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Loren Y's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Loren
Beneficiary's Name: Kamonchat
VJ Member: Loren Y
Country: Thailand

Last Updated: 2023-03-17
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Immigration Checklist for Loren & Kamonchat:

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 : Bangkok, Thailand
I-129F Sent : 2017-12-15
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-12-26
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-07-03
NVC Received : 2018-07-17
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-07-19
NVC Left : 2018-07-24
Consulate Received : 2018-07-28
Packet 3 Received : 2018-07-31
Packet 3 Sent : 2018-08-01
Packet 4 Received : 2018-08-07
Interview Date : 2018-08-16
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-09-04
US Entry : 2018-11-20
Marriage : 2019-02-02
Comments : Slight delay receiving Visa due to rapid interview. Had to finish processing after interview.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 189 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 233 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Las Vegas NV
Date Filed : 2019-02-07
NOA Date : 2019-02-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-03-13
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-10-03
Approval / Denial Date : 2020-02-05
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2020-02-12
Comments : Las Vegas ASC Bio metrics early walk in No problem. 1 week early, Wednesday 3pm office empty, 15 min and done.
First AOS interview rescheduled due to translation issues. New appointment 02/05/2020 with 2 translators on hand and even more evidence of commingling.
Have approval for the 2 year card. Knocked it out of the park on the AOS interview.
Card arrived exactly a week later as the IO officer said! A++ to the Las Vegas office.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-02-07
NOA Date : 2019-02-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2019-05-01
Date Card Received : 2019-05-09
Comments : Expedite requested 4/12/19
Request for additional information 4/25/19
Information faxed to USCIS/DHS 4/26/19
EAD approval on 5/1/2019. Not sure if expedite helped.
EAD renewed in January 2020, received new card in only 30 days as renewal is electronic now.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 83 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-02-07
NOA Date : 2019-02-27
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2019-05-09
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 83 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2021-11-08
NOA Date : 2021-11-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2022-01-12
Interview Date : 2022-12-01
Approval / Denial Date : 2022-12-01
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2022-12-05
Comments : Interview was waived. 10yr Green card received.

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Las Vegas NV
Date Filed : 2022-11-19
NOA Date : 2022-11-19
Bio. Appt. : 2022-11-22
Interview Date : 2023-03-16
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bangkok, Thailand
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 16, 2018
Embassy Review : My fiancee just left the embassy about an hour ago..... WITH AN APPROVAL!!!!! I am going to try and put as much info in this review as I can, but you have to understand I was getting information from a crazy woman so happy she was crying, and so in shock she didn't know what to do. I will update this review as more info become available, but I have a good understanding of how it went down.

Her appointment was for 7am at he embassy. She arrived really early at a little after 6am. She messaged me telling me she was waiting outside, and we chatted back and forth a little bit. They started lining people up by Visa type at about 6:40 am. K1's in this line, CR1 here, Tourist visa here based on your appointment time. My fiancee was second in line for the K1 visa line. About 6:50am or so she messaged me she was on the way in. She got thru security a little after 7am, and went to get her paperwork reviewed at a counter and from what I can tell she was assigned a number and told to wait for it to be called. She waited about an hour for her number to be called and she went to the window, and they told her to go to window number something and she walked over to the window.

She said it was a middle aged guy who greeted her and was very friendly right from the start, he asked her how her English was, and she said OK, but not the best, so he suggested they do the interview in Thai. He asked her when we met and where ( November 2016), asked her how many times I visited her ( 3 in Thailand, Once in Dubai), asked her where I lived ( Las Vegas, NV), and asked her where I work ( That's G13 Classified... Sorry). He said you have plenty of evidence here already and I see you brought some more, but I'm convinced, your approved, you will have your visa in about a week, have a nice day. 3 min. total interview. Maybe 5 if you count the first few min. saying hello.

