Priscila and Christopher's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Christopher
Beneficiary's Name: Priscila
VJ Member: Priscila and Christopher
Country: Brazil

Last Updated: 2011-09-16
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Immigration Checklist for Christopher & Priscila:

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 : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I-129F Sent : 2006-01-27
I-129F NOA1 : 2006-01-31
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2006-04-17
NVC Received : 2006-05-05
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2006-05-05
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2006-05-24
Packet 3 Sent : 2006-05-24
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2006-07-11
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-07-13
US Entry : 2006-08-13
Marriage : 2006-10-18
Comments : 1- This process is kinda stressful, but it worths it too much!
2- I had my POE at Dallas and everyone was very nice to me! (except that they "lost" my luggage...hehe But they delivered to my house in the same day!)
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 161 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Des Moines IA
Date Filed : 2006-11-10
NOA Date : 2006-11-17
RFE(s) : 2006-11-28
Bio. Appt. : 2006-12-04
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2007-03-07
Approval / Denial Date : 2007-07-16
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2007-07-26
Comments : My case was in Security Checks from the interview date until July, 16th. I've heard from some people that it could have been because of my name is quite common in Brazil. Who knows...

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2006-11-11
NOA Date : 2006-11-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-12-04
Approved Date : 2007-01-24
Date Card Received : 2007-01-30
Comments : They said in the RFE that the 90 days timeline for the EAD would start only after I sent the documents they were asking... But that actually didn't affect EAD timeline at all... I received it less than 3 months after sending off the AOS and EAD application!
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 74 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2009-04-16
NOA Date : 2009-05-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 19, 2006
Embassy Review : YEAH!!! I did it!

Iím very happy and Iím feeling the most lucky girl in this world! First of all, because I have Chris in my life... And second, because everything went smooth to me in this interview.... I may say that it was amazing! Much better than I could ever imagine... The documents of the Affidavit of Support were missing... All I had (related to the Affidavit), was a copy of the I-134 of our co-sponsor (Chrisí mom) and the copy of her 2005 income taxes... So, the maximmun I was hoping was that they would ask me to send the documents over mail for them to give me the visa right away! Well, let me tell ya how everything went:

My interview was scheduled to 8:00 am (like everyoneís, I know...hehe) and I arrived at Rioís Consulate at 7:00 am... There was a big line outside and, when it was 7:45, they started separating people according to the visa category, and we started entering the building.

In the immigration visa section, there was a woman that gave us a paper with the documents order.. Since mine were already in order, I was the first one to handle the documents... So, the woman checked them and asked me to take another pictures for the visa (she asked me to fasten my hair). While she was checking the documents, I told her that there were some documents missing (related to the Affidavit) and she asked why... I told her that it was because they didnít arrive to me in the mail yet. She said nothing.

Then, it was already 10:15 (and I was very very nervous) when the girl by my side was called by a woman in one of the interview rooms... 20 minutes later, she went out of the room saying that everything was okay and that she was asked to send them her police records (that were missing), so that they would give her the visa... She said that the woman that interviewd her was very lovely, so I started to root for me to be interviewd by the same woman, of course...hehe

It was 10:25 when that woman called my name (Ohoooo!)... So, she talked to me in portuguese and took my fingerprints and asked me swear that I was saying the truth and bla bla bla... Then, she asked me:

1 Ė How did you met Chris? (I explained in a concise way, spontaneously smiling like I always do when I talk about our story... hehe)
2 Ė What does he do? (He works in a restaurant... He does almost everything there!)
3 Ė You were married once... How long did it take and why did you brake up? (Yes, I stayed married for about 3 years and we broke up unanimously, because we are not getting along lately... But we are friends nowadays.)
* She was asking in portuguese and I was asking to some things in english... So, she asked me whether I did prefer to be interviewd in english or in portuguese. I told her I didnít have preference and she said: Letís continue in portuguese, then... COOL! lol
4 Ė Do your family knew him? (Yes, most of my family since he stayed at our house while he was here in Brazil.)
5 Ė Do you have more pictures? Can I see them? (Then, I showed her the 8 pictures in a small album) Is this your mother? (I said: Yes... And the other people are friends of our family that took him to the airport with us.)

After I said this, she pulled up a green paper and asked me to come back to pick up my visa within two days... I was shocked! I just asked her: I AM.... APPROVED?? She said: YES! And I said: I DONíT NEED TO SEND MORE DOCUMENTS? She said: NO, YOU ALREADY BROUGHT THEM!

Yeah, guys... That was really awesome! The only explanation I have for this is: GOD!

Iím feeling like I am walking in clouds....

Thanks for everyone that were rooting for me and for all the advice I got in this website!

Kisses and good luck to everyone!

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