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Dawn&Igor's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Dawn
Beneficiary's Name: Igor
VJ Member: Dawn&Igor
Country: Slovakia

Last Updated: 2019-08-06
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Immigration Checklist for Dawn & Igor:

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 : Slovakia
I-129F Sent : 2018-04-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-04-24
I-129F RFE(s) : 2018-10-xx
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-11-05
NVC Received : 2018-12-03
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2018-12-12
Consulate Received : 2018-12-21
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-01-15
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-01-17
US Entry : 2019-01-19
Marriage : 2019-02-03
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 195 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 266 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Boston
POE Date : 2019-01-19
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Immigration officer couldn't select K1 as a visa category, got escorted with some other people to a secured room, where officers processed our cases one by one. Was disallowed to use phone. Waited max 10 mins, officer called me, filled up forms on computer, wished me a nice day, returned my passport and let me. No chest x-ray or vaccination record was requested

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Pittsburgh PA
Date Filed : 2019-02-13
NOA Date : 2019-02-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-03-13
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-08-05
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-08-05
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received:
Comments : ---- biometrics ----
Came 30 mins earlier to biometrics, no one bat an eye. There was one person in line in front of me. Waited for 3 mins, got the whole process done in less than 15 mins. Left before the scheduled time, finally some efectivity
---- aos / gc interview -----
Came an hour earlier, was let in 30mins earlier. The officer was super nice and on top of our case - read through all the affidavits, knew the pictures we submitted etc. We just went through the form questions so he could confirm what's there and updated some of the stuff like the new address we moved to etc. Then he asked if there are any proofs we'd like to submit. I bombarded him with pictures, updated affidavits, apartment lease, utility and internet bills in my wife's name (I don't even have SSN yet), some amazon orders with my name and the new address, flights and hotel bookings together. He said that it's a lot and was extremely understanding about no documents with both our names - he said it's impossible to do anything without SSN. Told us we're approvable, explained next steps (removing conditions and naturalization) and left space for our questions. Shook our hands, congratulated us and told us to expect the card in less than 30 days. All in all under 30 mins, no marriage certificate needed (sent with AOS package), no copies of NOAs, I94, birth certificates or new affidavit of support / employer letters / paystubs (wife changed jobs and we had all of this ready).

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-02-14
NOA Date : 2019-02-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-03-13
Approved Date :
Date Card Received :
Comments : 2019-04-23 called USCIS for an expedite
2019-04-30 received a request for proof
2019-04-30 sent cover letter + job offer + email communication + USCIS request
2019-05-XX contacted congressman about expedite
2019-06-03 congressman requested signed document to authorize them handling my info, mailed it ...
2019-06-19 contacted by congressman that my EAD case is to be processed "very soon" and I should contact them again in 30 days if nothing changes
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between April 24, 2019 and May 5, 2019*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-02-14
NOA Date : 2019-02-21
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your AP may be adjudicated between May 6, 2019 and May 25, 2019*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Slovakia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 22, 2019
Embassy Review : Embassy didn't contact me on their own. After I found online that status of my visa is ready to be processed at the embassy I messaged them and scheduled the interview. Email communication was efficient. I asked about available date for next week (17-21 December) and got first available one - 15th of January.

The interview itself was pretty easygoing. Security checks before entering embassy (similar to airport TSA style). Waiting for 30mins, talking to a nice lady, handing her documentation, getting my fingerprints scanned and paying for DS-160 - this all took less than 7mins. They didn't require any special documentation, returned most of the additional stuff I brought and also returned the pictures from original package - nice! Waiting for 2-3 hours after that and then being called to another window for the interview itself with the embassy consul. Super nice guy, it felt like talking with a friend and just updating him about our relationship. He asked maybe 3-4 extremely basic questions ( fiancee's full name, how did we meet, where do we plan to live etc.), mostly just for checking if it's correct in the forms. Wished me a happy new life and that was it. Received the visa in 2 days.
Rating : Good

Timeline Comments: 2

LoLo129 on 2019-02-11 said:
For your interview, did they ask for some of the documents that other people recommend, i.e. another letter of letter intent to marry, more proof of relationship, tax docs, bank statements? Thank you!
blank avatar Dawn&Igor on 2019-02-11 said:
No, you don't need to bring any documents. They used what I sent in with I-129F package and even returned half of it back. You'll need to bring more proofs of relationship later when in the US and adjusting status (AOS)
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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.

** Not all cases are transfered

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