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SilverStarG's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Melissa
Beneficiary's Name: Connor
VJ Member: SilverStarG
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2024-05-19
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Immigration Checklist for Melissa & Connor:

USCIS I-130/I-129F Petitions:  
Dept of State K3 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K3 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Potomac Service Center
Consulate : London, United Kingdom
Marriage : 2019-01-29
I-130 Sent : 2019-07-01
I-130 NOA1 : 2019-07-03
I-130 RFE : 2020-01-28
I-130 RFE Sent : 2020-02-10
I-129F Sent : 2021-09-03
I-129F NOA1 : 2021-09-07
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2021-10-26
NVC Received :
NVC Left : 2022-02-15
Consulate Received : 2022-02-25
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2022-04-21 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2022-05-11
US Entry : 2022-05-22
I-130 Approval : 2022-06-23
Comments : NOA for EAD and AOS by Text 1/04/2024, Paper NOA for both received 01/13/2024

POE was Chicago/O'Hare and was a breeze. Officer didn't say anything other than asking him to remove his face mask and telling him he was all set.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 49 days from your NOA1 date.

Your I-130 was approved in 1086 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 1023 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2023-12-20
NOA Date : 2024-01-04
RFE(s) : 2024-02-29
Bio. Appt. : 2024-01-29
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2024-05-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2024-05-18
Comments : Sent RFE response 04/05/2024

Case status changed on 2/19 for RFE issued, received the RFE letter 3/2 for I-693/Medical Exam.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2023-12-20
NOA Date : 2024-01-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date :
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between January 31, 2024 and February 15, 2024*.

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:

POE Review: Chicago
Event Description
Entry Date : 2022-05-22
Embassy Review : There was no USC or non-USC queue at the time he arrived, there was only one queue. My husband went up to the officer and told him that he had a K3 visa. He handed the officer his passport and the sealed envelope he had received from the consulate. He was not put in secondary, the officer looked over his paperwork, wrote some things, typed some things, stamped his passport and said he was all set. The whole process from getting into the queue to being finished was only 7 minutes. Very quick and easy process.
Harassment Level : Low

Timeline Comments: 15

IsItLekker on 2020-02-05 said:
Hi guys! What was your RFE for, if you don't mind my asking?
IsItLekker on 2020-04-27 said:
Any word back from USCIS yet? They are supposed to give you an answer within 60 days or receiving your answer to their RFE. Hope you guys are safe!
SilverStarG on 2020-06-29 said:
No they haven't, twice I've contacted them through the my USCIS portal. The first time I did they just told me exactly what the status said, that it was received and being actively worked on- and then the second time they said it was transferred but didn't say to where. I've just contacted them again but will probably be calling to try and talk to a human. The rfe they wanted a photocopy of our original marriage certificate, that was it so I thought it would have been approved fairly quickly after as that was easy to provide.
IsItLekker on 2021-04-14 said:
Bizarre... have you guys managed to make it past the USCIS stage yet? I saw in one of your posts that they wanted to schedule an interview? What was that all about?
SilverStarG on 2021-05-10 said:
Still have no idea what that was about, my status reverted from August 5 interview scheduled back to March 16, 2020 and being under review. Any time I've tried filling out the form for outside processing time or have called I've only been told what that it's still under review and nothing is needed at this time. That remains our status currently :(
SilverStarG on 2021-10-30 said:
Update, Chicago Field Office insists I'm eligible to be interviewed prior to i-130 approval, still only in line for the interview. According to a friend of mine whose husband had a scheduled AOS interview next month at Chicago (scheduled over a year ago for this November) and had his canceled, Chicago is not doing in person interviews (what he was told) so it seems it could be years before my I-130 budges at this rate. I applied for a K-3 in September and received the NOA2 for my K-3 Oct. Hoping my rare circumstance with my I-130 allows for a successful K-3 so he can come here while we wait for the local field office to resume and catch up. I-130 status remains the same, NOA2 says K-3 case has been sent to NVC
blank avatar JD2 on 2022-01-29 said:
Any update on your case? NVC never received it? Just curious
SilverStarG on 2022-01-30 said:
No update yet, I received the paper NOA2 for the K3 but nothing from NVC yet. I contacted the NVC on January 12 and at that time they had no record of receiving it yet and they said they are contacting the USCIS on my behalf about the petition and haven't heard back on that yet.
SilverStarG on 2022-02-10 said:
I got back from visiting my husband this week and contacted the NVC today. I don't have the date that they received my case but they have received it and were able to give me my case number and invoice number. She says it's being processed then will be sent to embassy and that is when I will receive something next (from embassy).
blank avatar JD2 on 2022-02-11 said:
Good luck. Did you already do the DS-160? Also, random question: did you send a copy or original marriage certificate with your I-129F?
SilverStarG on 2022-02-11 said:
Thank you, we haven't done the ds-160 yet, I've been googling whether or not we should do it or wait the information seems mixed so still researching on that but we'll probably start it at least even if we don't submit it yet. When we applied for the i-129f I mailed in a photocopy of our certified abstract of marriage (what Arizona provides), a photocopy of the marriage license/marriage certificate that Arizona gave us (even though arizona told me it was more of a keepsake that the certified was what I need to prove marriage) as well as a photocopy of our record of marriage (the portion of the marriage license/certificate that Arizona kept). It was probably all overkill but our i-130 had an RFE for a photocopy of my original marriage certificate when I sent them the photocopy of the certified abstract so I just went ahead and sent them everything I possibly could lol but in applying i saw in the instructions do not send original unless specifically asked so we didn't.
blank avatar JD2 on 2022-02-16 said:
Why wait on the DS-160? Why not do it ASAP?
SilverStarG on 2022-02-16 said:
I received an email yesterday our case is on transit to the embassy and told us next steps are to prepare for the interview and they provided the link to the site that tells us what we will need. The DS-160 needs a digital passport photo taken recently. He doesn't have confidence in his selfie abilities for passports so he'll be going to get one today and then he'll fill out the ds-160 asap.
blank avatar TeeKay11 on 2022-06-29 said:
@SilverStarG Yours is the 1st K3 I've seen. Your journey was long, it's good to see it ended well. Best wishes going forward.
SilverStarG on 2022-06-29 said:
Thank you :) I am sure it is only because of whatever happened with our i-130. We had been under review since March 2020 and USCIS was wanting an interview before approving the i-130 but I was in an eternal queue it felt like. A week after his k-3 was issued I received an interview notice from USCIS. My opinion (which we will never know for sure and that's ok with me) was because my previous marriage was only terminated a month before this marriage (my ex and I procrastinated on the legal work) it flagged as potential fraud. He moved here May 22 and we had our i-130 interview 6/23 - it was super easy and painless- he didn't give any indication as to why we had to do this initial interview, but he approved us on the spot and said once we get our approval notice we can go ahead and file the AOS.
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