Lynxwarden's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Benjamin
Beneficiary's Name: Holly
VJ Member: Lynxwarden
Country: New Zealand

Last Updated: 2019-05-10
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Immigration Checklist for Benjamin & Holly:

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 : Auckland, New Zealand
I-129F Sent :
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-08-29
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-01-27
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-03-05
NVC Left : 2019-03-05
Consulate Received : 2019-03-11
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-05-09
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 151 days from your NOA1 date.

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


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Auckland, New Zealand
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 10, 2019
Embassy Review : I was absolutely terrified going into the Consulate - I have anxiety so it was flaring up really bad. I stayed up the night before my interview combing over the reviews here, and looking at all the positive ones I hoped mine would be just as smooth.

After going through security, I went to window 5 to hand over my passport and check in. Was met by B - she's as lovely as everyone here says! She was very kind and calming, and at one she was just like "Okay before you move to the next window, take a moment to breathe because you look like you're about to cry. It's okay!" which yes, I was tearing up 😂 I pay for the fee, and then I wait for a little over 2 hours. It was a very busy day in there. The wait was excruciating, no clock inside to keep track of time so I recommend getting a watch. Once my name was called the talk with the officer hardly lasted 5 minutes. He just asked me "When and how did you meet? What are your shared interests?" and it turned out our shared hobbies were also a thing the officer did too! And well, boom, I was approved! I had to ask "Wait, I'm approved?" because I was so shocked at how fast it happened.
Rating : Very Good


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