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A - J's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: A
Beneficiary's Name: J
VJ Member: A - J
Country: Laos

Last Updated: 2023-09-25
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Immigration Checklist for A & J:

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 : Laos
I-129F Sent :
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-03-13
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-10-29
NVC Received : 2018-11-13
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-11-20
NVC Left : 2018-11-27
Consulate Received : 2018-12-06
Packet 3 Received : 2018-12-07
Packet 3 Sent : 2018-12-28
Packet 4 Received : 2019-01-08
Interview Date : 2019-03-13 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-03-27
US Entry : 2019-05-09
Marriage : 2019-08-26
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 230 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 365 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2020-04-27
NOA Date : 2020-05-19
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2020-08-25
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2020-11-10 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2020-11-10
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2020-11-18
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2020-04-27
NOA Date : 2020-05-19
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2020-08-25
Approved Date : 2020-09-24
Date Card Received : 2020-10-01
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 150 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Nebraska Service Center
Date Filed : 2022-08-15
NOA Date : 2022-08-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2022-09-19
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2023-09-15
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2023-09-25
Comments : 09-15-2023 - I-756: Approved. Interview waived.

09-19-2022 - I-797: Biometrics appointment not needed. USCIS will use previous fingerprints.

10-08-2022 - I-797:
Case was updated to show fingerprints were taken. (Used from I-485)

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Cleveland OH
Date Filed : 2023-08-15
NOA Date : 2023-08-16
Bio. Appt. : 2020-08-25
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: Cleveland OH
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : November 10, 2020
Embassy Review : Just back home from the AOS interview, which took around 15-20 minutes.


There is a parking garage just around the corner. Turn right on East Lakeside and an immediate right just past East 10th. It’s like almost immediately after turning right on East Lakeside. So watch for it. $8 to park. The walk to the Federal building from there is quick.


Construction around the building makes getting in a little tricky. We had to walk through a makeshift path in a flower bed. Not many in there. Security asked what we were there for. After we told them, they said to have a seat, that it would be ten minutes before we could go up.

Fifth floor (501):

There are signs pointing to room 501. It’s kind of hard to miss it. We presented our appointment paperwork and the nice lady at the desk told us to have a seat and someone would be right out.


We were not separated. The lady who did our interview was professional, sweet, and very personable. She exchanged small talk with us about the Covid procedures around the state as well as some personal chit chat about us and herself. She really made it seem less like a formal interview and more like a conversation.

She began with looking at our ID’s and we took the oath affirming that we would tell the truth. Then she immediately went into the list of I-485 questions, she asked about 15 of those.

Then the following:
- my full name (petitioner)
- current address
- my parents names
- when we married
- had I ever been married before
- do I have kids

Then she asked my husband the same questions.

Then she asked questions from the I-944:

- if I had been on public assistance
- how many people live in the house
- have I been working

Then she asked how we met, whether my husband traveled to my country or not. We explained and she took copious notes.

She asked what was next for us. We talked about getting a job now and being part of a community.

She mentioned that Cleveland is the fastest office in the nation for turning around green cards.

She asked if we had other materials we would like to present but said that she has more than enough. So we gave her nothing. Honestly, we prepared so much stuff and used absolutely none of it. Not complaining.

Final thoughts:

All in all it was a very pleasant experience. Just one minute or so after walking out of the building, my case updated to say “New card is being produced”.

I think we passed!

**EDIT: we did**

Good luck everyone!

(updated on November 11, 2020)

(updated on November 11, 2020)
Harassment Level : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 1

blank avatar Qas on 2023-09-18 said:
What document USCIS sent you when your I751 was in process? Trying to request that document to be re-send. We received NOA last year in november 2023, then status changed to fingerprint taken in feb 2023, but during this time we moved to different location and updated the address but it seems like USCIS did not had updated the address , and last status we got is following "Document Was Returned To USCIS On August 10, 2023, the Post Office returned your document to us. We will hold your document for 180 days or until February 6, 2024. Please go to www.uscis.gov/e-request to request that we resend the document to you. If you do not submit an online request by February 6, 2024, we will destroy your document and you will need to file a new Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, with fee."
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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
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
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

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