neoblast's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Lou
Beneficiary's Name: Jay
VJ Member: neoblast
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2019-09-20
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Immigration Checklist for Lou & Jay:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2012-12-27
I-129F NOA1 : 2013-01-17
I-129F RFE(s) : 2013-05-31
RFE Reply(s) : 2013-06-04
I-129F NOA2 : 2013-12-19
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2014-04-17
Packet 3 Received : 2014-06-13
Packet 3 Sent : 2014-06-17
Packet 4 Received : 2014-08-27
Interview Date : 2014-10-24
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2015-07-21
US Entry : 2015-10-15
Marriage : 2015-11-26
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 336 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 645 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2015-10-15
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 5
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Tampa FL
Date Filed : 2015-12-07
NOA Date : 2015-12-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-01-13
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-05-05
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2016-05-11
Comments : No interview. Received Green Card 146 days after uscis received date. Status never changed until I received the card.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2015-12-07
NOA Date : 2015-12-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-01-13
Approved Date : 2016-04-06
Date Card Received : 2016-04-12
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 121 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2015-12-07
NOA Date : 2015-12-14
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2016-04-12
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 121 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2018-03-07
NOA Date : 2018-03-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-07-09
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : Completed biometrics after waiver letter


Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Tampa FL
Date Filed : 2019-07-16
NOA Date : 2019-07-18
Bio. Appt. : 2019-07-24
Interview Date : 2019-11-04
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments : Walk-in biometrics - scheduled 08/06/2019. Completed 07/24/2019 ________________________________

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 24, 2014
Embassy Review : I had my interview today at the Montreal embassy. I arrived at the embassy around 730am my appointment was scheduled for 740am. My understanding of these appointment letters and that they are all day appointment not specific time. I stayed in line for about 15 minutes, people were let in one at time. The security guy let me in, then I was asked for my passport and DS-160 printout. Next step through metal detectors and asked to go to the basement. Waited there for a few minutes and one of the agents from the from desk come to open the elevator, since I don't have a much I can't tell you the specific times but it close to 8:00. Now all the other reviews seems to be correct. If you are there for K1, you are given a number. I got number 1. At 900 my process was complete.

unfortunately as expected I did not get the visa since I was some ineligibilities for being in the US before.

Now I off to the waivers forum. good luck to everyone.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: CDN-USA Border
Event Description
Entry Date : 2015-10-15
Embassy Review : This is my experience POEing at Champlain, NY

I drove from Montreal on the 15th, rainy and dark day, got to the border around 9pm.

I took my brown/yellow envelope out as I approach the First checkpoint. I told them I was activating my visa. They took the package and my passport from me. One was inputting my info into the computer while the second agent was casually asking me questions.

Where are you going to live? What does your fiancee does for a living? how long you've known each other? etc..

Once completed I was told to park and go inside and that I'd be called by name. The place was pretty empty, I was the only one there maybe because of the rainy day. I sat for around 10 mins before being called and asked the same questions and told to wait again. a few minutes after that, the agent called me again for fingerprint and staples a hard copy I-94 (I did not think they still give those out) into my passport and paid $6 for my I-94. That was it. All in all very quick and stress free until I went to export my car that is. Total about 40 mins

My car was not imported since the lady that was supposed to do it did not seem very interested in doing the work. I had compliance letter as back up but my car is a 2003 Lincoln Navigator with a EPA ticker on it. She refused to export and told me to do where I am going to live.
Harassment Level : Low

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Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
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