Sandford010's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Olivia
Beneficiary's Name: sandy
VJ Member: Sandford010
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2019-04-17
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Immigration Checklist for Olivia & sandy:

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 : 2018-07-25
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-08-01
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-01-03
NVC Received : 2019-01-09
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-01-17
NVC Left : 2019-02-05
Consulate Received : 2019-02-08
Packet 3 Received : 2019-02-14
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-04-11
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-04-17
US Entry : 2019-05-19
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 155 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 253 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 12, 2019
Embassy Review : Although everything I had read on here had told me that the interview was pretty easy and it was quite informal and laid back I was still nervous. Made my way to Vauxhall tube station and walked along to the embassy. I arrived at the security line just before 11 am for my 11:30 am appointment, although I would like to have turned up earlier I had read that they had asked you to not turn up any more than 30 minutes before. By the time I had gotten to the front of the line, it was probably about 11:20 or so. There was a woman at the front of the line asking to see your Instruction page, your DS-160, and your passport - possibly a letter from the embassy too, I can't quite remember. She checked all the documents I had handed her and told me;

"After going through security your going to come to two lines, just go past both the lines straight to the front because you're here for an immigrant visa, they'll give you a number there and send you on your way up"

I then went through security which was like airport-style security, emptied my pockets and put my folder and my belt into a basket to be scanned through. I then proceeded through the walkthrough scanner and retrieved my stuff at the other side.

I then came up to the main building and as she said there were two lines, I was a little flustered so decided to join the shorter line because I knew she had said that I was an immigrant visa and was to skip, which wasn't what she said at all. Luckily for myself, a gentleman had gone past the lines and was seen straight away, so I jumped out the line and asked the gentleman if he was here for a K1 visa which he wasn't it was for a marriage visa but I knew that would be processed the same way. I was seen straight away after that, the woman at the desk asked;

"Are you here for an immigrant visa" to which I answered "yes" and then asked "Are you Alexander Campbell" which again I answered yes. She said I was the last immigrant appointment between 10:30-11:30. She stuck a sticker with a number onto my instruction sheet and told me to go to the first floor and go left and left again. I went up the stairs and again there was a desk that greeted you when you got onto the first floor. He told me to go to the right but when I told him I was an immigrant visa he said to go to the left and around the corner.

When I went around the corner it led to a much smaller area where there were only a couple and the man from down the stairs sitting waiting to be seen. I sat down and within a few minutes, my number was called up. I went up to the booth and was asked a bunch of questions I've answered before.

- Have you ever been previously married?
- Have you ever changed your name?
- Were you adopted?
- Have you ever served in the military?
- Have you ever lived in any other countries?

Which I answered no to all of them. She then gave me a cd of my x-ray and was told I will be asked for this at customs so keep it safe. She then started asking for some of my documentation. She wanted my birth certificate and my police report. Then asked me for my affidavit of support, I told her I had two and she asked, "Does your fiance not work" to which I replied, "she does but doesn't make enough to be above the threshold and that's why we asked her dad to co-sponsor". She then asked for my fiance's affidavit first and a letter from her employer and then she asked for the affidavit from my fiance's dad and a letter from his employer. She then asked what age I was, I replied 23 and she gave me a form about that since I was between 18-25 I needed to sign up for selective service. I signed that.

#She then asked if I was known as Sandy as a surname because she had it down that was the case. I replied that I've been known Sandy as a first name but not as a surname but it was on no official documents and she just kind of asked the question again and I just kept saying that was incorrect. She then just kept doing something on her screen and took my fingerprints on her scanner. She then told me I could go sit back down and my number would be called back up shortly.

I was back in my seat for about 5 minutes and my number was called back up. This time it was the consular officer and he asked me to raise my right hand and I took an oath, to tell the truth. He had my passport there and commented "You look like a kid in this, but I guess you were quite young when this was issued" and laughed. Which put me at ease. He proceeded to ask a few questions;

- How did you meet your fiance?
- Which dating site was that?
- When did you meet in person?
- Has she been over here?
- What does she work as?
- Is it a fairly new job?
- Has she met your parents?
- Have you met her parents?
- Have your parents met each other?

After I answered all the questions comfortably he said, "I can see no reason that I can't grant you your visa". He handed me my documents back with a little card explaining how I get my passport back and how long it should take. I thanked him very much and left. The whole experience was pretty easy.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 2

blank avatar Missanna221 on 2019-01-24 said:
Hi, please can I ask whether you got your case number by calling? If so Was today first time you called? Thanks so much. Our Noa2 was a week after yours
blank avatar Ella And James on 2019-02-16 said:
Hello, Congratulations!!! I'm in the UK too and the I-129F was filed at the end of December. Did you meet your fiancee online like I did? Because I heard that meeting them online makes an RFE more likely. Thank you and best wishes!
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