C90's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: A
Beneficiary's Name: C
VJ Member: C90
Country: Netherlands

Last Updated: 2019-07-20
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Immigration Checklist for A & C:

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 : Amsterdam, Netherlands
I-129F Sent : 2017-06-25
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-07-06
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-01-19
NVC Received : 2018-01-30
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-01-30
NVC Left : 2018-02-07
Consulate Received : 2018-02-07
Packet 3 Received : 2018-02-09
Packet 3 Sent : 2018-02-12
Packet 4 Received : 2018-02-20
Interview Date : 2018-04-17
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-05-01
US Entry : 2018-08-12
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 197 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 285 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Philadelphia PA
Date Filed : 2018-09-06
NOA Date : 2018-09-18
RFE(s) : 2018-10-04
Bio. Appt. : 2018-10-11
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-07-09
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-07-09
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2019-07-16
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-09-06
NOA Date : 2018-09-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-10-11
Approved Date : 2019-02-07
Date Card Received : 2019-02-14
Comments : Update only came from the apps on my phone, USCIS online account still says 'fingerprint review complete'
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 154 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-09-06
NOA Date : 2018-09-18
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2019-02-14
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 154 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 27, 2018
Embassy Review : I had my interview in April 2018 and everything went very smooth. Don't go too early, since they won't let you in. I was there 15 minutes before my appointment and that's the right time to be there. Went through security, got the necessary labels for my interview, gave all the required documents (background check, financial papers etc) to a lady at one window (she'll tell you exactly what she needs). After that I sat down for about 3-5 minutes and then I got called to the window for my interview. You just stand in front of a window, answering the questions. I was the only one together with 1 other girl, so my interview was exactly at the time I planned it. The man who did my interview was nice but strict (they need to be). Just simple questions about if I met his family, how we met, what kind of work he did etc. When we were done he told me I was approved and he was very nice, just chatting about 90 days to wed. 1:15 pm in, 1:40 pm outside, approved :-) Interview took about 10 minutes.
Rating : Very Good

Local US CIS Office Review: Philadelphia PA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : July 9, 2019
Embassy Review : We had our interview in the morning. We got into the building within 2 minutes and were about 40 minutes early. You sit down in a general waiting area until they call your time and give you the door number you have to sit by on the second floor.

After waiting upstairs for about an hour we got called in for the interview. It was pretty quick, maybe 20-30 minutes. The officer was pretty stern, but he has to be. He was nice tho. He asked my husband a few questions (how did you meet, what are her parents name, where do they live etc) and then went over the yes/no questions with me. After that he asked me if I had any new documentation I wanted to add to the file, so I gave him all the shared bills, cc's etc. I also informed him that I wrote down the wrong marriage date on the I-485 by accident, he said he would go over the paperwork anyway and would correct it.

Afterwards he told us he usually makes a decision in 4-6 weeks, so I was a little disappointed that we didn't get a recommendation for approval or anything and we did not know if everything was in place. He also explained what happens when your case get's approved, denied or RFE'd.

When I checked the case tracker at the end of today the status changed to 'new card is being produced' 😊

Also, for everyone who is worried about the medical. My medical expired in April this year, but I filed within 1 year after medical. The officer did not even ask for it, nor did he ask for any of my husbands documents (birth certificate, passport) He just asked for our DL's.

I did print the page from the I-693 instructions where it says you don't need a new medical if you filed within 1 year, just in case, and of course I brought all my husbands documents.
Harassment Level : Good

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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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