Mrs Ryan Carreras's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Sarah
Beneficiary's Name: Ryan
VJ Member: Mrs Ryan Carreras
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2020-04-16
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Immigration Checklist for Sarah & Ryan:

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 : 2019-03-27
I-129F NOA1 : 2019-04-01
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-06-19
NVC Received : 2019-07-15
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-07-19
NVC Left : 2019-08-06
Consulate Received : 2019-08-12
Packet 3 Received : 2019-08-13
Packet 3 Sent : 2019-08-13
Packet 4 Received : 2019-08-28
Interview Date : 2019-10-04
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-10-10
US Entry : 2019-10-23
Marriage : 2019-11-08
Comments : Medical- September 20, 2019

Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 79 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 186 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2019-10-23
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2019-12-31
NOA Date : 2020-01-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2020-01-29
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2020-04-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2020-04-16
Comments : 2/28/2020 - Case changed to “Ready to Schedule Interview”
3/3 Case changed to “Interview was Scheduled”
3/15 Interview
3/01 interview cancelled due to pandemic.
3/08Interview waived and approved.
3/08 Green Card being Produced

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-12-31
NOA Date : 2020-01-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2020-01-29
Approved Date : 2020-02-27
Date Card Received : 2020-03-04
Comments : Status changed on 2/27 from Combo Card was produced
2/28 changed to approved
3/2 changed to Card was mailed to me
3/3 received NOA via mail
3/4 received combo card
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 58 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-12-31
NOA Date : 2020-01-08
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2020-03-04
Comments : Authorization to Travel was Approved on 2/28/2020.
NOA was received by mail on March 3, 2020
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 59 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 18, 2019
Embassy Review : My appointment was at 1130 and arrived at 1100 on Friday, October 4, 2019.
I walked up to the Embassy and it’s absolutely beautiful.
From reading others reviews, we organized our documents accordingly from entry to interview.
I had my Proof of appointment with confirmation of DS 160
Those two documents get one through the security before going in.
After security and once inside the building, I went to front desk on bottom floor and they asked for the DS 160 and put stickers on it (the stickers will have your number in terms of when you’ll interview)
I than went to elevators to first floor and took a left and another left.
I than sat at the small waiting area and waited for my number to be on a screen.
The first time they called me up they took :
ds 160
all financials including affidavit of support.
birth certificate
the passport picture -they scan it and gave it right back to me.

Then they had me sit back down and wait for my number to be called :
The second time I was sworn in and they asked just a few questions,
1. How I met her ?
2. When we met?
3. What my future goals are ?
But it was more like a conversation with a friend like others have said. I brought all extra documents such as original petition, proof of our daughter being born (b.c.), and my extra visit to the US during the petition to be their for Hannahs birth.
However, the CO never asked for any of it.

We had one red flag of twenty years age difference but was never brought up.
(it may have been because of years of visits, but can only speculate)
Approved and interview was maybe 5 minutes long.
They kept my passport and told me that I’ll have my visa within around two weeks.
My Visa was delivered and in hands within a few days.
Great Experience Overall 😊
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 2

blank avatar Seb-liz on 2019-07-24 said:
Happy things seem to be moving quite smoothly for you two! Definitely giving me some hope, wish you all the best down the line - will be following along.
Mrs Ryan Carreras on 2019-07-24 said:
@Seb-Liz Thank you very much for the kind words and if you ever have any questions, please let me know. As I often say, “Love knows no boundaries” .. no one knows that better than than the wonderful people on this forum. I’m thankful we have found such a supportive group. I wish you the same and keep me posted, Dear Friend. Sarah n Ryan
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Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
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rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
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