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ST_RO's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Rod
Beneficiary's Name: Stephanie
VJ Member: ST_RO
Country: Germany

Last Updated: 2024-02-18
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Immigration Checklist for Rod & Stephanie:

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 : Frankfurt, Germany
I-129F Sent : 2018-02-09
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-02-15
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-08-16
NVC Received : 2018-09-05
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-09-06
NVC Left : 2018-09-18
Consulate Received : 2018-09-20
Packet 3 Received : 2018-09-29
Packet 3 Sent : 2018-10-01
Packet 4 Received : 2018-10-05
Interview Date : 2018-10-11
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-10-19
US Entry : 2018-12-06
Marriage : 2018-12-15
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 182 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 238 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Dallas
POE Date : 2018-12-06
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : El Paso TX
Date Filed : 2019-02-26
NOA Date : 2019-03-05
RFE(s) : 2019-03-14
Bio. Appt. : 2019-03-26
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-06-11
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-06-12
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2019-06-18
Comments : I-485 approved before EAD and AP, therefore received Combocard

RFE for not getting married within 90 days - which we did (9 days after I entered).

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-02-26
NOA Date : 2019-03-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-03-26
Approved Date : 2019-06-12
Date Card Received : 2019-06-18
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 106 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-02-26
NOA Date : 2019-03-05
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2019-06-18
Comments : No AP necessary as I-485 was received before AP.
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 106 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Potomac Service Center
Date Filed : 2021-05-07
NOA Date : 2021-05-22
RFE(s) : 2024-02-07
Bio. Appt. : 2021-08-26
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2024-02-15
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : Approved without interview.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Frankfurt, Germany
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 11, 2018
Embassy Review : As many have stated before, the interview in Frankfurt is easy and nothing to worry about.
I had my appointment at 08:15 and was back in my car at 09:05. Parking is hard to find, so plan in sufficient time to find a parking lot,
The lines were short, everyone was friendly. Security inside (where you go through the metal detectors) could be a little friendlier though - rude Germans, what can I say...
Wait times inside were short for me, it didn't seem like a very busy day (not knowing what a busy day looks like...). The interview was fairly short. Questions asked were along the lines of: how did you meet? describe the engagement? what are your travel plans? do either of you have kids? is it the first marriage for both of you? when was the last time you saw each other? All in all, nothing tricky. Got told I'm approved right there, handed back my originals and told my passport should be there within the next 10 days.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 3

blank avatar Tish_Ghana on 2019-06-20 said:
Hi, was your EAD expedited? your process was pretty fast which is great.
ST_RO on 2019-06-20 said:
No, it wasn't expedited. I applied for my EAD with my Greencard and the Greencard process just went so fast that I received both together (which technically wasn't necessary, but they issued a separate EAD card anyway, it's only valid until 12/2019).
blank avatar Tish_Ghana on 2019-06-20 said:
Wow. That is really good. I did hear that they are trying to speed up the process. Congrats!
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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
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