HOORAY7's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Julie
Beneficiary's Name: Kerren
VJ Member: HOORAY7
Country: South Africa

Last Updated: 2018-11-30
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Immigration Checklist for Julie & Kerren:

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 : South Africa
I-129F Sent :
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-05-02
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2017-10-14
NVC Received : 2017-11-13
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2017-11-13
NVC Left : 2017-11-17
Consulate Received : 2017-11-20
Packet 3 Received : 2017-11-20
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2018-03-20
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-04-09
US Entry : 2018-04-13
Marriage : 2018-04-21
Comments : We were approved for our K1 Visa today, 20 March 2018!! Yay!! They said it will take 5-10 days for the Visa's and then my family will be with me!! I will update when they receive their visa's!!
My fiancé picked up their visa's on 9 April! They are flying on the 12th! I will continue to update as we progress through our K1 visa process!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 165 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 322 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2018-07-25
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-08-14
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-07-25
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2018-11-10
Date Card Received : 2018-11-12
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 108 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: South Africa
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 20, 2018
Embassy Review : My fiancé had her interview today and we were approved!! Advice to all:
1. They book more than one couple for the time slots, so ensure you get there early to stand in line, at the head of this line for your applicable time slot. Her interview was at 1pm, but there were 20 people with the same, but because she got there an hour before, she was at the front of that 1pm line of people. So get there early.
2. She had all her packages squared away; we had 3 folders: Folder 1 contained all required documents for your interview that was listed in your Packet 3 letter/email received from the consulate; folder 2 all the evidence of our relationship since our first package submission and folder 3 was our original package, just in case.
3. Consulate complimented her on how well her package was put together and that is what they like to see and don't very often, they liked that
4. She was asked 3 questions; where we met, when was the first trip to see me and when we last saw each other; but she was prepared to answer more
5. Everyone was nice and assisting to her and the boys, no complaints for sure, other than the line was long. They can only let in so many people at a time, so come prepared with an umbrella for weather hot or rainy.
Thank you for our approval, we look forward to our life journey together!!
Rating : Very Good

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predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
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