Helenlc's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Adam
Beneficiary's Name: Helen
VJ Member: Helenlc
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2019-12-12
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Immigration Checklist for Adam & Helen:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2018-11-13
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-11-23
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-03-18
NVC Received : 2019-04-04
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-04-05
NVC Left : 2019-04-16
Consulate Received : 2019-04-24
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-05-09 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2019-05-31
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 115 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 167 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Indianapolis IN
Date Filed : 2019-08-23
NOA Date : 2019-09-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-10-01
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-08-23
NOA Date : 2019-09-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2019-12-12
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 111 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-08-23
NOA Date : 2019-09-11
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your AP may be adjudicated between February 1, 2020 and February 8, 2020*.

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.

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Timeline Comments: 33

blank avatar Banana9ieue on 2019-03-24 said:
Wow! So happy for you to get the NOA2. May I ask if you met your fiancee online like I did? You got yours really quickly!
Helenlc on 2019-03-24 said:
Yes we met gaming online.... i kicked his backside but i'm sure he would say he kicked mine... We visited obviously a lot before filing... but i had OCD with my application so made sure everything was in order and crossed referenced etc and tried to make it as easy and comprehensive as possible for the USCIS officers.
blank avatar Banana9ieue on 2019-03-27 said:
Did you include the TOS from the website you met on to show it was not an IMB?
Helenlc on 2019-03-27 said:
No we didn't... In our evidence of in person meeting we included a letter that covered how we met.... basically we said that we met online gaming the name of the game and when how we started talking (we were in the same alliance) and how it progressed.
blank avatar Banana9ieue on 2019-03-27 said:
I'm in the UK too and don't really know what to do while waiting for the NOA2... do you have a job/are studying while waiting?
Helenlc on 2019-03-27 said:
I'm at the end of the process really now so I'm busy packing up my house as its just sold... Im a full time career for my son who has autism so plenty to keep busy with... You could get a part time job while your waiting or start preparing to move etc.
blank avatar Banana9ieue on 2019-04-16 said:
How did you find out that the NVC received the petition? I figured that the next thing my fiancee would get is a letter from the NVC once the petition leaves the NVC.
blank avatar Banana9ieue on 2019-04-25 said:
Hi, did you book your Medical appointment right after getting your case number from the NVC? How did you do it?
Helenlc on 2019-04-25 said:
ohh sorry i called and got the number from them.... and yes i booked it as soon as i got the number from the NVC and had everything ready to go... its quiet simple phone the number on the UK American Embassy site under fiancee visa / medical if you need the link can send!
blank avatar Banana9ieue on 2019-05-05 said:
When you went to your Medical exam did you take the attachment on the email sent to you from the NVC which has your case number on it? And how long did it take from when they told you your case was ready for you to receive a letter from the Embassy? Thank you!!!
Helenlc on 2019-05-05 said:
Hi ya, I got the letter from the NVC website and printed it from there.... the letter arrived after my medical so last week.
blank avatar Banana9ieue on 2019-05-06 said:
What was the extent of the physical examination? My exam is on Thursday and am concerned that it will be uncomfortable. Thank you :).
Helenlc on 2019-05-06 said:
Its the wait more then anything between everything.... you get there and fill the paperwork out, then provide a urine sample... then wait.... then i had a chest X-ray... you have to strip the top half and wear a gown they provide... after that more waiting... then into the doctor for a basic examination, eye exam which is literally reading one line of text... and bloods.. then more waiting then into the nurse about injections etc... thats all it was... hope that helps
blank avatar Banana9ieue on 2019-05-10 said:
Congratulations! How much time did you leave between your Medical and your Interview? Did you take the letter/email from the Embassy with you?
Helenlc on 2019-05-11 said:
10 days and yes i had the letter with me wasn't needed, they wanted the appointment letter, ds-160, ACRO, birth cert, financial support documents, marriage and divorce cert if previously married, and any change of name forms etc... passports and photo.. i also had court documents regarding my child... but it was all really simple...
blank avatar Robify on 2019-05-12 said:
Hello, I will like to ask, when you filled your ds160 what did you fill when they asked if you had any immediate family in US? Yes or No
blank avatar Robify on 2019-05-12 said:
I realised if you click yes, Fiance is on the list..
Helenlc on 2019-05-12 said:
i clicked no for myself... as its extra to the petitioner and yes for my son as his biological father is american
Helenlc on 2019-05-12 said:
Actually now im not sure.... I just tried to go back and look and cant see the info
blank avatar Banana9ieue on 2019-05-13 said:
Do you know how you'll get all your belongings over to the US, or a good shipping company? I'm taking as much as I can on the aeroplane but I don't know how I'll get the rest shipped over there.
Helenlc on 2019-05-13 said:
I have all my furniture / clothing and personal items being shipped out... they will be picked up a week today and will be delivered direct to my house in the us about 15days. Im taking as little as possible on the plane. Im using 1st move international who have been amazing in arranging everything including picking up everything and dropping direct to the house
blank avatar Banana9ieue on 2019-05-16 said:
How long did it take for your visa to get delivered to your home address?
Helenlc on 2019-05-16 said:
They said 10 days... but im in AP at the moment.... and its only been 7 days since the interview
blank avatar Banana9ieue on 2019-05-16 said:
Why in AP if I may ask? Thank you.
Helenlc on 2019-05-16 said:
because everyone goes through so kind of AP... it can take a few hours a few days or months
Helenlc on 2019-05-16 said:
Ok we are out of AP and its been issued...
blank avatar Banana9ieue on 2019-05-22 said:
Hi! I got approved today. Did you receive your visa yet? How soon after you got approved did the status change, and where did you check the status? Also, do you know if when the visa is delivered to your address if you have to show ID and sign for it? Thank you so much for your help!
Helenlc on 2019-05-22 said:
Hi Ella! My visa arrived on Monday so 11 days after my interview.... you can check on the http://ceac.state.gov it took about 3 days to change to AP then another 2 days to say issued.... When the visa is delivered yes you do have to sign and show ID... I used my driving licence and it arrived early in the morning about 7:30am Hope this helps!
blank avatar Banana9ieue on 2019-05-28 said:
Thank you :) So if I am correct, it first told you it was in AP on the 14th? This is my timeline for me: Interview: 22nd Application Received: 23rd Administrative Processing: 24th I am really hoping I get mine before this week is up, we have some plans we'd like to keep!...
blank avatar Banana9ieue on 2019-05-29 said:
Did DX tell you what time of day they would deliver it? How soon did they let you know the time? :)
Helenlc on 2019-05-29 said:
No they didnt... they just said the day... but they delivered early about 7:30 am
blank avatar Banana9ieue on 2019-05-29 said:
Wow that is a good time. I hope they deliver mine tomorrow that early. I'm trying to catch a flight out tomorrow afternoon.
Helenlc on 2019-05-29 said:
ouch that will be pushing it... i fly on friday I wanted to give some wiggle room in case of delays
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