Bob & Karla's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Bob
Beneficiary's Name: Karla
VJ Member: Bob & Karla
Country: Venezuela

Last Updated: 2022-02-21
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Immigration Checklist for Bob & Karla:

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 : Bogota, Colombia
I-129F Sent : 2018-04-10
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-04-13
I-129F RFE(s) : 2018-10-16
RFE Reply(s) : 2018-10-31 Reply Recieved by USCIS
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-11-08
NVC Received : 2018-11-26
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-12-10
NVC Left : 2018-12-26
Consulate Received : 2019-02-14
Packet 3 Received : 2019-02-21
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-04-05
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-04-11
US Entry : 2019-04-12
Marriage : 2019-05-24
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 209 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 357 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Houston
POE Date : 2019-04-12
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 10
Comments :


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Saint Paul MN
Date Filed : 2019-06-19
NOA Date : 2019-07-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-07-22
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2020-02-27
Approval / Denial Date : 2020-02-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2020-03-03
Comments : The interview it was soooo smooth and the officer approved our petitions right away. It was awesome! Only easy questions: how did you meet? Birthdays dates, etc.


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-06-19
NOA Date : 2019-07-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-07-22
Approved Date : 2019-12-18
Date Card Received : 2019-12-23
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 182 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Texas Service Center
Date Filed : 2021-11-30
NOA Date : 2021-12-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2022-02-16
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : Biometrics Appt was because of my kids. I was waived for Biometrics, not my kids tho.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bogota, Colombia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 6, 2019
Embassy Review : I'm Venezuelan but all the cases from Venezuela were transferred to the Embassy in Bogota, Colombia. My interview it was schedule initially for April, 30 2019 but I left Venezuela as soon as I could because the situation and when I got to Bogota I asked for emergency appointment and I was approved right away so they gave the new day I asked. I had my interview on April, 05 2019. I got very early to the embassy around 6:40 am and I could go in that early. It was very nice inside. You can go earlier than the time you have your interview so you can come in because is K1 visa. We don't need wait like the others for tourism visa. The first control it was with a Colombian girl who asked me for all the papers listed in the Packet 3/4 ( birth certificate, divorce, criminal records, photos with full name behind, affidavit etc,etc) she put that all together inside my passport and my boys's passport too. Then we went through the security control. You must take off your jacket, leave your folders, bag etc in the Xray machine and later you take back your things. The second control is with Colombian girl also so she checks everything is ok and open your medical exams, check again all the papers. I was really concerned about my originals papers because in Venezuela doesn't exist Notarized Copy only copies or originals and very hard to get again originals papers so I asked her what is the possibility they gave me back my originals and I give to the consul only a copy and she said that is possible so she put together originals and copies and she told me ask the consul for give you back your originals so that was a relief for me hehehe. Finally she gave me a number and we must take sit and wait to be called for the number she gave me. Immigrant section always for K1 visa ( it is the green section). It was around 7:40 am and I was already waiting they open the windows ( they open at 8:00 am) . I was called around 8:30 am . The consul it was very very nice with me, a young guy. He made me many question but the interview looked like a conversation instead. He asked me how we met, when we met, how many times and dates, he asked me for the tourism visa I applied 2 years ago, more proofs our relationship so I gave him a big folder a have with pictures, tickets and everything but he only saw for 10 seconds and gave me back, I asked him for my originals papers and he didn't has any problem in gave me all my originals back even divorce decree my fiance so it was more nice my interview than I was waiting for hehe. I felt very comfortable with him. He laughed, I laughed so I felt great. No nervous, no pressures. He even told me my kids can go and take sit. He made me swear I would get married within 90 days since my arrival to USA and he told me Your visas have been approved. So he gave a red ticket for pick up our passports faster in ASC when they were ready. My interview it was on Friday and our passports were ready on Tuesday but the visa one my boys had a mistake so I had to go back next day to the embassy and on Thursday the issued it was solved. My experience in the Embassy in Bogota, Colombia it was pretty satisfying.
Rating : Very Good


POE Review: Houston
Event Description
Entry Date : 2019-04-12
Embassy Review : The officers in the first control it was nice with me they say me congratulations because I'm going to get married but later when they took me into the room for check the envelopes the cop who made my entry it wasn't nice at all. Saying my country (Venezuela) deserve the president we have for to be more obedient. Criminal comment. It was very disrespectful and inhuman knowing the bad situation my country has now. I was smiling but after that I was very serious and just a wanted my passports back ( me and my boys) and run away from that room. Even they were making mock about my fiance. I hated my experience in that airport plus I was hurry because my flight from Bogota it was delayed so I needed to take my next flight soon. So after 30 min waiting while he was checking our papers and saying offenses he gave us our passports back and asked me if I know what are the condition that visa I said yes ( with my obvious angry face) and he asked what they are and and I answered get married before 90 days he was saying some things just I said thank you ( I shouldn't but I have manner) and just I took our passport and left. I left him talking alone. My interview it was extremely good in the embassy but my POE it was a nightmare.
Harassment Level : High


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