brtlmj's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: .
Beneficiary's Name: Bartek
VJ Member: brtlmj
Country: Ireland

Last Updated: 2009-02-20
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Immigration Checklist for . & Bartek:

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 : Ireland
I-129F Sent : 2005-10-07
I-129F NOA1 : 2005-10-12
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2006-01-20
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2006-02-15
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2006-07-25
Interview Date : 2006-08-24
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-08-25
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 100 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 316 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry :
POE Date : 2006-09-16
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Cleared immigration in Dublin, Ireland

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Sacramento CA
Date Filed : 2006-10-10
NOA Date : 2006-10-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-11-08
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2007-01-24
Approval / Denial Date : 2007-01-24
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received:
Comments : Original interview date was 2006-12-19, but it got canceled.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2006-10-10
NOA Date : 2006-10-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2007-01-04
Date Card Received : 2007-01-09
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 86 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2006-10-10
NOA Date : 2006-10-13
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 81 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2008-12-15
NOA Date : 2008-12-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-01-15
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-02-19
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Dublin, Ireland
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 12, 2006
Embassy Review : No problems, generally positive experience. The actual interview took a minute, maybe two. "Have you ever been to the US?" and "Have you met your fiancee?". Unfortunately, due to some computer problems, I couldn't receive my visa on the same day.

A bit of advice:
- After sending the checklist to the consulate, wait about a week and call them. They will try to accommodate you if you ask for a particular interview date.
- According to the Packet 3 they send you, you can bring either color or b&w photos. However, they told me that the systems sometimes rejects b&w photos, so get color ones for safety.
- 80 Euro is an approximate payment. Depending on the exchange ratio you may be asked to pay more, so take some money with you.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review:
Event Description
Entry Date : 2006-09-16
Embassy Review : Cleared immigration in Dublin, Ireland
Harassment Level : Low

Local US CIS Office Review: Sacramento CA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : January 24, 2007
Embassy Review : Quick and painless. There seems to be one waiting room for both AOS and citizenship interviews. You leave your appointment letter at the reception (there is nobody there, just slide it under the window) and wait. We did that, and no more than five minutes later we were called in. We were interviewed by a female officer who swore us in, and then we went through my application. Basically, I had to confirm everything - especially that I never had problems wit the law! Then she asked for any documents with our names on it - we had plenty. Joint account, apartment lease, car insurance, car registration. Finally we showed her some photos and letters (pretty old ones) and described how we had met. Then she took away my EAD and AP, stamped my passport and told me that my GC will arrive within two weeks

A few tips:
- You can park in the mall nearby - plenty of spaces and not too expensive. If you buy something, they will endorse your parking ticket.
- If you have a mobile phone, leave it in your car. We did not know about it, and had to run bac to the mall!
Harassment Level : Very 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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