ColoradoBeauty's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: AJ
Beneficiary's Name: Bella
VJ Member: ColoradoBeauty
Country: Indonesia

Last Updated: 2018-11-02
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Immigration Checklist for AJ & Bella:

Dept of State F-1 Visa:    

F-1 Visa
Event Date
NVC Received :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date :
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Denver CO
Date Filed : 2017-11-08
NOA Date : 2017-11-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-12-21
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2018-10-25 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-10-26
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2018-11-05
Comments : About 45 minutes interview. Interviewer took all additional items I brought to the interview (photos, itinerary, utility bills). He has not review any evidences sent with the application, so the approval arrived the next day.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2017-11-08
NOA Date : 2017-11-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-12-21
Approved Date : 2018-01-08
Date Card Received : 2018-01-16
Comments : Did not expect it to be this speedy!
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 61 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2017-11-08
NOA Date : 2017-11-21
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2018-01-16
Comments : Combo card arrived in old design and doesn't list my second middle initial
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 61 days.

Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: Denver CO
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : October 27, 2018
Embassy Review : PD 11/13/17 ; Interview 10/25/17

Great experience.  Spent 20 minutes for security check and waited around 10 minutes after checked in.
Officer requested my (beneficiary) passport, ID, EAD, and husband's ID, then swore us.
Officer went through nearly every questions on I-130 with petitioner and I-485 with beneficiary. Also asked if my parents like him.

Relationship questions:
How we met?
How the website we used to meet work?
How long before we meet in person?
How it progressed  (1st date, 2nd date, etc)?
Who and When the idea of marriage was brought up?
Detail of proposal (who, where, and when)?

Then, asked if I bring anything to show him. I handed 24 photos (printed in 4 on 8.5 x 11 paper), he looked at it and discuss some with us (they are mostly wedding photos and some are travelling photos) . He asked what else I bring and I handed him past travel itineraries. He said he will keep asking what else and take anything I want to give him.

At the end of the interview, he suggested starting a folder for I-751, so we will not be scrambling and got classified as fraud due to lack of evidences. He needs to review our other evidences submitted with the application  and hope to give approval next day if everything looks good, else he will send RFE or request another interview.  I estimated it was around 45 minutes interview time.

My case status was updated at 5:45 pm as "new card is being processed".

Harassment Level : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 2

blank avatar Andrewtan421 on 2018-09-26 said:
It must be very nice to be approved for EAD/AP in 61 days! Mine took 3.5 months. Have you heard any news regarding your I-485 application?
ColoradoBeauty on 2018-11-02 said:
Yes, I'm so relieved with the speedy approval. We were interviewed on 10/25 and my GC is expected to arrive on 11/5.
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