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*FishF00D*'s US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: N
Beneficiary's Name: C
VJ Member: *FishF00D*
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2023-08-03
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Immigration Checklist for N & C:

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 : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2016-05-06
I-129F NOA1 : 2016-05-12
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2016-07-19
NVC Received : 2016-07-27
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2016-08-04
Consulate Received : 2016-08-09
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent : 2016-08-20
Packet 4 Received : 2016-08-25
Interview Date : 2016-10-05 Submit Review
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2016-10-11
US Entry : 2016-10-23
Marriage : 2016-10-28
Comments : The interview was stern, but fair and honest. I was praised multiple times by several different officers for having all my paperwork in order and being 1 step ahead of every question they asked me - 100% thanks to VisaJourney!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 68 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 146 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2016-10-23 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 5
Comments : Crossed on a busy Sunday when there was a lot of traffic through the Blaine/Peace Arch Crossing. Mostly a smooth process, although the agents couldn't understand or appreciate that our mailing address is separate from our physical address; mailing is a PO Box because USPS doesn't do any door-to-door delivery where we live (Tahoe City).
Other than that it was smooth - except for the fact that while I was being processed there were two high-risk arrests made of several men trying to drive into the US. Their arrests did delay the processing of the rest of us in line a considerable amount.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Francisco CA
Date Filed : 2016-12-07
NOA Date : 2016-12-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-01-09
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2017-09-08 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2017-09-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : Initially filed from Tahoe City CA (Sacramento CIS Office) and were given an interview in SAC on August 24th. We moved to Oakland so the initial interview was cancelled and rebooked for September 8th in San Francisco.

The interview was an hour long, and even in being confident in our relationship and adherence to the rules, the interviewer lady had me doubting myself. Many detailed questions about jobs for both of us, where we've lived, how we allocate money to our joint bank accounts, if we've met eachother's families, etc. All valid questions, but we'd been left thinking that we hadn't submitted enough evidence and might need to deal with an RFE or 2nd interview. Fortunately it must have simply been pro-level interview skills, because we were approved that day!

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2016-12-07
NOA Date : 2016-12-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-01-09
Approved Date : 2017-03-09
Date Card Received : 2017-03-17
Comments : EAD moved very quickly from "approval" to being in my mailbox.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 92 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2019-09-03
NOA Date : 2019-09-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2020-05-13
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2021-02-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : USCIS applied my old biometrics data to this application rather than having me come in for an appointment, which I've assumed was related to Covid (this happened in May).

I had no communications from USCIS between the date they informed me they were using my old biometric data (5/13/20) and the date I was Approved (2/17/21).

I had no RFE's and no interview!

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Newark NJ
Date Filed : 2022-11-25
NOA Date : 2022-11-25
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date : 2023-08-03
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2023-08-03
Comments :

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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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