JeremySusan's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: jeremy
Beneficiary's Name: Susan
VJ Member: JeremySusan
Country: Ireland

Last Updated: 2012-11-09
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Immigration Checklist for jeremy & Susan:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Ireland
I-129F Sent : 2009-02-23
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-02-25
I-129F RFE(s) : NONE
RFE Reply(s) : NONE
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-06-30
NVC Received : 2009-07-10
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-07-13
Consulate Received : 2009-07-15
Packet 3 Received : 2009-07-28
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-07-28
Packet 4 Received : 2009-08-05
Interview Date : 2009-08-11
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-08-14
US Entry : 2009-09-23
Marriage : 2009-11-20
Comments : we are having a civil ceremony within the 90 days then we are getting married in front of family and friends in VEGAS on july 2010.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 125 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 167 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2009-09-23
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : very quick, and had a very polite pleasent immigration officer who just looked at our paperwork, stamped all relevant documents and reminded us to get married within the 90 days (as if we would forget :))

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Fort Smith AR
Date Filed : 2009-12-30
NOA Date : 2010-01-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-02-09
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-04-14
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-04-14
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-12-30
NOA Date : 2010-01-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-02-09
Approved Date : 2010-02-17
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 49 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-12-30
NOA Date : 2010-01-06
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-02-22
Comments : My advance parole just arrived in the post today with no touches on the uscis website. I was not expecting it so soon...... Happy days
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 49 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-02-16
NOA Date : 2012-02-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-03-12
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-11-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ireland
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 11, 2009
Embassy Review : Hi everyone, attended interview today in Dublin. I arrived at 12.45pm, interview was for 1pm. Went through security, bags scanned, phone turned off and left in security, giving my embassy pass and also given a ticket to pick up my phone on the way out.
I was second in the queue for immigrant visas section. Waited approx 30 mins and was called to the window. At this point I was asked for my DS 156, 156K, I134 and all relevant support documents that go with it. I also gave in my medical results (they did not look at the X-ray, the lady informed me that I have to bring it in my hand luggage rolled up as I may be asked for it at POE), police report and SAE envelope and pictures, woman at the counter very efficient and polite, no problems at all. She then told me to pay the cashier when she returned to counter number 6......waited some more...... 20 minutes later woman arrived back, paid for my Visa. This woman then told me to take a seat and wait to be called. Time flew as I got talking to another K-1 applicant, swapping stories etc. I was then called to a window for the interview with a consular officer. Very polite, and friendly man. First he took my finger prints, then proceeded with the interview. He had my file in front of him and had post it's on several pages. He asked me Questions on each page he had a post it.

Questions are as follows:
Who is applying for the Visa with me?
When did we first meet?
when did we first meet in person?
What does he do in USA?
Is he there at present?
What did I work at in Ireland?
Do I intend to work in that field in the States?
When did he propose?
Did I ever live outside of Ireland?
Have I ever had any issues entering the USA before?
When did I plan on entering the States?
Where do you I plan on living in the States?
Any wedding date set?

then he asked me if i had any evidence to show him. I gave him pictures, emails, phone bils, cards, photocopies of tickets and boarding cards etc. he just looked at them and gave them back to me. He then typed something into the computer and said "everything looks good here". I asked does that mean it is apporved and he says "yes it does Ma'am". Officer then explained that I will be sent a package in the post in approx 1 week with my passprt and a package that is to remain unopened until I give it to an immigration officer when entering the States.

Very easy consulate, very polite, professional. Everything went smoothly, all staff very helpful and friendly.

Rating : Very Good

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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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