LinG2018's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Robin
Beneficiary's Name: Lin
VJ Member: LinG2018
Country: China

Last Updated: 2021-11-20
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Immigration Checklist for Robin & Lin:

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 : Guangzhou, China
I-129F Sent : 2017-10-25
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-10-30
I-129F RFE(s) : 2018-05-01
RFE Reply(s) : 2018-05-11
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-05-18
NVC Received : 2018-06-07
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-06-07
NVC Left : 2018-06-13
Consulate Received : 2018-06-14
Packet 3 Received : 2018-06-21
Packet 3 Sent : 2018-06-21
Packet 4 Received : 2018-06-27
Interview Date : 2018-07-10
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-07-21
US Entry : 2018-07-25
Marriage : 2018-08-17
Comments : Issued on July 17
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 200 days from your NOA1 date.

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

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Washington DC
POE Date : 2018-07-25
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Washington DC
Date Filed : 2018-08-22
NOA Date : 2018-08-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-11-06
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-03-25
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-03-26
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2019-04-01
Comments : Received on August 24th
Accepted the fingerprint fee on August 29th
Had waited for biometrics appointment for almost 2 months
Ready to be scheduled for an interview on November 9th, Feb 12th
"Interview was scheduled" notification on February 14th
Had interview on March 25th
"Interview was complete and my case must be reviewed" on March 25th
"New card is being produced" on March 26th

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-08-22
NOA Date : 2018-08-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-11-06
Approved Date : 2019-01-24
Date Card Received : 2019-01-31
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 155 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-08-22
NOA Date : 2018-08-30
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2019-01-31
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 155 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Potomac Service Center
Date Filed : 2020-12-29
NOA Date : 2021-02-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : Case filed 12/29/2020
Case received 01/06/2021
Text received 02/08/2021
Check cashed 02/09/2021
NOA received 2/10/2021
Biometrics reuse notice 3/8/2021
24 months extension letter (Notice Date 11/15/21) received 11/20/21

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Guangzhou, China
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 10, 2018
Embassy Review : Visa officer: a white woman
First she asked me to swear to tell nothing but the truth.
1,What's your name?
2,Who petitioned you?
3,How did you meet?
4,When was the last time you met him?
5,Has he visited you before?
6,Are you a CCP member?
7,When are you going to get married?

The interview only took 3-5 minutes.The whole process went very smoothly except that I had waited for one and a half hour before the interview lol.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Washington DC
Event Description
Entry Date : 2018-07-25
Embassy Review : The CBP officer opened my visa package and asked me these questions below:
1. What's your fiance's name?
2. How did you meet?
3. How long have you known each other?
4. When are you going to get married?
5. How much cash do you take with you?
6. Put your four fingers on it please 😄ཽ

It's not painful at all. Just too many people tried to get through customs. I had waited for one and a half hour before I could take my luggages back.

(updated on July 30, 2018)
Harassment Level : Low

Timeline Comments: 1

blank avatar Shawn&Annie on 2019-08-31 said:
Hi do you mind I ask you what action you took to finally get the biometrics letter at your 2-month wait? I have been waiting for biometrics for 2 months as well and wondering if there’s anything I can do.
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