olutayo82's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: tayo
Beneficiary's Name: rotimi
VJ Member: olutayo82
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2009-07-06
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Immigration Checklist for tayo & rotimi:

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 : Nigeria
I-129F Sent : 2005-09-13
I-129F NOA1 : 2005-09-22
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2005-11-13
NVC Received : 2005-11-20
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2005-11-28
Consulate Received : 2005-12-02
Packet 3 Received : 2006-01-02
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2006-01-02
Interview Date : 2006-03-07
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-03-10
US Entry : 2006-04-09
Marriage : 2006-04-17
Comments : Thanks to VJ members and big thanks to God in heaven for granting us our wishes.I am going to finally be with my fiance after all this while.
May there be success for everybody else going through this journey
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 52 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 166 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2006-04-09
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,EAD Card
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : He did not even have to ask for it.They just stamped his I-94 with the Employment autorization

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Memphis TN
Date Filed : 2006-04-25
NOA Date : 2006-05-01
RFE(s) : 2006-06-02
Bio. Appt. : 2006-05-22
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2007-01-24
Approval / Denial Date : 2007-01-24
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2007-02-01
Comments : Latest update on interview. We had initially recieved a cancellation e-mail for the interview but we ended up going anyways. Voila , it was approved. Did not even say anything about a Cancellation. Can you believe that. Why is USCIS sending out e-mail for interview cancellations anyway. It is a great way of misleading people. SO big lesson for any of ya'll getting cancellation e-mails. You should go anyways.

Sent an RFE for form I-485 asking for I-864 form again after we had initially submitted. Something must be going on there at uscis.
Another touch on September 17th,2006.Hopefully an approval is coming soon or at least an interview

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2006-04-25
NOA Date : 2006-05-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-05-22
Approved Date : 2006-07-07
Date Card Received : 2006-07-12
Comments : This is valid for a year.Thank God, at least he can work till he gets his Green card which i think will not be to long.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 73 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2006-04-25
NOA Date : 2006-05-01
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2006-07-10
Comments : Had to get and emergency parole so we could go to Canada for our wedding reception.Came at the right time.Went all the way to Memphis to beg and plead for it. Hopefully, the lady there saw we really needed it and we got it like a week after.
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 69 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2008-11-19
NOA Date : 2008-11-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-06-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2009-06-22
Comments : No interviews at all. They did ask for additional documentation to show my husband and I were married.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nigeria
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 9, 2006
Embassy Review : My Fiance had a nice experience at the Lagos COnsulate.At least they did not give him any problems.
His interview was scheduled for March 7th,2006 at 7.00am

He got there at 6.45am and as usual there was a long queue of people waiting for their interviews.
It got to his turn and they gave him a number IV 20 Whatever that means.

Finally after 2 hrs,He was called in by a nice looking lady(so he said).SHe told him to submit his Birth Certificate,Affidavit of support and other the necessary forms he needed to hand in and go wait in another 2hrs.He was called in for the main interview by a different lady.

She looked at him and said , so DrXXX, you are applying for an immigrant visa.WHat visa is that by the way.He responded by saying K1 Fiance visa.The lady said "Are you aware that you have to marry within 90days from the date you get into the States?"My fiance said he was aware of the fact.She therefore brought the DS156 and DS156-K for him to sign it in front of her.She proceeded to ask him to do the fingerprinting for both fingers.Told him to swear on his life that all he came to say was the truth and nothing but the truth yadda yadda ah and so on like that.

Asked him the ffg questions based on the HOW WE MET word doc i sent to the USCIS office in Texas.
1.What is your fiace's name?
2.What does she do now?
3.Where does she work?
4.Where does she live?
5.How did we meet?

Great thing about this is that we met 6 yrs ago and have been dating that quite long.he went to explain this was the situation and he had a lot of proof that the relationship was valid.
Asked my fiance if he had resigned from his job. HE told her no cos he was waiting for the result of the interview

She therefore asked him for the evidence of fiance relationship.My fiance had a stack full of evidence , gave everything to her and said these letters sound so romantic.It looks valid enough.

Finally after all the grueling questions, she told him he can resign from his job,he is coming to the U.S

He could not believe his ears. She gave him a BLUE CARD and said congratulations, come pick up your passport on Friday
Shi ke nah!

I was so happy, he was so happy he called me at 3.30am central time to give me all this info.He said it was the easiest interview he has ever attended.

He however saw other people who were trying to get a non-immigrant visiting visa and they were refused.THe U.S embassy can really hurt people in that lagos consulate.I mean people sleep over at the consulate just because of getting a visa and go all these stress.

Thank God ,our prayers came true.After 6yrs of over the ocean relationship, we are finally going to be together.
Thank God.
Rating : Moderate

POE Review: JFK
Event Description
Entry Date : 2006-04-09
Embassy Review : He did not even have to ask for it.They just stamped his I-94 with the Employment autorization
Harassment Level : Low

Timeline Comments: None yet, be the first!

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