Otto's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Otto
Beneficiary's Name: Karin
VJ Member: Otto
Country: Germany

Last Updated: 2010-02-01
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Immigration Checklist for Otto & Karin:

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 : Frankfurt, Germany
I-129F Sent : 2006-12-01
I-129F NOA1 : 2006-12-06
I-129F RFE(s) : None
RFE Reply(s) : N/A
I-129F NOA2 : 2007-03-05
NVC Received : 2007-03-15
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2007-03-16
Consulate Received : 2007-03-19
Packet 3 Received : 2007-03-21
Packet 3 Sent : 2007-03-27
Packet 4 Received : 2007-03-31
Interview Date : 2007-04-13 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2007-04-17
US Entry : 2007-05-29
Marriage : 2007-07-07
Comments : The hardest (longest) part is the waiting period between NOA1 and the approval notice.

As you can see - things happen fairly rapidly after that (the K-1 portion anyway). Within about a 1-month period after the petition was approved, a lot happened.

Be prepared and follow the Guides and you'll be just fine.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 89 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 128 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2007-05-29 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : JFK - No questions - comments or a welcome. Smooth as glass.

Tip: Have your 'envelope' in hand and visible when starting in line - someone will come and put you in the US Citizen line. Saves a bunch of time.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Antonio TX
Date Filed : 2007-07-19
NOA Date : 2007-08-31
RFE(s) : 2007-08-24
Bio. Appt. : 2007-09-13
AOS Transfer** : 2007-09-13
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2007-11-02
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2007-11-06
Comments : 09/19/2007 NOA Case Touched at CSC
10/29/2007 Multiple touches (daily) approval notice sent Nov.02

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2007-07-19
NOA Date : 2007-08-31
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2007-09-13
Approved Date : 2007-10-04
Date Card Received : 2007-10-16
Comments : 09/13/2007 EAD finally shows up on USCIS website for tracking.

Card Production Ordered notice received 12 days before the actual card showed up in the mail (incidental, a notice from CRIS stating the card was mailed was received one day prior to getting the card in the mail.)
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 77 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2009-08-04
NOA Date : 2009-08-10
Bio. Appt. : 2009-09-09
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-01-15
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2010-01-28
Comments : Approval took 158 days (5.2 months) with no RFEs nor interview.

PR/Green Card should arrived Jan 28(2 weeks later).

Exp. January 2020

Member Reviews:

POE Review: JFK
Event Description
Entry Date : 2007-05-29
Embassy Review : JFK - No questions - comments or a welcome. Smooth as glass.

Tip: Have your 'envelope' in hand and visible when starting in line - someone will come and put you in the US Citizen line. Saves a bunch of time.
Harassment Level : Low

Timeline Comments: None yet, be the first!

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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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