judyann811's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Isaac
Beneficiary's Name: Judy
VJ Member: judyann811
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2020-01-11
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Immigration Checklist for Isaac & Judy:

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 : 2019-06-07
I-129F NOA1 : 2019-06-12
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-09-30
NVC Received : 2019-10-10
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-11-12
NVC Left : 2019-11-12
Consulate Received : 2019-11-15
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2020-01-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 110 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 210 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 8, 2020
Embassy Review : Thought I would write my review whilst fresh in my mind, as I had my K1 Visa interview at the London US embassy this morning, hopefully it might be of some handy information/help for others as the VJ pages have helped me greatly.

I live in Kent, so I travelled up to London by train the night before and stayed overnight at a decent budget hotel (Belgrave Hotel), which was very near to Oval tube station and reasonable at £39 for 1 night, single room. I caught an Uber to the embassy and it was £7.00, approximately 10mins by car.

Embassy was very easy to find, easy to spot the main entry point from all the people gathered outside. There is a desk and a couple of officers around, I gave them my DS160, they registered my attendance and said to go through the security at approximately 10:10 (my appointment was at 10:30, and I arrived at about 9:50). He also advised once through the security check to skip the queue at the next entrance and go straight to the reception desk. The door and security staff were really friendly.

At 10:10 I joined the queue to go through the airport security style room - I was fine to take in my plastic water bottle and also took my mobile phone in - they just asked me to.turn it on and that was it. I then bypassed the (huge) queue for the visas and went straight in and gave them again my DS160 at the reception desk. They put a number on my form, gave it back and advised me to just go straight up to the 1st floor, and go left twice. Once I was there, my number was already on a screen at a window so I went straight up to the desk. I was the only one in that area. Here I was asked for and gave my passport, photo, police certificates (I had 2 for different countries) and birth certificate. The guy was training another member of staff so he was explaining everything he was doing to her and asked me a couple of general questions ie; when was I planning on going. He then asked for my finances Affidavit of Support which I gave him. I had also taken my fiances payslips and letter from employer but they weren't asked for. He then took fingerprints from both hands and gave me my documents back (besides I-134 and passport) and told me to just have a seat (in the same area) and wait for my number to be called. Again the staff on the reception desk and first window were really nice.

I was anticipating a long wait here from everything I had read, but I was still the only one in this waiting area and was called up to my second window within 10mins.
The CO was a lot more stern, but still friendly, just to the point. She asked me the following questions;

- How long have I known my fiance?
- How did we meet?
- How often do we see each other?
- Where does my fiance live in the USA?
- What does he do for a living?
- What do I do for a living in the UK?

She then asked about an arrest I had declared and asked me to confirm when this was and asked me what happened. I was arrested (falsely) as were other people in a house I was living in, but was released without charge and my certificate stated 'no trace'. I advised I had a Subjet Access Report if she needed to see it, as I has ordered this just in case but she advised she didnt need to see it as my Acro stated No Trace.

She then said that was all fine and approved and that I would receive my passport back in about 7 days. I nearly cried right there on the spot, all the months of anticipation!

All in all, I have to say it's very straight forward to navigate the embassy. Directions/instructions are very clear and the people are very helpful.
I arrived at 9:50am, went in at 10:10am, had my 10:30am appointment and was out and on the phone to my fiance at 10:50am to tell him the great news, so my whole process was not even an hour!

Hope this might help someone and/or answer some questions for others!

Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 4

blank avatar Siggy on 2020-01-12 said:
Congratulation .....😀 Have they asked for original i134- affidavit of support??
Judyann811 on 2020-01-12 said:
Hello, thankyou! Yes, I had an original copy of the I-134 at the interview and they asked for that.
Muhirwa&flowers on 2020-01-12 said:
Hi what are the other documents did they asked from your petitioner?
blank avatar Ek1357 on 2020-01-16 said:
Hi Have you received your passport and visa back yet? If so, how many days did it take before you received it? I had my interview on Friday but still feel on edge until I have the passport back! Thanks!
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