Catalina21's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: W
Beneficiary's Name: Cat
VJ Member: Catalina21
Country: Romania

Last Updated: 2019-02-15
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Immigration Checklist for W & Cat:

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 : Bucharest, Romania
I-129F Sent : 2017-05-24
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-05-30
I-129F RFE(s) : 2017-11-28
RFE Reply(s) : 2017-12-11
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-01-11
NVC Received : 2018-01-23
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2018-01-26
Packet 3 Received : 2018-01-30
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2018-02-26
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-03-01
US Entry : 2018-06-05
Marriage : 2018-07-06
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 226 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 272 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Portland
POE Date : 2018-06-05
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Charleston SC
Date Filed : 2018-07-21
NOA Date : 2018-07-23
RFE(s) : 2018-12-13
Bio. Appt. : 2018-08-28
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2018-12-13
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-02-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2019-02-15
Comments : Recived Rfe at the interview for form I 693,the vaccine part.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-07-21
NOA Date : 2018-07-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-08-28
Approved Date : 2018-11-29
Date Card Received : 2018-12-08
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 131 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-07-21
NOA Date : 2018-07-23
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2018-12-08
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 131 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bucharest, Romania
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 26, 2018
Embassy Review : First of all,in the file i took at the interview i had the following documents:



DS-160 (confirmation page)

 2 Passport style photo

Affidavit of Support Form I-134

Supporting documents for 134 (letter from the bank,letter from the employer,last 2 pay stubs,W2 for 2016 and 2017)They ask only for pay stubs and tax return

Federal income tax return form for 2016

Birth Certificate (original and copy)

Copy of his divorce certificate(in the instructions i received they NEVER told me to bring it,but i did "just in case" and i was right)

Police clearances from my country and the country i used to leave for more then 6 months (in my case Bahrain)

Medical Exam

Proof of relationship(screen shots of our conversation on different app,e-mail,facebook,whatsup)

New pictures showing we met since we applied for I-129F

TNT - Confirmation page
Confirmation page tax fee(VERY IMPORTANT)

Don't bring big bags,the personal was very professional.Make sure you have transport. The location is a little far from any public transport or taxi.From the moment i enter untill finish it was around 1 hour and 10 minutes.I had a man interviewing me.He was very nice and asked basic questions about us.How did we meet?Were was my fiance born?When are we planing to have the wedding?Is my family going to attend?How do i know i will like US?
He then said my visa was approved and i will recive my passport home.Overall i will say it was a pleasant and smooth experience.
Rating : Very 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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