Roy&Chanel's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Roy
Beneficiary's Name: Chanel
VJ Member: Roy&Chanel
Country: Singapore

Last Updated: 2019-04-13
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Immigration Checklist for Roy & Chanel:

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 : Singapore
I-129F Sent : 2015-06-23
I-129F NOA1 : 2015-06-25
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2015-07-27
NVC Received : 2015-08-13
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2015-08-18
Consulate Received : 2015-08-25
Packet 3 Received : 2015-08-31
Packet 3 Sent : 2015-09-01
Packet 4 Received : 2015-09-22
Interview Date : 2015-10-07
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2015-10-16
US Entry : 2015-10-26
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 32 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 104 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2015-10-26
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2015-11-30
NOA Date : 2015-12-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-01-04
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2016-03-29
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-03-29
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2016-04-07
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2015-11-30
NOA Date : 2015-12-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-01-04
Approved Date : 2016-02-23
Date Card Received : 2016-02-29
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 85 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2015-11-30
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2016-02-29
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 87 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2017-12-29
NOA Date : 2018-01-03
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-01-30
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-04-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2019-04-12
Comments : Case was not transferred.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Singapore
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 7, 2015
Embassy Review : I was schedule for an interview in October 2015 at 8:45am. I reached the US embassy at 8am and was surprised that there is a long queue there and people are sitting on the benches at the waiting area. I suggest to go there early. There is no carpark, the nearest carpark is at Glen Eagles Hospital if anyone of you are driving. When I was there, the security guard was joking, "What the hell is this! What a huge pile! Did you bring your bills too?" The security guard will ask 4 people to stand and queue at the door at a time, once we are being called, you will have to surrender your mobile phone and go through the body and bag scan checks. You will then walk up the long slope into the building. Once you walk into the building, there is another scan and bag check security and then proceed to the visa department on the left.

I was being called after 5 minutes wait, the first officer is a Chinese man like what other posters said. He is extremely professional and friendly, he asked for the documents to provide to him:

1) Original birth certificate
2) Police Clearance (no longer has envelope)
3) Affidavit of support which includes pay stubs, employment letter as my fiance just got a new job in June, bank statements, tax returns and my savings for more support

He proceeded to ask questions:

1) How did you meet your fiance?
2) When did you meet your fiance in person?
3) What does he work as in XXXX Company?
4) Have you live in other country other than Singapore?
5) Do you know how much he earns?
6) Evidence of relationship, I brought a huge stack copy of I-129F that my fiance filed but with original boarding passes,receipts etc.He said it is not needed, all he wants is 3 recent photographs as they do not have the time to go through everything.
7) What is your fiance marital status?
8) What is your marital status?
9) Do you have any children? Does he has any children?
10) Were you both married before?
11) Have you been to America?
12) Have you ever been denied by US visa?

He wasn't using the mic during my interview. He has also told me that embassy usually has make some updates ongoing and some information provided by posters might not be accurate as they don't get updated. He passed me the Domestic Violence pamphlet and told me that yes I know you have probably read it but the embassy requires you to read it one more time. I was also given a white paper that says document submission letter in case I need to provide more documents. He asked if I have registered for Aramex, I said yes and he told me to wait for the next officer.

After 30 minutes, I was being called out by the PA system to another counter. The second officer is an Asian lady, very nice too. She returned the original birth certificate to me. She asked me to do the oath to swear that everything said was true and then proceed to do the finger prints. I have long nails, had to do my fingerprint 3 times!

During the interview she asked a few questions:

1) Do you know where your fiance is born?
2) He just naturalized this year?
3) When is his birthday?
4) What other games do you play, what other games did he play?
5) When did you both started dating?
6) Do you know his address?
7) Does he has any siblings?
8) What does he do in XXX Company?
9) What did he do in his previous job?
10) When did you meet in person?
11) How long did you both meet for?
12) Where did he stay when he was in Singapore?
13) Have you plan for the wedding?

After the interview, I asked the lady officer if there are any other things that I am required to do? She said that will be all, everything seems fine now, the visa process will take a week. I asked her what do I do with the document submission letter, she said it is just for fyi.

And that's it! Now my new journey will begin in the US! All the best to everyone!
Rating : Very Good

Local US CIS Office Review: Atlanta GA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : March 30, 2016
Embassy Review : I went to Atlanta Field Office for my Adjustment of Status interview. My appointment was at 2:15pm. My husband and I came as early as 12pm but we were told not to come more than 30 mins early. So we headed down to the nearest Starbucks for a cup of coffee while waiting for time to pass. At 1:30pm, we drove back to the field office carpark, the carpark was quite full, I suggest to come early just in case. At entrance, we are supposed to show our government ID and to do a scan at the security. Mobile phones are allowed. I brought 6 files with me, K1 Visa copy, AOS copy, AOS updated file, Bills, lease agreements and other purchases, Educational Certs, Original Certs.

We then proceeded to the registration counter where we handed in the Notice of Action for AOS interview. The officer handed us back the Notice of Action with highlighted time to check in at Lvl 3.

After proceeding to Lvl 3, we had to wait for our time at 1:45pm to check in. The counter closes at 2:00pm, please do take note and not to be late, otherwise you will not be able to register for your interview. We sat down and was given a queue number. The waiting area was quite empty, it took us 15 minutes wait time for our queue number to be called.

The officer came out and called out for our queue number at 2:00pm, then led us to the hallway of office rooms for the interview. Our officer was Mr. Carpenter, he was very professional, nice and friendly guy. We started off with doing the Oath to swear that all said were truth. He knows that we would be nervous about the interview like any other couples, so he tried to lighten the conversation.

The questions asked were:
1) How did we meet?
2) When did we meet in real?
3) When did we get married?
4) How did my husband get his citizenship?
5) When was he naturalized?
6) When are our birthdays
7) How to spell each other's names
8) Are we staying together and what's the address? We showed the taxes filed jointly this year which wasn't in the AOS file that we submitted, we showed our joint bank accounts, lease agreements with our names in it, health insurances, bills and offered to show photographs.
9) Do we have individual bank accounts?
10) What are the specs of the computer that my husband build for me? We both answered together
11) Do you love each other?

The officer did not ask to keep the documents. He then moved on to asking government questions such as whether I have committed crime and so on which can be found in DS160 that we submitted back then during K1 process.

He moved on to asking personal questions after. He asked my husband instead of me.
1) What is your wife's mother's name?
2) What is your wife's father's name?
My husband couldn't answer those because he couldn't remember, he called my parents mom and dad. Then the officer asked if he knows my name, and of course he answered correctly.
3) Have you met your in laws? My husband showed the photographs of us with my parents.

I offered to show him more pictures and documents because I bought and prepared alot but he said its fine. The officer handed me a pre printed paper indicating that our case needs additional review but does not need further documents. The officer told us that he cannot make the decision yet but it will take 2-6 months to process depending on USCIS processing time.

He moved on to asking if we know about Removal of Conditions, I briefly know alittle and he explained the details.

And that is all, he showed us the way out and said goodbye. Very good experience and friendly nice officer!

After the interview, we carried all our documents back into the car, went for lunch and after 30 minutes, I received an sms and checked on USCIS case status that our case has been approved! Fast and efficient!
Harassment Level : Very Good

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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
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