Live By Faith's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Amar
Beneficiary's Name: Sonita
VJ Member: Live By Faith
Country: Pakistan

Last Updated: 2009-10-12
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Immigration Checklist for Amar & Sonita:

USCIS I-130/I-129F Petitions:  
Dept of State K3 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  


K3 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Islamabad, Pakistan
Marriage : 2004-05-21
I-130 Sent : 2004-06-24
I-130 NOA1 : 2004-06-28
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-129F Sent : 2004-07-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2004-07-12
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2005-01-20
NVC Received : 2005-01-27
NVC Left : 2005-02-04
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2005-02-26
Interview Date : 2005-04-08
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2005-04-14
US Entry : 2005-04-23
I-130 Approval : 2004-12-28
Comments : We have an approved I-130 in NVC, but we have opted for K3, we have filed for AOS and EAD.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 192 days from your NOA1 date.

Your I-130 was approved in 183 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 284 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2005-04-23
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Wife was cleared and was out in 15 mins. Praise God !!!


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Detroit MI
Date Filed : 2005-06-16
NOA Date : 2005-06-30
RFE(s) : 2005-08-09
Bio. Appt. : 2005-08-17
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2006-02-15
Approval / Denial Date : 2006-02-15
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2006-02-27
Comments : AOS process done with no problems at all. Received the card and it is perfect with no problems, no typos nothing...life is Great, Praise the Lord for all His blessings in our life!!!


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2005-06-16
NOA Date : 2005-06-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2005-08-17
Approved Date : 2005-10-07
Date Card Received : 2005-10-13
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 113 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Nebraska Service Center
Date Filed : 2007-12-18
NOA Date : 2007-12-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-01-29
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-05-16
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2008-05-22
Comments : Case transferred to CSC after initial submission at NSC.


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Detroit MI
Date Filed : 2009-05-28
NOA Date : 2009-06-01
Bio. Appt. : 2009-07-02
Interview Date : 2009-09-09
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2009-09-17
Comments : no problems at the interview.... the officers seem much much friendler nowadays at that office.... oath ceremony at Cobo Hall on 09/17/2009...registered to vote, updated SS record... Sept 18, 2009 filed for US passport Oct 08, 2009 got US passport in the mail Oct 09, 2009 got Naturalization certificate back !!!!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Islamabad, Pakistan
Review Topic: K3 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 23, 2005
Embassy Review : interview exp went very smooth, wife was well prepared. had no problems at all.
Rating : Very Good


POE Review: JFK
Event Description
Entry Date : 2005-04-23
Embassy Review : was cleared and out in 15 mins.
Harassment Level : Low


Local US CIS Office Review: Detroit MI
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : March 13, 2006
Embassy Review : We arrived just a few mins before our interview time, were checked at the gate, then put out interview letter in the Green Card interviews bin, a few mins later an older gentleman came out looked through the letter then called her name, he took us in his office, told us to swear to tell the truth and all that. Then he took her passport and EAD. He said he has studied our file and our I-130 has been approved a long time ago and that all our docs in our file are in order for a successful AOS processing. He asked her simple questions like her date of birth, her mother's name and went over the last page of questions on I-485 questions. Then he asked me what docs I had to prove we are living together, I gave him our bank satement and a few letters from various Christian organizations we are part of and he said that was enough. He then said congrats you are now a permanent resident in US, he said I am going to keep your EAD as you don't need that anymore, he took her passport stamped cancelled on her K3 visa and put a stamp for I-551 conditional greencard evidence. He explained us that since we not married for 2 years, she is only approved for conditional GC. I laughingly said oh our 2nd anniversary is 2 months away , he said I know it stinks but things happen. He then asked her to sign a letter that he told her to apply for lifting condition and told us to wait for one week after our 90 days before 2 years of conditional residence expires and apply. He then said you will recieve your card in 2 weeks and told us to go have lunch in Canada if we want. All in all it was a wonderful experience, we were out in about 15 mins....Praise the Lord for all this blessing in our life!!!!
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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