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Spardasa's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Chris
Beneficiary's Name: Reisla
VJ Member: Spardasa
Country: Brazil

Last Updated: 2023-08-18
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Immigration Checklist for Chris & Reisla:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? California Service Center on 2018-02-26
Consulate : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I-129F Sent : 2018-02-20
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-02-26
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-08-29
NVC Received : 2018-09-18
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-09-18
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2018-10-05
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2018-12-18
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2019-04-07
Marriage :
Comments : We entered through Dulles-IAD. We were told to go through the US Citizen line. We approached the first officer, he took my fiancee's passport, fingerprinted her, took her picture, then sent us to secondary. We gave the CBP officer her Do Not Open packet and he sent us on our way. Quite fast, easy, and simple.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 184 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 295 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Nashville TN
Date Filed : 2019-05-06
NOA Date : 2019-05-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-06-06
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-10-29
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-10-31
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2019-11-08
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2019-05-06
NOA Date : 2019-05-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2019-10-07
Date Card Received : 2019-10-11
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 154 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-05-06
NOA Date : 2019-05-15
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2019-10-11
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 154 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Texas Service Center
Date Filed : 2021-08-03
NOA Date : 2021-08-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2021-09-22
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2023-02-03
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Nashville TN
Date Filed : 2022-09-18
NOA Date : 2022-09-20
Bio. Appt. : 2022-09-20
Interview Date : 2023-02-02
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2023-08-16
Comments : Chattanooga courthouse was awful. Standing room only. Don't take kids.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 21, 2018
Embassy Review : Our appointment time was at 7:20am on Tuesday. We arrived at the Consulate around 6:30am, which was a bit early. We had to stand outside and wait till the consulate opened.. The consulate does not open up until 7:00am - 7:15am. Afterwards, you go upstairs and handed a piece of paper to place your documents in order. I helped my fiancee in getting her paperwork in order. Afterwards, the fiancee is called up to receive information about their rights within the USA and to have their documentation taken.

After a little bit, my fiancee was called for her interview. Both the Braizlian and American can be in the room. After being sworn in, we were asked how did we meet, when, about our daughter (we had the day before register her as a US citizen through transmission of citizenship), and a prior issue she had while in an European country (she did overstay a tourist visa there for several years). Afterwards, the consulate officer approved us and off we went.
Rating : Very Good

Local US CIS Office Review: Memphis TN
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : October 30, 2019
Embassy Review : This is for the Nashville office since VJ is too lazy to add it to the list:

1) The office was easy to find (especially if you stay at the Best Western or Holiday Inn Express that are 2 minutes away).
2) You have to go through Airport like security (removal of shoes, belt, jewelry, etc then metal detected). You can bring your phone which is nice, but usage is discouraged.
3) The beneficiary checks in using their ID (Me as the petitioner never had it checked).
4) You are then called by the immigration officer.
5) You are sworn in just like when you had the consulate interview and then the beneficiaries picture and index fingerprints are checked.
6) Both my wife, myself, and my 11 month old daughter were allowed in during the initial interviewing. I evidently didn't submit a copy of my passport's bio page so it was good that I brought both my passport and a copy.
7) I submitted additional financial documents (like my last 2 months of pay stubs) just to strengthen that, but the IO didn't need anything else on that topic since I had submitted my IRS tax returns.
8) We gave her pictures, copies of both of my retirements with her listed as a beneficiary, insurance statements with our names on it, electric bills with both our names on it, and then for shits and giggles a credit card offer my wife got in the mail. We didn't have lease or banking because we hadn't gotten her SSN....
9) We did get asked "How did we meet?" "Where did I propose?" "show me a picture of the wedding ceremony you guys had" "Is our Daughter going to be added to this application (she's gotten Us citizenship through me so no worries there).
10) The IO went through the application to verify things were correct (wedding date, names, birthdays, etc).
11) Once the IO reached the Eligibility question portion (The Yes/No questions you have to answer about if you had a crime ever, etc), the IO escorted me and my daughter out. This part is only asked of the beneficiary. My wife told me the IO went through each Yes/No question. Only thing my wife was asked about was a prior conviction that was overturned (an overstay in Switzerland) that she provided the copies of the court document with the translation, which the IO was very cool about in her comments.
12) After that, they are lead out a different door on the other side of the waiting room and out you go. We got told that the IO has 30 days to review the case, request additional information, etc.
Harassment Level : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 1

WaterLeaf on 2019-07-30 said:
Thank you for filling this, this will be interesting for comparison. :)
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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
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
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