I.Kat's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Josh
Beneficiary's Name: Kat
VJ Member: I.Kat
Country: Czech Republic

Last Updated: 2023-03-24
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Immigration Checklist for Josh & Kat:

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 : Czech Republic
I-129F Sent : 2018-01-02
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-01-04
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-09-17
NVC Received : 2018-10-02
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-10-03
NVC Left : 2018-10-16
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2018-11-07
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-11-13
US Entry : 2018-12-08
Marriage : 2018-12-13
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 256 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 307 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Jose CA
Date Filed : 2018-12-26
NOA Date : 2018-12-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-02-01
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2020-01-24
Approval / Denial Date : 2020-02-19
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2020-02-25
Comments : I live in San Francisco, but had an interview in San Jose. I suppose they have quite a backlog in SF, so they're transferring cases to other field offices.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-12-26
NOA Date : 2018-12-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-02-01
Approved Date : 2019-07-25
Date Card Received : 2019-08-02
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 211 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-12-26
NOA Date : 2018-12-27
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2019-08-02
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 211 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2021-11-26
NOA Date : 2021-11-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2022-04-20
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2023-03-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : Biometrics waived

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Czech Republic
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 28, 2018
Embassy Review : I think the worst part about the Embassy process is the first one, when you just wait and wait and wait, thinking you'll get some sort of mail from them (Packet 3) and that never happens. You probably won't even get any email. I would recommand to not be scared and give it maybe two weeks since it has left the NVC and try to call them on 257 022 415. Say they probably have your i-129f petition and if that's so, how should you proceed now. They will ask for you email address and email you the P3, which is just one piece of paper with simple instructions (will list them bellow). Or even better, get everything ready beforehand and call in saying that you have everything ready and you'd like to schedule your interview (you will be doing it over the phone unless like other embassies where you can do it online). Make sure you leave at least a week between medical and interview. At the medical, they were able to schedule me two days after I called, so that could be helpful too (call to 224 220 040). I was able to get both the medical and the interview, with my passport in hand, within two and half weeks, but the fact that it was November definitely helped. I would think they are much busier during the summer. The interview itself was really pleasant! The man I talked to, an American, was incredibly kind and friendly and made me feel much less anxious and relaxed. He asked me some basic questions and ended the interview after like 5 minutes and a positive result.
Good luck!

Here are the lists of requirements for the medical and the interview (this is what you'll get from the Embassy over the email)


All intending immigrants are required by United States law to undergo a medical examination which must be performed by an Embassy designated physician in the country where the applicant is processing his/her visa.

In Czech Republic, these examinations are performed Monday – Friday after 8:00am at the following locations:

Health Centre, Vodickova 28, Prague 1, telephone no. 603433833, info@doctor-prague.cz

Please make an appointment with the doctors. Please bring your passport, 4 passport sized photos, your complete medical history and, if possible, vaccination card. The doctors speak English.

The entire medical examination includes a chest x-ray and a physical and mental evaluation. Children under the age of fifteen normally don't need the x-ray and the serological tests, and pregnant women don't need the x-ray. Upon the completion of the tests, the physician will evaluate your state of health and complete the required form. Any fee in conjunction with all tests and examination will be at the expense of the applicant. The regular examination is usually completed in one week.

Your medical exam results will be provided to the consular officer at the U.S. Embassy. The medical examination is normally valid for six months from the date the exam is completed.

Prague Consulate P3:
Instructions for K-1 Visa Applicant

We have received your approved petition from National Visa Center. If you have all the required documents ready (according the list below), you can contact us to schedule an appointment. (telephone: 257-022-415 or e-mail: PragueIVP@state.gov). Please read the enclosed pamphlet about your legal rights.

List of required documents:
• Valid passport
• Birth certificate – original + copy
• Divorce certificate if any – original +copy
• 2 photographs 2x2 inches (5x5cm)
• Medical examination report (according to the Information about Medical Examination) from one of our panel physicians
• Police report form all countries you lived for more than 12 months
• Forms DS-160 (https://ceac.state.gov/genniv) – please bring the confirmation page with the barcode
• Marriage ability statement
• The fee $ 265.00 or equivalent in Czech Crowns (both in cash only) to be paid at the Consulate before the interview
• Affidavit of Support (Form I-134)
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 1

Jeffreyyu on 2018-10-31 said:
Hey friend!!! See you going to have interview next week praying for success
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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
is past due.

** Not all cases are transfered

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