GP1977's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Gary
Beneficiary's Name: Iryna
VJ Member: GP1977
Country: Ukraine

Last Updated: 2019-09-14
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Immigration Checklist for Gary & Iryna:

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 : Ukraine
I-129F Sent : 2018-01-02
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-01-08
I-129F RFE(s) : 2018-07-27 uscis notice date 7/27, received in mail on 8/2
RFE Reply(s) : 2018-08-02 Mailed 8/2 uscis confirm receipt 8/7
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-08-14
NVC Received : 2018-09-05
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-09-06
NVC Left : 2018-10-02
Consulate Received : 2018-10-10
Packet 3 Received : 2018-10-10
Packet 3 Sent : 2018-10-10
Packet 4 Received : 2018-10-10
Interview Date : 2018-10-16 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-11-23
US Entry : 2018-12-12
Marriage : 2018-12-21
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 218 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 281 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Washington DC
POE Date : 2018-12-12 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Baltimore MD
Date Filed : 2019-01-08
NOA Date : 2019-01-11
RFE(s) : 2019-01-29
Bio. Appt. : 2019-02-04
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-09-09 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Baltimore MD
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-01-08
NOA Date : 2019-01-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-02-04
Approved Date : 2019-09-05
Date Card Received : 2019-09-13
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 240 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Baltimore MD
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-01-08
NOA Date : 2019-01-11
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2019-09-13
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 240 days.

Member Reviews:

POE Review: Washington DC
Event Description
Entry Date : 2018-12-12
Embassy Review : Fiance arrived on flight from Ukraine - actually went Ukraine to Munich to IAD. She arrived at IAD and I provided her with a US sim card on my last trip there to pop into her phone upon landing so she could call me when she landed. Once she got to immigration she had about an hour wait to get to see an officer. THey asked her my name, verified my street address, asked where we met, my age and when we would get married. Also asked if she was bringing any meat products, vegetables, drugs, alcohol or weapons. THey took her fingerprints, took a picture of her eyes (They have a new system at IAD that they can tell if the person in the passport is the same person standing in front of the officer). He smiled and said good luck and they then took her to another room for processing. She said there were about 70 people in this other room and she called me to say it would probably be another 2 or 3 hours. It turned out to be about 15 minutes, the officer gave her passport back to her and said good luck. All in all she said the process was pretty easy and everyone was very respectful.
Harassment Level : Low

Local US CIS Office Review: Baltimore MD
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : September 9, 2019
Embassy Review : Got to USCIS at 810am for our 830am appointment. Went through security and then checked in with the reception area. Sat down and got called back for our appointment at about 9am. Was in the room for about 30 minutes. Very very easy process. She went over the application line by line and asked me (the US citizen the names of her parents) and asked Iryna for my Date of Birth, her date of entry into the US, which airport she arrived in the US and our date of marriage. She asked for additional documents and we provided joint bank statements for both checking and savings, authorized user on credit card, joint car insurance, joint tax return for 2018, life insurance beneficiary , 401K beneficiary, joint health and dental insurance, joint insurance on engagement ring, about 80 photos of us together (of which she only wanted to keep about 15 or so because it would make the file too big). She said we had plenty of other evidence. Said everything looks great and that Baltimore policy does not too approve on the spot and gave us a letter which says to give them 120 days to review everything to make their decision. She advised it shouldn’t take nearly that long as this file seems pretty straightforward and she wished us good luck. All in all a very very easy process.
Harassment Level : Very Good

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Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
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