DJClaire's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Anna
Beneficiary's Name: Claire
VJ Member: DJClaire
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2019-01-22
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Immigration Checklist for Anna & Claire:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2018-05-04
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-05-10
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-10-30
NVC Received : 2018-11-30
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2018-12-11
Consulate Received : 2018-12-27
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-01-22
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 173 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 257 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 22, 2019
Embassy Review : 7.30am train to Paddington, tube on to Vauxhall. 9 minute walk to the embassy past a handy Tesco Express :-)

I arrived 30 minutes early and had to wait a little. At the outside kiosk, I was asked for my passport and DS160. I was then taken straight through past a massive line of other visa people, straight through security. I had a bottle of water in my rucksack and I was asked to take a sip of it in front of the security officer.

I then walked up to the main entrance of the embassy itself and was told again to skip the queue and have a ticket issued, which they stuck to my DS160.

After finding the correct windows I sat and waited. I was first asked to come forward and supply a range of documents, passport, DS160, birth certificate, change of name by deed poll, I134 etc. I was asked for two passport photographs which I had with me, but as I wear glasses they were not accepted so I had to pop round the corner and use the on site photobooth and get new shots taken without glasses for £6. No major drama, but awful pics hahaha!

I sat back down and was then called up 10 minutes later. I was interviewed by a humourless woman who clearly needs to consider a new job. She asked me a few questions and handed me a blue form with a box ticked refused as my medical details were not yet back, but she kept my passport and file and told me that as soon as the medical report was back (ETA 1 - 2 days) they would process my application and send me my packet and passport back by courier as I paid.

So essentially I am approved, subject to the medical. Simple process. In and out in 1.5 hours. Now the wait for the packet begins. I am glad I paid extra for the courier service. I called the medical place in Knightsbridge as soon as I got out and they said my medical had been processed and was just waiting for final sign off from the panel and then it would be sent to the embassy. I also received a lovely E-Mail later that day from the doctor I saw. Top marks for Dr Cronje in London.

So finally 256 days after submitting the original application, I am kind of approved.
Rating : Good


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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
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