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Lisa&David's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Lisa
Beneficiary's Name: David
VJ Member: Lisa&David
Country: South Africa

Last Updated: 2024-04-01
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Immigration Checklist for Lisa & David:

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 : South Africa
I-129F Sent : 2023-02-03
I-129F NOA1 : 2023-02-09
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2023-11-29
NVC Received : 2023-12-18
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2023-12-18
NVC Left : 2024-01-03
Consulate Received : 2024-01-05
Packet 3 Received : 2024-01-11
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2024-02-22
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2024-03-06
US Entry : 2024-03-28
Marriage :
Comments : When we got "Packet 3" from the consulate (combined with packet 4, delivered via email), we had the option to schedule the interview every Thursday starting in a week! Had we not been waiting on police clearances, we could have done our interview much earlier (but still would have to allow time for the medical exam)
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 293 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 378 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Newark
POE Date : 2016-12-15
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: South Africa
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 22, 2024
Embassy Review : Immigration visa review
Johannesburg Consulate Republic of South Africa
On the 22nd of February 2024.
I arrived early and parked at Sandton City parking.
Walked over to the consulate.
Initially there was a hiccup as me and another person's info wasn't on the paper so they had to check and then let us thru.
Once inside the consulate I entered the building and was directed to a seat close to window 1. I was instructed to transfer all my documents to a blue folder and wait to he called. Another person went before me and then it was my turn. Upon which we checked all of my documents and took finger prints and then I got directed to another seat to wait for my interview. I waited awhile as there was already a few people before me.
My turn came and the interviewer was very straight forward and to the point.
Questions that was asked
When did you first meet your fiance
How did you meet
When did you both leave the country you met in
How old is your fiance
What is her name
When was she born
What do you like most about your fiance
Where does she stay
What type of accommodation does she stay in
Does your fiance own or rent
Have you been married before
Do you have any kids
Has your fiance been married before
Does your fiance have any kids
Where does your fiance work
When do you plan to go to the USA
Have you lived outside of South Africa for longer than 6 months
What work do you do
How long have you been working there
I got asked a whole bunch of questions which made me more relaxed talking about my relationship
Then whole interview only lasted for about 10 to 15 min 20min max but I spend about 2 hours at the American Embassy.
Rating : Good

Timeline Comments: 1

Hplusj 14 hours ago said:
Sounds like you guys had a pretty seamless experience! Jon is picking up his birth certificate at the nightmare that is Home Affairs next week, and we have a third party expediting his police clearance. We got our NOA2 on March 5th and have been trying to stay patient. Joberg is dragging its feet. If you have any advice to get to the interview stage I'd sure welcome it! As an American, I have very little patience for how "relaxed" South African government offices are lol! Also, how quickly were you guys able to schedule the medical?
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