Amanda-Lise's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Ron
Beneficiary's Name: Amanda
VJ Member: Amanda-Lise
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2010-06-21
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Immigration Checklist for Ron & Amanda:

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 : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2006-08-18
I-129F NOA1 : 2006-08-23
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2006-10-02
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2006-10-20
Packet 3 Sent : 2006-10-26
Packet 4 Received : 2006-12-22
Interview Date : 2007-01-23
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2007-01-25
US Entry : 2007-02-28
Marriage : 2007-03-02
Comments : successful interview on Jan 23rd.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 40 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 153 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2007-02-28
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : POE Ivy Lea into Alexandria NY. We were used as guinnea pigs to teach 2 other officers how to activate K1 and K2 visas.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Norfolk VA
Date Filed : 2007-05-04
NOA Date : 2007-05-10
RFE(s) : 2008-03-14
Bio. Appt. : 2007-05-30
AOS Transfer** : 2007-07-11
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-04-29
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2008-05-20
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2007-05-04
NOA Date : 2007-05-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2007-05-30
Approved Date : 2007-07-27
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 84 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2010-03-20
NOA Date : 2010-03-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-04-30
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-06-16
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 24, 2007
Embassy Review : I attempted to get into the consulate shortly after 1, and was told to come back at 2:15. I don't know if that's going to be the norm now, but it may well be.

Hit a snag with security when the officer who had taken my coat took it, and to my surprise started fiddling with the pocket, shaking it, and then discovered that my daughters had been nice enough to give me a "snack" of a lollipop without a wrapper, and with the damp wet weather, it had fused to my pocket. There were 4 different officers each telling me to do something different right after each other. After collecting my things, I was instructed to go upstairs to window 14. The lady who had come in with me made it first. I paid my fees, then was given my number. I then sat in the IV waiting room, and waited for my number to pop up. Not too long after, the 2 of us were joined by another K1er, and that was it. I had been expecting more people than that.

My number was called, and I went to window 10 to turn in my documents. She asked for the DS 156 forms first. And then the birth certificates for the 3 of us, my divorce certificate and custody/separation agreements, the police report, which she did give me trouble on and it was looking pretty bad until one of her coworkers pointed out that it said Canada Wide in 2 different places (yes, all this was done with 3 of her coworkers standing behind her, I felt like a zoo animal on display ) So if you don't get the RCMP certificate, make sure that it says Canada Wide on it other than the CPIC box checked. The consent letter from my ex husband, and the I-134 with supporting evidence. She stopped me when I hit my fiance's tax information, all they wanted was his work information, 3 paystubs, his bank letter and statements, then the letter of intent last. They didn't want my military record at all.

Then I was instructed to sit down in the IV waiting area, and wait for my number to come up on the screen to speak with the consul. I waited, and waited. The lady who came in before me went in for her interview, and the man who came in after us went to turn in his documents. Sat in the waiting room by my lonesome for a good 45 minutes, no sounds other than the wind whistling around the windows, it was kinda creepy. I was called into room 8, he told me not to bother sitting down, it wouldnt be long. First question I was asked related to the denial at the cornwall border in 2005. Then he asked some questions about my fiance, what interested me in him, the kids, and then it was over, was fingerprinted, then he told me the visa would likely be sent out tomorrow and I'd have them by friday or at the latest monday. I wasnt even asked for proof of the ongoing relationship.

Overall, the interview was the least painfull part of the day. He was very relaxed, and that put me at ease. What will continue to amuse me is that there were more security there (2 at the entry, and 4 at the security point) than people there for an interview.
Rating : Good

POE Review: CDN-USA Border
Event Description
Entry Date : 2007-02-28
Embassy Review : POE Ivy Lea into Alexandria NY. We were used as guinnea pigs to teach 2 other officers how to activate K1 and K2 visas.
Harassment Level : Low

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(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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