She messaged me when she left just shy of 2 hours from entry to exit. She said everything was running pretty smooth and their didn't seem to be any problems other than sitting there waiting for your turn with nothing to do but think.

Overall a good experience and I am going to throw a 5 star rating here based on her experience and from what she has told me so far. I will return to update if anything changes.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Los Angeles
Event Description
Entry Date : 2018-11-20
Embassy Review : Arrived on a China Airlines flight at 7:50pm on a Tuesday night. Was the usual amount of people, and for the first time I couldn't use my mobile passport/ global entry and be done in under 5 min. because I obviously wanted to come thru with my fiancee. Followed the signs and got in the line for foreigners with a Visa. Was about a 15 min. wait in the Que to get before the CBP officer. We had both filled out the blue entry card to be safe, and walked up to the desk/ window. Officer was very nice and I handed him the packet, my passport, and her passport with the visa in it. He took my passport and scanned it, looked at the screen, and said global entry... nice, your done, and handed my passport back. Scanned my fiancee passport next, had her do the 4 fingers on the fingerprint scanner, and looked at the screen for a few min max, asked her her age, and the age of her son next, and she was pretty nervous and kinda stuttered with the answers, but managed to get them out. He started flipping thru the packet nodding every so often seeming content and he got to the end and said wheres the medical form? I said it should be in there, but I do have our copy of it also, but as far as I know the envelope has never been touched. He flipped thru it again and found the DS-3025, reviewed it with a glance, and said welcome to America, good luck with your wedding, and have a nice day. Handed the blue card back and we were on our way in maybe 15 min. or so at the desk/window. I'm thinking ok that was easy, so far so good, I'm sure were going to catch an issue farther down the line. Went and gathered out bags and were loading them on a cart and I'm thinking great, it looks like we have more luggage than the caravan approaching the southern boarder, prepare for the full blue glove treatment soon. I personally have never used a cart even when out of the country for months as I pack light, so I am thinking this might be a red flag. One bag and a backpack and I have always been good. We get in the line to go past the officer looking at the electronic tickets and collecting them, and sending people to secondary every once in a while. I see his hand full of the white computer printed tickets, and we are the only ones approaching with the old style blue card, hold my breath as I hand him the card, he takes a quick look and waves us thru. Super sweet, I kick the cart into high gear and make a beeline for the exit before someone changes their mind, my fiancee is just following me not knowing what to expect next. Up the ramp and around the corner and she sees all the people waiting for their family and friends, and all the hugging and things going on, and she can't believe it. I say welcome to America darling and she just hugs me and says that's it I am really here, I said yes, the first day of your new life has just started, now lets get to In-N-Out for that double double animal style I promised you. While she was standing there taking it all in I pulled up her I94 on my phone, and used google print to send it to the printer at my house in Las Vegas where it was waiting for me when I got home about 5 hours later. Really smooth and fast, and everyone was friendly. Now our new life begins.......

(updated on November 23, 2018)
Harassment Level : Low

Timeline Comments: 6

blank avatar AGF on 2019-12-15 said:
Hi there.. just want to inquire how your AOS interview turned out? Was the CO okay with your medical that you did for the K1 Petition, or were you asked for a new one? Thanks so much in advance 😊
Loren Y on 2019-12-15 said:
Aos was fine except they wanted a translator for my wife. Her English is fine, I paid enough for the English classes, so we had to reschedule it. It's been 2 months now, and no response from them on the reschedule. I will let you know when I get the full interview done and approved.
Cyndy&Onyi on 2020-06-25 said:
How were you able to get the expedited EAD?
Loren Y on 2020-06-25 said:
Yes, that was not very difficult. From day I requested my wife had card in hand in about exactly 30 days. Took 3 weeks to get letter in mail with where to fax the supporting documents, then next day it was approved and in the mail a few days later.
EatBulaga on 2023-03-17 said:
Congratulations for the naturalization!!!
Loren Y on 2023-03-17 said:
Thanks, oath scheduled for April 6th.
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