janet3's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Janet
Beneficiary's Name: R
VJ Member: janet3
Country: Algeria

Last Updated: 2022-02-11
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Immigration Checklist for Janet & R:

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 : Algiers, Algeria
I-129F Sent : 2017-01-26
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-02-06
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2017-07-19
NVC Received : 2017-08-07
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2017-08-08
NVC Left : 2017-08-10
Consulate Received : 2017-08-14
Packet 3 Received : 2017-08-14
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2017-10-25
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2017-11-02
US Entry : 2017-11-15
Marriage : 2017-12-12
Comments : POE through Chicago Ohare.
Took fingerprints and packet. Told him we have 90 days to get married.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 163 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 261 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Fort Smith AR
Date Filed : 2018-01-19
NOA Date : 2018-01-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-02-13
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2018-10-18
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-11-02
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2018-11-09
Comments : We had the interview on October 18, 2018. My husband was asked 2 questions (were you ever in the deportation process, if you ever committed a criminal act). The rest were confirmation questions..... He also asked if we had been married before(no), what name should appear on the green card, if my husband is working and confirmed the address the card should be sent to. The IO then said we would be approved when he received the k1 packet (the packet had not made it to the local office). He said it should take about 2 weeks to get the paperwork and an additional 3 to receive the card.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-01-19
NOA Date : 2018-01-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2018-06-25
Date Card Received : 2018-06-30
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 157 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-01-19
NOA Date : 2018-01-23
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2018-06-30
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 157 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Texas Service Center
Date Filed : 2020-08-10
NOA Date : 2020-08-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2020-12-07
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2020-12-14
Comments : Received notice fingerprints taken 10/2/2020
Case transferred to NBC "to speed up processing" on 11/18/2020

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Fort Smith AR
Date Filed : 2021-08-19
NOA Date : 2021-08-24
Bio. Appt. : 2021-08-19
Interview Date : 2021-11-08
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2022-02-11
Comments : Biometrics were reused. Passed the test at interview but the IO wanted more evidence we still lived together. Received the RFE on November 9, 2021. Uploaded all evidence on November 9, 2021. Checked USCIS website on 1/28/22 and it said "Oath is being scheduled" Checked the USCIS website on 1/31/22...."Oath has been scheduled". The Oath was scheduled in the county that we live in at a Courthouse because he is adding a middle name (so it's a "name change")

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Algiers, Algeria
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 5, 2017
Embassy Review : I attended the interview with my fiance. The interview was scheduled for 9:45 on October 25, 2017 and we arrived at the consulate at 9. I had expected to have to wait outside but my fiance explained we were there for the K1 and they allowed me in the consulate. At security they took my phone and drivers license (take two picture IDs) they also took my fiance's phone, car keys and ID.
My fiance was called to the 1st window at about 10:30 and they took his finger prints, my financial information (the DS134, 2016 tax return and tax transcript...they gave the tax returns for 2015 and 2014 back to my fiance and returned my business tax return for 2016). In addition to the financial information they kept the copy of his military card and translation, birth certificate and translation, certificate of non marriage and translation, and police certificate with translation.
We waited another hour and a half for the interview. My fiance was called to the window for the interview. The interview began in English and my fiance requested French but the interview took place in Arabic. The questions were:
What is your fiance's name?
How did you and your fiance meet?
Where did you meet in person? (Germany)
Why did you meet in Germany instead of Algeria?
My fiance mentioned he had also met my sister on the trip...he was asked what he thought of my sister.
What does your fiance do for a living?
What do you do for a living?
What is your and your fiance's religious beliefs?
Asked about my trip to Algeria in March 2017 and what his family thought of me.
My fiance pointed out I had returned in October and was in the room.
What do you have in common with your fiance?
Why do you love your fiance?
Then said "welcome to America, your visa is approved"
After the interview they told my fiance it would take no more than 10 days to get his passport with the visa. He picked up the passport and packet on November 2, 2017
Rating : Very Good

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