Mike&Lin's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Michael
Beneficiary's Name: Lin
VJ Member: Mike&Lin
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2018-12-04
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Immigration Checklist for Michael & Lin:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Singapore
I-129F Sent : 2014-07-09
I-129F NOA1 : 2014-07-15
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2014-08-06
NVC Received : 2014-08-20
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2014-08-20
NVC Left : 2014-08-22
Consulate Received : 2014-08-29
Packet 3 Received : 2014-09-03
Packet 3 Sent : 2014-11-28
Packet 4 Received : 2014-12-05
Interview Date : 2014-12-23
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2015-01-06
US Entry : 2015-02-23
Marriage : 2015-03-11
Comments : 2014-07-10 - USPS delivery receipt
2014-08-11 - Shipped to NVC
2014-12-23 - Need Singapore Registry of Marriage No Record of Marriage certification. Second interview is not required.
2015-01-05 - Visa Issued per status on CEAC
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 22 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 161 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Honolulu
POE Date : 2015-02-23
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : The Honolulu entry was a breeze. There was a few minute delay waiting for an officer to help us. One came over and took the paperwork and entered information in the system. The second "supervisor" that completed the process just asked a few questions and reminded us of the 90 day requirement to marry. Overall it took maybe 15 or 20 minutes including waiting for someone to help us. No headaches whatsoever.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Dallas TX
Date Filed : 2015-03-17
NOA Date : 2015-03-20
RFE(s) : 2015-04-09
Bio. Appt. : 2015-04-28
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-09-25
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2015-10-02
Comments : 22 Jun 15 - Notice of Potential Interview Waiver issued

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2015-03-17
NOA Date : 2015-03-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-04-28
Approved Date : 2015-05-11
Date Card Received : 2015-05-25
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 55 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2015-03-17
NOA Date : 2015-03-18
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2015-05-25
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 55 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2017-06-27
NOA Date : 2017-07-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-08-02
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-12-04
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : 2018-12-04 New Card being Produced

2018-09-18 Transferred to Nebraska Service Center.

2018-08-26 Received updated letter extending the green card expiration to a total of 18 months due to processing delays.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Singapore
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 7, 2015
Embassy Review : I'm writing this based on information from my fiancée's interview. Interview date was 23 Dec 2014. Her first interviewer was the "Chinese" guy as everyone refers to him. Just basic questions about me, my salary, family, are you sure you're not married. He asked for additional pictures and the affidavit of support. He insisted that she needed my W2's but I had supplied my employment docs and tax transcripts. Her second interview was fairly easy, just a follow-up of the first questions but he confirmed the W2's were not necessary. The only missing piece of information was the documentation from the Singapore Marriage Registry that no record is found, which we just overlooked. It was way too easy to acquire and we were kicking ourselves that we didn't already have it. It really only resulted in about a 1.5 - 2 week delay but it was a pain. On 5 Jan the status on CEAC finally updated to show Issued. We're just waiting for Aramex to deliver the packet with the visa to my fiancée.

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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
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