forchika's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Robin
Beneficiary's Name: Chika
VJ Member: forchika
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2014-04-05
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Immigration Checklist for Robin & Chika:

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 : Nigeria
I-129F Sent : 2006-06-22
I-129F NOA1 : 2006-07-05
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2006-09-15
NVC Received : 2006-10-05
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2006-10-10
Consulate Received : 2006-10-15
Packet 3 Received : 2006-11-28
Packet 3 Sent : 2006-11-28
Packet 4 Received : 2006-11-28
Interview Date : 2007-01-29
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2007-02-09
US Entry : 2007-03-29
Marriage : 2007-04-18
Comments : Interview took place on 1/30/07(see notes in timline) Actual day of US entry was on 3/30/2007
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 72 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 208 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2007-03-30
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,EAD Card
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Immigration officers friendly at point of entry.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2007-05-18
NOA Date : 2007-05-23
RFE(s) : 2007-06-07
Bio. Appt. : 2007-06-21
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2007-08-22
Approval / Denial Date : 2007-08-22
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2007-09-11
Comments : Interview in Atlanta fearless immigration officer friendly-Read review in AOS Forum.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2007-05-18
NOA Date : 2007-05-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2007-06-21
Approved Date : 2007-08-02
Date Card Received : 2007-08-10
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 76 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2009-07-13
NOA Date : 2009-07-24
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-11-18
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2009-12-04
Comments : Got ROC approval letter in the mail 11/24/09

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2013-10-01
NOA Date : 2013-10-08
Bio. Appt. : 2013-11-01
Interview Date : 2014-02-10
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2014-04-18
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nigeria
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 3, 2007
Embassy Review : The real journey actually started on the 29th of january when i went for my interview at the USA embassy and was denied entrance by the security guys at the embassy gate who were taking in for interview.
i was abit late but the fact was that they directed me to the wrong line which was for non-immigrant visa applicants. They asked me to wait until 11am for enquiries which i did and it was a miracle that i was given the next day for my interview while others were given April and May.

I was there the next day and really had my interview done at the counter 12 but funny enough, i forgot my birth certificate and was yet to get my medical report.

I was first asked the name of my fiancee, how we met, her job, to explain her job to them because she(the interviewer) claims that she doesn't know what a medical coder does. i was also asked to show her the pictures we took when my fiancee visited, all of them, with my family, friends and me. I was also asked to present the mails we exchanged. They also wanted to know if i knew things about her personal life, who she is living with.

After the questions, i was asked to come back on the 2nd of february with my birth certificate and medical report, to conclude my interview.

On the 2nd of february, i was at the embassy with all that was left for submission and i did submit them when i was called.
The lady that interviewed me the first day was the same person to interview me.
She didn't really ask me questions, all she said was that i was asked to bring my birth certificate and medical report and that they have seen them, for that reason, they do not have any reason to deny me the visa to USA and she said congratulations, that was it.

Rating : Very Good

POE Review: JFK
Event Description
Entry Date : 2007-03-30
Embassy Review : Immigration officers friendly at point of entry.
Harassment Level : Low

Local US CIS Office Review: Atlanta GA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : August 23, 2007
Embassy Review : Interview relaxed, immigration officer very chatty and friendly. We were done in record timing interview only last a total of fifteen minutes....immigration officer said approved should recieve card and welcome letter in the mail. See AOS forum for complete write up of interview experience.

(updated on July 16, 2012)
Harassment Level : Very Good

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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
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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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