O-J's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: J
Beneficiary's Name: O
VJ Member: O-J
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2023-03-18
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Immigration Checklist for J & O:

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 : 2018-07-28
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-08-02
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-12-26
NVC Received : 2019-01-14
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-01-22
NVC Left : 2019-02-05
Consulate Received : 2019-02-08
Packet 3 Received : 2019-02-16
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-03-22
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-03-29
US Entry : 2019-05-12
Marriage :
Comments : Booked medical on the 2019-01-25 for 2019-02-22

CEAC marked case as “In Transit”: 2019-02-05

CEAC marked case as “Ready”: 2019-02-08

NVC sent email to state case was shipped to London: 2019-02-08

Filled in DS-160 and scheduled interview: 2019-02-12

Received “Packet 3” letter of instructions from consulate: 2019-02-16

For the interview I only needed one I-134f and we used my fiancé's mum. None from my fiancé.

CEAC marked case as Non Immigrant Administrative Processing: 2019-03-25

CEAC marked case as Issued: 2019-03-27

Visa in hand: 2019-03-29 home delivery

Social Security process:
2019-05-31: Applied at SSA
2019-07-09: Returned to SSA to see what was taking so long as hadn’t received my card. They said they couldn’t verify my status as my middle names had been added to my first name as my given name. They submitted a new SAVE case but told me to contact DHS. I emailed SAVE.help@uscis.dhs.gov to explain the situation but received no response but did end up receiving my card in the end.
2019-07-22: Card was issued
2019-07-28: Received card in the mail
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 146 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 232 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Helena MT
Date Filed : 2019-07-24
NOA Date : 2019-07-31
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-08-21
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2020-02-28
Approval / Denial Date : 2020-03-03
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2020-03-11
Comments : Feb 28th: At the interview I was told I would receive my green card within 7-10 days

March 3rd: Online status New Card is being Produced

March 4th: Online status Case was Approved

March 6th: Online status Card was mailed to me. I also received an email with a tracking number for this

March 9th: Received my approval notice in the mail with approved date of 03/03/20

March 11th: Card received

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-07-24
NOA Date : 2019-07-31
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-08-21
Approved Date : 2019-12-27
Date Card Received : 2020-01-06
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 156 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-07-24
NOA Date : 2019-07-31
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2020-01-06
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 156 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Nebraska Service Center
Date Filed : 2022-02-15
NOA Date : 2022-02-22
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : March 28th: "Case Was Updated To Show Fingerprints Were Taken" (No biometrics appointment)

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Helena MT
Date Filed : 2023-03-04
NOA Date : 2023-03-05
Bio. Appt. : 2023-03-27
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 25, 2019
Embassy Review : Interview: Friday 22nd March 11:30

First Window:
The guy here had my petition in front of him. Took fingerprints here and gave me my x-ray CD from the medical.
Documents needed here:
Passport - kept
DS-160 - returned
Birth Certificate - kept
Police Certificate - kept
I-134f with W2 and bank statement - kept (only one form of support needed from fiancé's mum)
Passport photo - scanned them and returned

Questions asked:
When do you intend on travelling to the US? I told him May hopefully. He said the visa will be valid until August based on 6 months from my medical date.
Have you ever had any other US Visas? No
Have you ever overstayed on the visa waiver program? No
Have either of you ever been married before? No
Why is the support his mum? Because he's a student so couldn't cover the full amount needed. Told him about my savings and he didn't want to see.
Do you have a letter to say he is a student? No. Then he said the next lady might have further questions about this part but that's ok I don't have it.

He handed back the original photos I submitted with the petition. He kept my passport and paperwork to pass onto the next part. Done by 11:37 (about 5 mins total here)

Second Window:
Next part called around 11:50. A woman this time in a window further down. Had to raise my right hand and take the oath. Had to state my name and fiancés.

Questions asked:
How did you meet?
How long have you been together?
How often do you see each other?
Why is the support his mum? Fiancé is a full time student due to finish this year
What does he study?
Does he have a job lined up for after he finishes?
Is his mum intending on paying you? No. I told her I had my own savings and a bank statement with me if she needed to see. She just asked how much and I told her.

Took fingerprints here again. And then she said I am happy to say you are approved! Wrote a big A on my folder and handed me a card that says the visa should be with me in 7-10 days. Done by 11:56.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 9

blank avatar Missanna221 on 2018-12-30 said:
Great to see :) would be ever so grateful if you Could keep profile updated when case reaches NVC/ if you call to get case number. So helpful to have this info/ timeframes for work notice/ life planning :)
O-J on 2018-12-30 said:
I will for sure keep this updated for everyone. Hopefully you hear something on yours soon. Good luck! :)
blank avatar Missanna221 on 2018-12-30 said:
Thank you so much :) it’s much appreciated
O-J on 2019-01-08 said:
Rang the NVC today and my petition hadn’t been received yet. Still very early but I wanted to check. They said it can take up to 6 weeks.
blank avatar Missanna221 on 2019-01-08 said:
6 weeks is so long - hopefully not. Look forward to hearing when they finally receive it. Thanks so much for update.
O-J on 2019-01-14 said:
Case received today. Got an email to confirm it and they confirmed in a call also when I asked if a case number was assigned. No case number yet but it’s there!
blank avatar Missanna221 on 2019-01-15 said:
:) thank you for the update it is very much appreciated. Did you have to do anything to get the email to show received? Thanks
O-J on 2019-01-15 said:
Fill out the form to add both emails on https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/ask-nvc.html We both filled it out but only one of us received the confirmation email. It’s not guaranteed you’ll receive an email but worth a shot.
O-J on 2019-01-22 said:
I got my case number by calling them again today. Haven’t received mail or email
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