RobandTania's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Rob
Beneficiary's Name: Tania
VJ Member: RobandTania
Country: Ukraine

Last Updated: 2011-04-11
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Immigration Checklist for Rob & Tania:

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 : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Ukraine
I-129F Sent : 2007-01-19
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-01-26
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2007-05-10
NVC Received : 2007-05-18
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2007-05-23
Consulate Received : 2007-05-25
Packet 3 Received : 2007-06-22
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2007-07-03
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2007-07-10
US Entry : 2007-07-17
Marriage : 2007-09-07
Comments : Once we had the NVC/embassy account number on May 23, we did not wait for official arrival of P3/P4 forms. We did not receive any appointment letters, either. We downloaded everything from the embassy's website and made appointments immediately by phone.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 104 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 158 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2007-07-17
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Detroit MI
Date Filed : 2007-10-03
NOA Date : 2007-10-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2007-11-02
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2008-03-26
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-03-26
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2008-04-11
Comments : Very anti-climatic interview. For two weeks, we organized and copied documents out the wazoo! Medical and blood tests that cost $350! All docs were tabled, indexed, etc. He took nothing except our 3 docs and some photos showing ongoing relationship. He also asked "Arrested..? protitute..? terrorist..? narcotics..?" then shook our hands and said congratulations. All three of us signed/dated a simple document and he said congratulations! My wife will get her conditional green card in the mail in 2-4 weeks. What a load off our shoulders! YIPPEE!


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2007-10-03
NOA Date : 2007-10-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2007-11-02
Approved Date : 2007-12-10
Date Card Received : 2007-12-19
Comments : We've received FOUR emails from CRIS since the 10th. Dec 10th was notice of approval and that the card was ordered. Two repeats. Dec 19th (fourth notice) was that approval was mailed.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 68 days.


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Indianapolis IN
Date Filed : 2010-12-29
NOA Date : 2011-01-15
Bio. Appt. : 2011-01-29
Interview Date : 2011-03-14
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2011-04-28
Comments : The process with USCIS was straight forward, handled professionally by those at the office... so on. After her oath and we have her naturalization certificate, we'll apply for a passport for her. Then this ENTIRE encounter from K-1 to U.S. citizenship is O-V-E-R!!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ukraine
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 14, 2007
Embassy Review : The interview was easy, the agent mostly reviewed paperwork. Be sure you have all documents in order before the interview! The staff was helpful and kind.
Rating : Very 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
is past due.

** Not all cases are transfered

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