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Lewis's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: L
Beneficiary's Name: S
VJ Member: Lewis
Country: Mexico

Last Updated: 2012-06-22
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Immigration Checklist for L & S:

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 : Juarez, Mexico
I-129F Sent : 2006-02-23
I-129F NOA1 : 2006-03-22
I-129F RFE(s) : 2006-07-06
RFE Reply(s) : 2006-07-17
I-129F NOA2 : 2006-08-07
NVC Received : 2006-08-11
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2006-08-11
Consulate Received : 2006-08-14
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2006-08-29
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-08-31
US Entry : 2006-10-07
Marriage : 2006-11-17
Comments : Our petition was recalled to USCIS for "further review" due to IMBRA. The Juarez consulate informed my fiancee of this on 2006-05-31.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 138 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 160 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Washington DC
POE Date : 2006-10-07
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : POE, Washington/Dulles

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Baltimore MD
Date Filed : 2006-11-22
NOA Date : 2006-12-29
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-12-16
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2007-01-29
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2007-01-25
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2006-11-22
NOA Date : 2006-11-29
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-12-16
Approved Date :
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between January 10, 2007 and February 9, 2007*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2008-11-17
NOA Date : 2008-11-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-12-18
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-04-23
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Baltimore MD
Date Filed : 2012-04-02
NOA Date : 2012-04-03
Bio. Appt. : 2012-05-07
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Juarez, Mexico
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 2, 2006
Embassy Review : We stayed at the Hotel Lucerna, one of the better hotels, within walking distance of the consulate. You can get a good rate if you book on the internet.

Basically, it took 3 days to receive the visa due to the consulate had not yet started processing the namechecks until we arrived. The consulate had informed both of us by phone to come to the consulate for the interview after our petition was approved again because we had already received the "fiancee packet" once before. (We were a recalled IMBRA case) My fiancee actually spoke to the people inside that informed us to come to the consulate and they asked if I was outside. We had plenty of evidence of all communications between us and the consulate, the NVC and the USCIS. There was also some confusion with the namechecks due to my fiancee's previous marriage.

The first day, the consulate decided to go forward with the interview anyway. My fiancee was given a 221G form after the interview was complete in order to come back the next day. The form also listed "family" as ones that could come into the consulate the next day.

The second day, we went back in the morning and I also went inside. We went to a window in the wall and the agent gave us a note and told us to come back at 3. We did and she said the processing of the name check was still not complete. The third day we went back with our next note to the window at 10:30 and she did one last check on her computer and found that the namecheck had just been received. About an hour later, my fiancee had received her visa.

One thing I can say about this consulate is that if you are going to wait outside make sure you have water and sunscreen.
Rating : Moderate

POE Review:
Event Description
Entry Date : 2006-10-07
Embassy Review : POE, Washington/Dulles
Harassment Level : Low

Timeline Comments: None yet, be the first!

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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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