celie&joseph's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Celeste
Beneficiary's Name: Joseph
VJ Member: celie&joseph
Country: Lebanon

Last Updated: 2019-04-17
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Immigration Checklist for Celeste & Joseph:

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 : Lebanon
I-129F Sent : 2018-08-31
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-09-12
I-129F RFE(s) : --
RFE Reply(s) : --
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-01-25
NVC Received : 2019-02-19
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-02-20
NVC Left : 2019-03-05
Consulate Received : 2019-03-11
Packet 3 Received : 2019-03-14
Packet 3 Sent : 2019-03-14
Packet 4 Received : 2019-03-07
Interview Date : 2019-04-05 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-04-12
US Entry : 2019-04-30
Marriage : 2019-06-06
Comments : Medical 3/11/2019
Original Interview: 3/19/19
Embassy Canceled: 3/13/19
Embassy Rescheduled: 3/14/19
New Interview Date: 4/5/19

My fiance arrived about half an hour before his interview. He went through the first security checkpoint where they check you to make sure you're not bringing anything in, then secondary security where they ask to see your passport and appointment letter. Then security sent him to the counter where he was asked basic questions like

What's your email address and phone number
Have you ever been married
Has she ever been married
What's her job

Then they gave him a slip with all the required documents to be put in a certain order and was told to go to take a seat to wait for the interview. He waited there about 1.5-2 hours when he was called up to meet with the officer.

He was asked just a few questions:

How did you meet?
Have either of you been married before?
What are the dates for her first and second trip?
What's her job?

He looked only at our pictures and said Welcome to America. You're approved. We will keep your passport to put your Visa in it. Please walk over to the counter so you can register to pick it up when its ready.

And that's it! The officer who interviewed him was the same one that interviewed him the last time for his tourist Visa (that was denied) and both times he was pleasant and super nice with a friendly demeanor. The only bad thing was that they had rescheduled his appointment but as long as we are approved it doesnt even matter anymore
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 135 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 205 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


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Timeline Comments: 7

blank avatar Saraslh on 2018-11-14 said:
Hi celeste.. i wanted to ask u as a lebanese applier .. did u send any engagement pictures or have u done any kind of engagement ceremonies before applying for the I129f
Celie&joseph on 2018-11-16 said:
Hi Sara! No, we didn't do any ceremony. It was a surprise engagement so we don't really have pictures other than of the set up, but we provide 10 pictures of us together and with his family and friends. It's so nice to see another Lebanese filer and from Texas too! We are few, I think. lol
Joyoussinger on 2019-04-05 said:
Yay! Congratulations on your approval!!!
Celie&joseph on 2019-04-05 said:
Thank you so much!! 💜
Joyoussinger on 2019-04-11 said:
It happened! Congratulations!!!
Celie&joseph on 2019-04-11 said:
Yesss! It arrived at 4:55pm today and they closed at 5 lol so he's going tomorrow morning to pick it up. Yay!
Celie&joseph on 2019-04-11 said:
Yesss! It arrived at 4:55pm today and they closed at 5 lol so he's going tomorrow morning to pick it up. Yay!
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