fozzie's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Lauren
Beneficiary's Name: David
VJ Member: fozzie
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2016-07-08
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Immigration Checklist for Lauren & David:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2006-04-20
I-129F NOA1 : 2006-05-04
I-129F RFE(s) : 2006-06-14
RFE Reply(s) : 2006-06-20
I-129F NOA2 : 2006-07-10
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2006-07-20
Packet 3 Sent : 2006-08-04
Packet 4 Received : 2006-08-25
Interview Date : 2006-09-14
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-09-16
US Entry : 2006-10-02
Marriage : 2006-10-14
Comments : When you take into account the change in rules re: I129f petitions, which came into effect in June, resulting in an RFE which added a month to the timeline, it pretty much matched the historical trends.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 67 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 133 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2006-10-02
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : It took a while to get through because they wanted to examine the paperwork in the brown envelope but then they just stamped the I94 with "employment authorized" and said welcome to America.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : New York City NY
Date Filed : 2006-10-23
NOA Date : 2006-11-01
RFE(s) : 2007-05-29
Bio. Appt. : 2006-11-17
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2007-08-10
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2007-08-17
Comments : RFE for the medical, I guess they lost the original. They didn't tell me that they didn't have it for almost 8 months!!!!!! Oh well, I have the GC now and dont have to worry about USCIS for another 21 months.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2006-10-23
NOA Date : 2006-11-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-11-17
Approved Date : 2007-01-18
Date Card Received : 2007-01-25
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 87 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2009-05-08
NOA Date : 2009-05-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-06-12
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-09-24
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2009-10-19
Comments : 4 months from NOA 1 to approval was the norm at this time from VSC. We were right in that time frame so I have no complaints.

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Philadelphia PA
Date Filed : 2016-03-10
NOA Date : 2016-03-22
Bio. Appt. : 2016-04-11
Interview Date : 2016-07-07
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2016-07-15
Comments : July 7th Interview, approved Asked the following questions: How many voting members in the house of representatives? How long are they elected for? Who is Chief Justice of the Supreme Court? Who is the father of our country? Name one war the US involved in the 1900's In What month do we vote for president?

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 16, 2006
Embassy Review : In and out inside of an hour. I had read other peoples reviews of the US embassy in London and they were all positive but I still prepared myself for a long morning. I arrived at 9.30am for my 10am time slot, and the lady directed me to a short queue which took no time at all. I was through security and being given a number in 15 mins. I sat down and was called to the first window after about 7 mins. This was straight forward, the guy asked for my originals, scanned my finger prints, and gave me my chest x-ray back. Great, I thought, I now have to carry this huge envelope around london all day.

That lasted all of 5 minutes and I went and sat back down. I was called 30 minutes later and a different guy gave me back my originals, scanned my finger prints again, made me swear that all the info was correct, and asked me four simple questions. (What first attracted me to my Fiance? Where we met? How did I propose? and When did I last see her?) Visa Approved. Easy. Paid the courier on the way out and should receive my passport with the visa in a couple of days. Roll on October
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: JFK
Event Description
Entry Date : 2006-10-02
Embassy Review : It took a while to get through because they wanted to examine the paperwork in the brown envelope but then they just stamped the I94 with "employment authorized" and said welcome to America.
Harassment Level : Low

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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

** Not all cases are transfered

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