LionessDeon's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Lioness
Beneficiary's Name: Deon
VJ Member: LionessDeon
Country: Jamaica

Last Updated: 2020-03-24
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Immigration Checklist for Lioness & Deon:

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 : Jamaica
I-129F Sent : 2014-07-21
I-129F NOA1 : 2014-07-28
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2014-10-01
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2014-10-16
NVC Left : 2014-10-22
Consulate Received : 2014-10-27
Packet 3 Received : 2014-11-14
Packet 3 Sent : 2014-11-18
Packet 4 Received : 2014-11-28
Interview Date : 2014-12-19 Submit Review
Interview Result : Denied
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2016-07-07
US Entry : 2016-07-12
Marriage : 2016-09-17
Comments : 08-04-15 I-601 waiver rec'd
02-11-16 I-601 RFE
03-16-16 new medical exam
03-25-16. RFE response rec'd
05-25-16 APPROVED!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 65 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 144 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Fort Lauderdale
POE Date : 2016-07-12 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Took almost 2 hours to get through immigration, get luggage, recheck luggage, and get to connecting gate. Give yourself plenty of time.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Cleveland OH
Date Filed : 2016-11-15
NOA Date : 2016-12-06
RFE(s) : 2016-12-16
Bio. Appt. : 2017-01-04
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2017-05-22 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2017-05-23
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2017-05-30
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2016-11-15
NOA Date : 2016-12-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2017-03-03
Date Card Received : 2017-03-13
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 108 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2016-11-15
NOA Date : 2016-12-06
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2017-03-13
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 108 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2019-03-25
NOA Date : 2019-04-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-09-27
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2020-03-21
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2020-03-24
Comments : What a wonderful day! We don’t have to worry about immigration status for 10 years or until citizenship. Praise be God!

Member Reviews:

POE Review: Fort Lauderdale
Event Description
Entry Date : 2016-07-12
Embassy Review : Everyone was very nice. We both stood in visitor visa line. Immigration agent stated we could've stood in either line (USC) as there is no dedicated K1 line. Asked who's getting married we said "we are and he said congratulations! Took his packet, fingerprints, and picture. Took him to interview room. I was not allowed in with him but waited just around the corner. They photocopied his visa and passport. Did not ask him any questions. That was it. Very straight forward and simple. Altogether took almost an hour as the lines we long. Most of that time was just waiting in line. Then customs, then rechecked bags for connecting flight, then security again to get back in to connecting flight gate. This took awhile as they were doing very thorough security checks. It took us about 2 hours total from plane landed to connecting flight gate. Leave yourself plenty of time.
Harassment Level : Low

Local US CIS Office Review: Cleveland OH
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : May 24, 2017
Embassy Review : We rescheduled our original AOS interview appointment by phone with USCIS without a problem. Original interview date 05/05/17. Rescheduled interview date 05/22/17.
Total time there approximately one hour. Parked in garage across street, cost $8. Went through security at entrance of Federal bldg, then take elevators to right to 5th floor. Only one other couple was waiting ahead of us. Jeff Gillmore was our IO he was nice and easy to talk to. We were nervous. Forgot some simple information. All of his questions came from the I-485, G325, and our wedding pictures. He asked for marriage evidence. Bank statements, pension beneficiary statement, and health insurance info given. (I had also sent some items in with the I-485). He asked if we both had bank cards in our names. Asked parents, siblings, childrens names and where they live (generally, not addresses) He said we would be notified in writing of his decision. The next day our case status updated to approved.
Harassment Level : Good

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