findme's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Y
Beneficiary's Name: C
VJ Member: findme
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2019-04-13
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Immigration Checklist for Y & C:

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 : Nigeria
I-129F Sent : 2017-05-20
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-05-22
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-01-11
NVC Received : 2018-01-30
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-01-31
NVC Left : 2018-02-02
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2018-02-06
Packet 3 Sent : 2018-02-06
Packet 4 Received : 2018-02-07
Interview Date : 2018-03-14
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-03-22
US Entry : 2018-03-25
Marriage : 2018-04-14
Comments : I know the Lord had a hand in this whole process. Though it was long we never gave up.
My fiancé was approved on March 14th! The interview was at 7A and we arrived around 5:30A. There was already a crowd. We waited about 5+ hrs for him to complete.
I was at the interview as well and there we so many people being denied for various visas that day. He told them I was outside, the Consulate said that's good, and after the interview the Consulate told him to have travelled for the interview shows I really love him, which I do.

They asked the basic questions, then follow up questions.
Who filed for him?
How did we meet?
What is my job?
How old are my kids?
Tell him about the kids?
The position of my job and what do I do?
Where do I live?
That's it.

My fiancé says he answered the questions in complete sentences with additional information so they didn't have to ask. He said like he told the kids ages but also their DOB. So not too much but so that they would know he knows my two sons as well.

All I can say is know your fiancé or fiancée, know dates, know their family, send relevent pictures that show your time together and how it was spent, "front load," pray without ceasing, be prepared, and all should go well.

They only collected the required documents like the DS-160 confirmation, Payment Receipt, Medical envelope, Police Report, and Affidavit of Support. Though we had additional evidence and pics from my last trip they did not asked for anything else! So I feel front loading helped tremendously.

But also remember, faith without works is dead.
😂 🙏🏾
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 234 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 296 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2018-03-25
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Prior to arriving in the US we had a connectioning flight.

The CBP in Amsterdam asked me a lot of questions compared to in the States. They didn't really address my fiancé but I let him speak as well so they were aware he knew the answers as well. They wanted detailed information concerning our wedding plans which we had. They CBP officer was like do you planned everything referring to me. We did everything together so I just explained to her and I gave proof since I have emails etc,. So she cle tears us after that.

As far as the POE the line at the Atlanta Airport was long and moving very slow. We were there almost 2hrs but once we went to the CBP officer for the fingerprint and then to the other line for the brief interview to give the yellow envelope it was very quick. They just asked what was his purpose of being here and that we AOS asap after we marry.

The Lord was on our side through this process and will continue to be.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2018-06-08
NOA Date : 2018-06-13
RFE(s) : 2018-08-24
Bio. Appt. : 2018-09-25
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-04-11
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-04-11
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : We are beyond happy and blessed! To hear the Officer say I have made a decision to approve your "Green Card" words aren't enough because it's been a journey for sure. She even told us she see us being together forever and the love we have for each.
We are so thankful because she seemed to be a bit stern at first but as the interview went on the Officer smiled and laughed as we answered the questions.
It was more of a conversation about ourselves than an interview for most of the interview. We were told he will receive his card in 2-3 weeks. God has been good to us for sure!


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-06-01
NOA Date : 2018-06-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2018-11-27
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 179 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-06-01
NOA Date : 2018-06-08
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 179 days.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nigeria
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 26, 2018
Embassy Review : I know the Lord had a hand in this whole process. Though it was long we never gave up.
My fiancé was approved on March 14th! The interview was at 7A and we arrived around 5:30A. There was already a crowd. We waited about 5+ hrs for him to complete.
I was at the interview as well and there we so many people being denied for various visas that day. He told them I was outside, the Consulate said that's good, and after the interview the Consulate told him to have travelled for the interview shows I really love him, which I do.

They asked the basic questions, then follow up questions.
Who filed for him?
How did we meet?
What is my job?
How old are my kids?
Tell him about the kids?
The position of my job and what do I do?
Where do I live?
That's it.

My fiancé says he answered the questions in complete sentences with additional information so they didn't have to ask. He said like he told the kids ages but also their DOB. So not too much but so that they would know he knows my two sons as well.

All I can say is know your fiancé or fiancée, know dates, know their family, send relevent pictures that show your time together and how it was spent, "front load," pray without ceasing, be prepared, and all should go well.

They only collected the required documents like the DS-160 confirmation, Payment Receipt, Medical envelope, Police Report, and Affidavit of Support. Though we had additional evidence and pics from my last trip they did not asked for anything else! So I feel front loading helped tremendously.

But also remember, faith without works is dead.
😂 🙏🏾

(updated on March 26, 2018)
Rating : Very Good


POE Review: Atlanta
Event Description
Entry Date : 2018-03-25
Embassy Review : Prior to arriving in the US we had a connectioning flight.

The CBP in Amsterdam asked me a lot of questions compared to in the States. They didn't really address my fiancé but I let him speak as well so they were aware he knew the answers as well. They wanted detailed information concerning our wedding plans which we had. They CBP officer was like do you planned everything referring to me. We did everything together so I just explained to her and I gave proof since I have emails etc,. So she cle tears us after that.

As far as the POE the line at the Atlanta Airport was long and moving very slow. We were there almost 2hrs but once we went to the CBP officer for the fingerprint and then to the other line for the brief interview to give the yellow envelope it was very quick. They just asked what was his purpose of being here and that we AOS asap after we marry.

The Lord was on our side through this process and will continue to be.
Harassment Level : Low


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