helen83's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Clifton
Beneficiary's Name: Helen
VJ Member: helen83
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2019-03-21
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Immigration Checklist for Clifton & Helen:

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 : 2018-07-27
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-01-18
NVC Received : 2019-02-08
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-02-11
NVC Left : 2019-02-19
Consulate Received : 2019-02-22
Packet 3 Received : 2019-03-02
Packet 3 Sent : 2019-03-02
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-03-15
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-03-21
US Entry : 2019-04-17
Marriage : 2019-05-04
Comments : Medical exam 2019-03-05
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 175 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 231 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 15, 2019
Embassy Review : So I’m sat on my train home and still trying to let the words “approved” sink in. Think that’s going to take a few more days yet!

Not much to add to that doesn’t echo the previous reviews. It wasn’t as scary as I feared. It was a pretty painless experience.

Arrived at the embassy around 10:40, my interview was at 11:30 so wondered to Waitrose as I needed something to soothe the annoying ticket cough I had. It was 11:00 when I headed over and there was hardly a que and the girl took my documents and in I went. Security straight forward like everyone said.

Qued a little while to get in by it’s very simple to find your way to where they do the interviews. My number was already on the screen so went straight up where a cheerful chap went through asking for my paperwork (none of those extra evidence pieces I had fretted about having asked for) he asked me a couple of questions but it was quick and simple.

Now unfortunately I then had a 50 minute wait for my next interview as they only seemed to have one person doing them at first. The gentleman I had was pretty serious and my nervous small talk was ignored. He asked the following from what I remember as I’m a little hazy right now to all details.
He did the oath then asked me :
What was my fiancé’s line of work?
When did we meet?
What online platform did we meet on?
How long did it take for us to meet in person?
(He wanted to know how many months )
How many times had we seen each other in total?
He then told me my medical results were that I was healthy.
Gave me back my documents and said..”Looks like we are almost ready to approve you”
Now I had to double check he meant I was getting approved as he moved straight onto the instructions for what to do when I got my visa. I saw him write the A on my folder and that was it. Just like that months of stress over!

If when I get home I can think of more to add I will I just can’t remember it all right now!! Home to sleep as it’s been a long day and of course I slept zero amounts last night 😂
Rating : Very Good


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Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
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