Nouchigang's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: L
Beneficiary's Name: C
VJ Member: Nouchigang
Country: Ivory Coast

Last Updated: 2018-07-16
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Immigration Checklist for L & C:

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 :
Date Filed : 2018-01-08
NOA Date : 2018-01-17
RFE(s) : 2018-02-10
Bio. Appt. : 2018-02-22
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2018-06-26 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : RFE notice dated Feb 10th, received in the mail Feb 16th and sent back the same day. Delivered to NBC Feb 20th.
USCIS confirmed reception on Feb 23rd, file no longer on hold.

My interview experience at the Baltimore office:
I had my interview on June 26 2018 at the USCIS office in Baltimore MD, the appointment was scheduled at 8:30 am. We live about an hour away from Baltimore so just to be safe, because you never know with traffic, we left early and arrived at 7:30 AM. We went to Mcdonalds to eat and kill time and went in and checked in around 8:15 AM.

You have to go thru security like in the airport, but no need to take off your shoes.

The waiting room was pretty full, they do all type of interviews, oath ceremonies etc. After an hour waiting we were called around 9:30AM by a gentleman, he walked us to his office and introduced himself.

He checked our IDs and my fingerprint to verify our identities; then sworn us in. He asked if we had any other documents we wanted to add to the application, so I gave him the list below:

W2 for my husband for 2017
My husband last 2 paystubs
our joint 2017 tax return
my offer letter and first paycheck since I started working 3 weeks ago
Joint apartment lease
Car insurance with both our names
Renters insurance with both our names
Proof that I am on his health and dental Insurance plan
copy of my military ID
last 2 statements of our joint checking and savings account
Copy of our joint Cell Phone plan
about 20 pictures from the photo album we brought with various pictures with family, our wedding, honeymoon etc
My medical exam
After that, he told us the conversation will be recorded and kept our IDs until the end.



He first started talking with my husband and went over the petition (I adjusted from B2), he verified all the info on it, asked for my full name, DOB, my parents' name, if he knew where I worked and lived before living together, how we met, why he chose to be with me and get married to me, if he met my parents, who attended our wedding etc.

It wasn't like an interrogation, he was politely asking questions and verifying along the way, so we felt comfortable and not stressed.

He told us he was satisfied with our relationship and would recommend the petition for approval.



Then, it was my turn and we went over the AOS package, he asked for my husband's full name, DOB, his parent's name, if I have met his parents and went over all the information written on it and also the Yes/No questions at the end that he tried to condense a bit. I also told him that I was changing to my married name, he made a note on the application and saw that I changed my name on my Drivers license.



After this part, we went over pictures, he even smiled while looking at a few ones, so we were happy about that.


The interview was over at this point and he asked if we had any questions, I told him I would like for my green card to have my married name. He assured me it will be the case.

Finally, he gave us like a receipt that says we completed the interview and the case was being held for review. He reassured us that it was nothing bad but just their procedure. I read on the Baltimore thread that it is just how they are at this particular office, they never tell you if you are approved on the spot and always give you that paper.

He told us to look out for the mail, for either the approval letter or if they require additional document they will be in touch. The whole interview took about 45 min.


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-01-08
NOA Date : 2018-01-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2018-05-21
Date Card Received : 2018-05-29
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 133 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-03-08
NOA Date : 2018-03-13
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2018-05-11
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 56 days.


Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: Baltimore MD
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : August 8, 2018
Embassy Review : My interview experience at the Baltimore office:
I had my interview on June 26 2018 at the USCIS office in Baltimore MD, the appointment was scheduled at 8:30 am. We live about an hour away from Baltimore so just to be safe, because you never know with traffic, we left early and arrived at 7:30 AM. We went to Mcdonalds to eat and kill time and went in and checked in around 8:15 AM.

You have to go thru security like in the airport, but no need to take off your shoes.

The waiting room was pretty full, they do all type of interviews, oath ceremonies etc. After an hour waiting we were called around 9:30AM by a gentleman, he walked us to his office and introduced himself.

He checked our IDs and my fingerprint to verify our identities; then sworn us in. He asked if we had any other documents we wanted to add to the application, so I gave him the list below:

W2 for my husband for 2017
My husband last 2 paystubs
our joint 2017 tax return
my offer letter and first paycheck since I started working 3 weeks ago
Joint apartment lease
Car insurance with both our names
Renters insurance with both our names
Proof that I am on his health and dental Insurance plan
copy of my military ID
last 2 statements of our joint checking and savings account
Copy of our joint Cell Phone plan
about 20 pictures from the photo album we brought with various pictures with family, our wedding, honeymoon etc
My medical exam
After that, he told us the conversation will be recorded and kept our IDs until the end.



He first started talking with my husband and went over the petition (I adjusted from B2), he verified all the info on it, asked for my full name, DOB, my parents' name, if he knew where I worked and lived before living together, how we met, why he chose to be with me and get married to me, if he met my parents, who attended our wedding etc.

It wasn't like an interrogation, he was politely asking questions and verifying along the way, so we felt comfortable and not stressed.

He told us he was satisfied with our relationship and would recommend the petition for approval.



Then, it was my turn and we went over the AOS package, he asked for my husband's full name, DOB, his parent's name, if I have met his parents and went over all the information written on it and also the Yes/No questions at the end that he tried to condense a bit. I also told him that I was changing to my married name, he made a note on the application and saw that I changed my name on my Drivers license.



After this part, we went over pictures, he even smiled while looking at a few ones, so we were happy about that.


The interview was over at this point and he asked if we had any questions, I told him I would like for my green card to have my married name. He assured me it will be the case.

Finally, he gave us like a receipt that says we completed the interview and the case was being held for review. He reassured us that it was nothing bad but just their procedure. I read on the Baltimore thread that it is just how they are at this particular office, they never tell you if you are approved on the spot and always give you that paper.

He told us to look out for the mail, for either the approval letter or if they require additional document they will be in touch. The whole interview took about 45 min.
Harassment Level : Moderate


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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
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.

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