Merle's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Merle
Beneficiary's Name: Svetlana
VJ Member: Merle
Country: Russia

Last Updated: 2009-08-13
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Immigration Checklist for Merle & Svetlana:

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 : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany
I-129F Sent : 2005-09-06
I-129F NOA1 : 2005-09-09
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2005-10-05
NVC Received : 2005-10-20
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2005-10-27
Consulate Received : 2005-11-01
Packet 3 Received : 2005-11-04
Packet 3 Sent : 2005-11-28
Packet 4 Received : 2005-12-03
Interview Date : 2005-12-16 Submit Review
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2005-12-24
US Entry : 2006-01-21
Marriage : 2006-03-11
Comments : Interview was a breeze. She did not have to show any evidence to the consular and he only asked a few questions. Total time at embassy was 4 hours.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 26 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 98 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2006-01-21 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Seattle WA
Date Filed : 2006-04-04
NOA Date : 2006-04-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-05-01
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2006-06-29 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2006-06-29
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2006-07-11
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Seattle WA
Date Filed : 2009-03-31
NOA Date : 2009-04-02
Bio. Appt. : 2009-05-18
Interview Date : 2009-08-04
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2009-08-11
Comments : Interviewer was very unfriendly. He only asked 6 questions from the 100 possible test questions. The oath ceremony was about 2.5 hours long and was very crowded.

Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: Seattle WA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : July 1, 2006
Embassy Review : Appointment was at 2:30. We arrived at around 1:50 and were greeted by a huge line of people outside. After standing in the line for about 15 minutes, a security guard came outside and said everyone with appointments to follow her to the front of the line. After going throught the metal detector and waiting for the desk person to call us over, we went upstairs and waited for our interview in a big room with alot of other people. After about another 15 minute wait, we were called to our interview by a nice older woman. She asked us how we met and if I had ever visited my wife in Germany and if we had any financial papers showing joint accounts. She looked at some of our pictures and our wedding album and said we liked very nice together. She said the card should be in our mailbox within 7 to 10 days. The whole interview was about 10 minutes and very pleasant. The waiting was the longest part but all in all we were only there for about an hour.
Harassment Level : 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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