bestofluck's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Him
Beneficiary's Name: Me
VJ Member: bestofluck
Country: Armenia

Last Updated: 2021-01-30
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Immigration Checklist for Him & Me:

Dept of State Other Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

Other Visa
Event Date
NVC Received :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date :
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Los Angeles CA
Date Filed : 2017-12-27
NOA Date : 2018-01-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-01-31
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2018-05-03 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-05-03
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2018-05-10
Comments : Approved on set.

We arrived outside the LA USCIS office 45 mins early and waited about 15 mins to get in. The line moved fairly fast and it's only to get through security. We went up to 8th floor and handed in our interview letter to a reception window then sat in the waiting area. We waited for around 30-40 mins till the IO called my name. The IO lead us to the office area where there are at least 15 individual offices with full glass front, so you can see each couple or individual with their IOs.

The IO was very friendly, apologized for the wait and asked for our IDs, passports and my social security card which I got a few years ago. Asked us to sign a waiver for not having a lawyer present. Then the officer started with questions on the application package, full name, DOB, current and old address, yes and no questions. Then moved on to my partner with the same questions.

After the questions from the forms, the officer asked us how, when, where we met; when did it go romantic; when we moved in together; when we decided to get married; did we meet each other's parents; who went to the wedding; am I working and when I started to work. All the questions were asked in a casual way. The office was chatting with us while asking us these questions. I feel like it was more like a "get to know you" instead of "questioning you" kind of situation.

Then, the officer asked for joint documents, we gave the officer our joint bank statements, joint auto insurance, and joint tax return as well as some other bills with our separate names to prove we live together. I also gave the officer the updated medical form and my partner's birth certificate both original and copies. The office did not ask for any other documents.

After that, the officer asked us to pick a few photos from the photo album to keep in the file. The officer then left to make a few copies of our original documents and came back with a letter and stamped on it handed to me and welcomed me to the US. The officer explained how the two-year green card works and told me the card will arrive in about two weeks.

Then we said goodbye but kept chatting for another 2-3 mins.

My advice is to get all the paperwork very organized in a labeled folder for quick and clear access, be yourself, make friend (at least try) with the IO and Relax.

Good luck again! I believe all of you waiting will get good news very soon!

PS: GC was mailed out on 05/08/2018, the lawyer received it on 05/10/2018, the date on the card is 05/03/2018.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : Renewal
Date Filed : 2017-12-27
NOA Date : 2018-01-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-01-31
Approved Date : 2018-03-23
Date Card Received : 2018-04-02
Comments : Early biometrics walk-in DTLA unsuccessful.

EAD expedit request sent in Feb 14th, faxed supporting letters Feb 27th, EAD approved Mar 23rd.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 86 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2017-12-27
NOA Date : 2018-01-09
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2018-04-02
Comments : Combo card.
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 86 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2020-02-28
NOA Date : 2020-03-03
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2020-09-14
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2021-01-20
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2021-01-29
Comments : Bio was applied from previous appointment.

2020/12/16 case transferred from WAC to NBC.

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