kamorable's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Texan
Beneficiary's Name: Afghani
VJ Member: kamorable
Country: Afghanistan

Last Updated: 2021-02-01
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Immigration Checklist for Texan & Afghani:

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 : Afghanistan
I-129F Sent : 2019-05-16
I-129F NOA1 : 2019-05-20
I-129F RFE(s) : 2019-08-22
RFE Reply(s) : 2019-09-05
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-09-16
NVC Received : 2019-10-10
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-10-16
NVC Left : 2019-10-16
Consulate Received : 2019-10-24
Packet 3 Received : 2019-12-05
Packet 3 Sent : 2019-12-05
Packet 4 Received : 2019-12-18
Interview Date : 2020-01-05 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2020-02-02
US Entry : 2020-02-05
Marriage : 2020-02-10
Comments : Interview 5 Jan 2020 / Switched from IV to NIV 29 Jan 2020 / Visa issued 30 Jan 2020 / Flight 05 Feb 2020!! FINALLY
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 119 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 230 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Antonio TX
Date Filed : 2020-02-21
NOA Date : 2020-03-12
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2020-10-21
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2021-01-26 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2021-01-26
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2021-02-01
Comments : The interview was really efficient. They did not ask for anything additional from us as we sent everything with our case. They just confirmed the paperwork information and asked about how long we have known each other, when we met and if our families met (had not because of Covid.) They did re-ask the questions in the interview that were at the end of the I-29F application on immigration. After the interview, we were informed we were approved and should receive the Green Card in about 2 weeks.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2020-02-21
NOA Date : 2020-03-12
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2020-10-21
Approved Date : 2020-12-23
Date Card Received : 2021-01-02
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 306 days.

Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: San Antonio TX
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : January 26, 2021
Embassy Review : The interview was efficient and smooth. I would recommend arriving 30 minutes early to get into line. You will go through checkpoints (Like you do at the airport) and then check-in. We arrived at 7:45 am, got in line, after we went through security and checked in, it was 8:10 am. They finally called our number about 8:45 am and we left about 9:00 am. Took about an hour of waiting to actually have the interview, but the interview took about 10 to 15 minutes.
Harassment Level : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 25

Kamorable on 2019-01-24 said:
Update: 01/24/2019 We submitted our I-29F on 08/15/2018. We received our NOA-1 08/20/2018. We received an RFE dated 01/17/2019 and sent it back certified mail 01/23/2019.
Kamorable on 2019-01-24 said:
Tip: I was originally using the old website to check the status of our case. I continued to follow timelines of other fellow petitioners who talked about an old and new website. I searched and found the new website (which is accurate and updated oppose to the old website, for our case anyway.) For the first few days after creating an account on the new website, It would not let me add my case, after 2 days of logging in to try, I was able to add our case. / OLD WEBSITE https://www.uscis.gov/ / NEW WEBSITE https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/
Samfar 92 on 2019-01-28 said:
Hi may i ask you what was the RFE about that uscis requested from guys. Thanks
Kamorable on 2019-01-28 said:
Hello Samfar92, The RFE was because I did not send the correct type of passport photos. I submitted it on printer paper and they needed his photo on "photo quality" paper.
Samfar 92 on 2019-01-28 said:
Ohk I hope you receive your NOA2 soon 🙂
Kamorable on 2019-01-30 said:
Update: 01/30/2019 - Our RFE response was received by USCIS on 01/29/2019 and the new website was updated stating they will continue working on our case and will notify us if they need anything additional.
Kamorable on 2019-03-01 said:
Update: 03/01/2019 - Our case was submitted for denial 02/05/2019. I found this information out incorrectly (due to lack of training in Tier 1 customer service) and since the decision was not finalized they would not explain why a letter has not been created denying the case (which I hope means there is hope) and they could not tell me when I would receive an update. This has been a nerve-wracking experience and I just wish we would be approved.
Kamorable on 2019-03-20 said:
Update: 03/19/2019 - Our case was officially denied. Not sure why, waiting for the denial letter to figure out our next plan of action. Best of luck to all others in this process.
Samfar 92 on 2019-03-20 said:
Did you try to contact USCIS And asked them the reason why they denied your case?
Kamorable on 2019-03-20 said:
Samfar92, The email indicates the letter will be an indication of what happened. We are upset but planning to visit one another next month then reapply with stronger evidence and know how (as it will be the second time around) It is devastating waiting 7 months for the denial but seeing one another next month is now our excitement and we kind of know what to expect this waiting process. Thank you for your helpful advice, I appreciate the kindness.
Samfar 92 on 2019-03-20 said:
Yeah I know it's stressfull process itself and if you are getting denied or delayed, so it's painfull I understand, any way, I am happy that you guys are planing to visit eachothers. I am also originally from Afg, so thats why felt sad and wanted to know the reason 🙁 wish you both the best in future...
Samfar 92 on 2019-04-03 said:
Did you reapply?
Kamorable on 2019-04-03 said:
Samfar92, Not yet. We are making a stronger case and then we will re-apply in May. (We are meeting in early May)
Samfar 92 on 2019-04-03 said:
Thats good, my best wishes are with you, 🙂
Kamorable on 2019-05-15 said:
Update 05/15/2019: Hello All! We just reapplied after our weeklong vacation in Dubai! We are re-applying with stronger evidence and hopefully less errors than the first petition! Just an FYI there is a few updates when applying, the forms changed and now they accept a debit card for your application instead of sending in a moneyorder. The application also required a form from the department of state website for entry and exit information from the U.S. and I wanted to let anyone reading be aware of these changes as I almost submitted incorrect items. (AGAIN)
Chocolatecookie on 2019-05-21 said:
we share similar timelines. also my case is a csc too.
Chocolatecookie on 2019-05-31 said:
I am sure all will go well this time. It seems that CSC processing time is quicker than last year.
Chocolatecookie on 2019-08-22 said:
Any update?
Kamorable on 2019-08-22 said:
I got an RFE :( waiting for the letter to see what caused it, and hopefully resolve it. We met all the criteria and I triple-checked the documents and my fiance checked them also. We are stunned but waiting for an update.
Kamorable on 2019-08-22 said:
I got an RFE :( waiting for the letter to see what caused it, and hopefully resolve it. We met all the criteria and I triple-checked the documents and my fiance checked them also. We are stunned but waiting for an update.
Chocolatecookie on 2019-08-27 said:
damn it. not again....wish the best for you guys. hope they will get back to you soon.
Kamorable on 2019-08-27 said:
Hopefully, it is a smooth process. I did not answer a question on the Form about criminal record(s) and we both have no criminal history. I answered the question as they requested and sent it back. *Fingers crossed*
Chocolatecookie on 2019-09-18 said:
congratulations!!! happy for you all
Kamorable on 2019-09-18 said:
Kamorable on 2019-09-18 said:
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