Bjh's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Brandon
Beneficiary's Name: Luana
VJ Member: Bjh
Country: Brazil

Last Updated: 2020-04-30
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Immigration Checklist for Brandon & Luana:

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 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I-129F Sent : 2019-01-02
I-129F NOA1 : 2019-01-07
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-06-25
NVC Received : 2019-07-23
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-07-23
NVC Left : 2019-08-06
Consulate Received : 2019-08-19
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-09-17
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-09-25
US Entry : 2020-01-04
Marriage : 2020-02-01
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 169 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 253 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Cincinnati OH
Date Filed : 2020-04-01
NOA Date : 2020-04-29
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2020-04-01
NOA Date : 2020-04-29
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date :
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between September 3, 2020 and September 6, 2020*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 17, 2019
Embassy Review : Per my fiancee's experience, she arrived about 90 minutes before her scheduled interview at 9 am and the wait ended up being about 3 hours long. She was called to interview, and was asked how she met me, how I proposed to her, and whether I'd met her family. She was then told that the K-1 visa was approved and to expect it in the mail in about 2 weeks. Overall was a peaceful and painless experience.
Rating : Very Good


POE Review: Atlanta
Event Description
Entry Date : 2020-01-04
Embassy Review : Speaking from my fiance's experience, overall the weight took about an hour. my fiance was called up from sitting down for about 10 to 20 minutes, was asked by the immigration officer what her purpose the visiting United States was. She replied that she would be marrying me, she was approved for entry and was on her way.
Harassment Level : Low


Timeline Comments: 33

blank avatar Renee Harb on 2019-09-19 said:
Any idea how long it took for the embassy to contact you after NVC sent your petition to them.?
Bjh on 2019-09-19 said:
The embassy sent me an email on the day they received the petition. Took about 2 weeks after the NVC sent the physical petition to the embassy.
blank avatar Renee Harb on 2019-09-19 said:
Ok, Thanks. I got an email from NVC on Sept 3 saying it’s in transit to the embassy. Still waiting to hear from them. What instructions did you receive from embassy?
Bjh on 2019-09-19 said:
Just how to schedule my fiancée's interview, ASC appointment, what to bring to the interview, etc. You can email your consulate in Lebanon to see whether they've received the application. Usually I would try emailing weekly.
blank avatar Renee Harb on 2019-09-19 said:
Ok perfect! Thank you so much 😊
blank avatar Renee Harb on 2019-09-19 said:
Did you send your I 134 affidavit of support to the embassy or your foreign fiancé?
Bjh on 2019-09-19 said:
I sent it to my foreign fiancee along with my most recent tax return for her to bring to the interview.
blank avatar Renee Harb on 2019-09-19 said:
You didn’t need to supply the last three years of your tax returns? What about your paystub’s? I sent an email to the embassy in Lebanon today so hopefully I’ll hear something soon. The NVC sent it on September 3rd So I’m still waiting
Bjh on 2019-09-20 said:
I actually did send in my IRS transcript which may cover all of that, I can't recall. I also sent in all my paystubs for the last 6 months.
blank avatar Renee Harb on 2019-09-20 said:
Ok great! Thank you Bjh
blank avatar Renee Harb on 2019-09-20 said:
One more question.. Why the last 6 months of paystubs?? Did they ask for that?
Bjh on 2019-09-20 said:
They didn't ask for it, but my income on the tax return was a little low on the tax return because my job was started in the middle of the year so I wanted to show how much my true annual income is.
blank avatar Renee Harb on 2019-09-20 said:
Ahhh ok! Makes sense.
blank avatar Renee Harb on 2019-09-24 said:
CONGRATULATIONS!!! 👏😊
Bjh on 2019-09-25 said:
Thank you!
blank avatar Renee Harb on 2019-09-25 said:
Hi! So I’m still waiting to hear from Beirut Embassy. I’ve been reading about the ceac login and status. What is that exactly? Do I have to login to check if my status is READY? Or do I still have to wait for Embassy to email me?
Bjh on 2019-09-25 said:
It's a tool that lets you 1. Do the DS-160 and 2. Check the status of your petition. If the consulate received the physical petition it will say "READY." Has the NVC given you a case number yet? If so, use that to look up the status of your petition.
blank avatar Renee Harb on 2019-09-27 said:
Hi! Do you remember what you entered for IV case number when filling out DS 160?
blank avatar Renee Harb on 2019-09-27 said:
Hi! Do you remember what you entered for IV case number when filling out DS 160?
Bjh on 2019-09-27 said:
It was a three-letter acronym followed by some numbers, can't recall exactly how many. I would imagine it's the same for the Beirut embassy.
blank avatar Renee Harb on 2019-09-27 said:
Are they referring to the NVC number?
Bjh on 2019-09-27 said:
Yes. That's the only case number I recall being part of the ds160.
blank avatar Renee Harb on 2019-09-27 said:
Ok because my fiancé entered that # but it said error so maybe he needs to pay his fee first 🤷🏻‍♀️
Bjh on 2019-09-28 said:
Ah, sorry! What I told you before was wrong. You have to enter the receipt number for the petition. It's on the i-797 they send you in the mail to confirm they received the i-129f. Try that.
blank avatar Renee Harb on 2019-09-28 said:
Ok thank you!
blank avatar Renee Harb on 2019-10-08 said:
Hi! What bank statement did you send to your fiancé for her interview? Do they want a history of all my transactions??
Bjh on 2019-10-08 said:
I didn't send a bank statement, but if I did I would send the most recent one.
blank avatar Renee Harb on 2019-10-08 said:
So doesn’t the affidavit of support for k visa require that?
blank avatar Renee Harb on 2019-10-08 said:
Along with supporting documents like employer statement, w2s, income tax returns??
blank avatar Renee Harb on 2019-10-08 said:
Along with supporting documents like employer statement, w2s, income tax returns??
Bjh on 2019-10-08 said:
If you already have sufficient income you don't have to include it. Sufficient income would be defined as 100% of current poverty guidelines for your family size. You need 125% of current poverty guidelines for your family size for the green card so keep that in mind too.
blank avatar Renee Harb on 2019-10-08 said:
Yes I do make enough but I thought it’s still required. Can I just send a single paper bank statement that shows my checking account balance and CD balance? My fiancé is in Lebanon and I’m in Ohio so I’m not sure if all rules apply to every consulate
Bjh on 2019-10-09 said:
You can if you want. I've never heard of it being required though.
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