JunkTardis's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Becky
Beneficiary's Name: Matthew
VJ Member: JunkTardis
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2019-08-14
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Immigration Checklist for Becky & Matthew:

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 : 2017-11-18
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-11-23
I-129F RFE(s) : 2018-05-14
RFE Reply(s) : 2018-05-21
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-07-06
NVC Received : 2018-07-18
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-07-18
NVC Left : 2018-07-24
Consulate Received : 2018-07-31
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2018-09-13 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-10-01
US Entry : 2018-10-02
Marriage : 2018-10-21
Comments : First petition attempt was mailed on November 4, 2017. Since we had been engaged for over a year and a half, an older version of the I-129F had been filled out and mailed off. It was denied based on that. Everything was returned with an explanation that also said "place this on top when you re-mail your petition with the right version of the form".

RFE: Asked for passport style photo of USC and proof of citizenship. Both had been sent with the original petition but must have been misplaced.

Manchester > Reykjavik > Philadelphia (POE) > Kansas City
Airlines: Icelandair & American Airlines
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 225 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 294 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Philadelphia
POE Date : 2018-10-02 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Kansas City MO
Date Filed : 2018-11-10
NOA Date : 2018-11-18
RFE(s) : 2019-03-29
Bio. Appt. : 2018-12-13
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-08-06 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-08-07
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2019-08-10
Comments : NOA date is that of the text message. It occurred around 11:30pm CST

RFIE text received 3/29/2019 at 6:15pm CST

RFIE hard copy was delivered on April 3. A copy of the Birth Certificate in the original non-English language was asked for. Beneficiary was born in England and there is no non-English version of the BC. Sent new copy with statement of how because the original is in English there is no translation.

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/703073-rfie-for-i-485-aos-birth-certificate-advice/

RFIE response was delivered to the NBC in Missouri on 4/4/2019. RFIE Recieved text recieved at 9:45pm CST on 4/5/2019. Mail arrived quickly due to proximity of the NBC to our apartment.

After working with my congressman's office due to USCIS error (see above thread for RFIE), the AOS case was expedited to our LFO. Within a week the interview was ready to be scheduled (6-19-2019) and less than a week later the interview was scheduled (6-25-2019).

Received interview date 06/29/2019 for 08/06/2019 at 10:30am at the KCFO.

Interview lasted approx 20mins, interviewer was friendly and just asked us to confirm that the i-485 questions were still true. Only change he made was the beneficiary's job. He stated at the end of the interview 'I'm definitely going to recommend you for approval'. (08/06/2019).

Conditional Green Card arrival, along with Green Card paperwork (08/10/2019)


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Kansas City MO
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-11-10
NOA Date : 2018-11-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-12-13
Approved Date : 2019-06-26
Date Card Received : 2019-07-09
Comments : NOA date is that of the text message. It occurred around 11:30pm CST

New Card Being Produced on 6-26-2019 at 3:15pm

Card was mailed on 7-5-2019

Card was picked up by USPS on 7-8-2019

Card was delivered 7-9-2019
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 228 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Kansas City MO
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-11-10
NOA Date : 2018-11-18
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2019-07-09
Comments : NOA date is that of the text message. It occurred around 11:30pm CST
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 228 days.


Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: Kansas City MO
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : August 7, 2019
Embassy Review : Interview time was at 10:30am but we arrived before 10. Airport like security was fine. Sat in the waiting room for maybe 15-20 minutes before we got called back by a guy who was probably in his mid 50s or early 60s.

Interviewer had us stand, raise our right hands and promise to tell the truth. Once we did we sat down and he said "Welp, I dont anticipate this being too long since your file looks great! I'm not going to grill you like they show at the end of The Proposal with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds." We laughed at that and I mentioned how my mom had asked me if that was what it was going to be like and I told her probably not. He went though the application just to make sure nothing had changed. He added that Matt is now working at Best Buy and that he's gotten (and paid off) a speeding ticket. He also asked us if we liked Blue Springs and said one of his sons lives there. He asked Matt our anniversary, which he got wrong and I stared at him with daggers. The Interviewer laughed and said he always likes asking the husbands that since he can see the panic in their eyes and then joked that he tells his Amazon Echo to remind him of his anniversary.

He asked if there was anything we wanted to add to the file so we gave copies of our joint car insurance, our lease, utility bills with both our names, and a joint bank statement. He said that since our file is good he'd recommend Matt for approval, but if they did need anything else they'd sent us a letter. Just as we were about to go, he saw that we had brought a photo album and asked if he could look through it. We of course said yes and he flipped though it; he mentioned seeing pictures of relationships are the best part of his day. He liked that we had photos at castles and churches in the UK and from trips here as well. Some of his favorites were us at Worcestershire cathedral, at castle ruins in Wales, Matt in front of the Ellis Island National Museum, Matt at a KC Royals game, my dad walking me down the aisle at our wedding, and my whole family and Matt wearing KC Chiefs shirts. He said that later this month there is an oath ceremony before a Royals game and they are trying to get about 500 people sign up to do their naturalization oath at it. He said they've done them at Sporting Kansas City soccer games as well.

Anyway, since he said he was gonna approve us we're just waiting on the app to update. He was thinking it should be by the end of the next day if they didnt find that they were needing anything additional. He said Matt's permanent residence card should be here in 3-4 weeks if not sooner! At 2:00am the day after the interview, we got an email saying a new card was being produced.
Harassment Level : Very Good


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