GemmaBruce99's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: A
Beneficiary's Name: G
VJ Member: GemmaBruce99
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2019-05-02
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Immigration Checklist for A & G:

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 : 2018-11-01
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-11-01
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-02-25
NVC Received : 2019-03-19
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-03-23
NVC Left : 2019-04-02
Consulate Received : 2019-04-05
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-04-25
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-05-02
US Entry : 2019-05-04
Marriage : 2019-07-06
Comments : Medical booked: 04/08/2019

Approved 25/3/19
CEAC application received 26.04.19
CEAC admin processing 29.04.19
CEAC - issued 30.04.19
EMAIL with tracking number 01.05.19
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 116 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 175 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 26, 2019
Embassy Review : Interview 25/04/2019.

I arrived an hour early so just hovered around the front until 8.50 when i joined the Que, got to the desk asked for my passport and ds-160 confirmation page.

Next stage is security processing.

After this you walk up to the main embassy, there may be a Que outside (1 line or 2) but as you are a k1 visa you are going to stay to the left for american citizen services, and walk straight up to the reception desk and say your a k1 visa. DO NOT QUE.

You then go up to the first floor and turn left and turn left again (you bypass all the non-immigration visas)

You'll come to a seating area, keep an eye on the screens for your number.

1st booth - asked for DS-160 and passport, took fingerprints, took birth certificate, police certificate and support of affidavit. (i didnt take copies just originals)

He told me to sit back down and wait for my number to be called again.

2nd booth - Nice gentleman, asked me to say the oath and took fingerprints again.

Questions -
How did you meet your fiance?
Did he work at the camp?
Have you seen each other since then?
Have you been to the states on another visa other than a j? i answered yes a B2 for over 5 months, he asked no longer than 6? i said nope.
When do you plan to get married?

Everything looks great I'm happy to approve your visa today!!!!

It was so quick and painless i couldn't believe it, i was in an out the embassy in about 50 minutes.

Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Dublin
Event Description
Entry Date : 2019-05-04
Embassy Review : Que for pre clearence was quite long and it was so warm but was there about 25 mins. Got up to the first customs officer, he asked what visa, how many bags. Then took me to the back room. Was sat there for 15 mins and called up asked when I was getting married and that was it, handed back my passport but kept my packet.
Harassment Level : Low

Timeline Comments: 7

Rob37 on 2019-04-01 said:
Hi, How were you notified that the NVC had gotten your file? Please advise. Cheers. Rob.
blank avatar GemmaBruce99 on 2019-04-01 said:
Hi Rob! I rang everyday at 1pm UK time until I recieved it! Can take a couple of weeks then a few more days for case number!
Rob37 on 2019-04-01 said:
I see it took about 22 days for you. Thursday will be 21 days for me so I will start calling on Thursday. Aside from knowing that you are moving through the process, why is getting this notification so important. I understand that you can still file the DS-160 and gather other documents. In some areas you can even schedule the interview and medical appointment. Please let me know your thoughts. Cheers. Rob.
blank avatar GemmaBruce99 on 2019-04-01 said:
I'm not sure why I was so obsessed. Mainly because I wanted to book my medical. I live in Northern Ireland so I had to organise flights etc! I dont have patience and the unknown drives me nuts
Rob37 on 2019-04-01 said:
Understood. Thx.
blank avatar Ashley May on 2019-04-17 said:
Looks like we have the same interview date, what time is yours? I might see you there.
Rob37 on 2019-04-18 said:
I hope we don't see each other as you will be in England and I will be in the Dominican Republic. I hope your interview goes well and we can get together with our spouses at some point in the future. Cheers. Rob.
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