F&B's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Benny
Beneficiary's Name: Florie
VJ Member: F&B
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2019-08-21
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Immigration Checklist for Benny & Florie:

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 : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2015-03-24
I-129F NOA1 : 2015-04-04
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2015-05-08
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2015-06-05
Packet 3 Received : 2015-06-08
Packet 3 Sent : 2015-06-08
Packet 4 Received : 2015-06-08
Interview Date : 2015-07-22
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2015-08-10
US Entry : 2015-10-19
Marriage : 2015-11-23
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 34 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 109 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2015-10-18
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Los Angeles CA
Date Filed : 2015-12-23
NOA Date : 2015-12-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-01-11
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2016-03-14
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-03-14
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2016-03-23
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2015-12-23
NOA Date : 2015-12-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-01-11
Approved Date : 2016-03-11
Date Card Received : 2016-03-17
Comments : was filed with I-485 AOS
walked-in 9 days before date on letter for biometrics appointment, no problem.
Went straight to GC process.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 79 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2017-12-26
NOA Date : 2017-12-28
RFE(s) : 2019-04-13
Bio. Appt. : 2019-05-28
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-08-20
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Green Card Received :
Comments : NOA1 was received on the december 28th and fees were processed on the 29th (one year extension)
NOA1.2 (18 months extension received) 08-20-2018

NOA Biometrics will be used from previous capture. No refund. 03-04-2019

RFE received at California Service Center: May 5th, 2019

Scratch that letter from March, May 20th, ASC Appointment letter received for May 28th.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 24, 2015
Embassy Review : First of all, I got approved. I think. I received the «Welcome to USA» sheet from the interviewer.

My experience started very smoothly. I live in Montreal, so I woke up early and went to the Consulate around 7am (my interview was scheduled at 7:40am).

I received number 2. Waited in the wait area with other people for 8 o'clock so we can go upstairs with the elevator. On floor #19, there was another waiting room. I was called first. A girl asked me for my address and address in the US. I couldn't remember the apartment number. Me sure you memorize that address because she told me : «Please remember if it's number 3 or 6 because if you cannot remember you cannot have the visa!» Hopefully, I had a proof of address in my binder and I could check it out.
Then she took :
- birth certificate
- divorce papers
- police record
- my pictures, I-134 and taxes papers and bank account papers (NOT the I-864)
- A PRINT OF MY PASSPORT (which I had with me just in case because it wasn't writing anywhere to bring it with you. You can print in there for 1$).
- letter to intent to marry from petitioner
They took my finger prints and that's it.

I went back into the waiting room. Was call again for the «interview».
The guy was not very pleasant. First, I couldn't hear him. The volume level was too low. He was annoyed when I told him I wasn't able to hear. I was asked to read a statement to assure I was gonna tell the truth.
First questions :
- Who is filling for you ? -> Fiancé
-What's up with that guy -> ??? You mean his name, his profession ?
-I mean I have 18 court judgement here in front of me. Who is that guy? What's wrong with him?
I wasn't aware of that. It was mostly because he didn't do his taxes for 6 years and received several letter asking to pay.... it was creditor
-Do you know him well? -yes blablabla. We lived together blablabla
-Well maybe you shouldn't marry him?! -Well I didn't know about that. I'll have a talk with him....
-How old is he? How old are you?
-How did you meet him?
-How did he propose?
-What are you plans for the wedding?

-What's up with the «chevron» tattoo? (I had a kids tattoo on my wrist... -it's a just kids tattoo for fun.
Then he looked at my real tattoo for a minute... my tattoo is just a thick black line around my arm.

-You should check it out. I'm afraid he might not be able to support you....
And then he threw me the «Welcome to USA» paper saying welcome to USA. You'll receive you visa in two weeks. And if you still want to marry him by then you can follow the other steps...
He never asked to see my pictures or anything.

I wasn't prepare for that.... he was so unpleasant he made that step bitter sweet. I was prepare to be happy about the Visa...

If anyone know where to find the Civil Court thing on my fiancé it would help. He was really surprise when I told him that because he was sure everything was in order... (he's a musician and was a little chaotic back then.)

Rating : Moderate

Local US CIS Office Review: Los Angeles CA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : March 15, 2016
Embassy Review : Got interview at 10:30. We waited a little, 20 minutes. We were early though.

The guy called us. Was really friendly.

Questions related to husband and wife information :
Ask boyfriend his name, date of birth, our address.
Same questions for me plus parents name.

Asked our birth certificate, passport, driver's license. Wedding certificate and divorce certificate from last mariage.

Then asked personal questions :
Where we met. How he proposed. Where we lived before. Who was our roommate. Why do we love each other. Our pass work. Family.

He took a lot of notes. Asked for evidence of relationship. Brought some recent pictures that he did not keep and looked at our insurance, phone bill with both our number on the bill and lease. Which he did not keep either.

Told us he need some time to copy our passport and driver's license. We waited in the waiting room. Five minutes later, he came with a letter of approval.

Went smoothly and was natural, even if we were both nervous because it's THE FINAL STEP!
We were out at 11:15
Harassment Level : Very Good

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