Jomily's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Emily
Beneficiary's Name: Jonathan
VJ Member: Jomily
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2019-01-30
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Immigration Checklist for Emily & Jonathan:

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
Consulate : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2018-03-15
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-03-22
I-129F RFE(s) : 2018-10-01
RFE Reply(s) : 2018-10-22
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-10-26
NVC Received : 2018-11-13
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-11-23
NVC Left : 2018-12-12
Consulate Received : 2018-12-18
Packet 3 Received : 2018-12-21
Packet 3 Sent : 2019-01-07
Packet 4 Received : 2019-01-07
Interview Date : 2019-01-22
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-01-30
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 218 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 306 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 23, 2019
Embassy Review : My appointment was at 9.30. I arrived at 9.00. There is an outside desk to queue at, which is on the left side of the building, as you look from Nine Elms Road.

There was a separate line of people along the wall when I arrived, who had been told to wait there.
I was told to come back at 9.15.
At 9.15, I was sent forward to the queue to enter the building, which is just a room for security. After clearing that, you go through to the large courtyard.
Next is a queue to enter the main building. Once inside, a lady asked if there was anyone for immigration, so I was able to skip the queue.
My DS-160 was stickered, and I was directed to the lifts and to booths 20-21.
There are seats next to each booth, and there are screens which bing whenever the next number comes up. The numbers are also shown above each booth.

When my number was shown, I went to the window. The guy was friendly, and I think he had a slight American accent. He gave my chest X-Ray back, and I was asked to give my passport, civil forms (divorce decree, police certificate and birth certificate), i-134, tax return from my fiancee (I think), and 1 photo. He didn't want the copies, or anything else. I also had my all fingerprints scanned. He asked how many times I had been married before, whether I had served in the military, or lived abroad, or had a visa before, whether we were engaged, and checked the first name of my fiancee... He gave me my documents back apart from my passport, then I was sent back down to wait again.

For the 2nd call-up, it looks like you are called to booths 22-23. This guy had a stronger American accent. I had some of my fingerprints scanned again, and had to raise my hand for the oath, and just say "I do". I was asked some friendly questions about how we met, where my fiancee lives, and when we plan to get married. Also, he asked about my fiancee's daughters: whether they live with her and how often they see their father. He said there were no issues with my case, and I should receive my visa in 2 weeks! He gave me a little card with information on what happens next.

I was out at 10.15, so 1 hour in total.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 3

Marnold on 2019-02-05 said:
Hi! Congrats on getting approved. I was just wondering about what was on the card that they gave you about next steps/after interview approval? I had my interview today with an approval outcome and I didn't receive a card or anything. Thanks!
blank avatar Jomily on 2019-02-06 said:
Here's what it says: Immigrant Visa Unit: Visa Receipt Information Please allow 7-10 working days for your application to be processed. The courier company will send you tracking information via email or SMS. Documents can be tracked online at inside the plastic courier envelope, you will receive either: - Your passport containing a visa and a paper envelope, which must not be opened, with your petition and medical report inside. Or; - If you uploaded your documents, you will receive a passport and visa, but you may not receive a paper envelope since your petition and medical report will be electronically transmitted to the United States. I'll post this on the forum as well.
Marnold on 2019-02-06 said:
Thanks! I got the standard 7-10 day speech from the officer but no card, so I'm still hopeful that it'll go through okay.
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