CRB's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: R
Beneficiary's Name: C
VJ Member: CRB
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2020-07-03
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Immigration Checklist for R & C:

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 : United Arab Emirates
I-129F Sent : 2015-11-03
I-129F NOA1 : 2015-11-06
I-129F RFE(s) : 2015-01-08
RFE Reply(s) : 2015-01-15
I-129F NOA2 : 2016-01-25
NVC Received : 2016-02-08
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2016-02-08
NVC Left : 2016-02-09
Consulate Received : 2016-02-15
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2016-04-05
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2016-04-11
US Entry : 2016-04-14
Marriage :
Comments : POE at JFK, very fast, all handled with a very friendly immigration officer at the counter, no office visit. Done in less than 10 minutes
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 80 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 151 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2016-04-14
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Raleigh NC
Date Filed : 2016-06-20
NOA Date : 2016-07-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-07-29
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2016-09-22
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-09-28
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2016-10-05
Comments : walk-in biomentrics completed on July 8
I-485 initially denied at interview for missing paperwork (part of medical)

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2016-06-20
NOA Date : 2016-07-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2016-08-27
Date Card Received : 2016-09-06
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 68 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2016-06-20
NOA Date : 2016-07-05
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2016-09-06
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 68 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2018-07-30
NOA Date : 2018-08-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-08-18
Interview Date : 2019-10-03
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-10-03
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2019-10-10
Comments : combo interview with N-400

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Raleigh NC
Date Filed : 2019-07-04
NOA Date : 2019-07-04
Bio. Appt. : 2019-07-10
Interview Date : 2019-10-03
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2019-11-18
Comments : Early walk-in for biometrics, originally scheduled for July 22 combo interview with I-751

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: United Arab Emirates
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 5, 2016
Embassy Review : My fiancee had the interview at the US embassy Abu Dhabi yesterday. She said that it was very short.
We had booked a hotel (Novo Hotel) close by. From there you can either take a quick taxi ride (no minimum charge here) or just make the 15 minute walk to the embassy.
She arrived at around 7am. She said that the staff, including the officer that interviewed her, was very nice. The worst part was the 2 hour wait. The interview itself was short and simple. He asked her just a few basic questions;
Are you engaged?
When and how did you meet?
How many times have you seen each other since you met?
What countries have you been to?

A few more, but she couldn't recall, she was too excited and had only slept 2 hours the night before.
He took a copy of my passport, some of her medical documents, my tax statements, but most of what she brought was not needed.
The officer then congratulated her and said she could pick up the visa on Monday.
Friendly, professional staff. Overall, a very good experience.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: JFK
Event Description
Entry Date : 2016-04-14
Embassy Review : Very good experience at JFK

After standing in line at the Non-US citizen counters for over an hour, I asked someone about using the US Citizens line, which was empty at the time.
We were told that it should be no problem as long as one of us was a US citizen. So we moved over.

At the counter, the officer was very friendly. He took our passports, made some notes and casually reminded us of the requirements around the timing and expiration dates of a K1 visa.
At no point was my fiancee asked to go to a separate office or leave the counter. The officer was very friendly, made her feel welcome and it was all over in less than 10 minutes. We actually had to ask if there was anything else that we had to do, because it was so easy and fast and weren't sure if we had missed something

Very pleasant experience at JFK.
Harassment Level : Low

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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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