Pheebs1201's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Dan
Beneficiary's Name: Phoebe
VJ Member: Pheebs1201
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2019-02-09
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Immigration Checklist for Dan & Phoebe:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2014-11-01
I-129F NOA1 : 2014-11-17
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2014-11-21
NVC Received : 2014-12-12
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2014-12-15
NVC Left : 2014-12-17
Consulate Received : 2014-12-24
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent : 2014-12-31
Packet 4 Received : 2015-02-10
Interview Date : 2015-02-17
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2015-02-24
US Entry : 2015-02-26
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 4 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 92 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Las Vegas
POE Date : 2015-02-26
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments : This went fairly smoothly, was taken into secondary processing where I sat for about thirty minutes or so (you cannot use your phone in here) and then was sent on my way!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Portland OR
Date Filed : 2015-03-09
NOA Date : 2015-03-17
RFE(s) : 2015-04-02
Bio. Appt. : 2015-04-06
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2015-09-22
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-01-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2016-01-14
Comments : N/A

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2015-03-09
NOA Date : 2015-03-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2015-05-27
Date Card Received : 2015-06-03
Comments : N/A
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 79 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2015-03-09
NOA Date : 2015-03-17
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2015-06-03
Comments : N/A
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 79 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2017-08-31
NOA Date : 2017-09-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-09-28
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-02-06
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2019-02-11
Comments : I got an email notifying me this was approved immediately following my N-400 interview.

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Portland OR
Date Filed : 2018-08-13
NOA Date : 2018-08-14
Bio. Appt. : 2018-09-06
Interview Date : 2019-02-06
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2019-02-06
Comments : The USCIS officer allowed my husband to join is in the interview stating that he had a right to be there given that our I-751 application was also still open. I got very flustered when I couldn't find my greencard in my wallet and embarrassingly started to cry. She urged me to calm down and I was able to locate the greencard. Phew! I answered the first six questions correctly so that was the end of that, I also had to verify some of the information in our application such as address, my husbands birthdate etc. I had to read and write one very easy sentence. I was approved and told I could return the same day for my oath ceremony just a few hours later!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 17, 2015
Embassy Review : Well I arrived in London the night before and found accommodation using air b&b and had a very.... interesting experience there, but that's besides the point.

My interview was 9.30am but on the recommendation of fellow VJ users I got there early and ended up arriving around 7.40am. The queue was already huge so I'd recommend striving for 7am arrival if possible. I was directed towards the immigrant visa queue and somehow ended up in the line for 8am appointments (and didn't bother to mention mine was 9.30 :P) and was outside until about 8.10am. When I got into the embassy, I was given the ticket I915 which meant I was the 15th immigrant visa they were processing that morning. They were on I903 when I sat down and I waited about an hour before being called to window 1. It seemed that about four of the twenty five windows were calling I numbers and the rest were other types of visas. At the first window I was asked for my affidavit of support, police certificate (returned to me at the second window) birth certificate (also returned to me at the second window) and my visa sized photo which was scanned and then returned to me. She looked at my affidavit of support and asked, "who's Daniel?" to which I answered, my fiance. Not sure if that was a trick question or not to test the waters. I offered an additional affidavit of support from his mum and she said it wasn't needed and not to worry as K1s were simple. She then told me to sit back down and that I'd be called again. I then waited for about another thirty minutes and was called to window fifteen. There was someone already at the window so I waited until he was done. I had an american woman in her early thirties interview me. She swore me in with the oath, and then asked how it came to be that I was engaged to an american. I explained we met at a summer camp. She asked me when we last saw each other and I explained I had recently flown back having spent christmas out there (and told her the date I flew home). She then asked what he did for a living, and what I did for a living. She then said she was very happy to approve our visa and I beamed like a cheshire cat and tried very hard not to cry, whilst frantically dialling Dan (poor thing, it was 2am for him!) as I exited the building. Overall I think I was there for about 2.5 hours.

Definitely nothing to worry about, just be yourself, be honest and you'll be fine! Get there early though!
Rating : Very Good

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