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AngandKeeb's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Angela
Beneficiary's Name: Kevin
VJ Member: AngandKeeb
Country: Honduras

Last Updated: 2010-12-09
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Immigration Checklist for Angela & Kevin:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Honduras
I-129F Sent : 2007-10-06
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-10-10
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-01-31
NVC Received : 2008-02-05
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2008-02-08
Consulate Received : 2008-02-11
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2008-04-03
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-04-07
US Entry : 2008-04-08
Marriage : 2008-06-14
Comments : Everyone at the embassy was very nice and helpful.

K1 Journey
Oct. 6. . . . . . . . Sent I-129F
Oct. 10. . . . . . . NOA1 received
Oct. 15. . . . . . . Check cashed
Jan. 31. . . . . . . ..Approved NOA2 by e-mail
Feb. 5. . . . . . . . . .Rec'd at NVC
Feb. 7. . . . . . . . . . NOA2 Hardcopy by mail
Feb. 8 . . . . . . . . . Left NVC
Feb. 12 . .. . . . . . rec'd NVC approval letter
Feb. 11 . . . . . . . . reached embassy at Tegucigalpa, Honduras {say that five times fast}
Mar. 12. . . .. . . . . .Medical
Apr. 3. .. . . . . . . . . .Interview
Apr. 7 . . . . . . . . . . . Visa in hands YAY!!!!
Apr. 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . Keebinrooster comes home!!! Wahooo!!!!
Apr. 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Applied for SSN; tried to get DL (in Texas K1 doesn't qualify)
Jun. 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . Wedding
June 26. . . . . . . . . . . . . SSN finally rec'd (that was crazy!!)
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 113 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 176 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Houston
POE Date : 2008-04-08
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Dallas TX
Date Filed : 2008-07-01
NOA Date : 2008-07-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-08-05
AOS Transfer** : 2008-07-30
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-09-24
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2008-09-24
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-07-01
NOA Date : 2008-07-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-08-05
Approved Date : 2008-09-04
Date Card Received : 2008-09-11
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 65 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-07-01
NOA Date : 2008-07-09
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2008-09-06
Comments : Case was not viewable online. The letter surprised us in the mail.
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 63 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2010-06-25
NOA Date : 2010-07-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-11-04
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-11-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2010-12-08
Comments : June 30....package rec'd in Vermont
July 1. . . NOA sent
July 7....Check Cashed
July 9....NOA rec'd
Oct. 13....Biometrics rec'd
Nov. 4....Biometrics appointment (2p.m.)
Nov. 27. . . text/e-mail rec'd ordering GC
Dec. 3. .. Welcome to America(again) letter rec'd
Dec. 8. . . .Green Card rec'd Yay!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Honduras
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 7, 2008
Embassy Review : We arrived at 6:15 thinking we would be the first in line. . . we were wrong, there were a ton of tourist visas and some permanent visa people waiting already. We were separated, the top line was tourist visas and the bottom line was the permanent visas. They started taking tourist visas in through security and halfway through they called us up and checked us off of a list. We then realized that we were next-to-last on the list.

We were hoping that being there in line first that we would be first for pre-interview but we were called in the exact order of the list.

We were the only K1 visa scheduled for that day. And, in fact, there was only about 9 permanent visas scheduled for that day so we were done by 1130.

Okay here are the specifics that I remember:
You are seated in the front row of chairs the windows are numbered 1-5 (the first 4 are for pre-interview and the last is the consulate)

When we were called up to the window (she asked us to take everything out of our accordian file) She asked us for each thing specifically. She was very friendly and conversational, which made us both less nervous.

She asked my fiancee a few questions (how did we meet, did any one of us have kids, where we met, had he been to the states) took our paperwork and organized it with a few of her sheets that she was writing on then asked us to pay the $131 to the cashier and wait for our name to be called.

We waited about an hour and half.

Then we were finally called back about to window 5. The consul was sitting behind a glass window. The poor thing had to carry the 9 lbs of proof we brought with us to his desk. He asked Kevin Spanish or English -- Kevin said whichever you think is best, he said mix to ensure that I would understand what was going on.

He asked all the same questions the pre-interview lady asked us but Kevin was allowed to give more detail. I wasn't asked anything but I interjected in English a couple of times just to include my little piece of our story. I think he was shocked because they were talking in Spanish and I knew what was going on.

He was very nice. Told me I would break AT and T if we continued talking as much as we did and that they had no place to keep our stuff and gave it all back to us (except the paperwork).

He also told us we would have to get married in the states and that Kevin would have to live with me.

He asked if we had a date and we said no. I said I have the dress so everything else is fine. He said he saw the picture and it was very pretty. He got out a little white card and said you can come back Monday, Tuesday or even Wednesday to pick up the visa.

We then asked if we were approved and he said yes!!

I yelled and we hugged and kissed and thanked him a million times,he told we were done and congratulations.

We actually had a nice time at the embassy, the people were really nice and we saw a few people that my fiancee knew. We took word searches and a book.

One thing that we loved was that the vending machines took American money, we were able to get some much needed caffeine because I had some change on me.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Houston
Event Description
Entry Date : 2008-04-08
Embassy Review : My fiancee said that it went well. It was short, reminded that we had to be married in 90 days. The only problem was that they kept sending him back and forth between residence and visitors' lines. There was one really nice lady that finally got him through to speak with an immigration office. He spent a total of 40 minutes waiting in the customs area. Overall, they were very pleasant.
Harassment Level : Low

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