LukeU's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Courtney
Beneficiary's Name: Luke
VJ Member: LukeU
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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Immigration Checklist for Courtney & Luke:

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 : 2018-06-09
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-06-14
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-11-29
NVC Received : 2019-01-08
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-01-08
NVC Left : 2019-01-08
Consulate Received : 2019-01-15
Packet 3 Received : 2019-01-19
Packet 3 Sent : 2019-01-19
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-03-11
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-03-15
US Entry : 2019-05-11
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 168 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 270 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2019-07-31
NOA Date : 2019-08-09
RFE(s) : 2019-10-03
Bio. Appt. : 2019-09-30
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-12-09
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-07-31
NOA Date : 2019-08-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-09-30
Approved Date : 2019-11-20
Date Card Received : 2019-11-29
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 112 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-07-31
NOA Date : 2019-08-09
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2019-11-29
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 114 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 24, 2019
Embassy Review : Arrived at the embassy around 9:05 – 9:10am and there’s a queue outside and just wait it out with Passport & DS-160 confirmation printout in hand.

Upon entering it is airport style security belt, watch, pockets empty…blah blah, we’re all familiar with that here I’m sure.

Walk through into a large open foyer and there were 2 queues but we were just advised to jump in any of them until you’re at the desk and a lady will let you know which level you should go, first floor turn left and follow it round until you’re in a waiting room with like bank booths with privacy dividers there.

First Window:
You’ll have had a number allocated on your paperwork and when this is called up on a screen, go to the booth showing your number and they’ll ask questions regarding documents, I took with me and handed over:

DS-160 & Passport,
Birth Certificate,
Change of name deed,
Police Certificate,
Affidavit of support and supporting evidence (W2, Bank statements, letter of employment).
I had copies of all of these however the lady wanted my originals to take digital copies of.

After these were checked I was informed it’s all in order and my medical was there and they handed me my x-rays on a disk to keep and carry on my person through the POE and finger prints to be taken.
Asked to take a seat and wait for my allocated number to pop up for the interview, maybe 10 minutes wait and interview time.

This was insanely laid back, raise right hand and take an oath, finger prints.

On to the questions:

When did Courtney & I meet?
What was the next trip after meeting for the first time? (We'd mentioned the subsequent trip on our initial petition so),
What does she do for work?
How long has she done it for?
Where does she live?
Has she always lived there?
Where are her family?

None of this was like an interrogation it was more of a conversation along the lines of “Oh okay and has she always lived in the state?” At times with some of the questions he'd ask them and then give you pointers, "Where does she live? which state?" "After meeting what was the next trip, did Courtney come to you next?"

That was it. “I can see no reason why we can’t issue your visa it will be with you within 1-2 weeks you’re approved.” A little shocked I asked if that was it, are we done, I’m approved?!

He congratulated me handed me back my Change of Name Deed and some photographs we submitted within the initial petition and that was it.

I was at the window about 7 minutes (8 minutes between texts so), I was back on the street walking back to the tube by 9:50 am practically cartwheeling all of the way.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 5

Pinkitmake on 2018-11-30 said:
blank avatar Helen83 on 2019-03-11 said:
Awww yay congrats!! Been waiting to see if you got approved today!! Can't wait to hear your experience! Congrats again :)
Pinkitmake on 2019-03-11 said:
Congratulations on the approval!!
blank avatar Cam & Thomas on 2019-03-11 said:
Congratulations!! I was thinking about you today. We have 2 more weeks for our interview (the 26th). Hope we hear those magic words " You are approved." Good luck on your journey.
Mdetroit on 2019-11-03 said:
Have you receive any update on EAD or AP??
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