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taximan683's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Steven
Beneficiary's Name: Diana
VJ Member: taximan683
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2024-06-21
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Immigration Checklist for Steven & Diana:

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 : National Benefits Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2018-05-25
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-05-31
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-11-20
NVC Received : 2018-12-20
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-12-20
NVC Left : 2018-12-28
Consulate Received : 2019-01-03
Packet 3 Received : 2019-01-07
Packet 3 Sent : 2019-02-14
Packet 4 Received : 2019-02-20
Interview Date : 2019-04-25
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-05-11
US Entry : 2019-07-06
Marriage : 2019-09-21
Comments : Very kind officer at POE LAX. No problem, no questions. Just opened the envelopes and checked the documents. Noted Oct 3 2019 on passport as date that we must be married by (90 days).

Married 9/21/19
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 173 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 329 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2019-07-06
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Los Angeles CA
Date Filed : 2020-05-18
NOA Date : 2020-06-09
RFE(s) : 2020-07-01
Bio. Appt. : 2020-08-03
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2021-06-01
Approval / Denial Date : 2021-06-02
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : First application was rejected and everything sent back to me because I used the old i-485 that they changed. I sent mine just after they stopped accepting it. I filled out all new forms making sure they were all the latest on the USCIS website. Including the new I-944 for both my K-1 and K-2. Sent everything 4/11, received at Chicago Lockbox 4/15. As of 5/8 still waiting...No NOA yet. Rejected again for not having second i-864 for K-2. Resent and received at Chicago Lockbox 5/18/20. RFE for K-2 for missing page or page from wrong edition included in i-485 (7/1/20). Returned RFE letter with new i-485 immediately. Case status updated that they had received the response 7/10/20.

6/1/2021 Going to the interview today!

The interview was fairly easy. The agent went through the i-485 and asked my wife questions about birthdates (mine, hers, our K-2), when she entered the country, and how we met. He asked the date she entered the USA. He asked what our K-2 calls me, but she doesn't really call me anything yet, not much of a talker yet at 3 years old. When the interview was over he just said he had to review our medical exam paperwork and we'd get notified of the determination in the mail. An hour later I checked the USCIS website and we were already approved. Our interview was June 1 and we were notified today, June 4, that the green cards have been mailed. Finally, they are doing something quickly!


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2020-05-16
NOA Date : 2020-06-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2020-08-03
Approved Date : 2020-10-02
Date Card Received : 2020-10-08
Comments : First application was rejected and everything sent back to me because I used the old i-485 that they changed. I sent mine just after they stopped accepting it. I filled out all new forms making sure they were all the latest on the USCIS website. Including the new I-944 for both my K-1 and K-2. Sent everything 4/11, received at Chicago Lockbox 4/15. As of 5/8 still waiting...No NOA yet. Rejected again for not having second i-864 for K-2. Resent and received at Chicago Lockbox 5/18/20.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 139 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2020-05-16
NOA Date : 2020-06-09
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2020-10-08
Comments : First application was rejected and everything sent back to me because I used the old i-485 that they changed. I sent mine just after they stopped accepting it. I filled out all new forms making sure they were all the latest on the USCIS website. Including the new I-944 for both my K-1 and K-2. Sent everything 4/11, received at Chicago Lockbox 4/15. As of 5/8 still waiting...No NOA yet. Rejected again for not having second i-864 for K-2. Resent and received at Chicago Lockbox 5/18/20.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 139 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : National Benefits Center
Date Filed : 2023-03-13
NOA Date : 2023-03-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2024-06-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2024-06-17
Comments : 3/23 Received the 48 month extension of my wife and daughter's green cards very quickly after sending in the i-751. Now waiting for biometrics and hoping no RFE (I don't think they will need anything else). Biometrics was waived - we received a letter that said they will use the prior biometric on file.
6/8 two days after my wife passed the N-400 interview, the i-751 was approved and her case was updated "Card Being Produced". There was no interview since she had passed the N-400. I was there in the waiting room when she had the N-400, but they did not request a combo interview. From what my wife said, I don't think the agent was aware that she had an i-751 case pending because he asked her if she had her green card. She had presented her restricted two year card when checking in. He gave her a paper that said she had passed all the tests, but no decision could be made "pending i-751 case" noted on the paper.


