Cristina24's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: David
Beneficiary's Name: Cristina
VJ Member: Cristina24
Country: Australia

Last Updated: 2019-07-18
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Immigration Checklist for David & Cristina:

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 : Sydney, Australia
I-129F Sent : 2017-05-09
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-05-15
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2017-11-03
NVC Received : 2017-12-28
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-01-05
NVC Left : 2018-01-08
Consulate Received : 2018-01-09
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2018-01-30
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-02-02
US Entry : 2018-03-14
Marriage : 2018-04-20
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 172 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 260 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Antonio TX
Date Filed : 2018-05-09
NOA Date : 2018-05-17
RFE(s) : 2018-08-20
Bio. Appt. : 2018-06-07
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-07-08
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-07-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2019-07-15
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2018-05-09
NOA Date : 2018-05-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2019-03-18
Date Card Received : 2019-03-25
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 313 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Sydney, Australia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 30, 2018
Embassy Review : I arrived exactly 8:20am, my appointment time. Went through a bit of security, handing over necessary papers, quick process. I then waited into another room with other people where I sat for a good 30-40 mins. My ticket number was announced, so i went to the correct window to hand my papers to the officer. I was asked a few easy questions and that was it. Visa was approved! Was nervous all for nothing lol. He didnt even look through my folder of evidence of my relationship. I printed so much stuff too! 😊 He also said my visa will be shipped out to me in a week!

Rating : Very Good

Local US CIS Office Review: San Antonio TX
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : July 11, 2019
Embassy Review : Word of advice to the interviewers - Keep the interview professional and dont let your emotions/personal past experiences get in the way of how you view people.

My husband and I had a unexpected, very uncomfortable interview. Conversation started off well, so we thought. She said we had to be wealthy coming into this country, made us feel as we were poor and unworthy. My husband does not make a lot (which is why I have a joint sponsor) But yet she felt the need to target my husband and tell him he needs to pick up his act and find a better job, even move towns if that helps. I submitted my husbands Tax return a couple months ago when I received a RFE. However I did not make a copy of this paper (my fault) and she wanted to see it. I said you must have it because we sure sent it. So i assume they lost it and she said because of this missing paper she would deny me if it was up to her. Very rude of her and thank God she does not have the final decision.

She seemed out to get us because we were gamers (no longer) and that made us seem incompetent. We both have jobs and are getting by but for some reason that was the focus of the interview instead of asking us questions about our relationship. She had no interest in looking at the evidence i gathered about us. Which is the whole point of this interview. This lady told us personal things about her life which wasted time and was totally irrelevant to us. She had a bad experience with an Ex husband who was only interested in games not her. And that left her bitter, thats why she targeted my husband because he is a gamer. But he is not like some other gamers in the sense that he cant hold a relationship. I have no problem in the way that he spends some of his time playing. In fact he has given up most of his games but she didnt care to know that. She casually joked the reason why we forgot his tax return was because we are gamers. Just because we met playing a game online 8 years ago does not mean till this day we are still playing and have no life outside games! Ridiculous assumptions. We were asked if we had children and after saying NO she asked us 2 more times. I felt offended by that because she does not believe us for some reason.

Overall we felt like we got a lecture about our lives more than anything. We are doing everything right legally to be approved and because we are not rich and have a history of playing games she looked down on us. She also spoke over us often. My greencard was approved via online app that same night. Thank God!
Harassment Level : Very Poor

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