K & R's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Kier
Beneficiary's Name: R
VJ Member: K & R
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2019-02-10
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Immigration Checklist for Kier & R:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2017-08-23
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-08-25
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-02-27
NVC Received : 2018-03-14
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-03-15
NVC Left : 2018-03-24
Consulate Received : 2018-03-28
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2018-04-13
Interview Date : 2018-05-15
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-05-23
US Entry : 2018-06-07
Marriage :
Comments : Under administrative review (approved) pending the medical (which had not arrived at the embassy even though we made our appointment for 5 business days after the medical as suggested).

Our case status on CEAC since the interview has been as follows:
-Administrative Processing

-Application Recieved
- Non-Immigrant Visa Application Received
- Non-Immigrant Visa Administrative Processing

- Non-immigrant Visa "Issued"

We received an email from the DOS giving us our tracking number. When I tracked our package with the courier the courier stated that our documents will be delivered on 5/23/18
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 186 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 263 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Orlando
POE Date : 2018-06-07
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : be prepared for long customs and immigrations wait times and plan flights accordingly. Fortunately for us, my fiancé had a direct flight from London to Orlando so their was no connection onward from Orlando. With Orlando being such a popular tourist destination the wait lines for immigration were very long, and then when you finally make it to the officer you are taken to secondary to go over the visa. Give yourself at least a 3 hour connection window from Orlando.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Jacksonville FL
Date Filed : 2018-07-26
NOA Date : 2018-07-31
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-08-23
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2018-10-30
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-10-30
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2018-11-08
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-07-26
NOA Date : 2018-07-31
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2018-10-30
Date Card Received :
Comments : GC received before EAD was adjudicated so no EAD required.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 96 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-07-26
NOA Date : 2018-07-31
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments : GC was received before AP was adjudicated so no AP required.
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 96 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 15, 2018
Embassy Review : Was a pretty straight forward and easy interview! They only asked a few questions because my fiancé was over prepared and had all of the proper documentation which made things easier for them. He was in and out of the interview in about 30 minutes. We were told that we were approved pending his medical results (which had not arrived yet from Knightsbridge doctors despite our appointment being 5 business days after the medical). So just keep that in mind when you book your interview in London. I would suggest giving 7-8 business days in between the interview and the medical!
Rating : Good

Local US CIS Office Review: Jacksonville FL
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : October 31, 2018
Embassy Review : Hi everyone! We just had our interview yesterday at this field office and wanted to write a review that will hopefully help you out!

We were applying for AOS based on marriage (my husband arriving on a K-1 visa). Both of us attended the interview. We arrived 30 minutes early but we were allowed through security and into the waiting room. The woman at the reception desk told us we could not check in until 15 minutes before our interview. Once we checked in we were given a number and returned back to the waiting room. About 30 minutes later our immigration officer came to get us from the waiting room and walked us back to his office. He was incredibly friendly which calmed my nerves tremendously. After we were sworn in he asked us to present proof of relationship documents that we brought with us, our marriage certificate, and our IDs. He then took the fingerprints and photos of my husband. He went through our photos that we brought, cards, vows, and more formal proofs like insurance policies, bank statements, and our lease agreement. He was pleased with what we brought as sufficient proof of relationship.

After this he started asking us questions like when was our wedding date, why did my husband want to move to america, where did I go to school, how did we meet etc. He also wrote down everything that we said in our file. Once the questions about our relationship were done he went back through our I-485 application making sure everything was filled out and correct. After this he told us we were approved and kindly explained the ROC process and Naturalization process. He even asked us if we had any questions. It was nice to not feel rushed and to be able to get questions about when the green card would arrive and when to submit ROC answered.

Overall it was a wonderful experience. We were very pleased with all of the staff at this field office. The security guards were kind and witty, the receptionist was patient and friendly, and our officer was very kind. The facility was beautifully maintained and we were very pleased with our day there. I hope this review helps!

Harassment Level : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 1

WaterLeaf on 2019-01-31 said:
Nice timeline filled out accurately!
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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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