rita&vinnie's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Vincenzo
Beneficiary's Name: Rita
VJ Member: rita&vinnie
Country: Brazil

Last Updated: 2021-10-28
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Immigration Checklist for Vincenzo & Rita:

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 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I-129F Sent : 2019-03-04
I-129F NOA1 : 2019-03-08
I-129F RFE(s) : 2019-06-11
RFE Reply(s) : 2019-06-19
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-06-27
NVC Received : 2019-07-23
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-07-24
NVC Left : 2019-08-06
Consulate Received : 2019-08-12
Packet 3 Received : 2019-08-08
Packet 3 Sent : 2019-08-19
Packet 4 Received : 2019-08-19
Interview Date : 2019-09-17 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-09-25
US Entry : 2019-09-28
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 111 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 193 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Washington DC
POE Date : 2019-09-28 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Portland ME
Date Filed : 2019-10-09
NOA Date : 2019-10-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-11-12
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2020-01-22 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2020-01-22
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2020-01-29
Comments :

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Potomac Service Center
Date Filed : 2021-10-26
NOA Date : 2021-10-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: Portland ME
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : January 22, 2020
Embassy Review : The interview was scheduled for 1pm. We arrived at the office at 12:20 thinking that we would be able to advance the interview, as we had another appointment at 2:30, but the office was closed for lunch between 12 pm-1pm. Around 12:50 the door was opened, we passed through security, which instructed us to put the interview letter in a tray on the counter and wait.

Around 1:15 we were called by the officer, he explained what the interview would be like (we would take an oath, he would check the information on I-485, ask me to leave the room to ask my husband some questions and then call me back to finish).

We took the oath, he took a picture and fingerprints, asked for IDs, when I handed over my passport he noticed that I had 2 visas (K1 and visitor) and said “even with a tourist visa you did the right thing, which is the K1, that's good!". He started to check my personal information and then some of the YES?NO questions. Then he asked me to leave the room for about 10 minutes.

He asked my husband about where he was born, why he was living in Pennsylvania before he returned to Maine, how we met and how our first date was. He asked about the wedding, who was there, asked about his brother. He asked about my dog ​​(name, if his family likes him), about my job, if his family likes me, about plans for the next few years, if we were going to stay in Maine or move somewhere else. My husband said it was very quiet and I could hear them laughing while waiting outside.

About 10 minutes later the officer asked me to go back to the room, asked me what my husband does for a job, how we met, asked about a specific moment in our relationship that my husband had told him before, where our wedding will be (we will have a big reception in April) and if my family would come.

Then he said he had everything he needed, asked if we wanted to add something to the process, I handed over joint assets (health insurance, joint account, credit card). He said he had everything he needed (I showed him the big folder I brought with me), and he said “Oh God, no! I have enough ”. But that he wanted to see the photos out of curiosity.

After seeing the photos, he said that he would approve our process, explained the next steps, ROC, naturalization, asked if we had any questions and amended “but clearly you shouldn't have, you can see that you have studied a lot about the process”. The interview lasted about 40 minutes, but it was more of a conversation, I could tell that he was very curious about my husband's work. He said it could take up to 45 days to receive the green card, but it usually arrived between 1 and 2 weeks. The end!
Harassment Level : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 6

blank avatar Jball44 on 2019-09-19 said:
I am trying to make my finance stop worrying . Did they really receive your I-129F after February 20th 2019 in California and processed it already ? She is now convinced the uscis website is lying to her and there is something wrong with our process . Any response would be appreciated as she is now losing her mind . If so what’s the secret to skip through?
blank avatar Rita&vinnie on 2019-09-19 said:
Well there's no other office that process I-129F cases but California. We send it to Texas but they transfer all the K cases to California. You should have a text message with your case number and definitely should've sent you a letter with your case number saying they received your petition. Do you have a WAC case number? I would recommend calling USCIS and asking to speak to a tier 2 representative to see what's happening.
blank avatar Jball44 on 2019-09-19 said:
We have a case number it’s the processing part for NOA2 that it says they are still on feb 20, 2019 according to their website
blank avatar Rita&vinnie on 2019-09-19 said:
You should definitely call USCIS and ask to speak to a tier 2 agent
blank avatar Jball44 on 2019-09-19 said:
I called thank you , they weren’t going to tell me that even existed . They acted surprised I even knew what that was and told me call as early as possible before they can’t take any more calls for the day
blank avatar Rita&vinnie on 2019-09-19 said:
Call before the closing times or as soon as they open
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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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