Diane and Chris's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Diane
Beneficiary's Name: Chris
VJ Member: Diane and Chris
Country: Switzerland

Last Updated: 2020-07-11
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Immigration Checklist for Diane & Chris :

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 : Switzerland
I-129F Sent : 2016-10-27
I-129F NOA1 : 2016-11-03
I-129F RFE(s) : 2017-01-27
RFE Reply(s) : 2017-02-16
I-129F NOA2 : 2017-02-24
NVC Received : 2017-03-15
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2017-03-16
NVC Left : 2017-03-17
Consulate Received : 2017-03-20
Packet 3 Received : 2017-03-21
Packet 3 Sent : 2017-03-30
Packet 4 Received : 2017-04-04
Interview Date : 2017-04-19
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2017-04-24
US Entry : 2017-05-05
Marriage : 2017-05-26
Comments : Over 3 hours at Atlanta POE!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 113 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 167 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2017-06-05
NOA Date : 2017-06-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-07-11
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2018-08-28
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-09-05
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2018-09-12
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2017-06-05
NOA Date : 2017-06-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2017-10-25
Date Card Received : 2017-10-28
Comments : We submitted 2 inquires regarding the length of time EAD was taking. First one was on October 13 via phone call. NothIng came from that. The second inquiry was October 22 via email. 3 days later, EAD was approved and mailed out. Coincidence?
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 142 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Texas Service Center
Date Filed : 2020-06-15
NOA Date : 2020-06-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : We did not have to appear for biometrics. They used previous fingerprints.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Switzerland
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 20, 2017
Embassy Review : Chris's appointment was at 2:00pm. I am currently visiting Chris in Switzerland so we requested permission for me to attend with him. We received an email stating the guards would be informed that I would be with Chris. The guard was not willing to let me in even though we had the email from the embassy with us. I decided to wait outside for Chris to finish the interview even though it was cold and rainy. After about 20 minutes, the guard that would not let me in came outside and told me I could enter and that I should go downstairs to Room 5 where Chris was waiting. We were in a small room with a glass barrier separating us from the lady that was working on our case. She was very friendly and apologized for the misunderstanding of not allowing me in with Chris originally. She was very thorough in her checking that we had all of the requested documents. She seemed especially pleased when we told her we had copies of all the originals for her to keep. After going through all the documents, she took Chris's fingerprints. We were then told to walk down a short hallway and wait for the interviewer to call Chris. After about 15-20 minutes Chris was called up to Window 11 and sworn in and again gave his fingerprints to verify it was indeed him. He asked Chris about how we met and then seemed especially interested in the I-134 that we had submitted. He did ask several questions about that and finally asked Chris about my employment. We were not asked to show any "trail" although we had a notebook full of chats, photos, cards, letters, etc.... After a few minutes the interviewer then told Chris that everything looked good and that the visa would be available for pickup in 2-3 days. Chris was given a ticket to present when he goes back to pick up his passport and visa. There is a separate window outside that he will go to pick up the visa at 4:00pm. We hope it is tomorrow. We are waiting on an email to tell us when it will be ready. Overall, we thought this was a positive experience and we're very happy with how we were treated. Nothing to worry about if you have all the required documents requested. Better to have too much than not enough. We are glad this part of our journey is behind us. 😅
Rating : Very Good

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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
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