sweetswinks's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Si
Beneficiary's Name: Vee
VJ Member: sweetswinks
Country: Australia

Last Updated: 2018-06-15
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Immigration Checklist for Si & Vee:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Sydney, Australia
I-129F Sent : 2014-01-23
I-129F NOA1 : 2014-01-27
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2014-06-05
NVC Received : 2014-06-10
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2014-06-11
NVC Left : 2014-06-13
Consulate Received : 2014-06-20
Packet 3 Received : 2014-06-20
Packet 3 Sent : 2014-06-20
Packet 4 Received : 2014-06-20
Interview Date : 2014-07-15
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2014-07-17
US Entry : 2014-08-20
Marriage : 2014-09-07
Comments : 23 Jan 2014: I-129f petition sent to Lewisville TX lockbox
27 Jan 2014: NOA1 (Petition forwarded to Texas Service Center)
30 Jan 2014: Alien Registration Number changed
23 May 2014: Expedite request ("humanitarian situation" for medical reasons)
25 May 2014: Contacted Congressmen & Senators
05 Jun 2014: NOA2 received (Text & Email notification)
05 Jun 2014: Package forwarded to NVC
09 Jun 2014: NOA2 Hardcopy received
10 Jun 2014: NVC received package
11 Jun 2014: NVC assigned case number
13 Jun 2014: Left NVC - "In Transit"
20 Jun 2014: CEAC status changed to "Ready"
20 Jun 2014: Packet 3 received
15 Jul 2014: Interview - approved!
17 Jul 2014: Visa received
20 Aug 2014: U.S. Arrival
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 129 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 169 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Dallas
POE Date : 2014-08-20
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Pittsburgh PA
Date Filed : 2014-10-23
NOA Date : 2014-11-07
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-12-04
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-07-18
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2015-08-08
Comments : 10-20-2014: AOS, EAD, and AP sent to USCIS Chicago, IL
10-23-2014: AOS, EAD, and AP received by USCIS Chicago, IL
11-07-2014: NOA's received via text/email
11-13-2014: NOA/Receipt notices received via mail (receipt date listed as November 6)
11-22-2014: Biometrics appointment letter received
12-04-2014: Biometrics Scheduled
02-24-2015: Notice of Potential Interview Waiver letter received."We anticipate a delay of up to 6 months in processing your case".
07-18-2015: Greencard approved - No Interview or RFE
07-24-2015: Received mailed Welcome Notice
08-07-2015: Email update "Card mailed"
08-08-2015: Received Greencard!


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-10-23
NOA Date : 2014-11-07
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-12-04
Approved Date : 2015-01-06
Date Card Received : 2015-01-10
Comments : 10-20-2014: AOS, EAD, and AP sent to USCIS Chicago, IL
10-23-2014: AOS, EAD, and AP received by USCIS Chicago, IL
11-07-2014: NOA's received via text/email
11-13-2014: NOA/Receipt notices received via mail (receipt date listed as November 6)
11-22-2014: Biometrics appointment letter received
12-04-2014: Biometrics Scheduled
01-06-2015: EAD & AP approved - EAD status changed to "Card Production"
01-09-2015: EAD/AP combo card mailed and tracking number received
01-10-2015: EAD/AP combo card received
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 75 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-10-23
NOA Date : 2014-11-07
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2015-01-10
Comments : 10-20-2014: AOS, EAD, and AP sent to USCIS Chicago, IL
10-23-2014: AOS, EAD, and AP received by USCIS Chicago, IL
11-07-2014: NOA's received via text/email
11-13-2014: NOA/Receipt notices received via mail (receipt date listed as November 6)
01-06-2015: Travel Document approved
01-10-2015: EAD/AP combo card received
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 75 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2017-05-25
NOA Date : 2017-05-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-06-27
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-06-07
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2018-06-15
Comments : 05-25-2017: Mailed via USPS Priority Mail 5 lb packet!
05-27-2017: VSC received packet
06-02-2017: Check cashed by VSC
06-05-2017: Received NOA/Extension letter dated 05-30
06-17-2017: Received biometrics appointment letter
06-27-2017: Biometrics appointment
06-07-2018: Green Card being produced
06-15-2018: Received Green Card


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Sydney, Australia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 15, 2014
Embassy Review : My interview was scheduled for 10am, and I arrived about 9.45am, I entered the MLC center lobby and went up to level 10 via the lift.
The U.S. consulate reception is around a corner from the lifts on level 10, upon entering it wasn't busy but there were many security guards they're all friendly!

I handed over my bag and coat, they placed my chest x-ray cd in my bag (it was not needed at the interview at all) I was instructed to wait for a lady to let me into the lift, she told me to get off at level 59.

When I got to level 59 the lady asked for my passport to check my name off a list and buzzed me in, had to pull open that big heavy door!

I was surprised to see that the interviewing area is much like a bank teller with thick heavy glass and intercoms, you stand up speaking to the consulate officer while they type on their computers.

I took a number from the ticket machine and sat down, my number was called about 10 minutes later; I handed in my paperwork in the order they asked for itv on the checklist (minus the medical, which I ticked on the checklist but the medical center had sent it directly to the consulate so they had it)

The lady who took my documents told me to sit down again while she checked everything was there.

I got called up again 10 minutes later for my fingerprints. I watched others taking their interviews, saw a few people be told they'll need to provide a co-sponsor before their visa would be issued.

Then my number was called again to window 2! I Took the oath looking the CO in the eye, he asked when i met my fiance, I told him the story and he smiled, he then asked me when he proposed and he smiled and laughed with me when I explained I had no idea what was happening and I squealed and freaked out excitedly! While going through the I-134 stuff (we have my fiancé'a mum as our co-sponsor) he joked a bit about my police check costing me $52 to say I had a lack of criminal record.

The questions he asked were;
1. When and how did you meet? (online!)
2. How did he propose? (Afte christmas shopping on a snowy wintery night he filled bought me ice cream and took me up to Mt washington overlooking Pittsburgh night skyline!)
3. What does he do for a living?
4. What do I do for a living?
5. What was the longest time you have been in the U.S. in one trip? (no overstays)
6. Is this the first marriage for both of you? (Yup!)
7. Do either of you have kids? (nup!)
8. Will you take his last name?, and will our future kids do that too (I thought that was funny cos we're not starting just yet!)

Then he handed me my slip that says I've been approved!

I was shocked at how quick it was, I had tons of evidence with me but none was needed. I had a question about my G325a from the initial petition; i'd written the wrong month for my employment end date and 2 residential addresses, he said not to worry about it even though I had a new one ready for him, then he waved his hand and shooed me away smiling! javascript:emoticon('')
DONE!!!! javascript:emoticon('')
Rating : Very Good


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** Not all cases are transfered

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