Caladan's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Mary Beth
Beneficiary's Name: Chad
VJ Member: Caladan
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2010-01-28
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Immigration Checklist for Mary Beth & Chad:

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 : Vancouver, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2006-09-18
I-129F NOA1 : 2006-09-20
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2006-10-12
NVC Received : 2006-10-18
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2006-10-18
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2006-11-09
Packet 3 Sent : 2006-12-21
Packet 4 Received : 2007-01-10
Interview Date : 2007-02-14
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2007-02-14
US Entry : 2007-05-25
Marriage : 2007-07-20
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 22 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 147 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2007-05-25
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Peace Bridge, no EAD, say that they can't do EADs at all. Managed to get an EAD by driving to Boston.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Hartford CT
Date Filed : 2007-08-01
NOA Date : 2007-09-07
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2007-09-28
AOS Transfer** : 2007-10-26
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2007-11-21
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2007-12-03
Comments : Transferred to CSC 10/26/07

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2007-08-01
NOA Date : 2007-09-07
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2007-09-28
Approved Date : 2007-10-23
Date Card Received : 2007-10-30
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 83 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2007-08-01
NOA Date : 2007-09-07
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2007-10-24
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 77 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2009-08-21
NOA Date : 2009-08-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-10-06
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-01-04
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2010-01-22
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Vancouver, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 15, 2007
Embassy Review : Not much to add to the other experiences. We were very glad to know that C. should show up at 9:45, that he needed to leave his luggage behind, and to have the paperwork in order posted.

The interview was easy; they asked him two questions about me, and one question about his traffic violation arrest that we had disclosed. The officer chuckled that he had been honest enough to include it. He was out of there by about 11:30 and told to return at 2.

C. found downtown Vancouver dull since it was mostly office buildings, and it was raining. He had lunch, got bored, returned to the consulate around 1:30 and had his visa by 1:45. Picked up his luggage, hopped in a taxi, returned to the airport, flew standby back to Edmonton, and was home by 10pm.

Thanks to VJ for all of the assistance!
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: CDN-USA Border
Event Description
Entry Date : 2007-05-25
Embassy Review : Peace Bridge, no EAD, say that they can't do EADs at all.
Harassment Level : Low

Timeline Comments: None yet, be the first!

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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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