janet&adonis's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Janet
Beneficiary's Name: Adonis
VJ Member: janet&adonis
Country: Dominican Republic

Last Updated: 2018-10-19
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Immigration Checklist for Janet & Adonis:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? Texas Service Center on 2013-08-09
Consulate : Dominican Republic
I-129F Sent : 2013-07-01
I-129F NOA1 : 2013-07-11
I-129F RFE(s) : None!
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2013-09-19
NVC Received : 2013-09-30
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2013-10-02
Consulate Received : 2013-10-08
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2013-11-22
Interview Date : 2014-02-26
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2014-03-15
Marriage : 2014-04-14
Comments : We got married 4/14/14!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 70 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 230 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Miami
POE Date : 2014-03-15
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 5
Comments : My husband said that the immigration officers grilled him for two hours, asking many of the same questions of the interview at the embassy, cracking jokes about him resembling a character in the movie sanky panky, and pulling his ear, basically treating him like dirt....

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Houston TX
Date Filed : 2014-05-14
NOA Date : 2014-05-24
RFE(s) : 2015-06-15
Bio. Appt. : 2014-06-20
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2015-09-01
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-09-01
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2015-09-10
Comments : Notice of Potential Interview Waiver letter received 9/10/14
6/15/15 RFE new medical

6/20/15 New Medical exam with 3 vaccines $415

6/23/15 Medical exam results

6/24/15 Mailed Priority Mail results to USCIS Houston office

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-05-14
NOA Date : 2014-05-24
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-06-20
Approved Date : 2014-08-07
Date Card Received : 2014-08-14
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 85 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-05-14
NOA Date : 2014-05-24
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2014-08-14
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 85 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2017-07-03
NOA Date : 2017-07-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-08-02
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-10-11
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2018-10-19
Comments : no interview, no rfe

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Dominican Republic
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : February 26, 2014
Embassy Review : First i want to thank everyone on vj for your help and encouragement, it has been a blessing! We stayed at a new hotel in the area called Hostal San Fransisco De Asis. It was pretty nice, and my fiance got to take his first hot shower....lol. We got up at 3 am got ready and checked out. We made it to the consulate at 4:30am. There were a few people in line already. We got out of the vehicle and the buscones were in our face! Saying that the photos needed to be stapled, and if not they were going to send us outside, but i told my fiance not to pay attention, they just want money. They were also telling us that the photos had to be bigger than 2x2. The ones we had were just fine. We waited in line painfully till 6:30am then they finally let everyone inside. I didnt have a purse or electronics so i went right through the line. I do want to let you know that the fiance visas there are called "visa de residencia" so you will sit near the cafeteria. We were given #102...which they dont call in order

First we were called to window 16, and the lady there was really nice. She asked for his banco popular receipts, certificado de buena conducta, the ds156, photos, and passport. She also asked for copies of my divorce decree and his birth certificate. It does not need to be translated to english (birth certificate). We were asked to sit down and wait. A while later we were called to window 15 for fingerprints. Then we waited again. Then we were called to window 19. We got an american looking skinny man with glasses. He seemed nice, but asked alot of questions.

How did you meet?
How did you propose and where?
Where does her parents live?
How many kids does she have?
Who does she live with?
What does she do (work)?
When was she last sick?
Are there any dominicans in texas?
How often did she send money?
Do you have family in the us?
Have you ever been to the us on a visa?
When are you getting married?

When was the last time you were sick?
How much do you make a year?
How did you meet?
Does he have any family in the states?
When and where did he propose?
When you met in person in june why didn't you marry then?
How often did you send money?
Are you nervous?

On the money question, he asked for receipts because i said 3 times and my fiance said 5 times. I thought it was three because i had a paper receipt with two dates but also had two receipts. The officer was intimidating because sometimes he would shut the microphone off and speak to the coworker. He would also ask the questions in a way that he had to repeat the question several times. I had already seen the green ticket back in the first window 16 and also when the officer was speaking. With the glare on the window i couldn't see the officers face, and i could only hear him and that bothered me. He slowly stamped the green ticket and said "felicidades visa aprobada" go pay domex.

Rating : Moderate

Local US CIS Office Review: Houston TX
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : September 2, 2015
Embassy Review : We filed our AOS on May 2014. We received NPIW letter September 2014. We were hoping that we would not have an interview. We received an RFE in June for an expired medical. We responded. Then on August 22 we received a letter notifying us of an interview. It was at 8am. We left at 6:30am but with traffic and heavy rains we did not arrive until 9:15am. We explained we got caught in traffic and they signed us in. We were called back around 10:15am. The ISO II we spoke with was a lady. The first question she asked was why we were so late getting to the appointment. Then she asked me to ask my husband some questions in Spanish. I asked him the questions, but he was not responding the way she wanted him to. I had to repeat several questions. Then about halfway through the interview, she started asking him questions in Spanish. Then she asked to see the photo album we brought. She asked my husband what proof of co-mingling did we have. He was slow to answer, he said "our love", photos, insurance. She asked why he was not on any loans. He explained that they didn't want to put him on the loans because he only had a "work permit" and not a resident card. She wanted to keep random photos from the photo album. Some of us together, some with his family, and some of the wedding. I stapled two photos to a sheet, and she put it in our file. She took a copy of our marriage certificate, and kept all the copies of our insurance. She then asked him questions from a application, like has he been arrested, has he had anything to do with drugs, did he pay me to marry him, stuff like that. After a silence, she said we were approved. This lady though the whole time did not smile, and was very short and direct. I am just glad we can breathe and not worry about immigration for another two years.
Harassment Level : Moderate

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