~*Maria*~'s US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Dane
Beneficiary's Name: Maria
VJ Member: ~*Maria*~
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2009-07-24
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Immigration Checklist for Dane & Maria:

USCIS I-130/I-129F Petitions:  
Dept of State K3 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K3 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Texas Service Center
Consulate : London, United Kingdom
Marriage : 2005-08-02
I-130 Sent : 2006-05-04
I-130 NOA1 : 2006-05-25
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-129F Sent : 2006-06-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2006-06-21
I-129F RFE(s) : 2006-06-28
RFE Reply(s) : 2006-06-30
I-129F NOA2 : 2006-08-28
NVC Received : 2006-09-04
NVC Left : 2006-09-12
Consulate Received : 2006-09-18
Packet 3 Received : 2006-09-28
Packet 3 Sent : 2006-09-28
Packet 4 Received : 2006-10-26
Interview Date : 2006-11-02
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-11-04
US Entry : 2006-11-08
I-130 Approval : 2006-08-25
Comments : Original I-130 was filed in Feb 06... by mid of April we hadnt heard anything so Dane called USCIS and they hadnt received anything from him. We lost out on 2 months and had to re-file. This time they received it..so the waiting begins......
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 68 days from your NOA1 date.

Your I-130 was approved in 92 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 161 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Charlotte
POE Date : 2006-11-08
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : spent 30 mins in a queue to get through immigration, was shown to a small room,sat there for about 40 mins or so with 3 other couples, wasnt asked any questions, other than informed that my business with USCIS wasnt finished LOL that i still had to file to Adjust my Status, apply for Work Authorization, didnt even have my luggage checked like other people were! was given back my passport and was allowed to collect my luggage from the corner where i was told to leave it,grabbed my luggage and finally got to Dane about an hour n half after my flight landed. Tired and exhausted after such a long flight.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Omaha NE
Date Filed : 2007-06-03
NOA Date : 2007-06-06
RFE(s) : 2007-06-25
Bio. Appt. : 2007-06-18
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2008-01-17
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-01-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2008-01-29
Comments : Biometrics Originally scheduled for 6/26/07 @ 11am.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2007-05-18
NOA Date : 2007-05-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2007-06-18
Approved Date : 2007-09-11
Date Card Received : 2007-09-15
Comments : Transfered to CSC - 2007-05-30. Congressional enquiry & Service Status enquiry(USCIS) needed, due to error @ InfoPass appt.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 116 days.

Event Date
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
CIS Office : Omaha NE
Date Filed : 2010-10-22
NOA Date :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K3 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 3, 2006
Embassy Review : Interview was easier than i expected. Arrived at the embassy at 9.40am for my 10.30am appointment, waited in line with everyone else, 9.55am my appointment letter and passport checked and told to go to security, put my bag etc thru the x-ray machine and walked thru the scanner, guard asked if i had a bottle of perfume in my bag, which i didnt, so he opened up my bag to find my inhaler and cell phone, he then put my bag thru the x-ray machine again and same things showed up, he says ok, thats fine. Walked around to the other side of the embassy and was asked for my appointment letter, alls good, walked up the stairs where a nice young lady asked for my letter and gave me my immigrant visa ticket number 13 lol, sat down and waited for my number to be shouted, 45 mins later my number was called, handed over my passport, pics and fee receipt, lady scanned my passport pics then glued them to my Ds-156's, she then stamped the date on my forms and asked me to sign them, next she asked for my birth cert and copy, marriage cert and copy, police certs and copies, next she asked if i had been divorced before, so i handed over my divorce papers and 1 copy. Next she asked me to put my 4 fingers of my left hand on to the fingerprint machine, then my right hand, she opened up my x-ray and took out the medical results and handed me the big brown envelope that contained my x-ray had to carry this along with everythin else i had, felt like a pack horse hehe..next i was asked to place both my thumbs onto the fingerprint machine, was given the pink slip and told to go sit down and wait to be called for inteview, just got done filling my slip in and i was called to window 15,waitin for me was a nice gentleman with a smile on his face, was only asked 4 questions, he didnt even ask me to put my hand up and swear an oath or nothing, i was never asked for any pictures of my hubby and i together, befoe i knew it, he says..ok your approved and welcome to the united states went to the courier desk to pay for delivery of my visa and started to walk out the door and in all the excitement i walked right into the door hiding my embarrassement i quickly opened the door and left. No problems!!
Rating : Very Good

