scoop444's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Christopher
Beneficiary's Name: Melisa
VJ Member: scoop444
Country: Colombia

Last Updated: 2019-10-09
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Immigration Checklist for Christopher & Melisa:

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 : Bogota, Colombia
I-129F Sent : 2019-03-25
I-129F NOA1 : 2019-03-29
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-06-27
NVC Received : 2019-07-23
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-07-25
NVC Left : 2019-08-06
Consulate Received : 2019-08-08
Packet 3 Received : 2019-08-30
Packet 3 Sent : 2019-08-31
Packet 4 Received : 2019-08-31
Interview Date : 2019-10-03
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-10-10
US Entry : 2019-10-13
Marriage :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 90 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 188 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bogota, Colombia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 3, 2019
Embassy Review : The process is pretty straightforward. When you arrive at the embassy gates, the applicant will need to show the sticker placed on their passport from the biometric appointment to gain access. Once in, you'll stop at a set of tables outside the security screening area where your documents are reviewed to ensure you've brought everything. We were asked specifically for the letter from my employer at this step, so it might make sense for you to bring this along with you as I did. Since we showed up about an hour early, we were asked to wait here until it was closer to our scheduled interview time.

After this step, we passed security and was told to deactivate our mobile devices upon entry and to wait at a set of chairs just beyond security. A quick note: everything takes place outdoors, including the final interview, so be sure to dress appropriately. I would also recommend bringing along some items to keep you busy such as some books or a deck of cards since you won't be able to use your phones. We had our documents checked again by a woman behind a window and then given a number to wait in the final line for our interview.

After waiting 3 hours for the interview step, we finally were interviewed by an agent behind glass windows. The agent never asked to speak with me (the petitioner) but he asked the basic questions about our relationship and about my fiance's life. The agent did take some time looking at all of the photos we submitted with the original I-129F, and it appeared that sped things along because our interview was shorter than some of the others we had witnessed. After about 15 minutes, we were approved and advised that the visa would be ready in 1 to 2 weeks and that we would be notified by email when it was ready.
Rating : Moderate


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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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