TucsonBill's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Bill
Beneficiary's Name: Pao
VJ Member: TucsonBill
Country: Thailand

Last Updated: 2012-01-23
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Immigration Checklist for Bill & Pao:

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 : 2006-07-17
I-129F NOA1 : 2006-07-24
I-129F RFE(s) : 2006-10-05
RFE Reply(s) : 2006-10-06
I-129F NOA2 : 2006-10-23
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2006-11-07
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2006-11-06
Packet 3 Sent : 2006-11-21
Packet 4 Received : 2006-12-06
Interview Date : 2007-01-24 Submit Review
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2007-01-29
US Entry : 2007-02-21
Marriage : 2007-03-05
Comments : We had a delay due to mix-up at the consular level. Pao received 221g for a divorce decree and for custody of her 7 year old daughter. The court in question could not locate the file for the decree, but had written a certified letter stating that while the decree could not be located, they did have a record that the divorce had been granted that was accepted by USCIS in lieu of an actual decree. After some argument, the Consular Official accpted the letter too. Regarding the custody issue, since the child was born out-of-wedlock they waived needing anything form Amphur regarding custody. 5 days after the interview she received her visa. The whole story is on the SAWASDEE2 thread in Fiance Visa General Discussion. The Thai staff at the US Embassy was not very nice, except for one lady named Goy who was very nice and helped us.

Since there's no space to add comments for the POE, I'll just add that the POE at LAX was very easy. I went through the line with Pao and her daughter and the immigration officer was very nice, just asked us when we were getting married and how much English she spoke :P
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 91 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 184 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2007-02-21 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : POE was a breeze - no problems at all.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Tucson AZ
Date Filed : 2007-06-07
NOA Date : 2007-06-13
RFE(s) : 2007-06-29
Bio. Appt. : 2007-07-05
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2007-10-16 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2007-10-16
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2007-10-27
Comments : Interview was quick and easy, we went well prepared :)

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2009-07-24
NOA Date : 2009-07-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-08-27
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-11-04
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2009-11-13
Comments : I did not send copies of tax returns. The instructions list tax returns as an "example" of financial documents to send - I used the other examples. I also had afidavits from my neighbors.

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Tucson AZ
Date Filed : 2011-12-26
NOA Date : 2012-01-09
Bio. Appt. : 2012-01-19
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

POE Review: Los Angeles
Event Description
Entry Date : 2007-02-21
Embassy Review : POE was a breeze - no problems at all.
Harassment Level : Low

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(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

** Not all cases are transfered

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