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twoDs's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: D
Beneficiary's Name: D
VJ Member: twoDs
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2021-08-20
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Immigration Checklist for D & D:

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 : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2017-03-08
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-03-13
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2017-08-11
NVC Received : 2017-08-25
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2017-09-01
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2017-09-06
Packet 3 Received : 2017-09-19
Packet 3 Sent : 2017-09-19
Packet 4 Received : 2017-09-20
Interview Date : 2017-10-25 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2017-10-30
US Entry : 2017-11-12
Marriage : 2017-12-11
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 151 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 226 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Phoenix AZ
Date Filed : 2017-12-27
NOA Date : 2018-01-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-01-31
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-06-10 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-06-10
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2019-06-17
Comments : Phoenix is the second slowest office for AOS according to VJ's stats. From AOS filing to the interview was 530 days for us. Our interview officer said our case took about two months longer than usual, so about 470 days sounds like the current average as of mid-2019. The interview was very easy and went smoothly.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2017-12-27
NOA Date : 2018-01-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2018-05-17
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 141 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2017-12-27
NOA Date : 2018-01-02
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 141 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2021-03-12
NOA Date : 2021-04-12
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2021-05-05
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2021-08-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : Filing sent to Phoenix. NOA letter provided 18-month extension to current conditional residency card. Exactly one month from sending I-751 pacakge via UPS to reciept of NOA. Received a second NOA dated 5/5/21 indicating existing biometrics/fingerprints would reused. On 8/17 the I-751 was approved without an interview, and 8/19 the new 10-year green card issued.

Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: Phoenix AZ
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : June 11, 2019
Embassy Review : We are K1 filers that went through EAD/AP biometrics and AOS through the Phoenix office. While processing times appear to be very slow in Phoenix, the actual office itself appears to be well-run. In both our biometrics and AOS visits, everyone was nice, friendly and professional, and we have nothing at all to complain about.

Our case officer made a point to put us at ease, and went through all the interview questions thoroughly. He combined some of the questions (especially all those "are you communist" ones) so that one "no" covered all of them to save time. Our interview was mostly just a conversation where he watched how we interacted.

We were a bit surprised on our AOS visit by the length of the security line. It wasn't huge, but it did take us about 10 minutes to get through due to a number of families being processed. During our biometrics visit security probably didn't even take a minute to get through. Definitely make plan to arrive early just in case.

As others have noted here, the building itself is accessible and has tons of parking available. They keep the AC turned down pretty low, so even in the summer if you're sensitive to cold you might want to have a light sweater around just in case.
Harassment Level : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 2

blank avatar TwoDs on 2019-01-23 said:
Slightly past a year on AOS filing with no word. Since the EAD/AP is expiring in 4 months applied for renewal of EAD/AP on 1/22/2019.
blank avatar TwoDs on 2019-05-03 said:
Notice of interview letter being sent was recieved 17 months to the day since NOA1 on our I-485, 486 days since filing.
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(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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