wakeuplittlesuzy's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Suzy
Beneficiary's Name: Stephen
VJ Member: wakeuplittlesuzy
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2019-09-08
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Immigration Checklist for Suzy & Stephen:

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 : 2017-12-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-12-06
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-06-13
NVC Received : 2018-07-02
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-07-03
NVC Left : 2018-07-24
Consulate Received : 2018-07-31
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2018-08-22 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-08-30
US Entry : 2018-09-08
Marriage : 2018-10-20
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 189 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 259 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Nashville TN
Date Filed : 2018-11-14
NOA Date : 2018-11-19
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-12-10
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-08-29 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-09-03
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2019-09-07
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-11-14
NOA Date : 2018-11-19
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date :
Date Card Received :
Comments : Even after nearly 300 days, we never received the EAD. :(
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between April 12, 2019 and April 27, 2019*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-11-14
NOA Date : 2018-11-19
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments : After nearly 300 days, we never received AP. :(
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your AP may be adjudicated between April 16, 2019 and April 30, 2019*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.

Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: Memphis TN
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : August 29, 2019
Embassy Review : I'll just start off this review by saying our Local CIS Office was NASHVILLE,TN--Not Memphis! The Nashville F.O. is so new I don't think VJ has a listing for Nashville just yet.

We just had our adjustment of status interview this morning and it went well! Our interview was scheduled for 8:15 AM.

We arrived about 35 minutes early, but decided to wait in the car for a little bit to collect ourselves before entering the building. Once inside, we passed through airport style security, and we had to show our passports to enter. Once we were through security, we were told to check in at Window 1, where we had to show our passports again, and explain why we were there. That was also where we handed over our interview letter. We were handed a receipt with a number on it, and were told to wait in the airport style lobby until our number was called. We waited for probably about 20 minutes before our number was called by our immigration officer into the back where her office was. (She was very nice, but professional!)

Once inside, she asked us to stand with our right hands raised and we took an oath to answer all questions truthfully. We took a seat, and handed over our IDs (I had my Tennessee Driver's License, and my husband handed over his U.K. Passport since he doesn't have a U.S. driver's license yet.) Then she retook my husband's right and left index fingerprints again and took a picture of him. From there, she went through ALL of the I-485 questions with him. She said everything looked good, so we moved onto providing evidence. Here's a list of everything we brought (a lot of it was not needed!):

-Current and Previous Passports (only needed current passport)
-Original Marriage Certificate (needed), certified copy of Marriage Certificate (not needed)
-Joint Utility Bills (needed, and kept by the officer)
-Joint Checking and Saving Account Statements (needed, kept by the officer)
-Signed and dated letter from petitioner's parents stating that we're currently living rent-free in a house they own (needed, kept by the officer)
-Contracts from the wedding venue (needed, kept by the officer)
-Joint Gym Membership (needed, kept by the officer)
-6 months updated pay stubs from petitioner (not needed)
-6 months updated salary statements from Joint Sponsor (not needed)
-Most recent W2 from Petitioner and Joint Sponsor (not needed)
-Proof of Insurance from Immigrant (needed)
-Entry and exit from the US dates from Immigrant (not needed)
-K1 visa in Passport (needed)
-Vaccination sheet from K1 medical (not needed)
-CD of Chest X-Ray from K1 (not needed)
-Approximately 50 pictures of us from the time my husband entered the country until recently (needed, but not kept. The officer really enjoyed the photos and asked us some questions about the locations and who was in several of the photos. She even laughed about some of our funnier photos!)
-Book made my my husband's sister with photos depicting our whole relationship (not needed)
-IRS Tax Transcripts from the last four years for Petitioner and Joint Sponsor (not needed)
-Copy of our I-129f (not needed)
-Copy of our I-485 (not needed since the officer already had a copy)

We brought about 4 binders full of evidence (I'm sure I'm forgetting some things, but didn't end up needing most of it!)

The officer requested any joint evidence we had that would be helpful, so we thumbed through everything and decided together what we thought would be most useful. We told our story as we handed bits of evidence over. The officer seemed satisfied with what we provided, so she moved on to ask me about how we met. She asked how we were introduced to each other and what the occasion was. She asked about our first and second dates and what we did. She asked if we had gone on a honeymoon yet (we said "not yet, but we hope to soon.") She asked about our wedding and who was there/how many people were there. She asked how long we had been engaged before we got married. She asked when we got engaged and when we got married. She did not ask about my work/salary, nor did she ask about our joint sponsor (I was shocked!).

Once all the questions about our relationship were asked, she asked us if we had any photos with us. We brought at least 50 photos spanning the from just after my husband entered the US on his K-1 visa up to most recent photos. We wrote all the locations and who was in each photo on the back. She thumbed through the photos and sometimes asked who certain people were and where the photos were taken. She even laughed at some of our funnier photos, and smiled a lot while looking through the photo album.

She seemed content with all our answers and said that everything looked good on her end. She didn't approve us on the spot, unfortunately, as she said with all interviews she has to review the file again and do some more background checks. She said she couldn't give us an exact timeline for when we could expect to hear anything. If nothing else is needed, we should have the Green Card in two weeks. Otherwise, she said she'd send us a letter explaining what other evidence she'd need from us.

All in all, it sounds promising, and hopefully we're almost done! The immigrations officer walked out with us, and was smiling, was friendly, and seemed positive, so I took that as a good sign!

Harassment Level : Very Good

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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
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
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