Jay Jones's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Jay
Beneficiary's Name: Len
VJ Member: Jay Jones
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2019-03-14
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Immigration Checklist for Jay & Len:

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 : 2018-08-08
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-08-15
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-01-09
NVC Received : 2019-02-01
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-02-01
NVC Left : 2019-02-05
Consulate Received : 2019-02-07
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-03-14
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 147 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 211 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 14, 2019
Embassy Review : Our interview appointment was at 7:10 am. We arrived about 6 am and stood in the 7:10 line. I forgot my watch at home so I’m not able to give the exact times of the step by step process.

We start the process about 6:30 outside when my fiancé was are asked to put her passport in a ziploc bag. Then she were asked for the DS-160 and they looked for my fiancé’s name and put a sticker on her DS-160. My fiancé goes thru the foreigner door and my daughter and I go thru the US Citizens side. We sat in the chairs outside for about 5 minutes before we all got in line to go inside the Embassy.

Once inside we did the bag check and went to our designated area. When it was our turn we went to the 1st pre-screen window. The lady at the pre-screen window even asked me some questions and I seen from the packet in front of her she had everything I mailed in our I-129f packet. After the pre-screen we sat down a bit then my fiancé went to the finger scan window.

After the finger scan we sat and waited in the interview area. People with odd numbers on their sticker went to one side and even numbers went to the other. When it was our turn to be interviewed the Counsular asked if our daughter was my biological daughter and if she had her US passport then he politely instructed me to sit down and if he needed anything from me then he would send for me. I gave my fiancé a HUGE folder with a lot of supporting documents. I sat down maybe for 2 minutes and here comes my fiancé with a HUGE smile on her face. APPROVED!!!! He did not ask for one piece of paper. My fiancé said he asked her 4 questions: was she ever married, was I ever married, what is my work and do our daughter have US Citizenship..

When we left the Embassy it was 8:05 am. So the interview process took about 1 hour and we was back in time at our hotel for the free breakfast buffet, lol.
Rating : Very Good


Timeline Comments: 5

blank avatar Lolonyo on 2019-02-07 said:
Hello Jay, did you schedule your interview as soon as you got your case #? Looks like you didn't have to wait too long for your interview date.
blank avatar Jay Jones on 2019-02-07 said:
I made the interview appointment today Philippine time when my CEAC status had "in transit". Maybe 2 hours after I made the appointment my status changed to "ready". I was lucky that my packet arrived so fast to the Embassy in Manila. I was told as a rule of thumb it's best to wait until your status says "ready" but I learned that some people make their interview appointment while their packet is "in transit" with the anticipation the packet will arrive in a few days.
blank avatar Lolonyo on 2019-02-07 said:
Thanks so much for your prompt & detailed response, Jay! Wishing you the very best!
blank avatar Lolonyo on 2019-03-14 said:
Congratulations on your approval!
blank avatar Jay Jones on 2019-03-14 said:
Thank you
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