NinaLu's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: C
Beneficiary's Name: L
VJ Member: NinaLu
Country: Romania

Last Updated: 2019-03-21
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Immigration Checklist for C & L:

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 : Bucharest, Romania
I-129F Sent : 2018-07-30
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-08-03
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-01-10
NVC Received : 2019-01-28
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-01-30
NVC Left : 2019-02-05
Consulate Received : 2019-02-07
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-03-14
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-03-20
US Entry : 2019-04-04
Marriage :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 160 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 223 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bucharest, Romania
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 15, 2019
Embassy Review : My experience was very similar to a lot of the other reviews here. Due to nerves, I got to the embassy one hour early and waited across the street until the appointed time. At 1 PM, we crossed the street and two at a time, the security guard invited us in after checking our passports in order to confirm our appointment (my DS-160 was visible but he did not check it, probably because it was in sight).

Once inside, I was given a basket to put my belongings in and my phone had to be switched off. A scan followed. Any electronics were to be kept there and picked up upon return as we were all given little slips with a number on them but bags could be carried in. (I assume they will not allow big or voluminous bags however)

Once the security check was completed, I was directed to a second, bigger building inside. Right after entry, I was called to present my documents and have my fingerprints taken then told to take a seat in the waiting area. Since I was one of the first people in, I have only had to wait between 10 and 15 minutes to be called to one of the windows (they called us by name).

The CO was very friendly and kept the conversation light, promising me that the scariest part of the interview is the oath (I was extremely anxious and nervous and it was very obvious so he kept a joking, friendly attitude which I greatly appreciated). Here is a sample of the conversation:

1.How did you meet? (For context, we met in a game)
2. What kind of game is that?
3. Why did you accept him in your clan, did you not think he seems shady? (I assume he tried to see if it was a clan specifically targeting US players but it was not the case as the clan was international. Bonus points for being funny.)
5. What did you visit when he was here?
6. What is his favorite food?
7. (He looked through my pictures of little gifts we have given each other then proceeded to ask little questions about them)
8. (He looked through my DS-160 then made little jokes about my previous workplace since my description of it was fairly straightforwardly funny)
9. Did you ever talk to his family before?

The whole interview was very relaxed and lasted about 5 minutes, if that. After that I was simply told that everything looked alright to him and that I would be able to receive my passport early next week as the stamp takes a couple days to get printed.
Rating : Very Good


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(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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