nane1104's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: JR
Beneficiary's Name: Nadine
VJ Member: nane1104
Country: Germany

Last Updated: 2011-03-29
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Immigration Checklist for JR & Nadine:

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 : Frankfurt, Germany
I-129F Sent : 2006-02-06
I-129F NOA1 : 2006-02-15
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2006-04-21
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2006-05-15
Consulate Received : 2006-05-18
Packet 3 Received : 2006-05-27
Packet 3 Sent : 2006-06-10
Packet 4 Received : 2006-06-16
Interview Date : 2006-06-27
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-07-01
US Entry : 2006-08-27
Marriage : 2006-08-29
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 65 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 : Dallas
POE Date : 2006-08-27
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : I had my yellow envelope in my hand when I entered the immigration area. An officer saw me and right away got me out of that line and took me over to a different counter. There she took my biometrics and then send me over to a waiting area. My fiance was allowed to stay with me there and after maybe 20 minutes I was called to the officer behind a glasswindow who just asked when I was planning to get married and if I had any more questions about the procedure. I answered no, got my stamp in my passport and the I-94 and was released. Very easy, very friendly staff!


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Dallas TX
Date Filed : 2006-12-06
NOA Date : 2006-12-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-12-29
AOS Transfer** : 2007-01-05
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-03-21
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2008-03-27
Comments :


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2006-12-06
NOA Date : 2006-12-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-12-29
Approved Date : 2007-02-21
Date Card Received : 2007-02-26
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 77 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2007-07-20
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2007-08-20
Comments : I didn't recieve any NOA...check got cashed 8/10/07
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 26 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2010-02-02
NOA Date : 2010-03-22
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-06-10
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2010-07-01
Comments : filing from overseas/active military

No RFE's, no biometrics, no interview...:-)


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Frankfurt, Germany
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 30, 2006
Embassy Review : I got the appointment letter only 5 days after sending packet 3 back and the Interview was already scheduled for 11 days later, so they worked fast!!
My Interview was set for 7.30am. I arrived at 6.45 after having no problem to find a parking space very close to the embassy.
I was about the 20. person in line, but that got longer in minutes. After going through the security (nice staff, just don't bring ANY electronics, no cellphones either or big bags!!)I got to the huge waiting area where I got a number that I was called by. By 8.45am I had all the paperwork done (handing over my passport, addressing an envelope to myself,..., got explained how the process at the POE works and was told that now I had to wait for the Interview and that they would interview the peoplefirst, who did not have their medical exam yet. Well, I thought that was kinda unfair, felt a little punished for having everything done already.
The waiting wasn't too bad considering I was very nervous, they have vending machines, a machine for coffee and other warm drinks, a machine to take passport pics in case yours weren't good enough,...pretty nice.
Anyway, I got called for the Interview at 10.15am!! I gor my fingerprints taken and then had to swear an oath to only tell the truth. Then I signed the visa application form and got asked several questions about how we met, what he does for a living, where he lives, when he was born,...nothing bad.
Then I was asked for pictures, so I showed all the evidence I brought, since they were all together in a binder. He went through everything and made some comments and then kept asking more questions like if I know where my fiance went to school, if I knew his family, if he speaks german and where I learned to speak english.
It got a little more personal (not bad, just let's say more questions specifically concerning my fiance and me).
Then he gave me a paper with a phone# to call, if my visa doesn't arrive after 1-2 weeks. No "ok, we approve your visa", nothing. I guess I was a little surprised, but the Consul (very nice person)was just smiling all the time and wished me all the best for the wedding and our future together, then a nice day and with that, I was released.
Over all a very good experience. Ever since my papers arrived in Germany, things went very smoothly and fast.
Rating : Good


POE Review: Dallas
Event Description
Entry Date : 2006-08-27
Embassy Review : I had my yellow envelope in my hand when I entered the immigration area. An officer saw me and right away got me out of that line and took me over to a different counter. There she took my biometrics and then send me over to a waiting area. My fiance was allowed to stay with me there and after maybe 20 minutes I was called to the officer behind a glasswindow who just asked when I was planning to get married and if I had any more questions about the procedure. I answered no, got my stamp in my passport and the I-94 and was released. Very easy, very friendly staff!
Harassment Level : Low


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