POE Review:
Event Description
Entry Date : 2006-11-08
Embassy Review : Point of Entry - Charlotte, spent 30 mins in a queue to get through immigration, was shown to a small room, wasnt asked any questions, finally got to Dane about an hour n half after my flight landed. Tired and exhausted after such a long flight.
Harassment Level : Low

Local US CIS Office Review: Omaha NE
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : January 18, 2008
Embassy Review : We left home around 8:30am this morning as it is a 2 hr drive from Norfolk, NE to the Omaha. Hoping to miss most of the heavy traffic, we decided to take a different route from the one Mapquest.com suggested, instead we heading for Bennington just outside North Omaha, and headed towards the Eppley Airfield Airport, about 5 mins drive from the Homeland Security Building. The roads were pretty slick, so it was just as well we left early.

We arrived at 10:50am, our interview wasnt until 11:30am and i handed in our appointment letter, we were only sitting in the waiting room for about 5 minutes or so when my name was called. We followed the the female IO to her office where we sworn in to tell the truth and all that good stuff, then we were asked to be seated.

The first thing she asked for was our DL's, my EAD and passport. She removed the I-94 from my passport and wrote cancelled on my visa. I had a Nebraska drivers license but my hubby still had his out-of-state North Carolina license. So, she asked me for utility bills while she was talking to my husband about why he still had his NC license. He had told her that because he works 7 days a week he hadnt had time to get a Nebraska license yet and especially with it being winter, he needs to work whenever he can. She accepted what he had told her and understood that, when you run your own business you just can't take time off when it suits you, no money to be made that way she said.

Next she asked for a copy of our marriage certificate, my divorce papers, my birth certificate and my hubby's birth certificate, she didnt want to see the originals. She was very happy that i had copies of everything i took with me, as she had mentioned to us that most of the people she interviews don't even bother doing it, saves her alot of time and gets through the interview quicker.

Next question kind of threw us a little, was about my husbands 2006 tax return, saying he didnt earn enough for that tax year, till i explained that my father-in-law was co-sponsor, for some reason his tax return wasnt in the right place in my file, so she had to dig for it, while she was looking for it i gave her the copy i had, when he noticed it was in my file, just misplaced LoL. So she asked for a copy of my father-in-law's birth certificate, just as well i had the original and copy with me.

She also mentioned that the CS hadnt signed off properly on my vaccinations on the I-693A, by luck i had my tb skin test done and took the results with me, which the CS had signed off properly!! she said this would have held up my approval, meaning i would have needed to go back and have the CS re-do the I-693A again!!!.

Next she turned her attention to the yes/no questions, until she asked about if i had ever applied for a visa before and been denied, well i had applied for a tourist visa back in November 2005 and i had explained the circumstances of this to her the reasons i applied for it, she told me it wasnt going to be a problem.

She was all but finished the interview and she hadnt even looked at the pictures we had brought, so i asked her if she wanted to look at them, so she did, she seemed rather interested in our pictures especially the ones taken in Scotland while Dane and I were at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo concert in August 2006, she didnt keep any though.

She was satisfied with what she was given and seen picture wise i guess because she got a little box our of her desk drawer and stamped my passport with the temp I-551, with IR6!! She told me i could keep my EAD as a souvenir but NOT to use it, as it is no longer valid. As my marriage is over 2 years old, its a 10 year greencard.

The IO was very pleasant and cheerful, she was even smiling and joking with us, all 3 of us were laughing at the end of the interview. If you had seen us, you really would have thought we were friends. We were in there for about 25 mins although the interview itself only lasted about 10 mins, the rest of the time she spent chatting with us, asking about Scotland, what its like over there and how she'd like to visit some day. She even asked about my tattoo and whether Dane got one to match LMAO, we said no, not yet but he will get one once he plucks up the courage to do so..... she just laughed. She shook our hands and wished us good luck, and said that it was a pleasure meeting us. We left, very happy that we were approved.

Harassment Level : Very Good

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