evapaula's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Daniel
Beneficiary's Name: Paula
VJ Member: evapaula
Country: Romania

Last Updated: 2018-07-27
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Immigration Checklist for Daniel & Paula:

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 : Bucharest, Romania
I-129F Sent : 2014-01-13
I-129F NOA1 : 2014-01-21
I-129F RFE(s) : 2014-02-20
RFE Reply(s) : 2014-03-10
I-129F NOA2 : 2014-03-31
NVC Received : 2014-04-09
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2014-04-14
Consulate Received : 2014-04-17
Packet 3 Received : 2014-04-23
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2014-05-27
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2014-05-30
US Entry : 2014-09-05
Marriage : 2014-09-20
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 69 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 126 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Portland
POE Date : 2014-09-05
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Went through the citizens lane with my fiance. POE has never been easier, took about 2 min.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Portland OR
Date Filed : 2014-09-30
NOA Date : 2014-10-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-10-28
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2015-05-05
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-05-26
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2015-06-02
Comments : At the time of the interview, the local USCIS office had not yet received my file. The officer told us that as soon as she gets it, she'll approve it. Two weeks later, my status was still "scheduled for interview", so I made an infopass appointment. It must've served as a reminder, as I received an update about my approval two days before the appointment date. Canceled the infopass, and the welcome letter and green card soon followed.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-09-30
NOA Date : 2014-10-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2014-12-06
Date Card Received : 2014-12-13
Comments : I had changed our address with USCIS over a month ago, and yet, the EAD card was still delivered to our old address. Lucky for me, that's where my in-laws live. so I still got it.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 67 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-09-30
NOA Date : 2014-10-06
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2014-12-13
Comments : AP and EAD are a combo card.
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 67 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2017-03-07
NOA Date : 2017-03-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-04-05
Interview Date : 2018-07-10
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-07-18
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2018-07-25
Comments : Received notice of Transfer to NBC dated May 1st 2018. Combo interview for ROC and N400. I didn't expect to actually receive the 10 year GC (seeing that I was in line for the oath) but they produced and sent it anyway.

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Portland OR
Date Filed : 2018-02-26
NOA Date : 2018-02-26
Bio. Appt. : 2018-03-22
Interview Date : 2018-07-10
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2018-08-14
Comments : N400 approved on July 19, as the pending ROC had to be adjudicated first.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bucharest, Romania
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 28, 2014
Embassy Review : This was my second encounter with the US Embassy in Bucharest. This time though, I was scheduled to be interviewed at 1pm. Only about 10 other people were present for interviews, unlike in the mornings, when the B1/B2 candidates barely fit under the shelter outside.

I was there about 30 min earlier. They called our names at precisely 1pm. There was a little delay for me, as I had my 7inch tablet on me, and they don't allow any devices (other than phones) in the building, and they don't tell you what to do with them either. I ended up pleading with a guard to keep it, who did so despite the rules

From then on, everything was smooth. Window 1 for passport and TNT confirmation, window 5 for fingerprints, window 11 to pay the $240 fee, back to window 1 to give them the rest of my required documents + relationship proof. Waited a few minutes, I suppose they looked over my papers to make sure I had everything, and then I heard my name to be interviewed at a different window. The CO, a very nice young lady, asked me to digitaly sign and swear that everything in the application and everything I was about to say was true. After that, only two questions: how did you meet? when do you plan to get married? I answered with details, she quickly browsed through my very generous file (me and my fiance had met 8 times in the last 17 months, so we had a lot of proof), and said "this looks like a very clear cut case, so I'll grant you the visa".

All in all, a very pleasant experience.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 1

blank avatar Parsi2017 on 2018-09-20 said:
Congratulations on becoming a US citizen. I am in the same situation and still waiting. Could you please tell me if you went with your spouse to interview? What questions were asked for the i-751 part of the interview?
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