Ion Paladii's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Brennen
Beneficiary's Name: Ion
VJ Member: Ion Paladii
Country: Germany

Last Updated: 2019-10-14
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Immigration Checklist for Brennen & Ion:

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 : Frankfurt, Germany
I-129F Sent : 2019-03-15
I-129F NOA1 : 2019-03-25
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-06-10
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2019-07-23
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2019-08-07
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-09-30
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-10-14
US Entry : 2019-10-15
Marriage : 2019-11-30
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 77 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 189 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Frankfurt, Germany
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : October 2, 2019
Embassy Review : My appointment was scheduled at 8:30AM but I arrived there 30 minutes earlier. I was told to wait in line for the Visa applicants, by a very friendly lady, and eventually i reached the counter and was given a ticket and a sticker on my passport. Afterwards I was told to wait in line for the security check (which is very similar to a security check at a airport) and since i had nothing but my documents on me it was quick and simple). Afterwards, we were told to continue inside the main building, a very large one. It was quite beautiful and the wall had a really nice drawing on it. This is, however, where a misunderstanding happened. Me and 3 other applicants were told by the receptionist to go to the waiting area and wait for our numbers (the ones we had on our tickets) to appear on a screen to proceed with the interview. However, he forgot to mention that we should first check in with another receptionist who would confirm our appointments and hand over our cases to the officers. That ended up with us waiting for about 3 hours before one of the applicants went back and inquired about it. We were then informed to check in with the receptionist and thankfully it was not too late. Though we did wait for a long time in the end all 3 of us got approved (and the officers even apologized for the inconvenience!)

After submitting some more documents I was informed about the process and was given another pamphlet on domestic violence and was told to wait for my number to appear on the screen. When my number (finally!) appeared i walked up to the counter where the officer took an oath from me and then my fingerprints. Then the interview started. The questions were simple and straightforward and not too many in volume (probably because they were running out of time because of the misunderstanding earlier)
When did we meet (both online and in person)
How i proposed
When would we get married
What plans we had.
After i answered truthfully to all the questions the officer told me he was ready to approve my visa and that i would get it in the mail within the next two weeks!
Rating : Good

Timeline Comments: 1

Sparkle Sparkle on 2019-10-17 said:
Congratulations please what is the next step... What do I do after receiving NOA2?
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