Illiria's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: K
Beneficiary's Name: T
VJ Member: Illiria
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2018-03-02
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Immigration Checklist for K & T:

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 : 2013-06-01
I-129F NOA1 : 2013-06-10
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2013-08-20
NVC Received : 2013-10-03
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2013-10-10
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2013-10-24
Packet 3 Sent : 2013-11-06
Packet 4 Received : 2014-01-10
Interview Date : 2014-01-22
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2014-01-31
US Entry : 2014-02-19
Marriage : 2014-03-18
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 71 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 226 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : San Francisco
POE Date : 2014-02-19
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : For the sake of those in line behind me I wish I had been sent to the new immig line but other than that was very easy.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Francisco CA
Date Filed : 2014-04-10
NOA Date : 2014-04-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-05-13
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2014-07-14
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-07-14
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2014-07-19
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-04-10
NOA Date : 2014-04-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-05-13
Approved Date : 2014-07-08
Date Card Received : 2014-07-16
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 89 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2016-04-26
NOA Date : 2016-04-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-06-30
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-11-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2016-11-18
Comments : Had to do service request as Biometrics appointment not scheduled. Approved without an interview.

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : San Francisco CA
Date Filed : 2017-04-18
NOA Date : 2017-04-20
Bio. Appt. : 2017-05-19
Interview Date : 2018-02-13
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2018-03-15
Comments : Quick and pleasant interview.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 23, 2014
Embassy Review : My appointment was at 8:30 but I arrived at 7:30 so I could be in before then.

I had taken my mom with me so I didn’t have to use the pharmacy to leave stuff and as going to the US will mean that I miss her 60th I thought I would treat her to a couple of days in London afterwards as an early birthday present.

Well where to start, getting in was easy. Some people hadn't read their interview letter which clearly says that you can't take in phones, some tried to argue with the poor woman telling them by saying 'I will just put it away in my bag'javascript:emoticon('')

Once in the people at the desk were really nice and the boards, once turned on were easy to see from anywhere in the room. However they did take a long time to get them working after they said they would and in the meantime the tannoy would cut out whenever the new number should have been displayed on the screen so that only half the message was heard. javascript:emoticon('')

I was called up to the first step at 8:30. I had dreaded cashier 1; I can see why she is considered rude. She is professionally mannered without being courteous. Though when I was called up she had disappeared and returned after 5 minutes with no word of apology for keeping me waiting. She then came back with my file and appeared to pick something up off the floor. She then disappeared without saying anything making me think that there was something wrong with my file. Nope, she had just knocked something over under her desk and was proceeding to tidy up without telling me it wasn’t my documents and without apologising for the wait.

However this was not the worst. She put holes in my certified copy of my long birth certificate. javascript:emoticon('') When I questioned this she claimed it was not the original but a photocopy. When I pointed to the copy which is a different paper thickness and has a clear band of white at the bottom showing it is a different colour paper she said 'Oh I thought it was a copy because the printing looked so poor it didn’t look real' No apology or anything, when I pointed out that it was a certified copy from the main registry she said that I had handed the original and copy wrong to her so it had gotten mixed up. As if it was my fault she had put it on the wrong pile. I pointed out that most people don’t have the long form given at birth and the government and the London embassy points you to get the certified copy from central registry so she should be used to it being like that not the original form. Still no apology for having ruined it, just a ‘oh well get a new one and you should get it from where your birth was registered not the central records’, just because that's what she did for her daughter. Once more tried to point out that I used links provided by the embassy website as if you don’t it can lead to problems but she claimed that you don’t have to and that it was fine not to in future.

At this point really not impressed, asked her to make sure that she did not do this to my original copy of my Canadian police report, which I needed after having lived there for more than 12 months, as it had taken 6 months to get due to not being in Canada when I requested it. She acted like it was a real inconvenience when I wanted to check she had the right one about to be hole punched and when I told her how long it took she said that others had not had that much trouble. I pointed out this was as they paid a third party more money to have it done digitally and that you had to send them a copy of the birth certificate which I was unwilling to do. At this she relented and let me check.javascript:emoticon('')

Anyway, I had all the required documents plus copies of everything in case so she told me to sit down and wait for the number to be called again. This was at about 9:00. Based on the reports here I thought I would be in for an hour or so wait for the next interview but it cant have been more than 10 minutes before my number was called again.

Talk about night and day. The gentleman I had at window 15 was so polite and welcoming. He greeted me and asked how I was. Then asked me how we had met and how we came to be engaged. I explained how we met and that we had been talking about getting married before he got the job offer in the states. He sounded surprised and said ‘oh so he is a dual national’. I smiled and said yes. Most of the time they just think he has lived here as an American. He asked about Vancouver and why we had gone there, I explained about his job and that we move for that. He asked me what my fiancé did now. He then asked me what I do and I explained that the most recent job I had made moving with my fiancé easier.

He then told me that my application had been approved javascript:emoticon('')and explained what would happen now, he emphasised that the packet that you shouldn’t open should have do not open on it and advised that some people had done so recently and they had been turned away at the border. He then asked if I had any questions and I said no so he congratulated me and said ‘have a good day’

It’s it at this point I lost my cool, proceeded to walk the wrong way and had to return to him and ask which was the way out. javascript:emoticon('')
Rating : Good

Local US CIS Office Review: San Francisco CA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : February 14, 2018
Embassy Review : Arrived early but was let in. Quickly through security, no signs or people directing you to the right floor so just followed what it said on the letter. Checked in and was given a packet with the passport application in it. Directed to sit in section E, waited about 20 mins for CO. I was called in, by very pleasant interviewer. Asked to swear oath, show interview letter and green card, passport and state id. We did the test first, she did the English test and then the civics test. It threw me that the English test wasn’t related to one of the hundred questions they could ask for the civics test. Answered the civics test in 6. Then went through the questions on the application, finally asked to confirm information listed on form. Congratulated me and I asked if she knew when next ceremonies were.
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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