zhenelma's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Zhen
Beneficiary's Name: Elma
VJ Member: zhenelma
Country: Germany

Last Updated: 2020-04-07
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Immigration Checklist for Zhen & Elma:

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 : Frankfurt, Germany
I-129F Sent : 2018-01-16
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-01-19
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-07-26
NVC Received : 2018-08-10
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-08-13
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2018-08-27
Packet 3 Received : 2018-09-16
Packet 3 Sent : 2018-09-17
Packet 4 Received : 2018-09-24
Interview Date : 2018-10-02
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-10-18
US Entry : 2018-11-30
Marriage :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 188 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 256 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Jose CA
Date Filed : 2019-01-18
NOA Date : 2019-01-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-02-14
AOS Transfer** : 2019-08-05
Interview Date : 2020-01-10
Approval / Denial Date : 2020-01-15
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2020-01-22
Comments : Changed address from Seattle to San Jose in Aug, 2019.


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Seattle WA
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2019-01-18
NOA Date : 2019-01-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-02-14
Approved Date : 2019-04-22
Date Card Received : 2019-04-27
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 94 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Seattle WA
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2019-01-18
NOA Date : 2019-01-27
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2019-04-27
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 94 days.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Frankfurt, Germany
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 5, 2019
Embassy Review : My interview was on Oct 2, 2018. It was pretty smooth (except for the long wait) and the officers were all very nice and friendly.

There were only 2 windows open for immigrant applicants on that day for some reason, and in total there are ~10 applicants (some for K1, some for CR1) waiting there the whole morning. My appointment was at 8am and I think I was the 4th (out of 10) in line. It eventually took me 3 hours to complete the whole process.

The interview questions were pretty easy and straightforward, except that the officer asked me for my resume (not sure if it's because I am Chinese applicant)... Anyway, since I didn't expect this and didn't have resume with me, I explained in a very detailed manner about my past education and work experience, and the lady officer seemed convinced and decided to leave it (phew!).

I got my visa mailed 15 days after the interview.
Rating : Good


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