michellek1976's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: V
Beneficiary's Name: M
VJ Member: michellek1976
Country: Australia

Last Updated: 2007-01-10
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Immigration Checklist for V & M:

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 : Sydney, Australia
I-129F Sent : 2006-03-13
I-129F NOA1 : 2006-03-15
I-129F RFE(s) : 2006-06-28; 2006-09-15
RFE Reply(s) : 2006-07-05; 2006-09-22
I-129F NOA2 : 2006-10-11
NVC Received : 2006-10-18
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2006-10-26
Consulate Received : 2006-10-31
Packet 3 Received : 2006-11-02
Packet 3 Sent : 2006-11-29
Packet 4 Received : 2006-12-07
Interview Date : 2007-01-08
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2007-01-09
US Entry : 2007-01-26
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 210 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 299 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Sydney, Australia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 10, 2007
Embassy Review : My daughter and I had to fly to Sydney from Perth so we stayed at the Travelodge on Phillips St. Closest hotel I could see (as recommended in another member's review!). Got to the MLC building at 7:30am and went to the 10th floor. Progressed quickly through to the 59th floor. Received Immigrant visa number 002. I was very apprehensive but all the staff were very friendly. I was a little bit concerned when they asked me about my own funds. I had shown I have a house in Australia which I am getting ready to sell, but they wanted to see a sale contract. I reminded them that they advise us against selling our house until the visa is approved. It was a nervous wait for the interview as the filing clerk said the consular officer would have to make a decision on whether to accept my evidence. Fortunately he did.
I was surprise how quickly it all happened. I anticipated spending the whole morning there and we brought travel Scrabble along to kill time. I was so nervous I was shaking and kept dropping the letters all over the floor!! I was called again just before 9am for the interview. My daughter was flown across the country to be asked 'What's your name?' and 'Is this your mum?'. Then she was asked to sit down again. I got more nervous then thinking that the questions were going to get personal, but it was just short and sweet - when did we meet, what is my fiance's name, DOB, has he got kids, how old, ever married, etc.

Visas approved by 9am!!!

During the time I was there I became the 'expert'. I had 3 different sets of people going for family-based visas asking me questions. How long will it take? Ooh did I need photos? What fee, I didn't know we had to pay a fee?! Was I suppose to take a ticket? The tips received on this website, such as where to stay, get there early, be the last one in the elevator all proved to be so valuable. Thanks everyone for your help!!!
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