Nat&Amy's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Amy
Beneficiary's Name: Natalia
VJ Member: Nat&Amy
Country: Brazil

Last Updated: 2019-09-20
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Immigration Checklist for Amy & Natalia:

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 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I-129F Sent : 2017-12-02
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-12-04
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-06-15
NVC Received : 2018-07-05
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-07-06
NVC Left : 2018-07-24
Consulate Received : 2018-07-30
Packet 3 Received : 2018-08-07
Packet 3 Sent : 2018-08-07
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2018-08-28
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-09-10
US Entry : 2018-09-18
Marriage : 2018-10-16
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 193 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 267 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2018-09-18
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Bernadino CA
Date Filed : 2018-11-30
NOA Date : 2018-12-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-01-03
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-03-22
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-03-22
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : The staff in the San Bernardino office was very friendly and efficient. We arrived 30 minutes prior to scheduled time, and were told to wait with everyone else. After roughly 45 minutes, we were called in by a very cordial officer who only asked to check my birth certificate, asked a few questions about my previous visa, how me and my wife had met, how long before we decided to get serious about our relationship. Approved in less than 10 minutes!

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-11-30
NOA Date : 2018-12-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2019-03-22
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 112 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-11-30
NOA Date : 2018-12-11
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 112 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : September 1, 2018
Embassy Review : Had my interview on August 28 at 7:20. Arrived at the building at 6:50 and was allowed in at 07:10. Victor led us all in, gave us a list of documents to prepare and a form to fill in. Interestingly enough, they did not ask for evidence of relationship - during the interview, they referred only to the evidence we had submitted with our petition.

After twenty minutes or so, I was called to hand in the documents and have my fingerprints taken - the officer was incredibly polite and friendly. Then back to waiting: this time for the interview. As the consul started interviewing the applicant next to me, another booth opened and called my name. Another very friendly officer welcomed me, asked questions about how and when my fiancée and I had met, if and when she had met my family, when I had met hers, what the wedding plans were. After returning my expired passport with my valid tourist visa, she wished me all the best and I found myself a little stunned at how smooth and simple everything had been!

By 9:00 I was already back in the hotel. On Friday (3 days later), my status changed to “Issued” on the CEAC website.
Rating : Very Good

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(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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