solarus's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: allyson
Beneficiary's Name: tim
VJ Member: solarus
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2014-10-03
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Immigration Checklist for allyson & tim:

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 : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2005-09-15
I-129F NOA1 : 2005-09-29
I-129F RFE(s) : 2005-11-17
RFE Reply(s) : 2005-12-05
I-129F NOA2 : 2006-01-05
NVC Received : 2006-01-10
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2006-01-12
Consulate Received : 2006-01-25
Packet 3 Received : 2006-02-17
Packet 3 Sent : 2006-02-28
Packet 4 Received : 2006-04-04
Interview Date : 2006-05-02
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-05-03
US Entry : 2006-05-15
Marriage : 2006-05-19
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 98 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 215 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Toronto
POE Date : 2006-05-15
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Very pleasant experience. Welcomed me, and wished me all the best etc.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Diego CA
Date Filed : 2006-06-02
NOA Date : 2006-06-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-08-08
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2006-11-14
Approval / Denial Date : 2006-11-14
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2006-11-25
Comments : Very quick. Asked to see: Lease, insurance, joint bank, petitioner recent pay stub. that's it!

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2006-06-02
NOA Date : 2006-06-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-08-08
Approved Date : 2006-10-03
Date Card Received : 2006-10-07
Comments : Called USCIS 2006-10-2 to inquire about overdue EAD. Approved 2006-10-3.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 123 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2006-06-02
NOA Date : 2006-06-08
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2006-10-07
Comments : Mailed to my old address. AP had corrrect address, envelope did not. Unbelievable.
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 118 days.

Event Date
Service Center :
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2014-10-02
NOA Date :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 7, 2006
Embassy Review : Interview was rather painless. Arrived 1 hour early (08:30 for my 09:30), and was processed immediatly.
Went very quickly.
- Security downstairs - just like the airport
- Elevator up to the 19th floor
- Get a number
- Get called to a window - show them your appointment letter -
- Go to the cashier window, pay $100.00 US cash
- Go right back to the previous window
- Submit original birth cert and copy, original divorce cert and copy, original police record no copy, medical without the x-ray (no one wants the x-ray BTW), signed letter of intent, affidavit of support, DS-156 and suppliment, passport ... i think thats it
- Go sit down and wait a few minutes for your number
- Go to the interview. was asked - where and how did we meet, when did we get engaged, why the states and not canada. (I answered the fabulous San Diego climate)
- She said everything seemed to be in order and handed me a slip to allow me to come back and pick up my passport w/ visa the next day at 14:30 sharp.
- Rental car, gas, hotel, parking, food, and processing fee = $1000.00 ... at least i have a visa and a snappy chest x-ray!
Rating : Good

POE Review: Toronto
Event Description
Entry Date : 2006-05-15
Embassy Review : Very pleasant experience. Welcomed me, and wished me all the best etc.
Harassment Level : Low

Local US CIS Office Review: San Diego CA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : November 14, 2006
Embassy Review : Quick and pleasant.
Harassment Level : Very Good

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(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.

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