jola83's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: James
Beneficiary's Name: jodie
VJ Member: jola83
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2015-05-12
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Immigration Checklist for James & jodie:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2013-01-26
I-129F NOA1 : 2013-02-14
I-129F RFE(s) : 2013-06-21(hardcopy)
RFE Reply(s) : 2013-07-01
I-129F NOA2 : 2013-07-11
NVC Received : 2013-07-22
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2013-07-24
Consulate Received : 2013-07-31
Packet 3 Received : 2013-08-07
Packet 3 Sent : 2013-08-08
Packet 4 Received : 2013-10-11
Interview Date : 2013-10-22
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-10-29
US Entry : 2013-11-02
Marriage : 2013-11-23
Comments : 5th June online rfe notication.21st June hardcopy requesting letter of intent to marry within 90 days.uscis updated website to say they received our reply 5th July,11th July another uscis update stating we have been approved :-D. Medical took place 8th August.called DOS 14th August they informed me the embassy had received my results but had yet to log my forms.....waiting .....4 weeks on from sending Ds forms dos inform me they are still not logged so I email the embassy at exactly 5 weeks since sending my forms the embassy emails me back to confirm they have my forms and currently processing them and I should expect to receive a interview date "shortly"....and so we wait some more .....update*** Oct 2nd almost 3 weeks since the embassy confirmed they have received my forms and I'll receive a interview date shortly ,still no sign of any interview date.dos confirmed to me that the embassy have everything they require and also that our wedding date is logged onto my file ....so we wait some more it is now in the 8th week since having my medical and sending my forms
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 147 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 250 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Denver
POE Date : 2013-11-02
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Arrived at Denver airport,lined up in the "visitors" line at passport control.once it was my turn I informed the nice smiley man I was traveling on a k1 Visa and handed me my envelope.he opened it briefly looked thorough it and then explained we have 90days to marry and then said as otherwise you will have to start this process all over and I'm pretty sure you don't want that and then he winked !!He then also explained to the k1 was a one entry visa .took my finger prints and then said ok Jodie,I'm sure your fiance is waiting out there for you so I won't keep you any longer ,welcome to America!!He then stamped my passport and I was on my way .so all in all a good easy experience.so happy that I'm now reunited with my future husband


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Denver CO
Date Filed : 2015-03-05
NOA Date : 2015-03-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-04-09
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2015-03-04
NOA Date : 2015-03-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-04-09
Approved Date : 2015-05-12
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 69 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2015-03-04
NOA Date : 2015-03-06
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 69 days.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 22, 2013
Embassy Review : Arrived outside the embassy around 6.40am and there was already a few people sitting on the benches outside the embassy.around 7am people started edging their way to the visa entrance .at 7.30am the grumpy English women everyone talks about arrived outside shouting to get everyone in line and telling people who are not going in the embassy to get out the line .I was the third in line and the first k1 visa in line .got into the embassy at 7.38am .I didn't have a watch on me but it must be around 8am I was called to the first window.I was pleased to see the smiley African American lady I've read so many good things about.she took all my documents whilst making small talk and when she came to take my financial support papers she realized my fiance was in the air force.she then told me she was in the air force for 22years and retired at mildenhall which was my finances last base before returning to the states.we then spent a few minutes talking about mildenhall,the air force and my finances next base in colarado springs.she then wished me luck and I sat back down to wait to be called again.I don't know exactly how long I was waiting but it didn't feel longer than ten mintues.I was greeted by a friendly looking guy who made me do the oath then sign my name and print my finances name on the forms ,then went on to ask me:
How did you meet your fiance
What firstly made him stand out to you
Is he in the army or air force
What rank is he
what's his next base.when I told him colarado springs he told me that's where he is from and how beautiful it is and how ill love it
He then said I can tell you your visa was approved congratulations on your engagement.
All in all I was in and back at Starbucks just down the street where my friend was waiting with my phone within a hour !!
Rating : Very Good


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