chingu's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: A
Beneficiary's Name: L
VJ Member: chingu
Country: Sweden

Last Updated: 2021-02-05
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Immigration Checklist for A & L:

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 : Sweden
I-129F Sent : 2014-12-30
I-129F NOA1 : 2015-01-15
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2015-07-01
NVC Received : 2015-07-14
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2015-08-05
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2015-09-10
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2015-09-25
US Entry : 2015-10-05
Marriage : 2015-12-19
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 167 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 238 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Detroit
POE Date : 2015-10-05
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : No problems, the officer opened the package and didn't ask me any questions at all.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Pittsburgh PA
Date Filed : 2016-01-30
NOA Date : 2016-02-17
RFE(s) : 2016-03-16
Bio. Appt. : 2016-03-09
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2016-11-07
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-11-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2016-11-15
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2016-01-30
NOA Date : 2016-02-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2016-09-15
Date Card Received : 2016-09-24
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 229 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2016-01-30
NOA Date : 2016-02-17
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2016-09-24
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 229 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2018-08-13
NOA Date : 2018-08-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-09-18
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-07-18
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Pittsburgh PA
Date Filed : 2020-11-12
NOA Date : 2020-11-20
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date : 2021-01-22
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2021-03-10
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Sweden
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 11, 2016
Embassy Review : I had my appointment at 8.30 (10/09/2015) and arrived at the embassy at 7.45. Lined up by the sign that said non-immigrant (as my e-mail had stated) and noticed a lot of other people standing in a sheltered glass box to the left of me. The security guard kept calling in the ones from the box and didnít seem to notice me at all so after 15 minutes, feeling like a fool, I also went to stand there as and eventually got through the security. The guard spoke Swedish to me after seeing my passport and I handed them my phone and headphones.

My name was then called up shortly after sitting down. In window G a lady asked to see my passport, evidence of relationship and documents. It turned out that my fiancť had missed to state his annual income in the I-134 and we had completely missed to bring his last tax returns. As I am adopted the e-mail from the embassy said I had to bring a final certificate of adoption, which I had no clue what paper they meant. I had brought a personbevis that stated where I was born and both my adoptive parents names. That was apparently not enough, the lady got annoyed and asked if I hadnít read the e-mail? I assured her I had and asked exactly what kind of paper of adoption they wanted. She just said; your parents should have it. So by then I figured we were kinda screwed anyway. Sat down again and waited another 20 minutes before a guy called me up for the interview. Took my fingerprints and he asked me how we met, what was my first impression of my fiancť, what does he do for a living, how did he propose and what our plans are for the wedding. The officer was very nice, he scrolled through the pictures I had brought and told me since there were some documents missing I had to send them back a soon as possible. He kept my passport and I got a 221(g) paper that stated what was missing. He didnít say that my interview was ok or anything and I didnít dare to ask either so then I left.

We sent in the missing papers one week later. If you are adopted, you should bring a translated decree from the district court that shows you have not been illegally adopted The status on CEACís website said Administrative Process since the day of the interview. It changed to Ready as they received the papers and also changed from immigrant to non-immigrant.

Received my visa two weeks later after interview.
Rating : Good

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