JessicaG's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Jessica
Beneficiary's Name: Belal
VJ Member: JessicaG
Country: Turkey

Last Updated: 2020-01-21
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Immigration Checklist for Jessica & Belal:

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 : Ankara, Turkey
I-129F Sent : 2019-01-01
I-129F NOA1 : 2019-01-04
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-04-08
NVC Received : 2019-04-24
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-05-07
NVC Left : 2019-05-14
Consulate Received : 2019-05-20
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-07-02
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-07-11
US Entry : 2019-07-12
Marriage : 2019-08-24
Comments : My fiance entered the US at Washington Dulles airport. They lost his one and only suitcase so when he got to the customs/immigration, he was a bit irritated because the lines were ridiculously long. He told the first officer that they lost his luggage and I was waiting for him a long time so to please hurry (hahaha) and he said okay and they asked him how much money he had with him and that was all! I couldn't believe it! It still took almost 3 hours for him to get from the plane to me but that was because there were so many arrivals at the same time. He said everyone was super nice to him. We were worried because the packet from the embassy arrived with a big tear but they didn't say anything about that.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 94 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 179 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Washington DC
POE Date : 2019-07-12
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Washington DC
Date Filed : 2019-09-20
NOA Date : 2019-09-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-10-16
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2019-09-20
NOA Date : 2019-09-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-10-16
Approved Date : 2020-01-09
Date Card Received : 2020-01-16
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 111 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ankara, Turkey
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 2, 2019
Embassy Review : My fiancé had his interview at 8:45. He was finished by 9:45 with an approval! He said it was very easy. They did ask a lot of questions but I think that was because of him living in Gaza, wanting to make sure he was not involved in anything negative there. Nothing out of the ordinary was asked but I think they delved more into his background than they would have from another country but, that was kind of expected.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 9

Sam & Yehia on 2019-07-09 said:
Hello! I was wondering if they scheduled the date/time of your interview for you and told you to show up, or if you select your own date/time once they tell you that you can? Thanks! Sam
Sam & Yehia on 2019-07-09 said:
Can I also ask which medical facility/doctor you used and how much it cost?
JessicaG on 2019-07-18 said:
Hi! I am sorry I didn't reply sooner, we have just been so busy since the interview! We selected our date/time from the available appointments once they sent the email that we could schedule. The first time I logged in, it said nothing was available, and then I tried again at like midnight US eastern time/7am Turkish time, and there was an appointment available. The doctor wash Dr. Ungan via My fiancé needed two immunizations so the total cost was around $400 I think.
Kyle Jane on 2019-08-04 said:
Hello! Can I ask you when did you take your appointment? And got the letter from embassy? I mean how long does it take from your case came to Embassy (from May 20th). I am asking because some guys took appointment on September but I didnt see anything. So I am trying to understand how it works. Thanks
JessicaG on 2019-08-15 said:
Hello, We got the email to make our embassy appointment and the first time we tried there was no appointment available. But the we tried at like 7 am local time (for Turkey) and there was an appointment for July 2 (about 5-6 weeks from the date we scheduled it. You should try at different times of the day.
Sam & Yehia on 2019-09-03 said:
Congrats on your marriage! However belated it is! So I am just wondering if you have an idea when they deliver the passport back to you through PTT, do they call, SMS, or give a tracking number to know when to pick up the passport? I know I havent had the interview yet. Just curious about how will I know the passport reached the PTT office I picked. Thank you. Good luck with your future endeavors too!
JessicaG on 2019-09-20 said:
They send an email so you can track it. My fiancé and I were impatient so he went to the PTT and asked them to find his package lol. We wanted to get him on the next flight!
Sam & Yehia on 2020-01-22 said:
Congratulations on your EAD approval! I am really glad to see the process going smoothly for you, hopefully next your residency card. Good luck!
JessicaG on 2020-01-28 said:
Thanks! Every step is another hurdle crossed off so we are very excited! The residency card will be such a relief!
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