Sarah_k92's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Scott
Beneficiary's Name: Sarah
VJ Member: Sarah_k92
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2021-12-05
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Immigration Checklist for Scott & Sarah:

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 : 2016-12-15
I-129F NOA1 : 2016-12-20
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2017-04-17
NVC Received : 2017-05-17
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2017-05-17
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2017-07-06
Packet 3 Received : 2017-07-08
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2017-08-04 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2017-08-16
US Entry : 2017-09-18
Marriage : 2017-10-27
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 118 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 227 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Boston
POE Date : 2017-09-18 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Manchester NH
Date Filed : 2017-11-08
NOA Date : 2017-11-22
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-12-19
AOS Transfer** : 2018-05-08
Interview Date : 2018-07-10 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-07-10
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2018-07-16
Comments :


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2017-11-08
NOA Date : 2017-11-22
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-12-19
Approved Date : 2018-05-07
Date Card Received : 2018-05-09
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 180 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Potomac Service Center
Date Filed : 2020-04-17
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2020-05-14
Interview Date : 2021-10-29
Approval / Denial Date : 2021-10-29
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments : NOA received 6-20-2020
Previous fingerprints were applied to case due to Covid.


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Manchester NH
Date Filed : 2021-04-14
NOA Date :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date : 2021-10-29
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2021-12-03
Comments : The officer was super nice and down to earth. We started with our I-751. We had to provide my passport, drivers license and green card. My husband had to give his driver license.  We went through our application- asked questions on our own families. We were asked how we met. Lots of chit chat between. She asked if I had any additional evidence I’d like to submit which I gave her my tax transcripts and extra photos. She then asked my husband to step out so we can conduct the N400. she went through what would happen. Go over the application, civics test and then the eligibility. I got asked 4 questions: Why do some states have more reps? General Eisenhower was in What war?  How long does the president serve?  What is one responsibility of a US citizen? I had to read a statement ( I can’t remember) and wrote on a tablet “Washington was the first president”. went over the yes/no questions.  Then she handed me a piece of paper which stated I passed the N400. She explained my Green card will be mailed to me regardless and then a letter will be mailed with a date of my Oath ceremony. Everything was returned to me including my expired GC. She said to bring both GC to ceremony where they will be taken. She congratulated me and said let’s get back to your husband. 

Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: Manchester NH
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : July 13, 2018
Embassy Review : My Husband and I went for our joint interview for AOS. Overall, it was fairly painless. We arrived early and sat in the waiting room for around 25 mins. A IO called my name which both my husband and I stood. She did not do separate interviews.

We entered the office and she asked for a copy of our marriage certificate (apparently missing from file) also asked for IDs. She then stated she was going to run through our application. Asked questions such as “ When did we get legally married and whether our families attended?, What is my full legal name?, What other names have I used?, Date of birth, Where I live and if I have room mates? My husbands full legal name, his date of birth and where he lives. She the asked if I have a job and made a few notes. She finally went through all the yes and no questions at the end of the application. That was it, she said your green card will be mailed within 2-4 weeks.

In and out within 20 mins! I had prepared a full binder worth of everything. Not even looked at.

The whole experience was fine, everyone was polite.
Harassment Level : Very Good


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