sfcscott's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Scott
Beneficiary's Name: Takky
VJ Member: sfcscott
Country: Thailand

Last Updated: 2020-02-18
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Immigration Checklist for Scott & Takky:

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 : Bangkok, Thailand
I-129F Sent : 2016-08-12
I-129F NOA1 : 2016-08-17
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2016-09-21
NVC Received : 2016-10-06
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2016-10-06
NVC Left : 2016-10-12
Consulate Received : 2016-10-19
Packet 3 Received : 2016-10-22
Packet 3 Sent : 2016-10-20
Packet 4 Received : 2016-10-25
Interview Date : 2016-11-15
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2016-11-17
US Entry : 2016-11-30
Marriage : 2017-02-20
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 35 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 90 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Des Moines IA
Date Filed : 2017-05-02
NOA Date : 2017-05-22
RFE(s) : 2017-06-05
Bio. Appt. : 2017-06-16
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2018-01-29
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-01-30
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2018-02-03
Comments : Received RFE. The letter stated that we were not married within the 90 days allow for a K1 Visa. Evidence was returned on 8 June 2017 with copies of I-94, Marriage Certificate, Passport and Visa to prove we were married within 90 days. As the spouse and sponsor, I was not allow to attend the AOS interview. Overall the interview lasted 15 minutes for my wife. Many questions asked about the marriage and copies of all of the documents to prove the marriage were kept on file.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2017-05-02
NOA Date : 2017-05-22
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-06-16
Approved Date : 2017-09-08
Date Card Received : 2017-09-11
Comments : The I-785 was returned with an RFE stating that we had not included the proper fee. I called the USCIS help line to confirm that a fee was not required when submitted with the I-485. I was instructed to return my application along with a copy of the NOA1 for my I-485 to show they were submitted at the same time.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 129 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2017-05-02
NOA Date : 2017-05-22
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2017-09-11
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 129 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2019-11-02
NOA Date : 2019-11-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2020-02-28
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bangkok, Thailand
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : November 15, 2016
Embassy Review : I cant really get too specific about the interview because it was my fiancé that attended but she said that the interview was very. The said that the majority of her time was spent waiting. When she finally had the interview, they only asked her 3 Questions. Where does your fiancé live? How did you meet? And pointed to a picture, and asked if this was her fiancé. She was asked if she would like to have the interview in English or Thai. She decided to have the interview in English but at times the conversation was switched to Thai. She did say that when they did speak Thai, the CO wasn't very good. She did say that he was a very friendly man.

Her interview was at 0800 and she was out by 1000
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Chicago
Event Description
Entry Date : 20161130
Embassy Review : Overall the process was very simple. I traveled with my fiancé from Thailand to the US. We arrived in Chicago at 8:00 am Wednesday morning. I asked if I was able to accompany her through immigration. I was told that I could and we were directed to get in the line for First time VISA. The line was a little long but moved steady. We waited in line for about 20-30 minutes before we finally got to talk to an immigration officer. I went first and explained to the officer that was traveling with my fiancé who was traveling on a K1 Visa. After he checked me in he then asked me to have her come forward. My fiancé then handed him the packet that she received from the Consulate in Thailand. He opened the packet and sifted through the documents briefly. He then asked "Are you aware that you must marry your fiancé within 90 days?" She replied "Yes". He then told her to place her right hand on the finger print machine and to look into the camera. After that he stamped her visa and said "Welcome to the United States". He was a very pleasant officer and the experience was very pleasant.
Harassment Level : Low

Local US CIS Office Review: Des Moines IA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : February 6, 2018
Embassy Review : Our interview was scheduled on January 29, 2018 at 10:30am. We arrived 1 hour early to make sure we had enough time to find a place to park and walk to the building with no issues. When we arrived, we were told to leave the appointment letter in the box on the reception counter and have a seat. At 10:55 a woman came out from a back room as called my Wife's name. We both approached the woman and greeted her. Immediately she spoke to me and said that she only wanted to speak with my wife and that I should stay in the waiting lobby and wait. She said that if she needed me, she would call me. I waited about 15 minutes before my wife returned. In the interview, my wife said that she was told to give fingerprints again of her right and left index finger, raise her right hand and give the oath. She was asked all of the same questions you will find on the I-485 such as "Have you ever been......" She then asked a few questions about my family and if she was currently working. She then asked if my wife had any documents that she wanted to add to what was already submitted to show as proof of our marriage. She did not want to see any photos nor did she want to keep any. Just bank statements, insurance, etc. My wife said that she wasn't a very pleasant woman, but she was very fast to finish the interview. She finished the interview with only a letter that stated that her case was recommended for approval and that if the case does get approved, she would receive a letter in the mail. The following Saturday we received the approval letter and her green card at the same time.
Harassment Level : Good

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Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
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times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
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