wbeem's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: William
Beneficiary's Name: Lee
VJ Member: wbeem
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2019-07-16
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Immigration Checklist for William & Lee:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2014-08-02
I-129F NOA1 : 2014-08-06
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2015-03-16
NVC Received : 2015-03-31
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2015-04-01
NVC Left : 2015-04-07
Consulate Received : 2015-04-10
Packet 3 Received : 2015-04-15
Packet 3 Sent : 2015-04-12
Packet 4 Received : 2015-04-23
Interview Date : 2015-05-18
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2015-05-30
US Entry : 2015-06-01
Marriage : 2015-06-14
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 222 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 285 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Orlando FL
Date Filed : 2015-10-31
NOA Date : 2015-11-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-12-28
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-05-02
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2016-06-10
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2015-10-31
NOA Date : 2015-11-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-12-28
Approved Date : 2016-02-08
Date Card Received : 2016-02-17
Comments : It took a bit longer due to a month added on for a rescheduled biometrics appointment, so not as bad as it looks.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 100 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2015-10-31
NOA Date : 2015-11-09
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2016-02-17
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 100 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2018-03-28
NOA Date : 2018-04-03
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-06-14
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-06-21
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2019-06-28
Comments : Got a letter on May 5th stating they are using our biometrics from our AOS application and waiving the need to attend an appointment for this case. After that we got two more letters (Late last year and another a in the spring of 2019) waiving biometrics. On June 1st we received a notice with a biometrics date for June 14th. Gotta love USCIS :D

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Orlando FL
Date Filed : 2019-06-30
NOA Date : 2019-07-01
Bio. Appt. : 2019-07-16
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments : Applied Online (06/30/19) and got immediate online NOA1 dated 07/01. Received hard copy I-797 on 07/05 dated 06/30 with PD noted as 06/30. Estimated Completion time: April 2020

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 19, 2015
Embassy Review : I'm not going to give report on lining up, because nothing has changed and it is well covered by the many reviews posted by other members.

I was in line early, went through security, got my number from the front desk (I902) and headed into the very full waiting room where I stood with a few other IV applicants who had been great company in the line outside.

My number was called at 1.03 pm for processing of documents. It may have taken a little longer because I have a K2 as well, but everything was organized in an accordion file with tabs and cover sheets so I was easily able to pull them out as they were requested. They wanted one photo per applicant, as others have reported, but I had taken two each because that is what is on the instruction list on the website. It was complete by 1.09 pm and I went back to join our 'support group' in the waiting room.

My number was called again at 1.25 pm and I was interviewed by a lovely American lady, who was very soft spoken and had an aura of calm about her. That's the best way to describe her. She asked some very basic questions:

How and when did you meet him?
Have either of us been married before? (I have and she asked me to confirm the date of my divorce, which I did, while noting that she was checking my answer against the copy decree in front of her).
When are you planning to get married?

That was it as far as questions were concerned but there was a heart-stopping moment when she said that she could see that my daughter was going to follow at a later date. I corrected her and stated that this is certainly not the case. She frowned at the computer, scanned through my file again and then went to call someone and I was sent to another window where a British man went through some questions about my confirmation of the DS160. It seemed that they did not have confirmation of payment of the two visas, at first. I pointed out that he had the receipt in front of him for the total £371) for the two applications. He disappeared and came back shortly after and said he didn't seem to have her DS160 in the system. I passed him the confirmation sheet from when it was submitted and he seemed satisfied and apologized and stated that everything did indeed seem to be in order. I was panicking because I could overhear him asking someone if they needed to call the child down for an interview!

Anywaym, I had to wait for another couple to finish at the window where I had previously been interviewed and then went back to the same lady who said everything was fine, there had been some confusion and I would need to be print-scanned by way of taking an oath on behalf of my daughter. She is under 14 so I don't know how this happened, but I was relieved to have it sorted out to the point that all I cared about was not having to come back and incur further expense and delays. She smiled at me and said, with very little expression, "You're both approved and you have to be married by ..." (I can't even remember what she said. All I wanted to know was that we are approved. I was jumping around and smiling to the point that she started to giggle, and someone in the background made a comment about making her laugh. She told me not to forget to wait for the passports before I leave.

I was out of there by about 1.45 pm and would probably have been finished 15 minutes earlier had it not been for the mix up with the forms.

Overall, it was almost an anti-climax after this long wait, but it was a pleasant experience (aside from the momentary panic) and a very easy process.
Rating : Good

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