Helena_Siberia's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Jason
Beneficiary's Name: Elena
VJ Member: Helena_Siberia
Country: Russia

Last Updated: 2020-02-27
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Immigration Checklist for Jason & 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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Moscow, Russia
I-129F Sent : 2018-05-08
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-05-10
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-01-10
NVC Received : 2019-01-16
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2019-02-19
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-04-23
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-04-29
US Entry : 2019-05-21
Marriage : 2019-07-05
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 245 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 348 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2019-07-19
NOA Date : 2019-07-29
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-08-20
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2020-02-20
Approval / Denial Date : 2020-02-20
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2020-02-26
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-07-19
NOA Date : 2019-07-29
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2019-12-02
Date Card Received : 2019-12-09
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 136 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-07-19
NOA Date : 2019-07-29
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2019-12-09
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 136 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Moscow, Russia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 29, 2019
Embassy Review : My interview was at 8.15, i came to the Embassy at 7.30 and already had quite a few people in line in front of me. My advice would be to come at 6.30 to be in the first 10 people.

Before entering the gate, the security guard checks passports and after that you are allowed to get inside through the gate and wait in line for the Embassy to open.

Basically, you queue 4 times:
1) window outside - you submit your DS 160 and passport (make sure they attach the barcode to the DS 160 - to secure Pony express home delivery)
2) inside the building after security check to get the paper with number
3) when your number gets called - to submit the documents
4) when your name gets called - for the interview with the consul

All in all it took me about 4 hours from the entry to the exit.

The interview itself was short and very constructive, I have listed below the questions:
- When did you meet your fiance?
- Where does your fiance work?
- Where do you work?
- How many times your fiance visited you in Russia?
- Do you have kids?
- Congratulations, your visa is approved.

I had lots of other documents with me - correspondence with my fiance's family, FT screenshots, photographs - nothing of that consul asked me to show to her)
Rating : Very Good

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