raini7's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Nyhi
Beneficiary's Name: Asi
VJ Member: raini7
Country: Nepal

Last Updated: 2019-07-24
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Immigration Checklist for Nyhi & Asi:

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 : Nepal
I-129F Sent : 2016-05-26
I-129F NOA1 : 2016-06-03
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2016-08-10
NVC Received : 2016-08-23
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2016-08-23
NVC Left : 2016-08-26
Consulate Received : 2016-08-30
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2016-09-06
Interview Date : 2016-10-26
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2016-11-04
US Entry : 2016-11-16
Marriage : 2016-11-29
Comments : My interview was done in 1 hour and 45 mins. Everything went well. All Nepali Staffs and consular officer was nice. Consular officer was young white guy and he asked me u can do interview in English ,right? And i said yes. And he started doing in English. Consular officer asked my son if he knows my fiance in Nepali( his Nepali was also very good), showed the pics of us and tell who's in the pic and if he wants to come to the America.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 68 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 145 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Raleigh NC
Date Filed : 2017-03-02
NOA Date : 2017-03-23
RFE(s) : 2017-03-30
Bio. Appt. : 2017-04-20
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2017-10-19
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2017-10-23
Comments : We doing AOS for k1 and k2. First time we sent AOS package on Feb 10 and received on Feb 13 but our all packages were rejected and
sent back to me on Feb 27 becoz I signed at the wrong place (block)on k2 AOS forms. Since we had sent our combined fee in one money order, they sent back my application also. And asked us to resend.

We sent our package again on March 2 and received on March 4.

We got RFE abt my birth certificate (I had sent only my affidavit of birth before) on March 30 and we sent its respond back on May 3.

We got again 2nd RFE from my field office on Oct 3 abt my divorce decree with my ex husband. We sent its respond back on Oct 5 and we got approved (K1 and K2) on Oct 19 without interview.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Raleigh NC
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2017-03-02
NOA Date : 2017-03-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2017-06-02
Date Card Received : 2017-06-10
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 92 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Raleigh NC
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2017-03-02
NOA Date : 2017-03-23
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2017-06-10
Comments : AP status didn't update on the site. Got letter of its approval in the mail on 2017-06-08. Got combo CARD
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 92 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2019-07-18
NOA Date : 2019-07-24
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nepal
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 29, 2016
Embassy Review : My interview experience was very good as I found all staffs were very helpful even Nepali too. (I had heard about Nepali staffs being rude and mean in other reviews but that didn't happen to me)

My interview was on Oct 26,2016. I got a call from the embassy on Oct 21, it was Nepali lady and she told me "you have your interview on 26th Oct and you have sent your DS-160 but have not sent of your son's DS-160. So, you need to send it before your interview". I told her I have sent ds 160 of both of us. And gave her the confirmation No. Of my son ds-160 and she found it in her system (may be she didnt see it before) then ask for apology and hung up.

On my interview day:-
My interview was at 7:45am, got there around 7:20am, gate was not opened , there was few police(sasastra police) in the gate. I asked one of them I have an appointment at 7:45am when I can able to go in? He told me security guard will open the gate at 7:30am and when he show the time like 7:45 / 8:00 /8:15 every 15 mins then you have to come here in your interview time mentioned in the appointment letter and asked me to go across the street and wait. I crossed the street and there was already around 20 people waiting.
At 7:30am the gate opened. At 7:35am security guard showed the time 7:45am, all interviewee of 7:45 went to the gate. I and my son was the first one in the line. Security guard asked us to take our passport, appointment letter & DS-160 in hand. He checked my appointment letter and asked if I am K1 visa applicant. And let me go inside the main gate. There was another guard showing me the way and asked me to sit down on the chair. Now they asked all of us if we have our phone, switch it off (but I had not brought mines since I heard in other reviews phone or any gagget are not allowed in the embassy), open any sealed envelop/ documents like medical report (I was worried to open it coz i was thinking CO will open it, I asked him if it ok I open it then he said yes coz I am already in the embassy and any sealed documents are not allowed to take inside the embassy as we was about to go through security check) and if we have brought CD of chest x-ray we dont need it in the embassy so put it in the bag.
Next was they told me to go inside the room and it was security check. Asked me to take off my watch, bag, all documents in the basket and they scanned it, checked my all documents if I have some sealed documents, passports asked me if I have something else in my and my son's pocket. Only documents are allowed to take in so I had to keep my bag in the locker and they gave me my locker No.

