Cryssiekins's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Kevin
Beneficiary's Name: Crystal
VJ Member: Cryssiekins
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2020-10-08
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Immigration Checklist for Kevin & Crystal:

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 : 2016-03-25
I-129F NOA1 : 2016-03-29
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2016-06-14
NVC Received : 2016-07-08
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2016-07-15
NVC Left : 2016-07-15
Consulate Received : 2016-07-19
Packet 3 Received : 2016-07-22
Packet 3 Sent : 2016-07-26
Packet 4 Received : 2016-08-04
Interview Date : 2016-09-07
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2016-09-19
US Entry : 2016-10-01
Marriage : 2016-10-15
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 77 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 162 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2016-10-01
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Entered at Lewiston, NY. Very simple process and minimal waiting. Excluding the queue to get to the point of inspection, it was about 20 minutes inside customs.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Buffalo NY
Date Filed : 2016-11-16
NOA Date : 2016-12-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-12-29
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2017-04-07
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2017-04-15
Comments : Interview waived.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2016-11-16
NOA Date : 2016-12-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2016-12-29
Approved Date : 2017-02-24
Date Card Received : 2017-03-03
Comments : Did service request on 91st day.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 100 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2016-11-16
NOA Date : 2016-12-06
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2017-03-03
Comments : Received combo card.
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 100 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2019-01-28
NOA Date : 2019-01-31
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-03-07
Interview Date : 2020-10-08
Approval / Denial Date : 2020-10-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Green Card Received :
Comments : Contacted my congressman’s office after my n400 interview was scheduled and my i751 status did not change. Confirmed that the i751 will be sent to my local office to be adjudicated at the same time as the n400.

Opened a service request on August 10, 2020 as no movement on the file. Expected to hear a reply by September 1, 2020.

Called USCIS on September 14th for infopass for a stamp. Received ADIT stamp on September 15, as extension letter was expiring.

Received notice (17 days) on September 22 that interview was scheduled.

Confirmation received my i751 will be adjudicated at the same time as my n400.

I751 adjudicated at the same time as N400.

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Buffalo NY
Date Filed : 2020-01-28
NOA Date : 2020-01-29
Bio. Appt. : 2020-02-18
Interview Date : 2020-10-08
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2020-10-08
Comments : Filed online 365 days after filing i751 (still pending). Interview scheduled for April 14, 2020, but then de-scheduled per the covid-19 office closures. Re-scheduled for October 8, 2020 and will be a combination interview as my I-751 is also outstanding. Due to covid, the office offered a same day oath ceremony with an administrator, so I am, finally, done!!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 8, 2016
Embassy Review : I had my K-1 interview today and it was approved. This was literally the part of this process that intimidated me the most, but it was by far the easiest.

Line up early!! By 7:15am the line is already quite long. Stay at the Courtyard Marriott as it's literally a block away and Montreal traffic is horrid.

Make sure to have a copy of your passports biometric page. I didn't read that I needed that anywhere, but being the neurotic organized person I am I wanted to have everything I needed plus a whole lot more of things I might need (and duplicates, just incase.)

Also, bring the proof of paying for the DS-160. I had that (luckily) but also didn't realize I'd need that.

Aside from waiting outside, the whole thing was wrapped up in about 30 minutes. The interviewer was a young guy and I think I lucked out with him bc he was really personable and just made it seem like a nice conversation rather than a government grilling :-)

RELAX and get EXCITED!!!

Now I anxiously await the return of the visa package so my fiancé and I can get our life together started!!
Rating : Very Good

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