engie's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Steve
Beneficiary's Name: Engie
VJ Member: engie
Country: Indonesia

Last Updated: 2010-10-03
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Immigration Checklist for Steve & Engie:

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 : Indonesia
I-129F Sent : 2005-08-15
I-129F NOA1 : 2005-08-16
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2005-08-19
NVC Received : 2005-09-08
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2005-09-26
Packet 3 Sent : 2005-10-17
Packet 4 Received : 2005-10-17
Interview Date : 2005-10-18
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2005-10-21
US Entry : 2006-01-23
Marriage : 2006-04-02
Comments : Thanks to visajourney.com, I got my preparation well for the visa in Jakarta. I didn't get any hassle at all when I submited my documents and was so surprise that my visa was approved right away. The interview was so easy, the embassy only asked general question about my background, just to check whether it's right or not.

On January I came here with my fiance (now my husband), and was so nervous when I queuing at the immigration. I haven't got much information about what would happen at the POE (JFK, NY) and so nervous if I missed something. After the fingerprint and the photo, the guy there sent me to another room and wait for another couple minutes. I was alone, my fiancee couldn't accompany me because he's a citizen and went through another line of immigration. There, I got my I-94 stamped with temporary EAD valid until my visa expired.

Now, we got married and I'm about to submit my AOS. Hope everything goes smooth like my visa.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 3 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 63 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2006-01-23
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Boston MA
Date Filed : 2006-04-12
NOA Date : 2006-04-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-04-29
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : 2006-09-22 got a NOA, they transfer my case to CSC.
2007-07 Infopass appointment, find out my case is in limbo due to rejected bio twice.
2007-08 Sent out police clarification letters to CSC (as suggested on the infopass)
2007-09 3rd Biometrics
2008-02 InfoPas, they sent me back home because it's still under 180days timeline. More waiting...
2008-03 InfoPas. She kept saying, "I cannot help you, you should wait"... mm... for how many years???
2008-06 NOA for Police Records (again??), sent out within a week.
2008-08 Got my GC on mail!!! Finally!!! Two years waiting... gosh... other people already submit their removal by now.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2006-04-12
NOA Date : 2006-04-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-04-29
Approved Date : 2006-06-30
Date Card Received : 2006-07-06
Comments : Renew:
Send application on March, 07
Biometrics date March 22, 07
Card received June 12, 07
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 79 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2006-07-19
NOA Date : 2006-07-27
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2006-09-18
Comments : I couldn't believe it I got it approved! The infopass did help my case a lot, up until this afternoon I thought it won't come on time for my trip plan, which is the day after tomorrow. We're about to cancel the whole trip. Thanks to the lady at the Boston office, she's so kind (her name is Jacqueline Gibbs). Anyone who'll meet her in the future, send her my regards!
2007-07 renew AP
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 51 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2010-05-15
NOA Date : 2010-10-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-08-31
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : First bio 08/11/10 rejected.
Second bio 08/31/10 rejected. Sigh...

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Indonesia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 11, 2006
Embassy Review : Never try to contact them by phone, even if you have the direct number, they just won't answer it. at least that's what happen to me. If you have any question in mind, just ask it when you meet them in face or try to find the answer somewhere else. If you are applying for K1 visa, NEVER ever gueuing with the other visa applicant, even when the guard said so. I always argued with the guard that I had the appointment with the lady at the locket 4 (that's the immigrant locket) and she said I should just go direct there. The queuing is only for the non immigrant visa and you're applying under the immigrant visa (K1/K3).

All in all, if you well prepared, they won't make any hassle at all. My personal experience, the lady at the locket 4 wasn't friendly at all (I forgot her name now and other people whom queuing with me also has the same opinion) but I got all my homework well done, so what the hell.

Good Luck!
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