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troika's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: J
Beneficiary's Name: A
VJ Member: troika
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2022-03-14
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Immigration Checklist for J & A:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2017-03-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-03-16
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2017-08-03
NVC Received : 2017-08-16
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2017-08-16
NVC Left : 2017-08-21
Consulate Received : 2017-08-23
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2017-09-15
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2017-09-22
US Entry : 2017-11-10
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 140 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 183 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2017-11-10
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Short queue at immigration, first officer was really nice, didn't say much, just made a few jokes about he had to fit all his belongings into a few suitcases too when he moved down to Atlanta.

Fingerprints and photo taken, walked me over to the second officer, which just processed me. Took around 5 mins, all he reminded me of, was that I am not allowed to leave the US until I have my green card or AP. that was it, quick and painless !!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Omaha NE
Date Filed : 2018-01-30
NOA Date : 2018-02-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-02-26
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2018-07-12
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-07-12
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2018-07-20
Comments : AOS interview was quick and easy. Asked for photo IDs, took fingerprints to match their system, then some questions regarding the AOS application, confirming details, probably to make sure you weren't lying.

Then asked us a bit about our history, where and when we met. Where we got married, how many people were at our wedding, what do I plan to do for work, etc .. Just felt like having a chat to someone.

The lady then asked for evidence of some joint assets/liabilities, so we handed over joint bank statements, joint credit card, joint car and health insurance as it was all we had.

She wrote a few things and said she sees no reason not to approve.

Two days later my status updated to "New Card Production"

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-01-30
NOA Date : 2018-02-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-02-26
Approved Date : 2018-06-18
Date Card Received : 2018-06-23
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 139 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Nebraska Service Center
Date Filed : 2020-06-01
NOA Date : 2020-06-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2021-03-16
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2021-03-22
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Omaha NE
Date Filed : 2021-07-24
NOA Date : 2021-07-30
Bio. Appt. : 2021-07-30
Interview Date : 2022-03-14
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2022-03-14
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 17, 2017
Embassy Review : My interview was scheduled on a Friday at 12:30 BST. I arrived around 12:00, sat around in the park opposite until about 12:10 and walked over to the gazebo that says Visas. I was the only person there, I thought I had the embassy to myself.

Here they checked my passport and interview confirmation and sent me to the security booth. Airport style, take of belt and put everything in your pockets in the tray, walk through and out. Very quick again, since I was the only person.

Walked in, lady at reception checked my interview confirmation and passport again, gave me a sticker with an "I" number on and then I walked into the waiting room.

So this is where all the people are, I was not the only one after all, that room was pretty much full, but I haven't even found a seat yet and I heard a "bing" on the big screen and my number was up.

This was the first window, just checked passport again, interview confirmation, did my fingerprints (both hands) and asked for the following documents:

One Photo
Original Police Clearance certificate(s)
Original Birth Certificate
Form I-134 and only took the letter my fiance got from her bank and work, didn't want the tax return.

They didn't ask for any copies of any documents, so not sure why you need them ?

She then gave me a CD with my xrays from the medical and then told me to sit down and wait for my number to come up again.

About 20 minutes later my number came up again on the big screen, go to Window 13. Arrived at the window, quite a stern looking chap and I was like "oh boy"

Asked me to raise my right hand, swear everything is the truth according to my knowledge, then took fingerprints again and asked the following questions:

Where did you meet ? (I said London in 2008)
What was she doing in London in 2008 ?
How many times have you seen each other since ?
When you went to the US, did you meet her family ?
Where does she live ?
Where was she born ?

Said, all looks fine and will go ahead and issue the visa. Gave me back my birth certificate and told me I will get documents back in about a week or two.

All in all, about 5 minutes at the second window, in and out of the embassy in under an hour. Can't get any better than that, very quick and professional experience !
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
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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