). At first, she said the 3 colored print outs of our wedding photos which we included in our initial package were fine. Then, when she asked if there were any documents that we would like to submit to support our case application, I brought out few letters from relatives and friends containing wedding greeting cards, a copy of our wedding invitation, receipts of my engagement ring and our wedding rings and order slip of our wedding cake with the design's sketch on it. She took everything (including all 30 photos), turned in to her computer and told us that we may begin gathering our papers from the table, excluding some that she needed to photocopy.

After that, we were told that our case is up for "FURTHER REVIEW", gave us a letter stating the same and that within 30 days, we will hear from them thru mail if they need more evidence. Otherwise, the card will just arrive in the mail. She then asked us to go back to the waiting area as she photocopied some documents. After that, we stepped out.

I felt so upset and down as we walked outside the building towards the car at the parking lot. I was not talking because it was really hard to talk when I am feeling that way. We told my mom in law about it and she said she is willing to go back to the USCIS office and talk to our interviewer to convince her that I should be approved. We were all upset and I spent the afternoon reading reviews from all USCIS local offices' filers in California who had experienced the same. And since I saw some who were approved before the day ends, I held my hopes high. And true enough, at past 4pm today, I received an email about my case saying "CARD IN PRODUCTION"!. I checked USCIS case status online and it stated the same.

Now I can smile again and we will definitely celebrate tonight with some friends. What a total relief!!!

Oh, by the way, the lady interviewer was nice to us. She seems to be friendly and even laughed with us while we share how our relationship started. It was like just talking to a stranger who is interested to know our love story. She was taking down notes the whole time we were sharing our story. She did not even make negative comments upon knowing that our joint 2012 income tax has not been filed yet and that we have limited joint accounts presented during the interview. Overall, it was a smooth and good interview experience.

To all people who shared their experiences here in VJ, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Great help, guys! And to those who are still in the waiting line, just be yourself at the interview. As long as your marriage is genuine and really out of love, you should not be worried. Best of luck to your journey!

No more USCIS case until we start working on ROC. Yey!!! =)
Harassment Level : Very Good

Timeline Comments: None yet, be the first!

Register or log in to comment on this timeline

*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

vjTimeline ver 5.0