MapleLeaf29's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Miss_Maple
Beneficiary's Name: Mr_Maple
VJ Member: MapleLeaf29
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2018-11-25
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Immigration Checklist for Miss_Maple & Mr_Maple:

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 : 2016-11-19
I-129F NOA1 : 2016-11-25
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2017-02-16
NVC Received : 2017-03-08
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2017-03-09
NVC Left : 2017-03-13
Consulate Received : 2017-03-17
Packet 3 Received : 2017-03-17
Packet 3 Sent : 2017-03-18
Packet 4 Received : 2017-03-20
Interview Date : 2017-04-26
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2017-04-28
US Entry : 2017-05-29
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 83 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 152 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Saint Paul MN
Date Filed : 2017-06-16
NOA Date : 2017-07-03
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-08-02
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2018-10-03
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-10-03
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2018-11-24
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2017-06-16
NOA Date : 2017-07-03
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-08-02
Approved Date : 2017-11-06
Date Card Received : 2017-11-08
Comments : We received our EAD one week after our senator requested an expedite for us.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 143 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2017-06-16
NOA Date : 2017-07-03
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 143 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 29, 2017
Embassy Review : We had our k-1 visa interview on April 26th. We had a 9:45 appointment, but we arrived at 9:00 because we wanted to give ourselves extra time to find the embassy. (It was very easy to find.) When we arrived, we checked in with the guard, who told us to come back at 9:30. We went to Starbucks and had some raspberry white mochas.

When we returned to the embassy, the greeter gave us our number and a laminated checklist and sent us through security. Our documents, which were in two clear plastic expanding file cases, passed easily through the x-ray machine. I handed in my phone and received a ticket to pick it up after the interview.

After going through security, we went downstairs to an elevator and took it to the 19th floor. If I could do it over again, I would stop in the room with the elevator to look at the laminated checklist and put our documents in the requested order. We thought we would have time to do this upstairs. As soon as we stepped off the elevator, however, an employee instructed us to go to Window 1.

The woman at Window 1 was friendly and professional. She looked at my passport, then told me to sit down in the waiting area. I was not expecting this because most of the reviews said that the petitioner could remain at the window. From the waiting area, I watched my fiancé frantically searching through the file cases for each item on the checklist. He knew where his paperwork was, but he wasn't sure where I had put the paperwork I had brought (like the I-134 and supporting documentation), so it took him a long time to find my tax returns. He was very nervous, but the woman at the window was patient and even helped him search for the documents he needed. After about 20 minutes, he returned to the waiting area, relieved that they had found all of the paperwork on the checklist. This would have gone a lot more smoothly if we had taken the time to assemble the documents on the checklist before getting on the elevator.

After about five minutes, they called him for his interview. I went to the room with him because I wanted the officer to know that I had come to the consulate with my fiancé. She said hello, asked if I was the petitioner, and instructed me to return to the waiting area. She asked my fiancé the following:
- What is your fiancée's full name?
- What does your fiancée do for a living? Where does she work?
- Have you met your fiancée's family? Where do her parents live? Where does her sister live? Where does her grandma live?
- Do you plan to live in Minnesota with your fiancée? They then had a brief conversation about the cultural similarities between Minnesota and Canada.
- Has your fiancée been married before?
- Have you been married before? Where was your previous marriage dissolved?

She then told him that his visa was approved! Our status changed to "issued" the next day, and we received the visa two days after the interview.
Rating : Very Good

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