KM Cam's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Kelly
Beneficiary's Name: Romario
VJ Member: KM Cam
Country: Brazil

Last Updated: 2019-07-12
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Immigration Checklist for Kelly & Romario:

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 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I-129F Sent : 2018-12-17
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-12-31
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-04-09
NVC Received : 2019-04-26
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-05-01
NVC Left : 2019-05-14
Consulate Received : 2019-05-16
Packet 3 Received : 2019-05-29
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-07-02
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-07-10
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 99 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 183 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 4, 2019
Embassy Review : I did not attend the interview but this is what my fiance told me:

He had scheduled his appointment for 9:40am, and he arrived at 9:10am.

In the review of documents, they took all of the required documents, and also a copy of my passport (me being the petitioner), a copy of my birth certificate, a copy of my divorce decree, and ALL of the financial support docs I sent (including: the affidavit of support, 1040 tax return, 3 most recent W2s, three most recent IRS tax transcripts, a letter from my employer indicating my position and salary, and my last 6 months of bank statements - I was surprised they kept ALL of these documents). They did NOT ask of further proof of relationship (we had sent a lot in the initial petition). A photo is no longer required, since they use the one they take at the CASV.

He ended up being the last person interviewed for the day.

As other reviews mention, there was a long wait to be interviewed, and then the interview was extremely easy and fast. He was asked:
-What is your fiancee's name?
-When did you meet your fiancee?
-How did you meet both online and in person?
-Did you start dating immediately after you met?
-How many times did she come to Brazil?
-How many times did you go to the USA?
-Did you ever overstay your visa?
-When did you get engaged?

Then approved and it was done! He said that the consulate officer was very nice and received his answers well. Our visa is already on Issued status at CEAC one day later.

He also noted two other things worth mentioning from overhearing other interviews:
1) The consulate agents want to get specific answers to questions about dates and numbers. For example, if they ask "How long ago did you meet?", don't say "A long time ago" - know the month and year. If they ask, how many visits did you have? Know the exact number, not just "a few visits."
2) He did not observe anyone being denied outright for the visa. He did observe that some people were told they needed additional documents before being approved. Some people were missing police clearances, and some people's medical packets had not arrived from doctors offices in other cities, for example. If you do medical in Sao Paulo or any other city that is not Rio, make sure to allow enough time for the results to get to the consulate before your interview.

Good luck to everyone!
Rating : Very Good


Timeline Comments: 23

Mwkaasj on 2019-04-15 said:
https://images.app.goo.gl/unyA7JFJigardxYA9 Here is an example of the Consulate email.
KM Cam on 2019-04-15 said:
Wow thank you! That’s really really helpful! I’m so excited!!! :) :)
Mwkaasj on 2019-04-15 said:
Please pass around
KM Cam on 2019-04-15 said:
Will do!!!!
Mwkaasj on 2019-05-02 said:
Looks like the dates may need to be 4/22 :-))
KM Cam on 2019-05-02 said:
Haha ooops, thanks!!!
KM Cam on 2019-05-02 said:
Ok it’s really May 1, for real!!!
Mwkaasj on 2019-05-16 said:
We will see you there!! Ours is on 7/2 as well!!
Mwkaasj on 2019-05-16 said:
I dont show that they have received it yet though. Received date should be this Friday to next Tuesday. I’m following it on the DHL hack
KM Cam on 2019-05-16 said:
Oh cool!!!! Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to attend the interview, but please let me know if you'd like to connect with my fiance! He'd love to have someone to meet up with. He's doing biometrics the day beforehand and spending one night in Rio. My case status is now showing as ready on CEAC. Hopefully yours updates soon.
Emw2290 on 2019-05-21 said:
I've been following you and mwkaasj. My fiance's interview is also July 2nd. His name is actually João, and will be there by himself as I'm unable to attend.
KM Cam on 2019-05-21 said:
I sent you a private message, Emw!!!
KM Cam on 2019-05-21 said:
I sent you a private message, Emw!!!
Mwkaasj on 2019-05-21 said:
Please let us know if you get the Packet 3 email. We haven't yet. Thanks!!
KM Cam on 2019-05-21 said:
We haven't yet either. From what I gather, it should come end of this week. Keep you posted.
blank avatar Kldb on 2019-06-19 said:
May I ask at what point were you able to schedule the interview in Rio. We have our NVC case number but when we go to schedule it says it is not ready to schedule.
blank avatar Kldb on 2019-06-19 said:
May I ask at what point were you able to schedule the interview in Rio. We have our NVC case number but when we go to schedule it says it is not ready to schedule.
blank avatar Kldb on 2019-06-19 said:
May I ask at what point were you able to schedule the interview in Rio. We have our NVC case number but when we go to schedule it says it is not ready to schedule.
blank avatar Kldb on 2019-06-19 said:
May I ask at what point were you able to schedule the interview in Rio. We have our NVC case number but when we go to schedule it says it is not ready to schedule.
blank avatar Kldb on 2019-06-19 said:
May I ask at what point were you able to schedule the interview in Rio. We have our NVC case number but when we go to schedule it says it is not ready to schedule.
KM Cam on 2019-06-19 said:
Your case has to be sent to the consulate in Rio. The day after it’s sent, you can schedule the interview. Did you check your case status in the CEAC site?
blank avatar Kldb on 2019-07-02 said:
Congrats!!!!
KM Cam on 2019-07-02 said:
Thank you! I'll post a consulate review as soon as I can drag more info out of my fiance, since I did not attend!!
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