psiprez's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Karen
Beneficiary's Name: Gerry
VJ Member: psiprez
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2014-02-21
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Immigration Checklist for Karen & Gerry:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2008-01-10
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-01-14
I-129F RFE(s) : 2008-03-11
RFE Reply(s) : 2008-03-20
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-04-17
NVC Received : 2008-04-24
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2008-04-28
Consulate Received : 2008-04-30
Packet 3 Received : 2008-05-02
Packet 3 Sent : 2008-05-21
Packet 4 Received : 2008-06-14
Interview Date : 2008-07-18 Submit Review
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-07-22
US Entry : 2008-08-26
Marriage : 2008-09-02
Comments : 2008-01-10 Mailed petiton
2008-01-14 NOA1 issued
2008-01-17 Check cashed by bank
2008-01-19 NOA1 received in mail
2008-02-17 Touched
2008-03-10 Touched
2008-03-11 Touched (RFE issued)
2008-03-15 RFE received in mail
2008-03-20 Touched (RFE returned)
2008-03-21 Touched
2008-03-23 Touched
2008-03-25 Touched
2008-03-26 Touched
2008-04-15 Called RFE Line
2008-04-17 Touched, then APPROVED!!
2008-04-18 Touched (sent to NVC)
2008-04-23 NOA2 received in mail
2008-04-24 NVC received petition
2008-04-26 NVC letter received in mail
2008-05-02 Packet 3 received
2008-05-21 Packet 3 returned
2008-06-12 Called DOS, got interview date
2008-06-14 Packet 4 received
2008-06-17 Medical Appointment
2008-07-18 INTERVIEW... APPROVED!!!
2008-07-22 Visa delivered!!
2008-08-26 Arrived thru JFK, got stamp

Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 94 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 186 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2008-08-26 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 5
Comments : Was immediately directed to Immigration Officer. When asked if the "Employment Authorized" stamp would be given, the IO responded VERY gruffly that my then-fiance was "not to perform any work at all, paid or unpaid, until the green card was received". But he still did receive the stamp on his passport. Go figure. Other than that, it was hassle free.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Newark NJ
Date Filed : 2008-09-22
NOA Date : 2008-09-29
RFE(s) : 2009-03-11
Bio. Appt. : 2008-10-16
AOS Transfer** : 2008-10-12
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-04-07
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2008-04-11
Comments : 2008-09-30 check cashed

(Approved w/o interview!)

RFE was for our Affidavit of Support... they took so long getting around to our application that I was no longer employed there. All we had to do is send an updated form. :)

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-09-22
NOA Date : 2008-09-29
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-10-16
Approved Date : 2008-12-03
Date Card Received : 2008-12-14
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 72 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-09-22
NOA Date : 2008-09-29
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2008-12-12
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 72 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-01-28
NOA Date : 2011-02-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-03-08
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-07-21
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2011-07-29
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Newark NJ
Date Filed : 2013-09-13
NOA Date : 2013-09-20
Bio. Appt. : 2013-10-21
Interview Date : 2014-02-10
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2014-02-10
Comments : Newark was ok. Parking is about $15, cash only. 8:30am appt, approved at 10:30am, oath at 1:30pm. Friends and family welcome to the ceremony. Beautiful room with panoramic view of NYC and Statue of Liberty!

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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.

** Not all cases are transfered

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