Karen_L's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Karen
Beneficiary's Name: Fatjet
VJ Member: Karen_L
Country: Albania

Last Updated: 2006-11-10
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Immigration Checklist for Karen & Fatjet:

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 : Naples, Italy
I-129F Sent : 2006-02-24
I-129F NOA1 : 2006-03-01
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2006-03-09
NVC Received : 2006-03-12
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2006-03-15
Consulate Received : 2006-03-15
Packet 3 Received : 2006-04-03
Packet 3 Sent : 2006-05-08
Packet 4 Received : 2006-05-26
Interview Date : 2006-07-11
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-07-12
US Entry : 2006-07-27
Marriage : 2006-08-25
Comments : Interview at Naples was a breeze -- they're maybe a tad disorganized, but they're friendly and laid back and they asked my fiance' only three questions about when we met and the last time we saw each other.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 8 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 132 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2006-07-27
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Immigration at JFK went smoothly; they processed my fiance' without even asking him any questions -- they looked through his sealed envelope and then issued the temp. EAD/I-94 and stamped him through. I was expecting an interrogation!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : New York City NY
Date Filed : 2006-09-18
NOA Date : 2006-10-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-10-13
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2006-11-04
Comments : 10/06/2006: Case transferred to CSC.

10/30/2006: AOS approved without interview, received USCIS case status updated via e-mail informing me that greencard will be sent shortly.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Naples, Italy
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 12, 2006
Embassy Review : I'm going to give them a '4' because, although they were really hard to get hold of on the phone, during the interview they were REALLY nice and friendly. They were also not very demanding about questions and wanting to see loads of evidence. Of everything my fiance' brought with him, the officer only wanted to see his police records, the affadavits of support and some photos. The officer asked my fiance' three questions -- Where did you meet your fiancee? When did you first meet? and When was the last time you saw each other? Then he wished my fiance' good luck and told him to come back later in the afternoon to pick up the visa!

Here's the thing though: there were lots of people there and everyone except my fiance' and three other people were given their passports (with visas) and sealed brown evelopes and sent on their way. My fiance' was asked to return the next morning because the consulate was closing for the day and the office in Washington didn't have enough time to process the cases. The officer also gave my fiance' a note, which indicates that he should go to the "front of the line" and that he will be there to "pick up visa." So, that's where we are right now and it's kind of annoying to wait around another day just to pick up the visa, but it's all right.

So, in general, anyone applying in Naples, Italy needn't worry too much. Everyone is friendly and the interview is easy and the interviewer is easy-going and nice.
Rating : Good

POE Review: JFK
Event Description
Entry Date : 2006-07-27
Embassy Review : Immigration at JFK went smoothly; they processed my fiance' without even asking him any questions -- they looked through his sealed envelope and then issued the temp. EAD/I-94 and stamped him through. I was expecting an interrogation!
Harassment Level : Low

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predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
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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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