Caroline and Phil's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Phil
Beneficiary's Name: Caroline
VJ Member: Caroline and Phil
Country: Brazil

Last Updated: 2012-07-24
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Immigration Checklist for Phil & Caroline:

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 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I-129F Sent : 2006-05-08
I-129F NOA1 : 2006-05-10
I-129F RFE(s) : 2006-06-30
RFE Reply(s) : 2006-07-03
I-129F NOA2 : 2006-08-12
NVC Received : 2006-08-23
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2006-08-31
Consulate Received : 2006-09-08
Packet 3 Received : 2006-09-23
Packet 3 Sent : 2006-09-23
Packet 4 Received : 2006-10-06
Interview Date : 2006-12-05
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-12-07
US Entry : 2006-12-16
Marriage : 2007-03-03
Comments : July 2004 - we met on line
since that day - we talk (on line or phone) almost every day!!!! we love each other more and more and more.
August 20th 2005 - we met in person in Canada! It was the most beautiful day in our lives!!!!!
September 3rd 2005 - Will you marry me? Yessssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Since that day: We were waiting for his vacation to come to Brazil and marry me
March 2006 - Reading, searching we found out: K-1 may be faster!
March 9th 2006 - we decided for K-1 petition
04/11/2006 - Sent my forms and documents to my love
05/02/2006 - New forms filled out and sent again to my fiance (who knows where is my last letter!)
05/08/2006 - I-129F mailed to NSC
05/09/2006 NSC received I-129F
05/10/2006 Notice Date
05/18/2006 Love got NOA1 by mail
06/01/2006 Petition was transferred to CSC
06/06/2006 - touched
06/14/2006 - touched
06/15/2006 - touched
06/16/2006 - touched
06/17/2006 - touched
06/30/2006 - got REF about IMBRA law
07/03/2006 - RFE sent back
07/04/2006 - touched
07/05/2006 - touched
07/11/2006 - touched
07/13/2006 - CSC received RFE
07/14/2006 - touched
08/11/2006 - touched
08/12/2006 - touched
08/12/2006 - APPROVED!!!! THANK GOD!!!
08/15/2006 - touched
08/17/2006 - NOA2 by mail
09/02/2006 - letter from NVC
09/12/2006 - Medical exams
09/12/2006 - Federal Police Certificate
09/13/2006 - Email reply from embassy saying packet 3 was sent to me
09/14/2006 - Results of medical exams picked up (I am only waiting for X Ray)
09/23/2006 - packet 3 sent back to Consulate
10/05/2006 - Medical - Sao Paulo
10/06/2006 - received packet 4
12/05/2006 - Interview!!! I passed!!!!!
12/07/2006 - got my passport with visa
12/15/2006 - going to my love!!!!
12/16/2006 - I'm with my love!!!!
03/03/2007 - Our Wedding!!!

Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 94 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 209 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2006-12-16
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Officer was very nice. :)


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Detroit MI
Date Filed : 2007-03-15
NOA Date : 2007-03-16
RFE(s) : 2008-02-21
Bio. Appt. : 2007-10-09
AOS Transfer** : 2007-04-19
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-04-03
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2008-04-10
Comments : 03/15/2007 - mailed I-485 (overnight)
03/16/2007 - Notice Date
03/26/2007 - NOA1 by mail
03/27/2007 - Touched (case at Missouri Service Center)
03/31/2007 - Biometrics Appointment Letter
04/19/2007 - Case transferred to California Service Center
04/21/2007 - Biometrics (FIRST TIME)
04/23/2007 - touched
04/23/2007 - Transfer Notice received by mail
05/01/2007 - ASC Apponitmrnt Notice received: fingerprints have to be re-taken. (SECOND TIME)
06/08/2007 - Touched (case pending at California Service Center)
06/10/2007 - Touched
06/20/2007 - Touched
09/20/2007 - FINGERPRINTS AGAIN (letter received on 8/31/2007)
01/20/2008 - Touched
01/21/2008 - Got email saying RFE is coming (OMGSH!)
03/20/2008 - Got email saying they got my response
03/21/2008 - Touched
04/03/2008 - Card Production Ordered! Approved!!!! Thank God! (no interview)
04/10/2008 - Got Green Card by mail =]


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2007-03-15
NOA Date : 2007-03-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2007-04-21
Approved Date : 2007-06-07
Date Card Received : 2007-06-16
Comments : 03/15/2007 - mailed I-765 (overnight)
03/16/2007 - Notice Date
03/26/2007 - NOA1 by mail
03/27/2007 - Touched (case at Missouri Service Center)
03/31/2007 - Biometrics Appointment Letter
04/21/2007 - Biometrics
04/23/2007 - touched
06/07/2007 - Current Status: Card production ordered. (Thank God!!!)
06/10/2007 - Touched
06/12/2007 - Touched
06/13/2007 - Touched
06/15/2007 - touched - Card sent by mail
06/16/2007 - Got EAD card!!!!! :D :D :D (Thank God!)
06/18/2007 - Touched
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 84 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2010-01-11
NOA Date : 2010-01-12
RFE(s) : 2010-03-20
Bio. Appt. : 2010-02-22
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-05-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments : 2nd biometrics: 3/23
2nd RFE requiring Certificate of Good Conduct (biometrics didn't read): 4/23
Approved without interview


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Detroit MI
Date Filed : 2011-04-07
NOA Date : 2011-04-06
Bio. Appt. : 2012-02-08
Interview Date : 2012-03-20
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2012-05-31
Comments : Mailed: 04/02, Got acceptance and receipt # by email: 04/07, got NOA1 by mail in 04/09/2011, got email saying Biometrics Notice was mailed today (04/25), Biometrics appointment letter received today (04/27) and it's scheduled to 05/23, got another biometrics app letter to January, had to reschedule. Rescheduled new date: 02/08/2012, on 02/09/2012: received email saying my application was placed in line for interview, on 02/10/2012 received email saying my application was scheduled for interview, interview scheduled for 03/20/2012, received email saying my application was placed in oath schedule queue on 04/30/2012, was scheduled to oath ceremony on 05/02/2012, never got the oath letter, 05/14/2012: spoke on the phone with an ISO and he sad my Oath Ceremony was on 05/11/2012, what means I missed it!!!! and received email saying I didn't appear for my ceremony, 05/15/2012: scheduled infopass for next day; 05/16/2012: infopass day was greeted with a smile by the super nice lady and she handed me my new Oath Ceremony Letter YAY! and got home checked mailbox and letter from UCIS saying I didn't show up was there, 05/31/2012: OATH CEREMONY day!!!!!!! THANK YOU GOD AND VJ!!!!!!!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 15, 2007
Embassy Review : The CO was very polite and that makes me feel fine on my interview. There was a woman that talked to me first, very nice and polite.
The interview was very organized, I gave him original documents by mistake and he gave me back.
It was a success!!!!
Rating : Very Good


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