Daisy.Chain's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: J
Beneficiary's Name: A
VJ Member: Daisy.Chain
Country: Dominican Republic

Last Updated: 2019-01-01
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Immigration Checklist for J & A:

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 : Dominican Republic
I-129F Sent : 2014-10-14
I-129F NOA1 : 2014-10-22
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2014-11-05
NVC Received : 2014-11-25
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2014-11-26
NVC Left : 2014-11-26
Consulate Received : 2014-11-26
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2015-02-18
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2015-03-05
US Entry : 2015-05-29
Marriage :
Comments : NVC Case # Received: 11/26 By phone
NVC Case # Paper Copy Received: 12/5 by mail
CEAC "Ready" date: 11/28
CEAC "Ready date updated: 12/4
CEAC status "At NVC" - 12/6
CEAC status "Ready" (but the date says 12/4) - 12/7
Called NVC and they said that SD has the case and is reviewing it but has not yet set an interview - 12/11
CEAC status "Ready" (Date changed to 12/15) - 12/15. Called and they said that it had been handled but that no interview was assigned yet.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 14 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 119 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2015-05-29
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2015-07-17
NOA Date : 2015-07-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-09-08
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-11-23
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2015-11-28
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2015-07-17
NOA Date : 2015-07-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-09-08
Approved Date : 2015-09-08
Date Card Received : 2015-09-27
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 53 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2015-07-17
NOA Date : 2015-07-27
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2015-09-27
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 53 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2017-08-23
NOA Date : 2017-08-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date : 2018-12-06
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-12-06
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments : 2/26/2018 - File transferred to local office

5/17 - Notice saying no biometrics are needed, but that the fee won't be refunded.

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Kansas City MO
Date Filed : 2018-08-26
NOA Date : 2018-08-27
Bio. Appt. : 2018-09-17
Interview Date : 2018-12-06
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2019-03-20
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Dominican Republic
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 21, 2015
Embassy Review : Woohoo! Visa approved!

The interview process went smoothly. We arrived at 7:30 for our 8:00 appt, as we had read not to arrive more than 30 minutes early. We parked a block down the street for 200 pesos and walked to the line. There were perhaps 100 people in line for the immigrant line, and 10-15 in the other lines. I went to the head of the line to be sure what line to be in, since I was confused. She looked at our paper and waved both of us in in front of the other 100 people (possibly because of our interview time?). Although the website says not more than 30 minutes and 7:30 was just fine for us, if I could do it over I would have gotten there at 7:00 just for a little more breathing room.

Once they waived us past the outside line, we passed through security, which was a breeze. We brought nothing more than the documents and car keys. My fiancé and I both went through the same line. We then passed outside and into a large building on our left, where we took a ticket and had a seat.

Around 9:00 they called us up to window 6, where a nice young man with decent Spanish took some documents, then sent us to window 2 for fingerprints (even though my fiancé had already had them taken at the VAC?). We went back to window 6 for a few minutes, then had a seat for another hour and a half. The numbers are clearly marked on the monitors and if you miss it, officials walk up and down calling for you.

When they called us up again (this time to window 18) there was a middle-aged woman with poor Spanish who was frustrated with her computer. We stood (“on hold”) for about 7 minutes while she tried to get the computer to work. She was frustrated at the computer but pleasant toward us. Finally she swore us in and asked a few questions. She also had him write my full name. She seemed pleased that I was bilingual and he only speaks Spanish since she could do both interviews at the same itme.

-Tell me your story (wanted details)
-Do you have wedding plans (more details)
-What is his best friend’s name? (He has a Dominican best friend, and I carefully tried to say it in English)

-How does she drink her coffee in the morning?
-What is her favorite food?
-What is her birthday?
-Does he have kids?
-Do I have kids?

We answered the questions. She smiled and said that we had the most well-organized presentation [of papers..binders, plastic sheets, tabs] that she had ever seen. She also talked to my fiancé a little about what a wonderful person I am and how lucky he is to have me and that he should always provide for and love me. (Didn’t see that coming?) Then she smiled and said “Welcome to the United States. Your visa is approved.”

We exited the same way that we entered, other than that once outside the consulate, you exit to your far right.

Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 1

blank avatar Parsi2017 on 2019-01-14 said:
Hello and congratulations on successfully arriving to the end of this process. I am still waiting. Would you be kindly share when did you receive interview letter, if the letter asked you to go alone or with spouse? what questions were asked from you during i-751 interview? Did they tell you after interview if you are approved or not? THANK YOU very much
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