ng??i n??c ngoŕi's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: K
Beneficiary's Name: N
VJ Member: ng??i n??c ngoŕi
Country: Vietnam

Last Updated: 2019-10-25
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Immigration Checklist for K & N:

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 : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
I-129F Sent : 2018-04-02
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-04-04
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-10-20
NVC Received : 2018-11-06
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-11-07
NVC Left : 2018-11-28
Consulate Received : 2018-12-07
Packet 3 Received : 2018-12-11
Packet 3 Sent : 2019-01-04
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-01-25
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2019-02-12
US Entry : 2019-02-21
Marriage : 2019-03-01
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 199 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 296 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Houston
POE Date : 2019-02-21
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : She was in the room for about 15 minutes. They asked her no questions but did remind her she has only 90 days to get married.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2019-04-16
NOA Date : 2019-04-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-05-15
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-10-17
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-10-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2019-10-24
Comments : Held in San Antonio

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-04-16
NOA Date : 2019-04-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-05-15
Approved Date : 2019-09-24
Date Card Received : 2019-09-28
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 161 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-04-16
NOA Date : 2019-04-18
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2019-09-28
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 161 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 26, 2019
Embassy Review : ont fall for the scam across from the Consulate to pull you in to sit on the red chairs. We fell for it and had to buy a bottle water each. When you get there, just line up at the Consulate.
WillieT1986 did an excellent job summarizing the can find his timeline under me as we are following each can get the details for us at the interview time..
Our number was called, officer asked me 1) who
do you work for 2) what do you do for them
Then told me to sit down

Questions for my fiancée
1) how did you meet
2) why did you want to meet your fiancé
3) how many times your fiancé visit you
4) did you have an engagement party
5) do you have pictures of your engagement party?
Show me your pictures
6) do you have any children?
My fiancée as she was getting the pictures said yes, she has one with me. The officer seemed a bit taken and reclarified the question with her...and my fiancée said again, yes with me.
The officer calls me back to the window and asks if I have any paperwork regarding our son. I told her we just had received our CRBA a few days prior. She said ok I am going to approve you on condition you bring back that certificate. So we got a blue slip with those instructions on it along with 2 new passport photos. We returned on 01/28 and supplied what was requested and was approved. ***note, if you are given a blue slip requesting additional information, you can go anytime from 1 to 2pm Mon, Tues Thurs or Fri without any appointment. When you bring your paperwork back with the blue slip, you do not see the officer or have an additional’s basically the initial document intake lady at first interview that accepts everything and approves it.
Additional note, the VN Post offers expedited EMS delivery for 115k VND. You request this if you desire, on your DS 160. You will pay the fee when the passport is delivered. It took exactly 5 business days to receive. We had our approval just before Tet holiday and everything was shut down for 10 days starting Feb2 but when was over, we got it right after. It’s worth the advised only the beneficiary can sign for it so make sure they have on hand their VN government ID...
Rating : Good

Timeline Comments: 2

WillieT1986 on 2019-02-27 said:
Thanks for the shout out! I was only able to make such a thorough review about it all based off not just my experience but the experience all of you before us the last few weeks or so man so thank you!
blank avatar Ng??i N??c Ngoŕi on 2019-02-27 said:
Absolutely! Very descriptive process of the HCMC interview process. Now on to the AOS part.
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