iwir's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Chris
Beneficiary's Name: May
VJ Member: iwir
Country: Indonesia

Last Updated: 2021-03-10
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Immigration Checklist for Chris & May:

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 : Indonesia
I-129F Sent : 2018-01-19
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-01-22
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-10-02
NVC Received : 2018-10-16
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-10-16
NVC Left : 2018-10-30
Consulate Received : 2018-11-02
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2018-11-06
Interview Date : 2018-12-06
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-12-11
US Entry : 2018-12-17
Marriage : 2019-01-11
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 253 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 318 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : San Francisco
POE Date : 2018-12-17
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Francisco CA
Date Filed : 2019-02-05
NOA Date : 2019-02-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-03-05
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2020-01-27
Approval / Denial Date : 2020-01-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2020-02-04
Comments : May 15, 2019 case is ready to be scheduled for interview

Dec 23, 2019 interview is scheduled

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : San Francisco CA
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : Renewal
Date Filed : 2019-12-06
NOA Date : 2019-12-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-03-05
Approved Date : 2020-01-27
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 52 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : San Francisco CA
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : Second
Date Filed : 2019-12-06
NOA Date : 2019-12-09
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 52 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Indonesia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 22, 2018
Embassy Review : I'm going to give you a little trick to make your visa process faster and it's applied as of October-December 2018. After you get your NOA2, wait for two weeks before calling NVC. Normally, your case number will be assigned in two weeks. After you got your case number, it's time for Rock n Roll. Send an email to US Embassy in Jakarta to get interview appointment. You don't need them to send you the P3. You can go straight to P4 and get the interview date after you fill the DS-160 and pay for the visa. Usually you'll get the interview in 2-4 weeks. Ask for 4 weeks from the date of your email because it will give you sufficient time to have your case transferred to the embassy. This time line will give you sufficient time to complete the documents required for the interview. It will be better if your fiance is coming and give it to you, so you wouldn't be worried about some important documents are lost in shipping or get delayed. His/her presence also a good reason for attending the interview with you and helping you with moving your stuff and being there for you for POE.

Two weeks before your interview date, go to Bintaro Premier Hospital to get your medical exam. It takes one week for them to send the result to the embassy. If you want your fiance to come with you for the interview, email them and let them know in advance and send the copy of his/her passport for identification. If you do this, your time line from NOA2 to interview will be 6 weeks. If you're approved, the embassy will send your passport, together with a sealed packaged in 4-6 days.

The interview itself is short and quick. We came in and out in one hour. Come 30 minutes earlier so that you can get the first line. Get in the embassy and wait til the window for document check is open. A local staff will check if you have all the documents required. You'll get a number and you will have to wait for another window to open to have an interview with the CO. They will call your number and you come to the right window.

The questions were asked to us were:
1. How did you meet? (question to beneficiary)
2. How did you propose? (question to petitioner)
3. Who were there when you proposed? (question to petitioner)
4. Why did you accept the proposal? (question to beneficiary)
5. Where are you going to get married? (both)
6. Do you have a plan for bigger wedding in the future? (we're going to get married in the city hall, hence the question for both of us)

Overall the interview was relaxed and I'm happy to have my fiance with me for the interview. I feel like we were doing this together and we got approved without problem.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: San Francisco
Event Description
Entry Date : 2018-12-17
Embassy Review : POE in SFO was so easy. I was with my fiance and the officer who direct the flow told us we could get in line in citizen line so that we can make the POE together. We were interviewed by Officer Lin and she was professional and friendly. She took our sealed packaged, took beneficiary finger prints, not much questions were asked other than our wedding plan and a reminder that we have to get married within 90 days. We checked the I-94 two days later and it's already in the system. Overall, the experience is really nice.
Harassment Level : Low

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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.

** Not all cases are transfered

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