Tara & Rohit's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Tara
Beneficiary's Name: Rohit
VJ Member: Tara & Rohit
Country: India

Last Updated: 2019-12-11
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Immigration Checklist for Tara & Rohit:

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 : Mumbai, India
I-129F Sent : 2018-06-26
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-06-28
I-129F RFE(s) : N/A
RFE Reply(s) : N/A
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-12-03
NVC Received : 2018-12-14
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-12-19
NVC Left : 2019-01-08
Consulate Received : 2019-01-14
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2019-01-28
Interview Date : 2019-03-07
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
2019-05-09
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2019-05-13
US Entry : 2019-05-23
Marriage : 2019-06-30
Comments : 03/07/2019 -- Given 221g for "Proof of Relationship"

03/18/2019 -- Submitted Evidence for 221g

05/07/2019 -- Status Changed to Nonimmigrant

05/09/2019 -- Visa Issued!! (No Second Interview)

Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 158 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 252 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Tampa
POE Date : 2019-05-23
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Tampa FL
Date Filed : 2019-07-17
NOA Date : 2019-07-24
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-08-16
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-12-05
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-12-05
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2019-12-11
Comments : 07/29/19 -- NOA1 Hard Copy Received

08/02/19 -- Biometrics Hard Copy Received

08/19/19 -- Fingerprint Review was Complete

09/25/19 -- Ready to Be Scheduled for Interview

10/16/19 -- Interview Was Scheduled

10/21/19 -- Interview Letter Received

12/05/19 -- GC Approved!

12/09/19 -- Card was Mailed



Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-07-17
NOA Date : 2019-07-24
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-08-16
Approved Date : 2019-11-25
Date Card Received : 2019-12-04
Comments : 11/26/2019 -- New Card is Being Produced

11/29/2019 -- Card Was Mailed

12/04/19 -- Card In Hand

Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 131 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-07-17
NOA Date : 2019-07-24
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments : 11/27/2019 -- Case Was Approved
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 131 days.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Mumbai, India
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 8, 2019
Embassy Review : **This review is being written on behalf of my fiance and his experience**
My fiance showed up to the consulate for his interview on March 7th, 2019 at 7:15. We were worried about our I-134 form as it was a copy and NOT the original. To our both surprise and relief... nothing was said. He was given his token number after paperwork was acquired and asked him to take a seat. The room was packed with people! An officer in the room had told my fiance that on a normal day they see about 120-130 interviews. TODAY they had a maximum record of 230 interviews!! You could tell that things were crazy busy. My fiance waited close to two hours before his token was called. He approached the counter where a middle-aged, brown hair, white man wearing glasses was waiting for him. He did not greet my fiance or say anything to him at first. Finally, he said hello and started immediately with "How did you meet your fiance?" He didn't ask my fiance any standard questions K1 interviewers ask:
1. How did you meet your fiance?
Answer
2. What does she do for work?
Answer
3. What types of jobs does she recruit for?
Answer
4. Why not get married while you were in the states working on the cruise ships?
(For the Record: My fiance had a C/D1 visa for working on ships and you can't get a marriage license with that type of visa)
5. What took so long for you to get married?
(Seriously? His divorce was finalized Nov 2017 and we applied for his visa in June 2018. What "long time" is he talking about?
During this time the interviewer was constantly rubbing his arms, shoulders, tapping his pen, click on his computer. Made little to no eye contact and got up twice during the interview to walk to another desk. After looking at one picture and a pamphlet for our wedding venue (looked at and asked for nothing else) he came back with a 221g for "Proof of Relationship." No reason was given. This experience was poor, to say the least. Now we are stuck with a 221g and more time has been added to our process. Most of the evidence was at the interview with my fiance to begin with. I guess it's a good thing I wasn't there because I would have to have been escorted off the premises javascript:emoticon('')
Rating : Very Poor


POE Review: Tampa
Event Description
Entry Date : 2019-05-23
Embassy Review : **Written on behalf of my Fiancé**
Flew into Tampa at 6 pm. Immigration took about 3-5 mins from start to finish. Approached the desk and was asked two questions: "When are you getting married" and "Do you understand the next steps?" Officer took the packet and stamped the visa. Very easy and quick!
Harassment Level : Low


Local US CIS Office Review: Tampa FL
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : December 10, 2019
Embassy Review : Our appointment was on 12/05/2019 @ 8:30 am. We checked in and took a seat in the waiting area. It took about 30 - 45 minutes for us to be seen by an officer. I believe his name was Michael... He was polite, firm, and focused. We began by him asking my husband about himself and then about me. He asked all the "yes or no" questions that were filled out in our original application. He looked over our supporting documents (bank statements/shared account info., utility bills, rental agreement). We also presented pictures of our wedding, recent trip to Disney World, and casual photos.
He pointed to people in the pictures and asked who they were (Parents and Brother)
He asked my husband what my parents ans brother do for work.
He asked him what his favorite restaurant was and then to me what he orders.
What our favorite foods are.
He then asked me what is something my husband does that irritates me. (I looked to my attorney and asked if that was a trick question before answering. We all laughed at that!)
After all was said and done, he said he sees no reason to not approve us and we left the office.

Overall, it was just as intimidating as I expected. However, we now have an approval and the Green Card was mailed to us yesterday!
Harassment Level : Very Good


Timeline Comments: 9

blank avatar Ujones on 2018-12-08 said:
Rohit & Tara hope you don’t mind me following ur timeline as Me & my fiancé a July filers at Mumbai counsulate & your experience will help us .. Good luck with your journey
Tara & Rohit on 2018-12-11 said:
@Ujones No problem at all! Good luck to you as well!
blank avatar Ujones on 2019-01-01 said:
Got our NOA2 approved 12/27..when do u think I should call NVC ?
blank avatar Ujones on 2019-01-01 said:
Got our NOA2 approved 12/27..when do u think I should call NVC ?
blank avatar Martha R on 2019-04-09 said:
Are you guys still in administrative processing?
blank avatar Ujones on 2019-04-09 said:
We are
blank avatar Creamy on 2019-05-27 said:
Hi Tara and Rohit, can you please shed additional light on what pieces of "proof of relationship" you brought to the interview, and what additional evidence you provided for the 221g? Thank you and congratulations!
blank avatar Creamy on 2019-05-27 said:
Hi Tara and Rohit, can you please shed additional light on what pieces of "proof of relationship" you brought to the interview, and what additional evidence you provided for the 221g? Thank you and congratulations!
Tara & Rohit on 2019-05-27 said:
@Creamy I wrote a response to this question on the 221g forum. If you have any additional questions let me know!
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