FloridaMinsk's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Jeremy
Beneficiary's Name: Larisa
VJ Member: FloridaMinsk
Country: Belarus

Last Updated: 2019-08-25
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Immigration Checklist for Jeremy & Larisa:

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 : Warsaw, Poland
I-129F Sent : 2016-07-31
I-129F NOA1 : 2016-08-08
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2016-09-23
NVC Received : 2016-10-11
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2016-10-13
Consulate Received : 2016-10-13
Packet 3 Received : 2016-10-20
Packet 3 Sent : 2016-12-02
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2017-01-17
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2017-01-18
US Entry : 2017-03-12
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 46 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 162 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2017-11-21
NOA Date : 2017-11-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-12-26
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-08-20
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-08-20
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2019-08-26
Comments : 10 year card

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2017-11-21
NOA Date : 2017-11-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-12-26
Approved Date : 2018-10-10
Date Card Received : 2018-10-15
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 323 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2017-11-21
NOA Date : 2017-11-27
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 211 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Warsaw, Poland
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 23, 2017
Embassy Review : It went very quickly. As described in several other reviews.

Waited in line outside to let us in .... took our phones and gave us a number

Went through security and downstairs. After going through the initial people we sat down.

Note: we had two children. Make sure you have plenty of polish coins as there is one vending machine and it only accepts polish coins. This was our first full day in Poland so I had no idea how the coins worked. I had loads of bills

Went up 2 times to submit docs on #1 and take biometrics on #2.

She went up for #3 and it was the interviews. Done at a walk up window. They took her biometrics again and made her take an oath then told the children and I to sit down.

They didn't ask for chat logs, communications between family or even photos. (I did submit photos in the initial 129f package).

They asked for my tax return in the interview and I was called up to explain my job and income. (I am a realtor) I also file electronically and they initally had an issue my tax return wasn't signed. Once i explained they were ok. They wanted to keep my return but then gave it back once we picked up the visas.

The green sheet...... or as my fiancé calls it ...... bad American boy paper. They hammered this over and over to the point she was uncomfortable. I am sure they are trying to throw cold water on. Anyone who maybe coming with big eyes. But in my finances opinion they went a bit too far.
Also when we picked up the visas they sent that sheet again lol. It's now become a joke with us.

If you want to know specific questions please inbox me

We got the visas. Will be starting the hard part in a few weeks.

Overall Poland was great, outside of the weird fascination with the green sheet. The flat we had was close.... got it on airbnb.

Rated a 5 because we got our visa and can be together. Also saved me filing papers to go to Belarus.
Rating : Very Good

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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
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
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

** Not all cases are transfered

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