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Santa Ana CA
Date Filed : 2024-03-29
NOA Date : 2024-03-29
Bio. Appt. : 2024-03-29
Interview Date : 2024-06-06
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 6, 2019
Embassy Review : Our appointment was at 6 30am. We arrived on time and there was already a big line-up for 7 and 7 30am appointments, but they ushered us to the front. We were there with my fiance's 2 year old daughter and my fiance's mother. We hoped that they would let Mom in to help watch the 2 year old, and I knew from other reviews that I could probably go inside with my fiance. They wouldn't allow Mom inside, only the petitioner and applicants, so it was me, my fiance, and her child. We ran into a problem upon entry though. I had not printed the confirmation page for the appointment. For some reason I thought I only needed the e- mail confirmation. I think I knew about the confirmation page back when I set the appointment, but forgot that I had to print it. Anyway, I was really stressed. I hurried to an internet cafe with one of the people outside looking for customers. Since I didn't bring my phone, I couldn't access my e-mail from the cafe. I needed to receive a confirmation text on my phone (remember, you can't bring any electronic devices or sharp objects into the embassy). I ended up going back to the hotel, having the front desk print the confirmation pages for my fiance and child (K2), then returning to the embassy hoping we could still finish. They rushed us through as priority (because of her child, or because we were so late? I'm not sure). First a Filipino lady at the first window looked through all the documents (Cenomar, birth certificates, passports, medical envelopes, divorce paper for me from the court). She then packed all the papers into a file, she asked my fiance how we met, etc and reviewed our applications. Then she sent us to the fingerprint window where my fiance was fingerprinted, but not her toddler. Then we were sent to the interview window. There were about ten people in line, but they sent us to the front of the line for "priority". We were called up very fast. There were about five windows conducting interviews. The interviewer was American and conducted the interview in English. I was told I could stand there and observe, but he wanted to only talk to my fiance. She was asked how we met and many details about our first meeting, how often I visited her, when was the last time, did I send money, how did we communicate. He asked to see chats because we communicate in Messenger. He was stern and serious. He asked her where I live, where I work, what we have in common. She didn't remember some details like the city where I work and she didn't answer about what we have in common. He also asked if I was the father of her baby. He was obviously constructing a timeline in his head to see if everything made sense.When she didn't understand a question, he prompted her in Tagalog with one or two words. She just blanked out on what we had in common, so you should practice that one maybe. Then he gave her the pamphlet on domestic abuse, and I was thinking "we are home free!" He said "you are approved and will receive your visa in 2 to 4 weeks!

The next day, we had an appointment to attend the CFO class. Well, she had an appointment. I wasn't allowed inside. I returned three hours later and waited for her. She had to fill out a form, attend the seminar, then be interviewed by a counselor. The counselor asked her many personal questions about her baby, who is the father, how we met, etc. She shook her head and said "there's something fishy here" and "are you sure you are ready for this?" My fiance was a little irritated with the ladies questions and her head-shaking.

I am not the father of her child. There is no father on the birth certificate because her pregnancy occurred between when I met her and when I visited her. She was pregnant when I visited her the first time after we had met briefly previously in the Philippines. Anyway, you can see our situation was complicated since she was pregnant when I seriously visited and we had a relationship when she had the baby. I made sure there was no question that I was not the father because I knew the K1 wold be rejected if they suspected that. Anyway, like I told her, just tell the truth about everything, don't try to cover up or lie because that will get us rejected. Anyway, we made it! Approved!

She has to return to the CFO when she gets the visa to get the stamps for her and the child so they will be allowed to travel to the US. I think we need to pay travel tax also? It seems there are so many tasks to complete. Almost done!
Rating : Very Good


Timeline Comments: 4

Raluca&Will on 2020-05-08 said:
I had the same problem with my aos.and I send it back the next day when I received my package. A few days ago I received my noa1.
Taximan683 on 2020-05-08 said:
That was a depressing day when I received the package back. Now I'm waiting for NOA1 three weeks.
Raluca&Will on 2020-05-09 said:
For sure next week you will receive it. Good luck
blank avatar Viking on 2021-10-06 said:
Congratulations on the AOS
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