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hockeygal's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: snugglebunny
Beneficiary's Name: hockeygal
VJ Member: hockeygal
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2008-03-01
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Immigration Checklist for snugglebunny & hockeygal:

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 : Vancouver, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2006-04-13
I-129F NOA1 : 2006-04-18
I-129F RFE(s) : 2006-07-10
RFE Reply(s) : 2006-07-24
I-129F NOA2 : 2006-08-30
NVC Received : 2006-09-26
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2006-09-27
Consulate Received : 2006-10-10
Packet 3 Received : 2006-10-13
Packet 3 Sent : 2006-10-16
Packet 4 Received : 2006-10-25
Interview Date : 2006-11-20
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-11-20
US Entry : 2007-01-14
Marriage : 2007-04-13
Comments : file was transferred from NSC to CSC
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 134 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 216 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Boise ID
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2007-04-27
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2007-06-26
Approved Date :
Date Card Received : 2007-07-02
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between June 9, 2007 and June 24, 2007*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Vancouver, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 1, 2006
Embassy Review : I arrived at the consulate about 20 minutes early, and went to the front of the line. They let me right in, which ended up being great, since I was the first one there, and 1st to be processed.

There are two security checkpoints –much like at the airport. I had everything in one clear zip up folder and it was easy to search. Security took no time. One checkpoint is at the entrance, and one is when you get off the elevator.

Then you are told to wait in this narrow little hallway with 4 chairs, facing a counter. There are tons of people waiting for other visas, but the K visas wait around the corner.

They give you a paper with directions to put your documents in a specific order, and then they call you up to go through everything. She keeps all the originals at this point, but they give them back to you (except the RCMP report) after the interview and keep the photocopies (I had provided them).

She will ask you to go down the hall to pay your $100 USD to the cashier, and return the receipt to her. I imagine she then takes your file over to the consular officer who goes through it. They took their time!

Eventually, someone calls your name and fingerprints your two index fingers and tells you to wait again for the visa officer. He called me up and the interview was conducted through the window, like a bank transaction, only more fun. He asked:

How/when did you meet this guy?
You’ve been together the whole 5 years?
(He noted what my fiancé does for a living, but it wasn’t really a question.)
What do you do for a living?

We chatted briefly about me having to leave my job, and then he said congratulations, I jumped for joy and returned to work.

He did not ask to see any of evidence of relationship - no photographs, no phone bills, no emails, no letters. But I had included a few photos in the initial application though.

Picking up the visa was a breeze – you just return, and they give you the instructions about the envelope and the one entry.

Ta daa!

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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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