BiAdam's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Justin
Beneficiary's Name: Miray
VJ Member: BiAdam
Country: Turkey

Last Updated: 2019-09-23
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Immigration Checklist for Justin & Miray:

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 : 2019-01-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2019-01-10
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-04-06
NVC Received : 2019-05-02
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-05-06
NVC Left : 2019-05-14
Consulate Received : 2019-07-05
Packet 3 Received : 2019-07-05
Packet 3 Sent : 2019-07-05
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-09-23
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments : We transferred our case from Frankfurt to Ankara, which is why there is such a long delay between leaving NVC and arriving at the consulate.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 86 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 256 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ankara, Turkey
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 24, 2019
Embassy Review : We had a very smooth experience after transferring to Ankara from Frankfurt.

This embassy allows applicants to take p3 documents to the interview itself (instead of sending them in the mail separately) - which was very much appreciated.

We emailed the embassy a few times during the process and they were always quick to respond.

Once our application was received by Ankara, we used some browser plug-ins to help us check the scheduling website constantly throughout the day (there were no dates available at first). Even doing this, we ended up waiting 2.5 months for our interview.

The interview itself was pleasant with friendly staff and no surprises. The interview itself was conducted in English and lasted only about five minutes, after about a three hour wait. Questions included: How long were you together? Where is the petitioner working? How many times have you seen each other in the last year? What is his favorite food? Have you met each others' families?

Overall, we were super happy with our experience with Ankara (especially considering our awful experience with Frankfurt before transferring).
Rating : Very Good


Timeline Comments: 13

JessicaG on 2019-05-09 said:
Hi! It looks like we are on a very similar timeline! I notice you are using the consulate in Istanbul. That's where my fiancé lives. I would have rather he used that, but Ankara was the only option I saw so I must have missed Istanbul somehow :(
blank avatar BiAdam on 2019-05-09 said:
Hi Jessica - I've noticed that most (all?) people are doing their interviews in Ankara, so it's possible that we'll be assigned there. The I-129F allowed us to write-in whatever city we wanted - I wasn't aware there were a list of options. What did you look at that led you to believe that Ankara was the only option? Hopefully, we will be assigned by NVC next week. I can check back in and let you know where we get assigned.
blank avatar BiAdam on 2019-05-10 said:
We got assigned to Frankfurt, since my fiance is studying in Germany, though we would have preferred a consulate in Turkey. So, it doesn't seem that it matters what you put on the form.
JessicaG on 2019-05-20 said:
Ah, okay. Not sure where I got the idea that Ankara was the only option. We should both be scheduling for interviews around the same time! Good luck to you!
JessicaG on 2019-05-20 said:
Ah, okay. Not sure where I got the idea that Ankara was the only option. We should both be scheduling for interviews around the same time! Good luck to you!
JessicaG on 2019-05-20 said:
Ah, okay. Not sure where I got the idea that Ankara was the only option. We should both be scheduling for interviews around the same time! Good luck to you!
blank avatar BiAdam on 2019-05-20 said:
Thanks, Jessica - good luck to you, too :)
Sam & Yehia on 2019-07-16 said:
Hello! I see that you were able to schedule an interview date, congratulations! I was just wondering - when dates finally came available, were there many options to choose from? Did you choose the soonest available date or did you choose a date that was a little farther out to give you some time? We're just trying to get an idea of when we can expect an interview if we want to choose the soonest date. Thanks!
blank avatar BiAdam on 2019-07-16 said:
Thank you! No, there was only one option, though I think it's possible for there to be many options. We originally took the only one available (September 30), and we continue to check it every day in case new appointments open up. We luckily found one last week and switched to September 23. We're definitely trying to get the earliest date we possibly can. Good luck! :)
blank avatar BiAdam on 2019-07-16 said:
Thank you! No, there was only one option, though I think it's possible for there to be many options. We originally took the only one available (September 30), and we continue to check it every day in case new appointments open up. We luckily found one last week and switched to September 23. We're definitely trying to get the earliest date we possibly can. Good luck! :)
Kyle Jane on 2019-09-23 said:
Wısh you luck!! Waiting for the review:)
Kyle Jane on 2019-09-23 said:
Wısh you luck!! Waiting for the review:)
Kyle Jane on 2019-09-23 said:
Wısh you luck!! Waiting for the review:)
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