AndyMisiu's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Andrew
Beneficiary's Name: Anna
VJ Member: AndyMisiu
Country: Poland

Last Updated: 2008-05-07
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Immigration Checklist for Andrew & Anna:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Warsaw, Poland
I-129F Sent : 2006-06-30
I-129F NOA1 : 2006-07-06
I-129F RFE(s) : 2006-07-19
RFE Reply(s) : 2006-07-28
I-129F NOA2 : 2006-10-03
NVC Received : 2006-10-05
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2006-10-06
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2006-10-16
Packet 3 Sent : 2006-10-17
Packet 4 Received : 2006-10-30
Interview Date : 2006-11-22
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-11-30
US Entry : 2006-12-05
Marriage : 2007-02-17
Comments : WE were one of the first petitions to be approved with IMBRA convictions included (3 DUI's)at USCIS and the first in Poland to have a visa approved with IMBRA convictions. Please PM if you need assistance with IMBRA.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 89 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 139 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Baltimore MD
Date Filed : 2007-10-14
NOA Date : 2007-10-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2007-11-28
AOS Transfer** : 2007-12-17
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-02-28
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2008-03-12
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2007-10-14
NOA Date : 2007-10-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2007-11-28
Approved Date : 2007-12-17
Date Card Received : 2008-01-01
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 64 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2007-10-14
NOA Date : 2007-10-17
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2008-01-01
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 64 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Warsaw, Poland
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 30, 2006
Embassy Review : My name is Andy the US petitioner for Anna, my fiancée. Are experience involves IMBRA and I will include some links with more detailed information concerning that. However for this review I will stick to the general events that took place so everyone can relate.

We arrived at the consulate around 7:00am and waited outside with a small group of people. Everyone was allowed to enter the Embassy around 7:45am. First we had to show our passport and invitation letter to the security guard before entering the screening room. Then we had to remove our jacket and anything that's metal before passing through the metal detectors. After we were cleared by security, we entered another outside waiting area before the embassy allowed us to enter. There are 3 colored lines; we stood in the red line for immigrant visas.

Once the embassy called for us to enter we had to again show our invitation letter to a lady behind a small row of desks on the left. She looked at the invitation and handed us a waiting number. We then sat in the waiting room for about 20 minutes before her number was called. We stepped up to a window where an officer took all the required documents, DS-156, DS 156K, medical package, visa pictures, etc....

At that point we were told to wait for our number to come up at the cashiers window where we would pay for the visa. The number appeared, we paid for the visa, and were handed a receipt that was to be given to the consular officer.

After paying the cashier we sat in the waiting room in front of 6 interviewing windows containing 3 consular officers.

There we were, Ania and I sitting in the waiting room for her number to be called. I was trying to keep her cool while noticing that one of the three CO's was quick, thorough, interrogative, cold, and didn't seem to give people the time of day. I kept Ania cool as we saw her (damnit) pick up Ania's file and start to thumb through the file. It seemed like forever as she was looking over the paperwork.

Please continue here if you have IMBRA convictions: (interview) (visa being mailed)

For the majority of you continue here:
Then her number was called and we approached the window. The consular officer turned out to be rather nice and helpful. She asked Ania to raise her right hand and swear to tell the truth. Then she asked Ania when we met? and if she had been to any other countries for longer than 6 months? she turned to me and confirmed that I have visited Poland a couple of times. She then took Ania's fingerprint and had her sign the DHL paperwork. She said we should be receiving her visa shortly. We were finished by 9:30!!

All in All the interview is the easiest part of the process and seemed very simple. Only two questions were asked of my fiancée and that's it!!
Rating : Very Good

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