avrora9002's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Adam
Beneficiary's Name: Geri
VJ Member: avrora9002
Country: Bulgaria

Last Updated: 2018-11-03
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Immigration Checklist for Adam & Geri:

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 : Bulgaria
I-129F Sent : 2014-10-24
I-129F NOA1 : 2014-10-29
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2014-11-10
NVC Received : 2014-11-24
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2014-11-28
Consulate Received : 2014-12-01
Packet 3 Received : 2014-12-08
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2015-01-08
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2015-01-13
US Entry : 2015-01-26
Marriage : 2015-02-18
Comments : Very fast and smooth process :)
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 12 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 71 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Minneapolis/St Paul
POE Date : 2015-01-26
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : :)

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Helena MT
Date Filed : 2015-02-25
NOA Date : 2015-03-04
RFE(s) : 2015-03-19
Bio. Appt. : 2015-03-23
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-08-20
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2015-09-02
Comments : Approved 2 months after receiving NPIW ^_^

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2015-02-25
NOA Date : 2015-03-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2015-05-27
Date Card Received : 2015-06-04
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 91 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2015-02-25
NOA Date : 2015-03-04
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2015-06-04
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 91 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2017-07-28
NOA Date : 2017-07-31
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-10-29
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bulgaria
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 10, 2015
Embassy Review : I had my interview on January 8th at 2:30 pm. I went there around 2 and the guards let me in right away. When I went to the consular section there was one more fiance visa and a few green card interviews. I was the last one so I had to wait for a while. First I paid the fee - $265, then a guy called me to take my documents and put them in the pink folder with our approved I-129f. The documents I had were: DS-160 confirmation, passport, 1 picture, birth certificate, court certificate, marital status certificate (+copies and translations), medical exam results, and form I-134 (he didn't ask for any supporting documents for this, which i found strange, but anyways~). All the translations I made myself He didn't ask me any questions, just gave me the DHL form to fill my address. Oh, and he took our photo album too. Next step was taking my fingerprints, which is every time a whole ritual for me with my very dry hands in the very cold weather, but after lots and lots of tries they managed to get something and i was ready for the actual interview. The lady that interviewed me was the vice consul (i found out later) and she was very nice. The only issue about our relationship is that we only met a few months ago and then things happened really quickly, so she asked a few questions about that, but i had a lot of evidence prepared, so all was good. The questions, as far as i can remember were:
How did we meet?
What is he working?
How old am I? How old is he?
Have me met again after I left the US in September?
How many times have I been to US?
How did we communicate the past months? (she took a quick look at our skype chat logs)
Where are we going to get married?
Have I met his parents?
What do my parents think about this?
What do I love about my fiance?

At the end she said: "Everything looks good, go live your life and get married" :D :D I left the embassy around 4 pm. Now I'm just waiting for my passport with the visa in the mail
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Minneapolis/St Paul
Event Description
Entry Date : 2015-01-26
Embassy Review : Point of entry was really easy. The first officer took my fingerprints, photo and asked me why am I visiting (something like that xD) and when I said "To marry my fiance" he send me to a separate room where I had to wait a little bit for another officer, who asked me a few questions, mostly paperwork related. It took about 20 minutes, including the waiting. Both officers were friendly and they were joking with me all the time.
Harassment Level : Low

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