zuluweta's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: S
Beneficiary's Name: C
VJ Member: zuluweta
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2018-03-09
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Immigration Checklist for S & C:

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 : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2013-08-14
I-129F NOA1 : 2013-08-19
I-129F RFE(s) : 2013-10-18
RFE Reply(s) : 2013-10-28
I-129F NOA2 : 2013-11-18
NVC Received : 2013-12-14
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2013-12-17
Consulate Received : 2013-12-26
Packet 3 Received : 2014-03-03
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2014-02-18 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2014-03-08
US Entry : 2014-03-15
Marriage : 2014-04-05
Comments : K-1 Visa Journey
USCIS Stage
2013-Aug-15 : I-129F received date
2013-Aug-19 : NOA1 notice date
2013-Aug-21 : Alien registration # changed
2013-Sep-04 : NOA1 hard copy delivered in Manila, Philippines
2013-Oct-18 : RFE notice date
2013-Oct-28 : Reply to RFE sent via DHL from Manila to lawyer in Los Angeles
2013-Oct-31 : Reply to RFE sent by lawyer to CSC of USCIS
2013-Nov-01 : Reply to RFE received by CSC
2013-Nov-06 : Fingerprints submitted to Japan embassy for police clearance
2013-Nov-18 : NOA2 notice date via email & USCIS website
2013-Nov-26 : NOA2 hard copy stamped by Philippine postal service
2013-Dec-13 : NOA2 hard copy delivered in Manila, Philippines
DOS Stage
2013-Dec-13 : NVC Received
2013-Dec-16 : MNL case # assigned
2013-Dec-17 : Visa fee paid at BPI bank ($240); Case file in transit from NVC to USEM
2013-Dec-18 : Interview date scheduled, Feb 2014
2013-Dec-19 : CEAC status "ready"
2013-Dec-20 : Applied for Philippines NBI police clearance, name has a 'hit'
2013-Dec-26 : Applied for CENOMAR & Birth certificate at SM Mall, case creation date
2014-Jan-14 : Got NBI green clearance document from NBI Main office in Manila
2014-Jan-16 : Got Japan police clearance (taped & sealed)
2014-Jan-30 : Got birth certificate & CENOMAR document from SM mall
2014-Feb-10 : First day of medical, last day of medical (immunizations) on Feb 17
2014-Feb-13 : DS-160 submitted online
2014-Feb-18 : Interview, visa approved! Visa in AP, USEM waiting for medical data transmission
2014-Feb-19-21 : CEAC status updated or 'touched', still in AP
2014-Feb-26 : CEAC status 'ready', case creation date changed from Dec 26 to Feb 26
2014-Mar-04 : CEAC status updated, went from 'ready' to AP
2014-Mar-05 : CEAC status ISSUED!
2014-Mar-08 : Received text message from 2Go, passport, visa, yellow packet in hand
2014-Mar-10 : Received CFO certificate and sticker on passport
2014-Mar-15 : POE at SFO, CA
2014-Apr-05 : Got married!
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 91 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 183 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : San Francisco
POE Date : 2014-03-15 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Francisco CA
Date Filed : 2014-06-11
NOA Date : 2014-06-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-07-16
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2014-09-15 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-09-16
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2014-09-20
Comments : AOS Journey
2014-Jun-10 : Forms mailed (I-485 AOS, I-765 EAD, I-131 AP, supporting docs)
2014-Jun-12 : USCIS received date
2014-Jun-16 : NOA1 notice date (AOS, EAD, AP)
2014-Jun-20 : NOA1 hard copies arrived in the mail
2014-Jun-23 : Biometrics appointment letter arrived in the mail
2014-Jul-16 : Biometrics completed
2014-Aug-08: AOS interview notice mailed
2014-Aug-12: AOS interview notice received
2014-Aug-15: EAD/AP card/document in production
2014-Aug-20: EAD/AP card mailed USPS priority
2014-Aug-22: EAD/AP card received
2014-Aug-26: EAD/AP approval document (NOA2) received in the mail
2014-Sep-15: AOS interview, 630 Sansome St., San Francisco USCIS; in continuance
2014-Sep-16: AOS approval notice mailed
2014-Sep-19: GC mailed; AOS in card/document production status; USPS tracking # provided
2014-Sep-20: GC received in the mail; AOS completed
2014-Sep-23: Welcome to USA/AOS approval notice received in the mail
2014-Sep-24: SS card updated; 'valid for work only with DHS authorization' removed
2014-Sep-29: Unrestricted SS card received in mail
2014-Oct-18: CA state ID arrived in the mail (applied Aug 25)


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-06-11
NOA Date : 2014-06-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-07-16
Approved Date : 2014-08-15
Date Card Received : 2014-08-22
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 65 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-06-11
NOA Date : 2014-06-16
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2014-08-22
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 65 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2016-09-14
NOA Date : 2016-09-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-11-10
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-03-06
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Green Card Received :
Comments : ROC case transferred to local office Feb-26-2018


Member Reviews:

POE Review: San Francisco
Event Description
Entry Date : 2014-03-15
Embassy Review : Arrived at SFO airport 15 March 2014. Since my fiancÚ and I filled up a single customs form, we had to enter together. There was no one guiding arriving passengers so we decided to line up at the US citizens and Permanent residents line, which was long but shorter than the Visitors line. As we got closer to the inspection counter, we noticed there was a separate counter for New Immigrants, which I suppose a K-1 visa holder is, but there was no one there.

So finally, we step up together to the CBP officer's counter. Based on his last name and appearance, I could tell he was Filipino-American. When my USC fiancÚ told him we were entering the USA together and that I had a K-1 fiancÚ visa, the CBP officer seemed taken aback, but he collected himself and asked to see my documents, so I gave him the yellow envelope sent to me by the US Embassy in Manila after my visa was approved. He then proceeded to go over my documents and stamped something on one document.

The CBP officer took my biometrics (digital fingerprints and face pic), then he asked my USC fiancÚ how long the visa process took, what each of us did for work and where we planned to live. Then he stamped my passport with the entry date, told us we have 90 days to take care of things (it seemed like he couldn't even mention the word 'marry' since we were same-sex or am I just being too sensitive?) but he wrote for the admitted until date as June 01, 2014, which is about 2 weeks shorter than the 90 days he verbalized.

Then he congratulated us and told us to enjoy life! I asked him if there was no more secondary inspection and his reply was that he just did it.
Harassment Level : Low


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