TiggerTB's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Todd
Beneficiary's Name: Paul
VJ Member: TiggerTB
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2022-02-14
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Immigration Checklist for Todd & Paul:

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 : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2018-03-22
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-03-28
I-129F RFE(s) : 2018-10-01
RFE Reply(s) : 2018-10-09
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-10-17
NVC Received : 2018-11-14
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-11-26
NVC Left : 2018-12-11
Consulate Received : 2018-12-14
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2018-12-20
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-01-02
US Entry : 2019-01-11
Marriage : 2019-01-25
Comments : CFO 12/10/2018
Medical 12/12-13/2018
Approved 12/20/2018
Issued 12/28/2018
Received 1/2/2019
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 203 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 267 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2018-01-11
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : We flew in together from Manila and entered through Chicago. I went with my fiance through the "visa" holder line and we filled out 1 declaration form. The only question the officer had was how we knew each other (after giving him the declaration form and our passports). He processed my entry and then asked for the "packet", went through it, documented what he needed to, stamped is passport and reminded us we had 90 days to get married. Thank you!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Tampa FL
Date Filed : 2019-01-31
NOA Date : 2019-02-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-02-25
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-07-10
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-07-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2019-07-25
Comments : The interview was quick and simple. Sworn it, asked to verify his name and birthday. Then he just went through the application and asked the questions to which was a yes/no answer. He then asked if we had any joint bank accounts or such to which we did have. We gave him those copies and he put in the file. He told us we were approved, but he needed to wait to receive the medical file. CBP did not create a file for it so he had to request it from archives. Just over a week later and we received the approval letter and then a few days later, the ARC.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-01-31
NOA Date : 2019-02-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-02-25
Approved Date : 2019-04-22
Date Card Received : 2019-04-26
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 81 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2021-07-20
NOA Date : 2021-07-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2022-02-01
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : January 2, 2019
Embassy Review : My fiance's interview was on 12/20 said the process was very smooth. His sister had gone with him and waited outside with his phone and such so he could tell me the results as soon as it was over. The first window was quick and just asked for the CENOMAR, Affidavit of Support and NBI Clearance. Then waited for about 30 minutes for bio and another 30 to speak to the officer. He only asked basic questions of name, partners' name how we meet and that's about it. Interview was only a few minutes and was approved.javascript:emoticon('')
The status for the visa did not change until the following Wednesday (closed for the Christmas holidays) to Administrative Processing and was Issued that Friday. It was delivered to 2go on the 2nd at MOA. We booked a flight for him to arrive to the US on the 11th since beginning of year travel is very heavy and difficult to get good flights.

(updated on January 13, 2019)
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 6

TiggerTB on 2018-10-22 said:
We finally got our NOA2! 10/17/2018
Bdglen on 2018-11-28 said:
Concratulations on receiving your NVC! The big day is getting closer and I wish you both all the best.
TiggerTB on 2018-11-30 said:
Thank you! Just wish they would have processed just a few days faster to make this last back to the embassy. But now have to wait 2 more weeks for it to go in the next batch. But so happy we can finally see light!
Bdglen on 2018-12-09 said:
Wow, Things are moving fast for you now. Congratulations on your interview date, best wishes to you and Paul and much success in your lives together.
TiggerTB on 2018-12-19 said:
Our interview is tomorrow!!! Documents with photo book are all set. Hope this goes smooth!
Bdglen on 2018-12-29 said:
Hooray! congratulations on your visa approval, looking forward to hearing your review of the interview process. Much love and best wishes in your life of love going forward.
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