G&A's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: G
Beneficiary's Name: A
VJ Member: G&A
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2014-09-08
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Immigration Checklist for G & A:

USCIS I-130/I-129F Petitions:  
Dept of State K3 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  


K3 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Consulate : Vancouver, Canada
Marriage :
I-130 Sent : 2007-05-26
I-130 NOA1 : 2007-06-12
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-129F Sent : 2007-06-27
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-07-06
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2007-11-15
NVC Received : 2007-12-10
NVC Left : 2007-12-12
Consulate Received : 2007-12-14
Packet 3 Received : 2007-12-24
Packet 3 Sent : 2007-12-31
Packet 4 Received : 2008-01-02
Interview Date : 2008-01-23
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-01-24
US Entry : 2008-02-05
I-130 Approval : 2007-11-15
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 132 days from your NOA1 date.

Your I-130 was approved in 156 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 225 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2008-02-05
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,EAD Card
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Los Angeles CA
Date Filed : 2008-02-22
NOA Date : 2008-03-03
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-03-19
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2008-09-29
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-09-29
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2008-10-23
Comments :


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Los Angeles CA
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-02-22
NOA Date : 2008-03-03
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-03-19
Approved Date : 2008-04-24
Date Card Received : 2008-05-07
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 62 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2010-07-02
NOA Date : 2010-07-12
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-08-19
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-09-16
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2010-09-25
Comments :


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Los Angeles CA
Date Filed : 2014-03-03
NOA Date : 2014-03-10
Bio. Appt. : 2014-03-27
Interview Date : 2014-07-08
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2014-09-17
Comments : Interview experience was not very good. Had all paperwork but officer seemed to be unhappy about the multiple trips i took in the last 5 yrs (mostly < 1 week and some 2 weeks vacation) and provide me 30 days to mail additional evidence for residency (all IRS taxes, all transcripts, home bills, phone, bank, etc.) although the total # of days was less than ~100 days in 5 years. once they received my paperwork, my case got approved (~50 days delay)

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Vancouver, Canada
Review Topic: K3 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 25, 2008
Embassy Review : We arrived at the Consulate at about 12:15ish and the security guard told us to come back at about 12:50 (our interview was at 1pm). We hung out across the street for a bit at a restaurant.

Went back to the consulate at about 12:45pm and went through the first security check (no line up outside). They security guards were really nice. After security, we went up a flight of stairs to an elevator. A man took us to the 20th floor where we went through security again. We were told to sit down and that we would be called to window B shortly. There was only one other girl (K3) in the waiting room. When i was called to the window a very nice lady took in all of my checklist docs (originals and copies). We were told to sit down and wait for finger printing and our interview. About 30 min later I was called for fingerprinting then told to sit and wait for my interview. The other girl was called for her interview first. Her case was very complicated so her interview took forever (atleast 45min!).

I was finally called to booth 4 for my interview. The officer was the sweetest little asian lady. She had a big smile on her face when we got to the window. Like others have mentioned, the interview was more of a conversation than an interview.

Questions she asked us:
-How and when we met
-When did we get engaged
-When did we get married
-What we both did for a living and how much $ my husband (USC) made
-If i planned on working in the same field in the USA
-She asked if our parents were ok with the way we met
-She asked for some pictures, quickly flipped through them

She then told us that everything looked ok to issue to visa. She told us to have a seat and we would be called back to window B. About 2 min later we were called to window B and told to come back the next day after 2 pm to pick up my passport.
Rating : Very Good


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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(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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