Larry and Maria's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Larry
Beneficiary's Name: Maria
VJ Member: Larry and Maria
Country: Russia

Last Updated: 2010-04-01
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Immigration Checklist for Larry & Maria:

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 : Moscow, Russia
I-129F Sent : 2006-02-26
I-129F NOA1 : 2006-03-01
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2006-05-08
NVC Received : 2006-05-19
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2006-05-30
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2006-06-26
Packet 3 Sent : 2006-06-26
Packet 4 Received : 2006-06-26
Interview Date : 2006-08-16 Submit Review
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-08-21
US Entry : 2006-08-23
Marriage : 2006-09-15
Comments : 2006-08-18 Date K-1 Visa Issued by the Embassy; picked up Visa on 2006-08-21.

2006-06-20 Interview Date Notification
No notification of Case Receipt from NVC at the Embassy
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 68 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 168 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2006-08-23 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Navigating JFK after getting through CIS and getting the I-94 in the passport was confusing for a USC! Had to drop luggage off for flight to TPA, go out of security, and find a security checkpoint for domestic. The 5 hours layover was a good decision. According to the SSA info I picked up on-line yesterday, the SSA says the K-1 qualifies the holder of the visa for work work authorization and SSN. It will be interesting to see how that plays out.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Tampa FL
Date Filed : 2006-10-15
NOA Date : 2006-10-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-11-29
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2007-01-17 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2007-01-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2007-01-29
Comments : Approved 20070117
Submitted with AP, EAD to Chicago Lockbox


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2006-10-15
NOA Date : 2006-10-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-11-29
Approved Date : 2007-01-12
Date Card Received :
Comments : Submitted with AOS, AP to Chicago Lockbox
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 89 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2006-10-15
NOA Date : 2006-10-23
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2007-01-16
Comments : Submitted with AOS, EAD to Chicago Lockbox
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 86 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2008-10-19
NOA Date : 2008-10-24
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-11-21
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-04-06
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2009-05-27
Comments : VSC Transferred to CSC 16 Mar 2009
Approval letter was from VSC


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Dallas/Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Tampa FL
Date Filed : 2009-10-20
NOA Date : 2009-10-26
Bio. Appt. : 2009-11-17
Interview Date : 2010-01-26
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2010-02-26
Comments : Applied for US Passport; got an appointment on a Sunday when we went to the USPS Airport office on Sat 2/27 and it was overrun they were taking appointments for Sun 2/28! US Passport and Citizenship Certificate in hand!!

Member Reviews:

POE Review: JFK
Event Description
Entry Date : 2006-08-23
Embassy Review : Navigating JFK after getting through CIS and getting the I-94 in the passport was confusing for a USC! Had to drop luggage off for flight to TPA, go out of security, and find a security checkpoint for domestic. The 5 hours layover was a good decision. According to the SSA info I picked up on-line yesterday, the SSA says the K-1 qualifies the holder of the visa for work work authorization and SSN. It will be interesting to see how that plays out.
Harassment Level : Low


Local US CIS Office Review: Tampa FL
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : January 17, 2007
Embassy Review : Very easy due to our work on getting all documents accurate and complete. We were scheduled very early and the file hadn't made it to the officer's desk. He saw that everything was ok and went to look for it so we'd not have to return possibly. Fortunately, he found it. Maria got the stamp and he said about 3 weeks the green card would arrive.
Harassment Level : Very Good


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Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
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rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
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