JohnNHenry's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: John
Beneficiary's Name: Henry
VJ Member: JohnNHenry
Country: Vietnam

Last Updated: 2020-01-29
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Immigration Checklist for John & Henry:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
I-129F Sent :
I-129F NOA1 :
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2015-10-30
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2015-12-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2015-12-18
US Entry : 2015-12-25
Marriage : 2015-12-30
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2016-02-11
NOA Date : 2016-02-21
RFE(s) : 2016-07-01
Bio. Appt. : 2016-03-08
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2016-06-30
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-07-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2016-08-03
Comments : It took us around 5 months until we got the interview appointment.
After interviewing, we got an RFE.
And it took us almost 2 weeks since we sent our RFE until we got the notice that the card is being produced.
NOTE: I don't know how USPS works in other places, but the USPS in my city is TERRIBLE!!!!!
First of all, for my working permit, the delivery man put it in the wrong mailbox (cause we lived in an apt). I had to call the post office, called the head quarter, blah blah blah...the day after, he came back, checked again and realized that he put my EAD in a wrong mailbox. I was so upset, but the happiness of getting the EAD calmed me
Secondly, they made a mistake again. We had to move to another place before my green card came. So I went to the USPS office and asked them to hold my mails. I stated clearly the date I wanted them to hold my mail, and made it very sure about everything before leaving. Then I came back to check my mail on the first time, she said "no mail", I came back the second time "no mail". I felt something wrong so I went to my old apt and asked the guy living there to open his mailbox. All of my approval notice, my green card, my husband's student loan were there. OMG!!! I was freaking upset. I am going to complain them when I come there and give them my change of address.

People, please make sure with your usps office. They do not do a good job sometimes. (Happened twice to lucky I

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2016-02-11
NOA Date : 2016-02-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-03-08
Approved Date : 2016-04-18
Date Card Received : 2016-04-26
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 67 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2016-02-11
NOA Date : 2016-02-21
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2016-04-26
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 67 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2018-04-28
NOA Date : 2018-05-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-06-28
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-05-23
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments : No interview

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2019-06-18
NOA Date : 2019-06-21
Bio. Appt. : 2019-07-10
Interview Date : 2020-01-13
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2020-02-17
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 16, 2016
Embassy Review : It took me a long time to wait until my turn to be interviewed, it did not bother me too much because there were like 300 people on that day. They had a technique to make you feel like "I'm not waiting until my turn"; they call the number NOT in
The officer was great, he checked and re-arranged my documents, asked me a few general questions and gave me a number. The interviewer was nice, he raised one hand and asked me to say the truth, I thought he wanted to do hi-five with me, but I quickly realized that just asked me like 5 questions about our relationships and approved my case. That was super quick (compared to the time I had to wait), it was worthy.
They also provided a delivery service so that you can get your visa at home in like a week.
Rating : Good

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