val_mc's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Valerie
Beneficiary's Name: Sherwin
VJ Member: val_mc
Country: Dominica

Last Updated: 2011-07-11
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Immigration Checklist for Valerie & Sherwin:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Barbados
I-129F Sent : 2010-06-09
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-06-15
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-07-16
NVC Received : 2010-07-22
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-07-27
Consulate Received : 2010-08-09
Packet 3 Received : 2010-09-03
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-09-09
Packet 4 Received : 2010-10-01
Interview Date : 2010-11-02
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-12-07
US Entry : 2010-12-11
Marriage : 2011-03-05
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 31 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 140 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : San Juan
POE Date : 2010-12-11
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2011-03-28
NOA Date : 2011-04-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-04-27
AOS Transfer** : 2011-04-13
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-06-30
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2011-07-07
Comments : Transferred to CSC. No Interview.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-03-28
NOA Date : 2011-04-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-04-27
Approved Date : 2011-05-20
Date Card Received : 2011-05-28
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 53 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Barbados
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 3, 2010
Embassy Review : Experience at Embassy was good!

Arrived early at 7:30 am and lined up outside. Went through security and sat in a waiting room for a long time. Then, someone announced that anyone who didn't turn in appointment letter should. (That was us and another two folks.) We were the second last to be interview for the day (very hungry), and we were approved! We left around 12:30.

We were called to a window where the lady asked my fiance who was filling for him. He was fingerprinted. She asked for my job letter, I-134 and my tax information from last year. She then went through the papers to make sure that all the necessary documents were there. She told us to take a seat.

A few moments later, we were called to the interview window. He asked a few questions:

1. Where did you meet your fiance?
2. What was she doing in your country?
3. Who asked who out first?
4. Have you met her family? Do they like her?
5. Have you met his family?
6. What have you been doing since she left? (I left the country five years ago.)
7. What do I do in the States?
8. Do I have cold feet?
9. Does he have cold feet?
10. When are we getting married?

Lol. It was kind of fun. He said Happy First Matrimony.

I only give this Embassy a 4 versus 5 because no one told us to turn in our appointment letter. We could have been finished a lot earlier.

We took our famished, happy selves to find some food.

(updated on November 8, 2010)
Rating : Good

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