domokunrox's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Paul
Beneficiary's Name: Chiaki
VJ Member: domokunrox
Country: Japan

Last Updated: 2018-11-25
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Immigration Checklist for Paul & Chiaki:

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 : Tokyo, Japan
I-129F Sent : 2017-04-26
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-05-02
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2017-09-23
NVC Received : 2017-10-11
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2017-10-11
NVC Left : 2017-10-16
Consulate Received : 2017-10-19
Packet 3 Received : 2017-10-21
Packet 3 Sent : 2017-10-31
Packet 4 Received : 2017-11-01
Interview Date : 2017-11-13
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2017-11-15
US Entry : 2017-11-21
Marriage : 2018-01-12
Comments : Change of address made June 2017
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 144 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 195 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Seattle
POE Date : 2017-11-21
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Denver CO
Date Filed : 2018-07-11
NOA Date : 2018-07-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-08-07
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-07-11
NOA Date : 2018-07-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-08-07
Approved Date : 2018-11-16
Date Card Received : 2018-11-25
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 128 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Tokyo, Japan
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 13, 2017
Embassy Review : The embassy was not busy in the morning hours on this particular day, so it was a 45 minutes or less total time inside.

First, paperwork. Second, Fingerprinting. Third, Interview. All of which didn't take long. The interview itself was about 5 minutes and my fiancee was nervous about it in the past week. With some encouragement and with some preparation, its an easy process. I checked reviews to try to get some insight on the interview itself, and I've noticed that there are questions that MUST be asked, so for anyone wondering what those are.

How did you meet?
When did you first meet in person? (Question is likely dependent on if you met online somehow)
When was your last physical meeting?
Is this your first marriage? What about him?
Have you met his family?
Have you ever lived in another country?
What are his hobbies?

I wanted to point out that her particular interviewer didn't smile at all in the whole process or even say good morning back to her when she came to the window. Rather, was met with "Please wait a moment" followed by "How did you first meet?"
However, if there was a question asked and it wasn't understood they switched right over to Japanese and asked.

Reason being that I can't rate a perfect score is that generally when someone says good morning, you should probably say good morning back to them.

I also wanted to point out that our experience might really only be similar to someone else who might be similar. We were incredibly well prepared and every paper and bit of evidence was available to them at any time.

I hope this helps
Rating : Good

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