Arazia's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Barbara
Beneficiary's Name: Harry
VJ Member: Arazia
Country: Netherlands

Last Updated: 2009-07-13
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Immigration Checklist for Barbara & Harry:

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 : Amsterdam, Netherlands
I-129F Sent : 2006-09-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2006-09-08
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2006-12-08
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2006-12-22
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2006-12-31
Packet 3 Sent : 2007-01-08
Packet 4 Received : 2007-01-17
Interview Date : 2007-02-13
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2007-02-17
US Entry : 2007-03-04
Marriage : 2007-04-14
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 91 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 158 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2007-03-04
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : His plane arrived almost an hour early. He was out of immigration/customs before I even arrived. No problems whatsoever.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2007-04-28
NOA Date : 2007-05-07
RFE(s) : 2007-05-21
Bio. Appt. : 2007-05-25
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2007-06-25
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2007-06-30
Comments : RFE was for sponsor's W-2/1099s. W-2s were already submitted. Forgot the 1099s for my savings/checking/certificates of deposit.

Transfered to CSC on 06-08-07. Pending at CSC on 06-15-07.

Approved without an interview at CSC on 06-25-07.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2009-03-24
NOA Date : 2009-03-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-04-22
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-05-28
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2009-07-11
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 30, 2007
Embassy Review : The following is transcribed from my fiance's tale of his experiences:

Make sure you leave home with plenty of time to spare. More than once, during this process, we've had issues with the trains and busses being late, and the interview day was no exception. I arrived about an hour ahead of time. I walked around the place about three times before going to stand by the Embassy gate. About fifteen minutes later, other people arrived. There was a girl there, also for a K-1 interview. I was stripped of my phone and MP3 player in an outdoor tent and was sent through another door. I got a receipt to get them back after the itnerview.

So I go inside and wait in a warm room. The TV has CNN on and try to make small-talk. Soon enough, I get called to a window and a guy checks stuff over with me. I had to show the affidavit, birth certificate, proof of money-transfer, and sign a form. Then I was told to go sit down again and wait until called. A bit later, I get called up to another window where a different guy talks to me. He asked where we met, what made me want to marry her and such. I blabbed on for a good three minutes before he told me I was approved.

The hardest part was waiting in line to get my MP3 player and phone back.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Chicago
Event Description
Entry Date : 2007-03-04
Embassy Review : His plane arrived almost an hour early. He was out of immigration/customs before I even arrived. No problems whatsoever.
Harassment Level : Low

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