Rc123rc's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Husband
Beneficiary's Name: Spouse
VJ Member: Rc123rc
Country: Armenia

Last Updated: 2019-05-08
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Immigration Checklist for Husband & Spouse:

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 : Armenia
I-129F Sent : 2016-03-19
I-129F NOA1 : 2016-03-24
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2016-06-13
NVC Received : 2016-07-11
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2016-07-13
NVC Left : 2016-07-18
Consulate Received : 2016-07-19
Packet 3 Received : 2016-07-22
Packet 3 Sent : 2016-07-22
Packet 4 Received : 2016-07-22
Interview Date : 2016-08-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2016-08-10
US Entry : 2016-09-29
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 81 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 137 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : San Francisco
POE Date : 2016-09-29
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 5
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Jose CA
Date Filed : 2016-11-06
NOA Date : 2016-11-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-12-14
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2017-06-27
Approval / Denial Date : 2017-08-14
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2017-08-21
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2016-11-06
NOA Date : 2016-11-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-12-14
Approved Date : 2017-02-21
Date Card Received : 2017-03-01
Comments : Received RFE for Name Discrepancy. Sent 2/13/2017 requested copy of birth certificate, translation of birth certificate and copy marriage certificate. Looks like USCIS lost at least one of the documents. Hence, the RFE. USCIS received new documents 2/16/2017.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 107 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2016-11-06
NOA Date : 2016-11-21
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2017-03-01
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 107 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Tokyo, Japan
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 8, 2016
Embassy Review : I am posting this on behalf of my fiancee from Japan. She completed her K-1 Visa Interview 8/8/2016 Japan Time. The outcome was APPROVED!

In general, the process was quick and the staff was professional and friendly. The Interviewing Officer was thorough in his Packet Information Research and asked a couple of difficult questions regarding the timing of a couple of events. His opinion was that certain events happened too soon but there was enough evidence of a bonafide relationship and a couple of follow-up questions apparently satisfied him that it was OK to approve. As expected the interview is a stressful situation. It is absolutely required that you be well documented, well prepared and truthful in your answers.

Arrived at Tokyo Embassy - 7:00 AM
Embassy Open 8:00 AM
Turn in Documents 8:30 AM
Biometrics (Fingerprinting) 8:40 AM
Interview 8:50 AM
Leave Embassy 9:00 AM

Questions Asked:
When did you meet your fiance face to face for the first time?
Did you know the status of your fiance's previous marriage when you met him in person?
Officer looked at a photo and asked about a person who was in the photo with us. (Comment: Make sure to include family members in some of your photos of you and your fiance)
How many children does your fiance have?
What is fiance's favorite color?
What is your fiance's job?
Will you marry soon?
What kind of work do you want after you arrive in the United States?
Have you decided your POE (Port/Point of Entry)?

We hope this review is helpful to couples preparing for future K-1 Interviews at the Tokyo Embassy.
Rating : Good

POE Review: San Francisco
Event Description
Entry Date : 2016-09-29
Embassy Review : K-1 Fiancee POE. My fiancee arrived at @ 5:20 pm on a Thursday night. This apparently wasn't the greatest of times because the Gate G Arrival board showed 8 planes in customs at the same time. The total time through customs was 90 minutes. The customs officer was a young woman. She was not very friendly. Questions were somewhat standard for a K-1 POE customs interview with some exceptions. These questions included why so many snacks and gifts and how much cash are you carrying. Also, there were questions related around the relationship timeline. The officer was critical about certain events overlapping. Most of the other questions had to do about the relationship and personal information about herself and me. These types of questions are similar to what you might encounter at the Embassy Interview. After all the questioning, they put the luggage through x-ray and then hand checked the luggage.
Harassment Level : Moderate

Local US CIS Office Review: San Jose CA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : June 28, 2017
Embassy Review :
Very professional. No problems with getting in and wait time was minimal. Cell phones are allowed but I left mine in the car. We had an interpreter. I highly suggest if someone does not speak English well they bring a qualified interpreter. The interviewer was knowledgeable, skilled and thorough. He was patient when my wife taking a long time to answer the question. His questions keyed in on areas I suspected he would due to questions asked at the consulate interview and POE but other than that they were expected for this kind of interview. I think we will be OK. Make sure to bring as much proof of relationship as you possibly can.
Harassment Level : Good

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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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