After security We all waited for 10 mins and we was guided to go to the another building. Nepali staff asked my 2copies of 2x2" pics, birth certificate(I had only my janma sifaris from the VDC secretary thats the reason why I was worried but it worked well),police report, divorce decree + divorce certificate, any proofs like call log, chatlog , pics together(I showed him two big giant folders then he said these all are your proofs? Then ok leave it. You keep it I ll write down here that you ve two folders and if CO ask you then show this), I-134, 1040 & W2. He didnt ask for letter of employment from my fiance's job. When I asked what about letter of employment he said its not necessary but my fiance's last year tax return was not enough for household of three of us . I explained him that he recently got promoted and he making enough now for affidavit of support so you should put this letter of employment also there. He said well ok but i dont think this will help coz CO calculate ur affidavit of support from his last year tax return.we have to wait and see what decision he ll make.( didnt ask abt his paystubs etc)

My son's documents was only birth certificate and 2x2" pic required. Didnt ask about his child custody and permission letter from his real father etc.
He organized all documents and gave me back and asked me to pay the fee now at counter No. 11. It was Rs58,300 (around $545) total fee for two of us.
I went to room No. 1 and there was Nepali staff she asked me what is my profession? And in which zone your birth place lies ? Have you ever been to any other countries ? Etc. She opened the petion file my fiance sent while filing it and gave me some not important pages from there. Again she organised all my documents and asked for my all civil documents photocopies while doing so she gave me the "RIGHS & PROTECTION PAMPLETS" to read it which was written in Nepali and asked if I understood it. She again explained it in detail and asked me to take this with me in the US. Then she asked me to wait outside in the lobby for my token No. to be called for next finger print.
10 mins later my finger print done.again waited for like 10-15 mins and my token No called by the American CO.
First he did namaste to me and said so you can do your interview in english , right?I said yes and he said "do you know if you present any fradulant then you will never be able to go USA? Everything I submitted is true , etc." I said "yes I know. I do , yes etc." he kept going on asking these question:
1) what is his name?
2)what does he do for a living?
3)what is his mother's name?
4) have you ever met his parents?
5)does he have any brother and sister?( i messed up in this question-i said he has 3 brothers. And oh sorry no. He has 3 sisters but doesnt any brothers)
6)what are their (sisters) name?
7)why do you want to go usa?
8)why do you want to marry in the US but not in your country?
9)did he meet your family?
10)how did you meet?
11) when did you meet in person?(he asked me two times)
12) did he come to visit you here? How many times?when did he visit laspt time?
13)how many days did he stay here in 2nd visit?
14)are you divorced?
15) when did you get divorce?
16)do you have any kids?
17)how many?
18)where is he now? Is he in the embassy now? ( i said he running around somewhere in the embassy)
19)at last he asked me to bring him there and he question him "babu, teĺl me who is in the pic here. Name them" and "do you want to come to the America(in Nepali language, his Nepali was very fluency)?"He returned me my original documents while asking these questions.

After all these questions he said your approved.welcome to America and gave me approval card and asked me to go to the Nepali staff and she ll give me instruction how i should proceed for my passport pick up next. I didnt hear him well as I was too much excited and happy I was busy thanking him(I think I thanked him 4-5 times) lol. Forgot to ask how long will it take to get my passport back.

My interview was like for 7-10mins only and I went out the embassy at 9:37am. (Entered at 7:35am)

Nepali staffs gave me one instruction paper about how I should create my profile in www.ustraveldocs.com/np for the passport pick up location. I had already made my account so I logged in and select my pick up location ie. Nepal Investment bank, Durbarmarg Kathmandu. Send it and printed out its confirmation page( we need it at the time of getting our passport)
I checked my case no. It was showing k1 is Administrative processing and k2 is ready on 27th Oct. Both k1 and k2 was issued on 28th Oct. Now public holidays for 4 days of Tihar. Hope I ll get it soon after holidays done.

Here is my video how I prepared my documents for the interview:

(It was very difficult making my janmadarta sifaris/affidavit of birth , child custodian, letter of permission from my son's father, etc. If any one here in the same situation then plz feel free to text me how I did mines, Thanks)

(updated on October 29, 2016)
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Philadelphia
Event Description
Entry Date : 2016-11-16
Embassy Review : My POE was in Philadelphia yesterday. There was two lines, one for the USC and one for the visit visa and other visa. So I Had to stand up in immigration check in visa line for like 30 mins or so. I gave him my passport, US CBP form (which I filled up in plane just before landing) and boarding pass and he looked my visa status and asked for my packet sent from the embassy. I handled it to the CBP officer(I think), he took my digital pic, finger print of my right hand and put my packet and passport in the red folder and asked me to go to the another room for the rest of processing. I had to wait like 15mins in that room again and officer called me and showed me the immigrant visa applicant's form with the pic on it( who was ahead of me in line) and asked if I have missed to give him that form coz that one was not in the packet from the embassy. And I told him I have never seen that kinda form before then he said "ok then" and he photocopy my and my son's passport and stamped it and wrote down something on it. After looking and typing something in this computer he stamped our passport and gave it back to us and said "welcome ". I was so surprised it was done already but he didnt asked for my pics and birth certificate photocopy as I had heard abt other reviews they ll ask for my BC and pics at the POE. So i wanted to make sure for not to get rfe and I asked him if I need to submit there photocopy of my BC and my pics and he said "No you dont need to here since everything is already in the packet"

I had a connecting flight from Philadelphia in 3 and half hour and everything went well.

In the Roanoke regional airport I didnt have to show anything like passport or luggage pass anything which was very easy
Harassment Level : Low

Timeline Comments: 1

blank avatar Bikash33 on 2019-03-31 said:
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