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Brittani's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Brittani
Beneficiary's Name: Steve
VJ Member: Brittani
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2023-08-13
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Immigration Checklist for Brittani & Steve:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? California Service Center
Consulate : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2017-10-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-10-16
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-04-13
NVC Received : 2018-05-02
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-05-04
NVC Left : 2018-05-08
Consulate Received : 2018-05-23
Packet 3 Received : 2018-05-26
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2018-06-12
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-06-22
US Entry : 2018-07-09
Marriage : 2018-08-08
Comments : Knightsbridge Medical 2018-05-26
Applied for SS# 2018-07-16
SS Card arrived in mail 2018-07-23

***271 DAYS TOTAL from Petition sent to US Entry***
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 179 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 239 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2018-07-09
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : My fiance had a very good experience with his point of entry at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta. He said it was basically like a finishing interview for the entire K1 process. They asked him a few questions about what I do for a living, what he does for a living, our children. If we had set a wedding date yet. Just basic stuff honestly. The officer then handed him a sheet of paper that had information about becoming a U.S. citizen and told him congratulations. All my nervousness and worry was for nothing.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2018-08-13
NOA Date : 2018-08-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-09-14
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-05-08
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-05-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2019-05-15
Comments : ***275 DAYS TOTAL from Petition sent to Greencard in hand***

Our interview was very simple. We arrived at 1:15 P.M. our appointment was at 2:00 P.M. The waiting area was packed. The lady told us to come back at 1:30 P.M. to check in. Once checked in we went to the third floor which was a fairly large waiting area and it wasn't packed at all. We waited a while though probably about 45 minutes. Our officer was a very friendly middle aged gentleman. He only asked us a few questions like do you have children, if we were married before and for how long, what day did you get married, what we each did for a living, asking about dates my husband came to visit before we got married, etc. The only documents he asked to see was our original marriage certificate, our driver's licenses, and my husband's passport. He then just reasked all the yes or no questions on the petition. I even asked if he wanted to see anything else. He entertained me by looking at a couple of wedding pictures haha. I asked if he needed to see my husband's pay stubs. He said nope, I know he's working if you guys just bought a house. He said he was approving my husband and his greencard would be mailed to him shortly. He then made a copy of our marriage certificate and licenses. He shook our hands and told us to have a nice day. I was nervous because that's my personality but it was so relaxed and easy going.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2018-08-13
NOA Date : 2018-08-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-09-14
Approved Date : 2019-01-16
Date Card Received : 2019-01-24
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 156 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2018-08-13
NOA Date : 2018-08-15
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2019-01-24
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 156 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Texas Service Center
Date Filed : 2021-02-22
NOA Date : 2021-03-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2021-04-22
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2021-06-25
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2021-07-02
Comments : 04/22/2021-Biometrics letter notification (biometrics waived).
04/29/2021-Biometrics letter received via USPS.
07/02/2021-Greencard received in mail, approval dated 06.25.21. No RFE needed and No Interview needed.
I know some people say not to front load but that's what I have done for every petition thus far especially this one because we had a lot of documentation proving legit marriage (i.e. tax returns, bank statements, insurance, bills, etc). Trust your gut in what needs to be in the petition. Better to much than not enough!

Event Date
Service Center :
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2023-07-24
NOA Date : 2023-07-31
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 20, 2018
Embassy Review : I'm writing this on the behalf of my fiance since he doesn't have an account on here.

He got there about an hour early he saw a man first who took his passport didn't take his passport photos just scanned them and handed all four back to him, took his finger prints, took the affidavit of support, birth certificates, police certificates, asked if he had made any travel plans (I think to kinda trick him) gave him his chest X-ray back, and told him to sit down. Not even five minutes later he was called to another window where the lady asked if either of us had been married before asked to see both divorce papers took his finger prints again asked about a wedding date and joked about Georgia heat in August looked at her screen and said "everything seems to be in order we’re going to go ahead and approve the visa put his passport and other documents in a pink plastic wallet and said that’s it, congratulations you should have your passport within 3-5 days". They’re all friendly and it’s easy to navigate.

I have waited until we got word of his passport and visa to write this to kinda help others in the future. I am notating that his interview was the 12th of June. CEAC changed to "administrative processing" 13th of June. It changed to "issued" on the 18th of June and he finally got a notification about it being enroute on the 20th of June. He says he expects it either the 25th or 26th but I have high hopes of it being here by Friday (the 22nd) *fingers crossed so tight*. We have not booked any flights just in case something is wrong with his passport or the envelope they have sent him. I'd hate him to be out of hundreds of dollars.

***Side note on the embassy. There was another girl applying for her K1 at the time of her interview. She forgot her DS-160 and had no clue what it was. We assume her fiance did everything for her. Instead of turning her away they told her they would give her four hours to get that printed and come back. So I think that says loads about how easy going this embassy is. My only complaint is they haven't been very quick to send the visa/passport back but that's just me being impatient.***

Check my timelines for dates and feel free to message me with questions. I don't mind helping others for others have helped me loads along the way of this very frustrating and stressful journey.

Rating : Very Good

Local US CIS Office Review: Atlanta GA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : May 9, 2019
Embassy Review : This field office has mixed reviews but me and my husband honestly had a decent experience. I actually gave it 4 instead of 5 only because of the wait time which I imagine is normal. First, you will go through airport style security. Heads up the guards are not very friendly not necessarily rude or anything like that though. Our appointment was at 2:00 PM and we arrived at 1:15 PM. The lady told us we were to early and to come back at 1:30 PM so we just stood around in the waiting area right by check in (that waiting area was slam packed). Once we checked in we were told to go to the third level. There was a pretty good sized waiting area here as well but there were no where near as many people waiting not even half of what was downstairs. We were there for a marriage based conditional greencard and I believe this was specifically for marriage based and family based visas. This is where the long wait came in. They kept calling ticket numbers that were before and after ours which made me nervous but then 45 minutes later we finally got called. Our officer was very nice and our interview was pretty easy and straightforward. He told us he had approved us and to expect his greencard soon. We were walking out the door right around 3:00 PM.

Questions that were asked....
-How did y'all meet?
-When was the first time my husband came over?
-What other dates did he come visit?
-Were y'all married before?
-How long?
-When did y'all get a divorce from your previous spouses?
-Do y'all have children together?
-Do y'all have children from any others?
-What date did y'all get married?
-What do y'all do for a living?
-What did my husband do in home country?

Documents he asked to see....
-Original marriage certificate.
-My husband's passport.
-Both of our driver's licenses.
-A few wedding pictures (I think to entertain me).

We took two backpacks FULL of documents from honey moon stuff, pictures, receipts, bills, proof of child support from him for his son, letters from my coworkers about us, the deed to my house. Pretty much anything you could think of linked to us being a married couple I brought just in case. Honestly, I was disappointed he didn't ask to see anything else but he had already reviewed our petition and I included pretty solid evidence in that already.
Harassment Level : Good

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