io.giuliana's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Rocco
Beneficiary's Name: Giuliana
VJ Member: io.giuliana
Country: Italy

Last Updated: 2021-10-12
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Immigration Checklist for Rocco & Giuliana:

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 : Naples, Italy
I-129F Sent : 2018-02-27
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-02-28
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-09-12
NVC Received : 2018-09-26
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-09-27
NVC Left : 2018-10-16
Consulate Received : 2018-10-18
Packet 3 Received : 2018-10-19
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2018-10-24
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-10-26
US Entry : 2018-11-04
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 196 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 238 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : New York City NY
Date Filed : 2018-11-14
NOA Date : 2018-11-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-12-19
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-05-30
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-05-30
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received:
Comments : Long Island field office.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-11-14
NOA Date : 2018-11-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2019-04-02
Date Card Received : 2019-05-08
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 139 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-11-14
NOA Date : 2018-11-20
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2019-05-08
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 139 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2021-04-01
NOA Date : 2021-04-07
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Naples, Italy
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 25, 2018
Embassy Review : It was a long and exhausting journey, and I hardly could believe that the day of my interview was coming. You will need two days in Naples. The first day is for the medical visit at the “Istituto Varelli”, the second one will be at the US Embassy in Naples for the real interview.
Luckily enough, I live close to Naples so, for the medical, I drove to the Istituto Varelli, that is located outside of the city center and it’s hard to reach by bus or train. I arrived at 6,30 am and I was the first in line. The Istituto opens at 7 am, so I had to wait outside for 30 minutes. When it opened I had to go to a kiosk and press the C button to receive my number. I was first called at the reception where a woman asked for my passport and checked my name on the embassy list. She gave me my passport and my number back and told me to wait to get called for the blood and urine tests. Shortly after I was called in a tiny room where a nice nurse asked for my passport and took my blood ( I tend to faint during this exam, so she reclined the seat and told me to rest for a couple of minutes after the test). She then gave me a cup and told me to go get some urine sample and bring it back to her. After that, I was sent downstairs where I was called in an office from a man who gave me back my passport and asked for 4 pictures, my Italian address, my future American address, and my vaccination record. Thankfully I had all the shots required, so I just paid 220 euros in cash to him. He also asked for a phone number and told me to have the phone next to me at least until 2 pm because, if something looked bad from my exams, they would have called me. Later, I was sent upstairs again where I did the chest X-ray. I had to take off my necklaces and my shirt and bra, but it was very fast. The last thing I was asked to do was the medical visit. I was called in a room where a doctor asked me a few questions about my medical history and then measured my height, my weight, my sight, my blood pressure, and my lungs. The whole medical visit took around 2 hours and by 9 am I was free to go.
The second day I had my appointment at the embassy at 8,45 am. To get there I took the metropolitana, the embassy, indeed, is just a couple of minutes of walk from the “MERGELLINA” stop. I arrived at the gates at 8,15, I gave my name to a guard and I could get in shortly after. I had to go through the security and I had to leave all my electronics at the desk. They gave me a number and a pass. Finally, I entered the Embassy doors and I arrived at the second floor where I found all the other people that I met at the medical the day before. My number was called at a first window where, in Italian, a woman gave me the results of the medical visit and asked for the payment receipt, a copy of my birth certificate, the original police records ( certificato generale del casellario giudiziale e certificato dei carichi pendenti), 2 passport-style pictures and the affidavit of support ( the only evidences I submitted where my fiance’s paystubs and his employer letter). She then took my fingerprints and asked me to go back to the waiting area. I then had to wait until the CO called my number to her window. She was nice and friendly, she asked simple and easy questions about the relationship with my fiancé. She got a picture that we sent initially to the i129F form and asked me to tell her who were the people in the picture with us and, since I told her that after we submitted the petition my fiance met my family, she also asked to see a picture of the meeting. She eventually told me that the visa was approved and that in less than a week it would have been ready. By 10 am I was outside of the building. In the afternoon my case went under administrative process and the day after it was issued.
It was a smooth and easy process, and eventually it was waaay easier than I thought.

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