AnaidAaron's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Aaron
Beneficiary's Name: Anaid
VJ Member: AnaidAaron
Country: Mexico

Last Updated: 2018-06-29
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Immigration Checklist for Aaron & Anaid:

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 : Juarez, Mexico
I-129F Sent : 2017-09-25
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-09-27
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-03-27
NVC Received : 2018-04-05
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-04-05
NVC Left : 2018-04-11
Consulate Received : 2018-04-12
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2018-06-12
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-06-22
US Entry :
Marriage : 2018-08-25
Comments : I received my visa on 06/22/18, but my yellow envelope was torn so I had to send it back to the Consulate. I did it on 06/25/18 and got it back by 06/29/18.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 181 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 258 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Juarez, Mexico
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 15, 2018
Embassy Review : Biometrics: I had my biometrics taken in Mexico City, the process in itself was very quick, 10 minutes tops. You have to bring your DS-160 confirmation page, passport and appointment letter. They also asked me if I had my NOA2 on me which I didn't, but I told them I did receive it. They put a sticker on the back of my passport with a barcode and my type of visa.

Medical: I had it done the very same day of the biometrics, the clinic is across the street. I got there at 7:30 and was out by 9:15. First the took a urine sample, blood sample, asked me If I used drugs, alcohol or smoked, If I had any tattoos and I if I had ever had problems with the police in Mexico or the US. Then a female doctor did the examination, it wasn't invasive at all and I felt very comfortable. I got my vaccinations last, and although they were optional for K1, I decided to get them anyway (I only got Varicella and MMR). I paid $7500 MXN for the medical and vaccinations (Around $375 USD).

Interview: I had my interview at 8:45, I got there at 8:30 and was let right in. You go through 2 checkpoints, first they check your passport, appointment letter (the one with the barcode) and verify you also have you sealed black envelope. Then they let you in another room where you go through x-rays, and they verify the same documents again and give you a paper with a number. Once inside the interviews area, I had to give a very nice mexican lady my birth certificate in original and copy, passport pictures, a copy of my fiancé's passport, police certificate and the I-134 and tax transcripts (I also included W2s from the IRS website just to be safe). She asked me the address where I would be receiving mail in the US and she asked where my fiancé was. Since I had everything, they sent me to sit down on the green chairs and the I waited to be called to get in line to be interviewed.

I was nervous because I could hear the officers denying more visas than they would approve, mainly becase of unlawful presence and people not meeting the poverty level. The CO I got denied a visa before mine so you can imagine how nervous I was. Fortunately he was SO incredibly nice and patient with me and spoke to me in spanish. He never even asked if I prefered english until I said something in english and he complimented me on my good english. We continued the interview in that language. He asked me the following:
- What does my fiancé do for a living
- What do I do for a living and if I plan to work when I get to the US
- If this was the first marriage for both of us and if either of us had children
- If he owns a house or if we would be renting a place
- Our ages
- He asked me to tell him how we met, so I told him I went to visit him 5 times and he came to visit me twice. I also told him when we got engaged and when we applied, so basically explained the whole timeline of our relationship.
- If I had a visitors visa, at this point I said yes and he took my visitors visa and cancelled it. I also told him I have never crossed to the US ilegally.
- If I have ever had problems with the police

While he was reviewing the financial documents I offered him my fiancé's employer letter which I didn't give to the lady on the other window. He looked at the date and salary and noticed that my fiancé had just switched jobs in April, so he only asked if it was the same trade which it was. I had a very thick binder with evidence of our relationship but he asked for none of it.

The interview itself lasted 10 minutes tops and felt very relaxed after all the anxiety I had felt thoughout the whole process. I was out by 10:15

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