cheeky^Wolf's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Dave
Beneficiary's Name: Helen
VJ Member: cheeky^Wolf
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2009-05-31
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Immigration Checklist for Dave & Helen:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2005-12-12
I-129F NOA1 : 2005-12-27
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2006-01-06
NVC Received : 2006-01-09
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2006-01-13
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2006-01-27
Packet 3 Sent : 2006-02-01
Packet 4 Received : 2006-03-09
Interview Date : 2006-03-23
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-03-23
US Entry : 2006-03-29
Marriage : 2006-05-20
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 10 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 86 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry :
POE Date : 2006-03-29
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : POE was Charlotte, no harrassment level just the usual obnoxious attitude at immigration but the second guy I saw was nice. Through in 20 mins!


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Pittsburgh PA
Date Filed : 2006-06-28
NOA Date : 2006-07-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-07-25
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2006-09-25
Approval / Denial Date : 2006-09-25
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2006-10-02
Comments :


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2006-06-28
NOA Date : 2006-07-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-07-25
Approved Date : 2006-09-25
Date Card Received : 2007-03-09
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 89 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2006-06-28
NOA Date : 2006-07-06
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2006-09-18
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 73 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2008-06-17
NOA Date : 2008-06-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-08-09
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-02-28
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2009-03-14
Comments : Transferred to CSC as of 02/12/09


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 26, 2006
Embassy Review : Got there at 9 on the dot after an agonising wait for a taxi at Victoria. ZZ Top man and his little mate told me to get in the right hand line. Stood next to a nice South African guy who was a vodka expert and wanting to spread the word to the US!! He didn't have any samples in his bag unfortunately! Got called in at 9:30, followed the vodka man and took a ticket n sat. After about 45 mins I got called up and a nice asian lady asked me for my DS-156!! I said I sent it in, and she said no, they would have sent it back to you, I (in a panic) said nooo they didn't! Then discovered I'd been given a non immigrant visa ticket and not an immigrant one (doh!) Went back and got another number and waited about 20 mins til I was called. Very nice man at booth 14 took my passport, birth certificate, police certificate, pictures and bank details (although he didn't want them all I told him I photocopied them for him, he's having them!) He gave me the courier slip and told me to sit again. After about 15 mins I got called back to booth 15 and saw a lovely lady who just gave me back my originals and took my fingerprints and got me to swear I was telling the truth. She must have seen me having a sneaky peak at my papers cos she covered them up! She asked how we met, when I said online she asked which site as she was compiling a list, but she already had ICQ on it! She asked how long ago we started talking and when we met in person. When I said a 4 year gap she said wow, you waited a while, did you take someone with you? I said no, she said she'd be having words with my mother!! She told me to go to the courier desk and I said the famous line, is that it?! She said yes, that's it (like she'd heard it a zillion times before!) Got to the courier desk and met the vodka man who had been accepted too. Lovely people on the courier desk too who told me my passport should be with me tomorrow or monday! She even looked up the postcode of where I'm staying for me.

I walked out with a big grin on my face, trying to open a door that didn't open and not even hearing the security guards behind me shouting "no! the other door" I just giggled and skipped away!

Rating : Good


POE Review:
Event Description
Entry Date : 2006-03-29
Embassy Review : POE was Charlotte, no harrassment level just the usual obnoxious attitude at immigration but the second guy I saw was nice. Through in 20 mins!
Harassment Level : Low


Local US CIS Office Review: Pittsburgh PA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : September 26, 2006
Embassy Review : Really painless experience. The interviewer was very friendly, asked us only a few questions and looked through our wedding album. We were done within 5 minutes.
Harassment Level : Very Good


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*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

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