DarkSilver's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Yin
Beneficiary's Name: Hei
VJ Member: DarkSilver
Country: Malaysia

Last Updated: 2020-03-28
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Immigration Checklist for Yin & Hei:

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 : Malaysia
I-129F Sent : 2018-06-10
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-06-20
I-129F RFE(s) : 2018-12-20
RFE Reply(s) : 2018-12-24
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-01-12
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2019-02-16
Packet 3 Received : 2019-02-19
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-04-16
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-04-22
US Entry : 2019-06-09
Marriage :
Comments : Feb 21 - Applied for the Certificate of Good Conduct from Malaysia.
Mar 10-14 (unsure of exact date) - Certificate of Good Conduct is ready to be picked up.
Mar 16 - the open interview dates are Tues and Thurs April 9-30. Only one slot left in the earliest dates, 2 in the later ones.
Mar 23 - closest interview dates are April 11 & 16, May dates are now appearing too.
Mar 27 - Appointment booked
First Class mail took about 10 days to reach Malaysia.

Medical seems to be very easy and quick to book then takes a week or two to be complete.
Visa lasts six months from medical date.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 206 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 300 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2019-06-09
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Absolutely nothing negative. We both thought it would take a few hours to get through customs and the entry interview but it was only around half an hour. It seems the couple in line behind didn't fare as well though (unsure of their country).

Even as a US citizen returning to the US it seems t take longer than this.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2019-07-19
NOA Date : 2019-08-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-09-05
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2020-04-02
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : Package mailed on Jul 19, 2019.

From Georgia to Alabama field office.

According to the website all interviews at field offices have been delayed until late April and will receive a letter detailing the next steps. Will be calling to confirm soon.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2019-07-19
NOA Date : 2019-08-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-09-05
Approved Date : 2020-01-03
Date Card Received : 2020-01-23
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 168 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Malaysia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 20, 2019
Embassy Review : It went very quickly and easily. We printed out a lot of photos and chats, but they didn't ask for any of them. Even the Affidavit of Support was overdone (included a co-sponser which they didn't even want to look at)
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 1

Dicon7 on 2019-03-23 said:
Hi, happy to see both of us in similar way. Can you please guide me or help me to get a copy of P3 letter ?
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