JNJUSA19's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Joe
Beneficiary's Name: Johanna
VJ Member: JNJUSA19
Country: Venezuela

Last Updated: 2019-11-27
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Immigration Checklist for Joe & Johanna:

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 : Bogota, Colombia
I-129F Sent : 2018-08-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-08-13
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-01-18
NVC Received : 2019-02-12
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-02-14
NVC Left : 2019-03-05
Consulate Received : 2019-03-08
Packet 3 Received : 2019-03-12
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-03-27
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-04-01
US Entry : 2019-04-02
Marriage :
Comments : Sasha at NVC is awesome!
NVC Transferred case from Caracas to Bogota 3/5/19
3/28/19 CEAC Status changed to "administrative Review"
3/29/19 CEAC Status changed to "Issued" early AM. Rec'd email that visa was ready to pickup at 5pm. Made appointment to pick up visa on 4/1/19. Hope it's not April Fools! :)-
4/01/19 Picked up visa at CAS near Embassy. You must make an appointment or you won't be allowed in!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 158 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 226 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Saint Louis MO
Date Filed : 2019-04-10
NOA Date : 2019-04-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-07-23
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-11-19
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-11-20
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2019-11-26
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-04-10
NOA Date : 2019-04-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2019-09-20
Date Card Received : 2019-09-24
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 163 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-04-10
NOA Date : 2019-04-11
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2019-09-24
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 163 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bogota, Colombia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 30, 2019
Embassy Review : My Venezuelan fiancee had her case transferred from Caracas to Bogota due to the evacuation of the US Embassy in Caracas. We were happy to find out that her appointment could be scheduled only 12 days after her case was received in Bogota! On the day of her interview she arrived early and as others have stated, passed through several stations where her documents were checked, put in a certain order, and rechecked again. She waited only a brief time before she was called to the window to speak with the Consular Officer. He asked her only a few of the typical questions about my family, job, and where I lived in the US. He seemed to be focused on the fact that I (US Citizen) was divorced before and read over my notarized divorce several times. My fiancee had lots of evidence of a bona fide relationship, but he did not ask to see any of it other than what was in the I-129F package. At the conclusion, he told her, "I'm sorry but I can't tell you now whether you are approved. Your package is very complete and i need nothing further. However, I need to review your fiancee's divorce. You will receive an email in a few days with further instructions". Obviously, she was very concerned and called me as soon as she left the Consulate. We were both distraught and thought we had prepared for everything. I guess we just expected to be approved on the spot. They did keep her passport which we learned later was a good sign (Thanks VJers!). The next day, CEAC status changed to "Administrative Processing". The day after that it changed to "Issued"!!! We received an email that evening saying we needed to make an appointment to pick up her visa! While we don't have the Visa in-hand as i write this, we are obviously happy and relieved. It has been a long and stressful experience. Although it is not over yet, we look forward to being reunited and starting our life together (finally)! I can't wait to show my sweetheart the country that I love so much! God Bless the USA! I hope these words will someday help another couple to complete their Visa Journey!
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 2

JNJUSA19 on 2019-03-28 said:
Interview 3/27: "You'll get an email in a few days". More torture...
JNJUSA19 on 2019-04-02 said:
Update: 4/1/19: Visa in hand! :)
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