Thomas W's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Thomas
Beneficiary's Name: Seunghyean
VJ Member: Thomas W
Country: South Korea

Last Updated: 2019-05-10
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Immigration Checklist for Thomas & Seunghyean:

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 : Seoul
I-129F Sent : 2018-10-23
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-10-30
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-02-25
NVC Received : 2019-03-20
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2019-04-02
Consulate Received : 2019-04-08
Packet 3 Received : 2019-04-12
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-05-09
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 118 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 191 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Korea
Review Topic:
Event Description
Review Date : May 10, 2019
Embassy Review : The Visa interview was difficult. Because the appointment was 7:30AM and my fiance lives far from Seoul, we got an AirBnB close to the embassy. She came the previous day to Seoul. At the interview, we had some trouble. Because of our unique immigration background, the officer asked many questions. SH (my fiance) accidentally stayed too long in the USA one time. He definitely mentioned this, and she was honest when he asked. Her overstay was less than 3 months, so it didn't prevent our approval.

Second, I (we) don't have enough money for sponsorship for now (I just finished grad school last year). My Mom agreed to co-sponsor. The officer didn't care much about my finances, but carefully reviewed my mother's. Also, he didn't care about three years of tax information--just last year. So, most of my documents were useless.

His only other questions were about the relationship history, like "how did you meet?" and start dating, etc. Basically, his job to make sure about the relationship, and that there is enough financial support. He will identify any weak area and ask about it. My fiancé and I definitely have a trickier history than many people, and we got approved too. So, good luck, take a deep breath, and the interview will be finished within 10 minutes!

Also, he was very professional polite, and I understand he is just doing his job. Be respectful, and you will have better success
Rating : Good

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