Hedi&Colleen's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Colleen
Beneficiary's Name: Hedi
VJ Member: Hedi&Colleen
Country: Tunisia

Last Updated: 2018-09-12
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Immigration Checklist for Colleen & Hedi:

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 : Tunisia
I-129F Sent : 2013-05-29
I-129F NOA1 : 2013-06-03
I-129F RFE(s) : 2013-08-30
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2013-10-2
NVC Received : 2013-11-08
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2014-01-08
Consulate Received : 2014-02-21
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2014-05-15
Interview Date : 2014-05-21 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2014-05-23
US Entry : 2014-05-26
Marriage : 2014-06-01
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 121 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 352 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Boston
POE Date : 2014-05-26 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : This was a great port of entry - no harrassment at all, and the customs and immigration officer was very helpful

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Hartford CT
Date Filed : 2014-07-01
NOA Date : 2014-07-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-08-12
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-05-14
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2015-04-10
Comments : Interview waived

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-07-01
NOA Date : 2014-07-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-08-12
Approved Date : 2014-09-04
Date Card Received : 2014-09-13
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 65 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-07-01
NOA Date : 2014-07-08
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2014-09-13
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 65 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2017-02-17
NOA Date : 2017-02-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-03-13
Interview Date : 2018-08-20
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-08-28
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Green Card Received :
Comments : Combo interview for Removal of Conditions and Citizenship on 8/20/18

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Saint Louis MO
Date Filed : 2018-02-19
NOA Date : 2018-02-20
Bio. Appt. : 2018-03-12
Interview Date : 2018-08-20
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2018-09-12
Comments : Interview and civics exam went really well, oath ceremony scheduled soon after

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Timeline Comments: 2

blank avatar Parsi2017 on 2018-09-20 said:
Congratulations on becoming a US citizen. I am in the same situation and still waiting. Could you please tell me if you went with your spouse to interview? What questions were asked for the i-751 part of the interview?
Hedi&Colleen on 2018-09-20 said:
I went with my spouse, and thankfully I did because they asked me to sit in on the interview even though it wasn’t mentioned on the interview notice. They had very few questions for me/regarding the I-751, just are we married, did we have any evidence/originals that we brought with us, did we have any children, was our address still current, etc. But I would prepare for both interviews. Most of the interview was spent on the civics questions and naturalization portion but they reverted back to the I-751 afterwards when asking for updated documents. I brought with us tax transcripts for the three years since filing for removal of conditions (we filed before sumitting 2016 taxes in February 2017, so this included the 2015, 2016 and 2017 tax years) a copy of our new car title with both of our names, and a few other bits and pieces. I unfortunately brought the wrong photos (they were the leftover originals that didn’t have us in a photo together) so she didn’t include that. He needed to explain what the oath of allegiance meant to him which was a bit hard, but she let him re-read it first. It was a pretty easy interview overall.
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