JackieandAustin's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Austin
Beneficiary's Name: Jackie
VJ Member: JackieandAustin
Country: Germany

Last Updated: 2020-09-25
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Immigration Checklist for Austin & Jackie:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? California Service Center on 2017-01-24
Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany
I-129F Sent : 2017-01-16
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-01-20
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2017-05-05
NVC Received : 2017-05-17
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2017-06-05
Packet 3 Received : 2017-06-22
Packet 3 Sent : 2017-06-26
Packet 4 Received : 2017-07-07
Interview Date : 2017-07-10
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2017-07-19
US Entry : 2017-07-30
Marriage : 2017-08-12
Comments : Medical was on June 26th in Dortmund.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 105 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 171 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Newark
POE Date : 2017-07-30
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Montgomery AL
Date Filed : 2017-10-25
NOA Date : 2017-11-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-11-28
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2018-10-11
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-10-11
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2018-11-9
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2017-10-25
NOA Date : 2017-11-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-11-28
Approved Date : 2018-03-12
Date Card Received : 2018-03-19
Comments : Received a EAD/AP combo card.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 138 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2017-10-25
NOA Date : 2017-11-05
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2018-03-19
Comments : Received a EAD/AP combo card.
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 138 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2020-07-31
NOA Date : 2020-08-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2020-09-15
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2020-09-25
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Frankfurt, Germany
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 10, 2017
Embassy Review : I had a very pleasant experience at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt. My appointment was at 7:30am and I arrived at the Consulate at 6:40 and did not have a problem to find a parking spot at all. I got in line and was literally the 3rd person to be called to the first window and then inside for security screening at 7:20am. At the security screening, I had to give away the X-Ray dvd from my medical appointment in exchange for a ticket to pick it up after my interview was done.
I then walked across a little yard into the actual building. At the reception, I had to show my appointment confirmation and was told to go to counter 22 which is the cashier and had to wait until a little after 7:30am for the cashier to arrive. He was very friendly and put my passport into a folder. After, he told me that I will be called at window 19 very shortly. Literally 5 minutes later, a friendly lady called my number and took my fingerprints and checked mine and my fiancé's addresses. She had my entire folder in front of her and asked for an additional phone number to be able to get in touch with me if needed. Lastly, she told me how I will be talking to a Consular Officer at window 18 very shortly and have my actual interview.
I waited for a little bit and was then called to window 18 by a very young and friendly woman. I greeter her in English so we just continued the conversation in English. She asked me exactly 2 questions after I took my oath and swore to "tell nothing but the truth" while holding up my right hand:
1) How and when did you and your fiancé meet?
2) Have you seen your fiancé since you came back from the U.S. after your Au-Pair time?
She was very relaxed and open and we were even able to joke a little. She smiled at me the entire time and calmed me down and after I answered these questions she said how she has heard enough and she can see that we are really excited to get married soon and congratulated me on my visa and upcoming wedding. I was overly prepared with proof and possible documents the officer might want to see but nothing was needed at all. I was out by 8:10
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Newark
Event Description
Entry Date : 2017-07-30
Embassy Review : My now husband travelled with me to the U.S. and got in line with me for non-citizens while I was not only wearing a "bride" sweatshirt, but also my wedding dress and the sealed envelope I received from my consulate. The lines were not bad at all and the officer we talked to was very nice. We had a very nice and friendly conversation in which he opened the envelope I gave him, he asked about our wedding plans and even joked about my husband not wearing a matching sweater with me. He also had to ask another officer on how to proceed regarding k1-visas until he asked us to follow us for additional screening. On the way, he alarmed two officers coming our way with the following words to make room for us to carry our carry-ons (my dress) through the walkway: "Watch out, I got bride and groom coming" and they jokingly responded that he was serious by looking at us. :D In the room, we were told to sit down and to wait. The room is not the prettiest and was pretty crowded with other people waiting. After a maximum of 10 minutes, I saw a man stamping my passport before calling my name so he then just reminded us to adjust status and welcomed me to the U.S..
It was very easy and comfortable. I almost could not understand why and how quick and fast we were but I was nervous for absolutely no reason.

(updated on August 19, 2017)
Harassment Level : Low

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