BryceAndRebeca's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Bryce
Beneficiary's Name: Rebeca
VJ Member: BryceAndRebeca
Country: Venezuela

Last Updated: 2019-11-06
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Immigration Checklist for Bryce & Rebeca:

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 : Caracas, Venezuela
I-129F Sent : 2017-10-24
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-10-31
I-129F RFE(s) : 2018-05-10
RFE Reply(s) : 2018-05-23
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-07-06
NVC Received : 2018-07-18
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-07-23
NVC Left : 2018-08-07
Consulate Received : 2018-08-09
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2018-08-08
Interview Date : 2018-09-24
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-09-28
US Entry : 2018-10-11
Marriage : 2018-11-03
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 248 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 328 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : San Francisco
POE Date : 2018-10-11
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Sacramento CA
Date Filed : 2018-12-17
NOA Date : 2018-12-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-01-09
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-10-22
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-10-22
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2019-11-06
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-12-17
NOA Date : 2018-12-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2019-07-08
Date Card Received : 2019-07-12
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 203 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-12-17
NOA Date : 2018-12-20
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2019-07-12
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 203 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Caracas, Venezuela
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 24, 2018
Embassy Review : The embassy in Caracas was amazing! From the moment you enter the embassy until the moment you leave people treat you nicely, the staff there was super helpful. Remember to follow the safety instructions: I noticed a lot of people that didn't and delayed the security checks for the rest, there are some lockers outside where you can leave small personal items like cellphones and wallets (you can pay with a debit card).

The interview process was great. First, you go to a window where they ask for some of your personal documents (birth certificates, criminal records, visa photos, medical results, etc) and take your fingerprints. The gentleman asked some personal questions (this was conducted in Spanish): a brief story on how me and my fiancé met each other, his phone number, how many times we have been together in person and when. Then he proceeded to ask me to take a seat and gave me the IMBRA pamphlet to read while I waited for the other CO to call my name.

After waiting for some time the CO called me to another window, she had our I-129F folder with all of our info. She asked me if it was ok to conduct the interview in English (she was reading our Whatsapp texts and she knew that I'm fluent in English). She then started making questions about how and when we met, how many times we have seen each other in person, when, what does he do for a living, where does he lives, she asked me to describe how a normal day on his life might be, our wedding plans (when do we want our wedding to be, how many guests, where), if my family is coming, she asked me when did my fiancé propose and to describe how he did it, she also asked if we normally argue and if i remember any specific argument (I said yes like normal couples do but TBH I didn't remember anything in particular).
She then said to wait for a moment because she needed to ask one of her colleagues to do something to our folder (removing a big chunk of it because they needed to make it smaller to mail it). When she returned she called me again and informed that our visa was APPROVED and gave me the documents they removed from our original packet. She said that me and my fiancé look very happy together, that our texts and photos were super cute. She then explained that the visa will come via Grupo Zoom and that it could take from 1 to 2 weeks.

Overall the experience was great, the staff and the CO made the entire process super enjoyable and we're super happy to move to the next step of the process!
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 7

Bigdoug on 2018-10-01 said:
Congrats! So happy for you two!
JNJUSA19 on 2018-10-02 said:
Great review and happy for you guys! J&J
BryceAndRebeca on 2018-10-07 said:
Thank you guys!!
BryceAndRebeca on 2018-10-07 said:
Thank you guys!!
Bob & Karla on 2018-10-18 said:
You are already marriage!Congrats!
Bob & Karla on 2018-10-18 said:
You are already marriage!Congrats!
Bob & Karla on 2018-10-18 said:
You are already marriage!Congrats!
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