aedara's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Brian
Beneficiary's Name: Cher
VJ Member: aedara
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2022-01-13
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Immigration Checklist for Brian & Cher:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2018-01-09
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-01-17
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-07-12
NVC Received : 2018-07-24
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-08-07
NVC Left : 2018-08-09
Consulate Received : 2018-08-15
Packet 3 Received : 2018-08-15
Packet 3 Sent : 2018-08-15
Packet 4 Received : 2018-08-24
Interview Date : 2018-09-11 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-09-19
US Entry : 2018-11-05
Marriage : 2018-11-20
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 176 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 237 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Boston
POE Date : 2018-11-05 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Baltimore MD
Date Filed : 2019-01-07
NOA Date : 2019-01-10
RFE(s) : 2019-09-20
Bio. Appt. : 2019-01-28
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-09-20 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2020-02-26
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2020-03-04
Comments : 2019-09-20: Received an RFE Letter after the AOS interview due to fingerprint unreadable/unclassifiable. IO requested for Police Clearance records from each place lived for the last 5 years (Maryland, New York, Philippines), inside and outside of the US. Records are to be submitted before December 15, 2019

IO also gave the Notice of Interview Results, which states, "You have just completed your interview. USCIS is unable to complete your case at this time. Your case is being continued until a final decision can be made. Please see below for further explanation:

Your case is being held for review. At this time, USCIS does not require any further information or documents from you. Should further information or documents be required, you will receive a notice in the mail. We may also schedule you for another interview, you will receive a notice in the mail. Otherwise, a final decision will be mailed once your case is complete."

2019-09-23: Called Rome, NY Police Department on how to obtain a Police Clearance (out of state)

2019-09-24: Went to Maryland Fingerprint Livescan in Glen Burnie, MD to obtain Police/Criminal Record History document from Maryland ($58.00)

2019-09-26: Received a letter from the Rome Police Department stating that I have no record or was ever the subject of an investigation by the Department

2019-09-27: Went to IDENTOGO Fingerprint Services in Baltimore, MD to obtain Police/Criminal Record History document from New York through NYS Div of Criminal Justice Services ($93.00 since it is out of state)

2019-10-01: Went to the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC to obtain NBI Form 5

2019-10-04: Received complete Police/Criminal Record history documents from NYS Div of Criminal Justice Services (New York)

2019-10-05: Sent NBI Clearance application documents to the Philippines to be processed by a family member

2019-10-14: Received complete Police/Criminal Record history documents from the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (Maryland)

2019-10-28: Received NBI Clearance from the Philippines

2019-10-29: Sent all documents to USCIS through UPS

2019-11-01: UPS lost the documents and opened an investigation

2019-11-02: Sent another set of documents to USCIS through FedEx

2019-11-04: USCIS received the documents from FedEx

2019-11-06: UPS called to inform that they found the documents and sent it to USCIS

2019-11-06: USCIS received the documents from UPS

2020-01-25: Received From G-56 Call-In Letter dated January 22, 2020, to appear before Office Thomas regarding the Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status and bring Passport, Work Authorization Card, State ID and certified original/certified copies of Police Clearance Records on February 12, 2020, at 10:00 AM

2020-02-12: Appeared before IO Thomas with my husband. IO said that they have received my documents but it was not in my file. Submitted police clearance records to IO. After this, we were sworn in.

Answered IO's questions related to police records. Questions were:

1. Have you ever been arrested or detained by a law enforcement officer? I answered No.

2. Have you had your fingerprints taken for any reason by a law enforcement officer? I answered No. The IO asked me again about this because she had put in the answer as Yes. I explained to her that my fingerprints were taken by USCIS during my biometrics, as well as local fingerprinting services by a fingerprint technician who then submits the documents to a local government office/FBI for a background check so I can produce the Police Clearance Records they asked of me, but was never done by a law enforcement officer.

3. Have you ever been issued a ticket or been taken into custody by a law enforcement officer? I answered No.

4. Have you ever been ordered by a court to: pay a fine; go to jail; serve a probationary sentence; perform community service; make restitution, or have your wages garnished? I answered No.

5. Have you ever received an expungement, parole, pardon, or successfully completed a diversion or rehabilitation program? I answered No.

After I was asked the questions, she gave me a copy of the Record of Sworn Statement (Fingerprints) with my answers. She then asked me to sign it with another IO as a witness.

She then said she cannot approve the application right away because she needs to update the records in the system and it may take time. She told us to check the case online. She also advised us to update my police clearance records as we go through the process (in the future) because of the fingerprinting/biometrics issue.

After our appointment, I checked the USCIS case status: 'Response to USCIS' Request for Evidence Was Received' February 12, 2020

The previous status was 'Interview was Scheduled' August 16, 2019.

2020-02-26: Case was approved (via case status online)

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-01-07
NOA Date : 2019-01-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2019-08-12
Date Card Received : 2019-08-19
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 217 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-01-07
NOA Date : 2019-01-10
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2019-08-19
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 217 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Potomac Service Center
Date Filed : 2022-01-10
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : 2022-01-04: Assembled and sent the packet via UPS

2022-01-13: Received a text message from USCIS confirming receipt of the documents. A case number is issued. Advised to wait for Form I-797.

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Timeline Comments: 1

Sarge2155 on 2022-01-14 said:
Join our January 2022 ROC I-751 thread few folks there with similar timelines as you!
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