JeSuisCalm's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Erica
Beneficiary's Name: Mederick
VJ Member: JeSuisCalm
Country: Ghana

Last Updated: 2019-01-10
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Immigration Checklist for Erica & Mederick:

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 : Ghana
I-129F Sent : 2018-02-28
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-03-02
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-09-06
NVC Received : 2018-09-27
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-09-27
NVC Left : 2018-10-16
Consulate Received : 2018-10-18
Packet 3 Received : 2018-11-27
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-01-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Marriage : 2018-11-10
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 188 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 312 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ghana
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 10, 2019
Embassy Review : My finacee had a successful interview at the Accra Embassy. His appointment was at 7:30am and arrived to the embassy at 6:30am. He said that many visa applicants were turned away from the entrance if they did not have their confirmation code from making the interview. Don't forget this important piece of paper! Once inside he was without phone or usb and waited for 5 hours in a lobby area. He handed all important materials to an officer prior to being called to a window, where he had an FSO in his mid-forties. The officer already had our original I-129F application and evidence in front of him and asked for specific pieces of information from the P3 that my fiancee brought with him, particularly the photos, call logs and whats app chats. He did not take the I-134 form or financial evidence ironically. He then asked him the following questions: (1) have you ever been married? (2) has your fiance ever been married? (3) Do you have any kids? (4) does she have any kids? (5) have you ever lived outside of Ghana for longer than 6 months? (6) what is your fiance's name? (7) what does she do? (8) how did you meet? (9) when did you first meet? In total, the questions took 5-6 minutes. Approved!! The officer was very kind and appeared to be in a rush according to my fiancee.

Thank you all for your support and willingness to share your successes and challenges along this process for us to follow without the help of a lawyer. We are grateful and continue to use this site as we continue to our AOS.

Thank you everyone!
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 3

blank avatar Ramona M on 2019-01-04 said:
Good luck to you all!
JeSuisCalm on 2019-01-10 said:
Thank you so much...this continues to be a grand adventure in patience!
blank avatar Ramona M on 2019-01-18 said:
Congratulations! Did your fiance receive his visa yet? I'm wondering how long it's going to take once approved. Thank you
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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.

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