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  Petitioner's Name: Gill
Beneficiary's Name: Ken
VJ Member: Forever Young
Country: Jamaica

Last Updated: 2011-06-20
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Immigration Checklist for Gill & Ken:

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 : Jamaica
I-129F Sent : 2007-07-25
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-08-07
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2007-12-13
NVC Received : 2007-12-21
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2007-12-26
Consulate Received : 2008-01-04
Packet 3 Received : 2008-01-25
Packet 3 Sent : 2008-01-15
Packet 4 Received : 2008-02-19
Interview Date : 2008-03-11
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-03-19
US Entry : 2008-04-02
Marriage : 2008-06-08
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 128 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 217 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2008-04-02
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Ken said that USCIS was relatively easy...they just asked him if he was carrying any Ackee, Breadfruit or Bammy? He also said that HE had to ask for the EAD!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : New York City NY
Date Filed : 2008-12-08
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-01-06
AOS Transfer** : 2009-01-05
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-04-23
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2009-05-02
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-12-08
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-01-06
Approved Date :
Date Card Received : 2009-03-05
Comments : No email sent prior to receipt of card!
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between January 18, 2009 and February 1, 2009*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-12-08
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2009-03-02
Comments : No email sent prior to receipt of document.
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your AP may be adjudicated between March 21, 2009 and May 7, 2009*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-04-29
NOA Date : 2011-05-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-06-17
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : Due to medical condition I-751 was submitted late w/physician explanation. We'll see if it will be accepted!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Jamaica
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 14, 2008
Embassy Review : So, we wake up bright and early the next morning it a WONDERFUL breakfast of Ackee & saltfish with Fried dumpling and hot cocoa tea w/condense milk...YUM!! After that Ken's Aunt...put dung a pissa prayers for us and our interview! She all ask the Lord to bless & touch the person interviewing us!

We got to the Embassy at around 8AM...the whole bus, taxi ride Ken kept repeating dates, names and other things they could test him on... ( Driving me CRAZY!!)

So, we found a nice Ras to hold our things...(he remembered Ken from when he went to drop-off the DS-230)
They let us in...the guy in the front (really nice Jamaican Guy) walked us through what papaers we would need! I then realized I had only filled out 1 copy of the DS 156 & DS 157 (I KNOW!! ) So I quick quick filled it out! He gave us our number...(LUCKY NUMBER U 042)and we went inside to Section A.

Waited for about 20 minutes...we were called up...we handed in all our documents and she told us we could move on to Section B! Went to Section B in 5 minutes we were called up and a lady asked if I had my tax returns I told her yes from 2004-2007. She said "wonderful...the 2007's please. She went through it and took out what she needed and handed me back the rest! She also wanted the official copy of my divorce! Whipped it out and gave her! She told us to have a sit back in Section 'B'!

Then 2 minutes later a gentleman called us to take Kens fingerprints...then we moved on to Section 'C'!

OK, for a second! Can I tell you my hat goes off to the people working in Section C ...they have one HELL of a job to do and from what I could tell they do it well!! NUFF NUFF people were trying to get over!!!! One guy had had 3 women fil for him since 2001 (unbeknownst to his current fiancee), a next girl lied on her and wrote in 2006 she was living with a common law husband...but then told the interviewer she was by herself in 2006! Nuff foolishness

So we go to section 'C' and Wait...and wait...and wait!! I am going CRAZY with the waiting! So, I go to get up and ask what's going on... Ken pulls my dress and says..."Just watch your tone!" Like I don't know that!

I get up and brush my dress off and approach an available officer, in my finest American accent say " Good Morning, I am not trying to be difficult. But now I am beginning to get concerned that something happened to our file. We have been waiting a good amount of time now. I understand you guys are swamped to day...but I just wanted to make sure we were still on the radar. "

She said "I know...what time was your appointment? "8:30" " Ok, we should be getting to you very soon. Try to bare with us!" Ok, at this point I look down cause she just opened a new file and I see Ken's name

" OK, Ma'am, thank you for your time , no problem, I totally understand!" So ,I slowly walk back to my chair (cus mi doan knoa wi NEXT!!!) I mouth to Ken "We Next!" As soon as mi seh dat "Mr. Ken Y**** to window 23 please!"

Ken jumps up like a gunshot and I turn to the same lady and approach the window with a smile and say "I guess you were right!"

She laughs and says "I guess so!" Then Ken says "Good Morning, How is your day going so far?" She then looks up at him ans smiles and says ' not bad, thank you for asking"

She asks Ken why he's here...who filed for him he says his fiancee and she gives him a paper to write my name and sign his name. (My man was so nervous he spells my name WRONG! But with his scribble she can't tell) She makes us swear in to tell the truth! So she begins with asking Ken how we met! "

We were following how everyone else answered this question and they (USCIS) want DETAILS in this answer! So Ken starts with "I work at the Holiday Inn and had the pleaseure of meeting this beautiful lady next to me when I was walking down the hall on the 4h floor or building #1!! From the first time I saw her I was just drawn to her beauty and vibes. I asked her to go out with me and after several rejections, she finally said 'YES!" He's about to go on and she says "ok!'

When did you met your Fiance? My man blurts out April, no January!!!!! (WRONG!!!!!!!) So she looks at the 129f that I completed and says "When?" At this point I jump in cause I know he's nervous as HELL!! I say "Ken look at me ...when did we meet?" He says when did we meet? "November 23, 2006!!! " (DAT'S RIGHT!) "Please tell the lady when we met!

"Oh, November 23, 2006...I am a little nervous today...sorry!" The lady then goes "No, my error I must have misheard you say January!

Then she asks if he has children and if his son has met me "Oh Yes!!" says Ken. Then she asks about my sons "Does you fiancee have children?"
"Yes, 2 beautiful boys!" says Ken
"Have you ever met them?" she asks
"They are wonderful kids!" says Ken (totally off the dyam subject!)
" Yes, but have but have you met them?" She asks again
"Oh, I'm sorry...Yes I have....would you like to see pictures?" says Ken

"No,. Mr. Y*** that won't be necessary. Your visa should arrive in approx. 2 weeks ....please go across the street to Airpack and ray tay tay!!!!!"

Bwoy, at that point I just put this s**t-eating grin on my face!! Ken says "thank you Ma'am!" I walk away and turn back and say "Thank you so much...you won't regret this!" She says..."I know!" with a wink and and smile!

We walk out of the waiting area into the hall where the nice Jamaican guy was helping us and Ken starts singing the Lupe Fiasco song...."You are what you say your are a SUPERSTAR!!!" and puts his shades on (Mr. confidence all of a sudden!:lol I tell the guy we get through he smiles and says congrats!! I then said "GREY GOOSE TONIGHT!!!" All of the embassy people start laughing!
Rating : Good

POE Review: JFK
Event Description
Entry Date : 2008-04-02
Embassy Review : My fiance had really no problems getting through at JFK! They took him into a separate room to review his documentation. Asked who filed for him and where he would be living with. He answered and asked them for his EAD...they obiliged and that was it!
Harassment Level : High

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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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