D.&.P.'s US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: P
Beneficiary's Name: D
VJ Member: D.&.P.
Country: Dominican Republic

Last Updated: 2020-02-14
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Immigration Checklist for P & D:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? California Service Center
Consulate : Dominican Republic
I-129F Sent : 2018-06-22
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-06-25
I-129F RFE(s) : NO
RFE Reply(s) : NO
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-12-07
NVC Received : 2018-12-27
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-12-31
NVC Left : 2019-01-22
Consulate Received : 2019-01-24
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-02-01
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-02-13
US Entry : 2019-02-15
Marriage : 2019-03-23
Comments : JFK Airport
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 165 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 221 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2019-04-22
NOA Date : 2019-04-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-05-24
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2020-02-13
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : ●05-29-2019 - Status changed to “Case ready to be scheduled”. Form I-485
Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.

2020-01-03 - I received the Interview Letter
2020-02-13 - Interview Date

●My interview was at USCIS / Hartford Connecticut at 9:00 AM ... The officer was very kind since we arrived, he made some jokes to let us go and break the ice, I brought a translator because my English is not perfect, then He swore to us that we were saying more than the truth ... then he took the Form I-485 that I had sent in my package, he made me all the pregintas he took out a very large File from me, with all the documents since I sent the first Once at the embassy in Santo Domingo, the folder was very large and the Officer said: Oh Wao0o! There are many things here, when I opened your case I was quite surprised. In the end he just said that if we had any questions for him and that was it.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-04-22
NOA Date : 2019-04-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-05-24
Approved Date : 2019-10-22
Date Card Received : 2019-10-30
Comments : ●05-28-2019: Fingerprints Review was Completed
Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.

New Card is Being Produced

●10-30-2019: Card Received by USPS
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 183 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-04-22
NOA Date : 2019-04-25
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2019-10-30
Comments : ●10-30-2019: Card Received by USPS
Advance Parole included in the EAD Card.
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 183 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Dominican Republic
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 7, 2019
Embassy Review : Our interview was on February 1, 2019 at 7:00 AM at the Embassy of Santo Domingo, my fiancé came to accompany me to the interview from the USA.
I'm from Santiago we moved the day before to stay at the Hotel MicroCondo is 5 minutes from the Embassy, ​​and so we can arrive on time.
The line was super long at 6 AM but, everything was fast, we were classified separately my fiancée Citizen showed his passport at the entrance and the appointment sheet. After we went through the check-ups process we went to the waiting room, when we entered the embassy a lady took us the results of the medical examinations, she uncovered them and asked for my passport, then she gave us a ticket and said to go sit between the window 18 to 28 and there we had a very kind Consul, while verifying our history and paperwork called us.
(My boyfriend and I dressed the same) Consul was surprised and said: wow! Is it the same shirt? There we broke our nerves and started talking to him.
He made us swear to raise our right hand, then asked my fiancé: Where did you meet? How many times are we in relationship? Where does my fiancé work? Have you been married before? Do they have children? What if I had gone to look for a visa some day and I said yes, he asked me what happened? I told him the whole truth, then he said ... I read his story and I have seen all his pictures and everything is fine.
Then he said: DO YOU HAVE INSTAGRAM? we said ... YES
He handed us a sheet to each one and a pen to put our users and he wanted to enter from the computer to see what we had on social networks, there our hearts cooled, my fiancé said ... If you want Mr. Consul I can give you our key to enter and the consul said no, it is not necessary, I just want to see what they have in their profile when it was both Instagram profiles we had Photos together and also our initials and Consul smiled, then said let me tell them that ... YOUR VISA IS APPROVED ... you will receive your passport from 8 to 10 working days in the Mai Boxes that you have selected.
We leave the emabaja jumping of joy to call our relatives
Everything was very fast from the NOA2 until the day of the interview
Note: Go relaxed, without nerves, trusting God and speaking the truth and everything will turn out well !!!
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 1

D.&.P. on 2018-12-28 said:
Greetings Friends (as) I have several questions about the K1 Visa 1-Do you have to bring the wedding rings to the interview? 2-My fiancée (Petitioner) comes to accompany me on the day of the interview, what documents will be asked at the door of the Embassy to her to let her enter with me, since the interview is for me but, she wants to be present as a beneficiary ? 3-After I get the NVC Case Number, can I already schedule my interview without receiving the NVC physical letter?
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