G Walters's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Greg
Beneficiary's Name: Samantha
VJ Member: G Walters
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2018-09-14
comment on Add Comment to Timeline


Immigration Checklist for Greg & Samantha:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2014-03-10
I-129F NOA1 : 2014-03-14
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2014-04-07
NVC Received : 2014-04-21
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2013-05-22
NVC Left : 2014-04-23
Consulate Received : 2014-04-29
Packet 3 Received : 2014-05-01
Packet 3 Sent : 2014-05-01
Packet 4 Received : 2014-05-31
Interview Date : 2014-06-06
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2014-06-13
US Entry : 2014-06-18
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 24 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 84 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Yakima WA
Date Filed : 2014-08-04
NOA Date : 2014-08-13
RFE(s) : 2013-09-28
Bio. Appt. : 2014-09-04
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2014-10-31
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-10-31
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2014-11-08
Comments : Very easy interview, took about 15 min, only basic questions asked.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-08-04
NOA Date : 2014-08-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-09-04
Approved Date : 2014-09-25
Date Card Received : 2014-10-03
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 52 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-08-04
NOA Date : 2014-08-13
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2014-10-03
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 52 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2016-10-13
NOA Date : 2016-10-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-12-08
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-03-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2018-04-06
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 11, 2014
Embassy Review : "I stayed at the Rose Court Hotel. Cheap and cheerful and less than 10mins walk from the embassy. On the morning of the 9am interview, I arrived at 6:45. There were 3 people there already. At the front of the embassy are two glass cabins; the left for Citizens, the right for Immigration. At 7am a man came out and put up a booth and a sign for the immigration queue for us to queue 'here'. There were about 15 of us now. We queued on the wrong side of the sign, so shuffled round to the other. At around 7:15? A lady came out and informed the 40 of us that the queue was going to be split into two: 8am interviews were to stay in the first queue, and anyone after 8am would form a second queue. We adjusted accordingly. By 7:30 it looked like there were around 50 - 60 people. She started checking off people's DS-160, interview letter and passports against a list and they were allowed to enter through the glass cabin, where the security is, to go on through to the entrance. At some point, the lady at the desk suddenly shouted whether there was anyone for immigration, and I piped up. She checked my paperwork and waved me through the cabin. No laptops. Mobile phones are fine, but only the ones with smart screens. (One lady who had her laptop with her, ran up to Goulds pharmacy and dropped it off there and joined the queue in under 10mins.) After security, we entered the building by the side and queued to get our number for the queue for the interview. The printer had just broken, so as we were waiting, and I was about 30th in the queue, the lady at the desk called out if there was anyone from immigration, I piped up, and she gave me the last ticket that had printed before the machine conked out. My ticket said I was 3rd in the Immigration queue; it was 7:42. We walk into a hall, where chairs face a large screen which displays information on what paperwork you need. To the left of this screen is a smaller one showing which numbers have been called. When the number calls, it goes 'ping' and flashes up on the big screen before moving on to the little one. Keep ears and eyes open. Interviews are taken standing at the counter, like being at the bank. First one involved passing over paperwork, no questions are asked at this stage. You are sent back to your seat and called back later. There is no clock up, so wear a watch or keep switching your phone on to check the time, if you want. 2nd interview is it! Swear an oath, tell the truth. The questions I got were; how often had I visited the US, why had he not come to the UK, what did he do? What did I do? Had I met his family, why not? When did I hope to fly? the man doing the questions did not crack a smile. He said the visa had been approved and only then did he smile! In fact when I left the booth, I was not sure whether he had said I was approved or not, I was so overcome with joy, and all I had to remember his words by was his smile. I was out of the embassy and calling my fiance by 8:54. There is a photo-booth in the waiting area and drinks and food is available for purchase too. Good luck, and happy future to you all.
Rating : Very Good

Local US CIS Office Review: Yakima WA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : November 2, 2014
Embassy Review : Great Experience, Arrived at office at 845, Got through security no issues, App t was for 9:20. We were called at 902, Very easy Interview, Sworn in and the officer started to ask questions from the file. All very basic questions, All directly from the forms. Nothing out of the ordinary. Only document we were asked to show was the original Birth Certificate. Copy was a bit light, Asked about the wedding, and why no name change. No other documents or photos asked for. We were done and out the door by 9:20. Approved. A very good experience.
Harassment Level : Very Good

Timeline Comments: None yet, be the first!

Register or log in to comment on this timeline

*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(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.

** Not all cases are transfered

vjTimeline ver 5.0