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  Petitioner's Name: Michael
Beneficiary's Name: Elena
Country: Moldova

Last Updated: 2011-11-20
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Immigration Checklist for Michael & Elena:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Bucharest, Romania
I-129F Sent : 2007-01-30
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-02-13
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2007-03-27
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2007-04-11
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2007-05-18
Packet 3 Sent : 2007-05-24
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2007-10-02
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2007-10-15
US Entry : 2007-10-22
Marriage : 2007-11-10
Comments : I had my NOA2 extended for 4 more months due to a 2 years home residence restriction on a previous J-1 exchange visa. The package left NVC in April and was received by the consulate in Bulgaria on the same day. All the documents were transfered to Bucharest due to the same reason (mentioned above)
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 42 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 231 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2007-10-22
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : They were extremely nice

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Portland ME
Date Filed : 2007-11-29
NOA Date : 2007-12-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-01-03
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2008-02-12
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-04-16
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2008-05-01
Comments : Cleared the background check on 4/16/08!
It was tough. The worst part was getting the EAD though

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2007-11-29
NOA Date : 2007-12-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-01-03
Approved Date : 2008-04-04
Date Card Received : 2008-04-12
Comments : The process was MUCH worse than I immagined. It took them 122 days to finally approve my case. I wouldn't wish my enemy delays like that
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 127 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2010-03-03
NOA Date : 2010-03-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-04-07
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-06-09
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2010-06-24
Comments : Well...this part was super painless.

Event Date
Service Center : Dallas/Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2011-03-15
NOA Date : 2011-03-29
Bio. Appt. : 2011-04-15
Interview Date : 2011-06-20
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2011-08-12
Comments : Painless! Still loving hubby. That's all that really matters :)

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bucharest, Romania
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 15, 2008
Embassy Review : I attended the interview with my fiance at the time. The consular officers ignored the fact that he was at the embassy and asked him to sit down and wait. There was one older lady that had a very sarcastic look and everything she said felt like a knife. I presented her with all the documents and the one picture I had and she looked at me and asked with a very critical tone of voice " you only have ONE picture together?" Well I have a bunch but I knew I had to take pictures that were taken from the moment of us filing the petition until the interview. I should have just printed what I had.
Anyways, they gave me the g 221 or whatever that temporary refusal is called because they didn't like the way i listed entry/exit stamps to prove my 2 years home residency requirement. That happened after they had me wait for 3 hours.
After I came the second day, they decided that I needed to stay home for another 6 days...They decided that is what I didn't have in order to satisfy the 2-years rule and they gave me a second temporary refusal. That happened after about 4 more hours of waiting.
When I came back on the 15th for my third interview, they had me waiting for about 4 more hours. They finally decided to give me my visa. Let me take that back. The older lady i already mentioned kinda threw it at me. I was almost the last one to get a visa.
That consulate was among the worst experiences of my life.
Rating : Very Poor

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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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