jptl85's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: D
Beneficiary's Name: J
VJ Member: jptl85
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2018-06-03
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Immigration Checklist for D & J:

Dept of State Other Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

Other Visa
Event Date
NVC Received :
NVC Left : 2014-03-25
Consulate Received : 2014-03-31
Packet 3 Received : 2014-04-03
Packet 3 Sent : 2014-04-08
Packet 4 Received : 2014-04-28
Interview Date : 2014-05-19
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2014-06-16
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Great POE for K1, didn't even get taken into the secondary area. All done at the counter, the guy was friendly but professional.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Norfolk VA
Date Filed : 2014-07-25
NOA Date : 2014-08-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-09-12
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2014-12-17
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-12-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received:
Comments : Very professional staff, short and sweet interview.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-07-25
NOA Date : 2014-07-31
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-09-12
Approved Date : 2014-09-20
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 57 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-07-25
NOA Date : 2014-07-31
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 57 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2016-09-19
NOA Date : 2016-09-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-10-18
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2017-08-24
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2017-09-15
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Washington DC
Date Filed : 2017-09-18
NOA Date : 2017-09-21
Bio. Appt. : 2017-10-16
Interview Date : 2018-05-22
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2018-07-04
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 19, 2014
Embassy Review : Interview was this morning (19th May) and approved! I wanted to write a review, but for some reason it won't let me - so i will post it here, and hopefully an administrator can let me know how to add it to my profile!

Arrived at the Embassy at 6.45, beautiful day outside, and there were about 10 people in the queue before me. If you have an 8am appointment, it really is worth getting there earlier as the earlier ticket number you have the quicker it will be to leave!

So, you queue up in two lines, Americans and Non-Americans. Have your Interview Letter and DS-160 ready along with your passport. they will come down the line with plastic bags for your things in your pockets, and your belt (if you are wearing one). I didn't have much in my pockets, and if possible travel as light as possible so you are not trying to put everything in this plastic bag whilst trying to hold your passport and DS160 / Interview Letter in the other.

Once you get to the front of the line, they will check you off the list, and then send you to another line in front of the security office. You go in four at a time, and go through airport style security, which is very quick. You then walk around the side of the embassy and up the steps to the reception area. Here, they will scan your DS-160 and stick on your interview letter your ticket (which has your number on it). If you are going for the K Visa, it will be an 'I' ticket. My number was I902, meaning i was the second person in line for the Immigrant Visa interviews. You then proceed to the waiting room area. Pay attention to the screens, your number will pop up and you need to go to the relevant windows promptly! Windows 1-11 are the front, and 12-25 are in the back.

I sat down at 7.45, and at 8.05 i was called to Window 13 for my initial interview. It was a nice American guy who asked my for my passport, interview letter, i-134 and my fiancÚ's most recent tax return. He also asked for my birth certificate / police report and the copies of these. He then asked for two passport photos, and asked me to write my name on the back. He then went through a list of questions on a checklist and then took fingerprints. He also took the courier receipt.
He then said to take a seat and i would be called back for an interview.

About 25 minutes later i was called to Window 15. Another nice American guy. This was the interview, although it was some straightforward stuff. How did we meet, how many times we have seen each other, and some other questions that are straightforward. We had a joke about the roads here and how much bigger they are in the USA! He then closed my file and said i had been approved! . He said it would take 2 weeks, or just under to get my passport back. He wished me good luck and that was it!

i turned around as the exit was right behind me and left to wake my fiancÚ up to give her the good news. All in all an hour in the embassy and probably 45 minutes outside. Really professional but friendly staff.
Rating : Very Good

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