Mel T's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: M
Beneficiary's Name: Mel
VJ Member: Mel T
Country: Barbados

Last Updated: 2020-02-24
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Immigration Checklist for M & Mel:

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 : Barbados
I-129F Sent : 2018-11-27
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-12-03
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-03-29
NVC Received : 2019-04-17
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-04-24
NVC Left : 2019-05-14
Consulate Received : 2019-05-15
Packet 3 Received : 2019-05-21
Packet 3 Sent : 2019-05-22
Packet 4 Received : 2019-05-28
Interview Date : 2019-06-11
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-06-27
US Entry : 2019-07-15
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 116 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 190 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2019-10-07
NOA Date : 2019-10-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-11-05
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-10-07
NOA Date : 2019-10-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2020-01-22
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 107 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-10-07
NOA Date : 2019-10-15
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 107 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Barbados
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 25, 2019
Embassy Review : Once you get by the embassy you sit by the area with the benches (it has a roof over it now) where the taxis and other people are and wait till they start calling people based on their appointment times (eg. 7:30- 8:00).They then separate people into two lines (green card or immigrant and the non-immigrant visas) the K1 visa is classed as immigrant. It was a 5 hour long process (I had a 7:30 appointment as did everyone else) and there were like 10 people there.

First they called my name (I had to listen carefully because it sounded muffled) and I gave the person the appointment "letter". Then I sat down and waited till I was called again and this time they double checked info and took my documents (the ones on the list) and payment receipt. (She asked if my fiance was with me so I guess that's allowed and might help.) Then I sat down again. Then listened for my name again, this time it's the consular officer and I heard her more clearly. The downside is that those waiting can also hear some of the interview. The officer asked me the usual questions such as "how did you meet?," but also asked me about my career aspirations once I get over to the USA. The interview only lasted a few minutes and I wasn't even asked to show any pictures or chat logs. But it depends on the case so bring them anyway.

This was the easiest part of the process, just requires some patience.
Rating : Good

Timeline Comments: 5

Mel T on 2019-05-01 said:
Package is at NVC not sure how long it got there, but after calling today we got the case number.
Mel T on 2019-06-18 said:
got a 221(g) because I was missing a document
Tere Branly on 2019-07-22 said:
Hello, did you send the missing documents? How long did they take to grant you the visa? we are in the same situation
Mel T on 2019-07-22 said:
Yea I did. Took about a week.
Tere Branly on 2019-07-22 said:
thank you for answering me .... I hope that ours is also fast ..
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(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.

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