nigel78's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: P
Beneficiary's Name: S
VJ Member: nigel78
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2019-05-07
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Immigration Checklist for P & S:

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? California Service Center on 2014-08-11
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2014-03-28
I-129F NOA1 : 2014-04-04
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2014-09-03
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2014-09-16
NVC Left : 2014-09-17
Consulate Received : 2014-09-19
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent : 2014-09-19
Packet 4 Received : 2014-10-07
Interview Date : 2014-10-30
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2014-11-07
US Entry : 2014-11-10
Marriage :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 152 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 209 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Tampa FL
Date Filed : 2014-12-01
NOA Date : 2014-12-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-01-06
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-08-07
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2015-08-11
Comments : I made an inquiry last week and was told I should call back in 2 months....perhaps by chance we got the approval this week. We did not have an interview.


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-12-01
NOA Date : 2014-12-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-01-06
Approved Date : 2015-02-02
Date Card Received : 2015-02-07
Comments : Applied for expedited work authorization as my child was ill and needed medical treatment.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 63 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-12-01
NOA Date : 2014-12-18
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2015-02-07
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 63 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2017-05-08
NOA Date : 2017-05-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-06-15
Interview Date : 2019-04-29
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2019-05-07
Comments :


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Tampa FL
Date Filed : 2018-05-19
NOA Date : 2018-05-25
Bio. Appt. : 2018-06-19
Interview Date : 2019-04-29
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2019-05-07
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 30, 2014
Embassy Review : Well, like all of my fellow VJ'ers it's been a long, stressful haul!

Like the other reviews have stated, the worst part is anxiety and fear of the unknown. I was also bringing my 2 children which made it slightly more stressful. The security guards at the front door are no joke....do not bring a bag, purse, phone etc....people were turned away.

Be over prepared with documents, mine took nearly 30 minutes to sort at the first window. For those immigrating with children, have a rock solid custody order, they read my entire order. My fiancÚ was with me, calming me the entire way, it was a blessing having him there.

The interview itself was more a "chat":

When did you first meet
Where did you meet
How have you stayed in contact

After reviewing our very large file, he handed a letter through the slot.....and here came the tears, I was so overwhelmed with joy I lost it. The officer said "I'm sorry I didn't mean to make you cry" as his eyes welled up with tears himself from behind the glass, I regained composure and thanked him. I felt silly, but raw motions came pouring out. He explained the passport return process which I heard nothing more than his voice. My fiancÚ thankfully listened for me. I tried to keep calm, running over to the children to let them know "we got the approval"!!

A very good experience, nothing to worry about, speaking from the gal that hasn't slept in 2 days.

Thanks for all the advice, good luck to everyone, if you have any questions let me know.
Rating : 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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