GetOutside's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: J
Beneficiary's Name: S
VJ Member: GetOutside
Country: Australia

Last Updated: 2021-04-26
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Immigration Checklist for J & S:

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 : Sydney, Australia
I-129F Sent : 2019-06-26
I-129F NOA1 : 2019-07-03
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-12-04
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-12-27
NVC Left : 2020-01-07
Consulate Received : 2020-01-13
Packet 3 Received : 2020-01-13
Packet 3 Sent : 2020-01-17
Packet 4 Received : 2020-01-22
Interview Date : 2020-03-03
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2020-03-05
US Entry : 2020-03-19
Marriage : 2020-04-24
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 154 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 244 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2020-08-06
NOA Date : 2020-08-19
RFE(s) : 2020-11-10
Bio. Appt. : 2021-02-16
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2020-08-06
NOA Date : 2020-08-19
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2021-02-16
Approved Date : 2021-04-19
Date Card Received : 2021-04-26
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 256 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2020-08-06
NOA Date : 2020-08-19
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2021-04-26
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 256 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Sydney, Australia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 8, 2020
Embassy Review : The security guards were nice and helpful and directed you where to go each step of the way. My appointment was at 8am. I got to the 10th floor at 7:45 and was the first one to arrive. I was directed to a desk where someone went through my paperwork. She made sure I had all documents that were on the checklist. She put it all in a folder and instructed me to hand it to the person at the desk on floor 59. I then go through security and leave my belongings there in a cubby and head up the elevator to floor 59. You get an appointment ticket, sit down, and wait for your number to be called. You give your paperwork that's in the folder to them. She kept every document that was on the checklist, including i134's supporting documents-3 years tax return transcripts, letter of employment and bank letter. (our paperwork included 1 years worth of pay stubs and bank deposits as recommended by other VJ members-- no one even looked at these). She took my fingerprints and had me go sit down to wait for my number to be called again. (This lady was the least friendliest of the bunch) This whole process thus far took about 30 minutes from time of arrival.

I waited 30 minutes until the interviewing officer called my number (9am).
He asked me:
what visa I applied for
how we met
how many times we've met
have we met each other's families- what parents names are
what does my fiance do for work
He asked for pictures - which I had because we put together an on going relationship packet.
He said there's no issues with our relationship or application and told me right then that we were approved. The interview was less than 10 minutes.
I went back down to level 10 to get my belongings and left (9:15am).

They issued my visa the next day according to the CEAC website and overnighted it to Melbourne where the following day I received in the mail my passport with visa and a packet for US port of entry officer that you do not open. Make sure you are home to sign for it or else it gets mailed back to embassy---shipping did not update for me. It did not say it was out for delivery, but luckily I was at home that day to sign for it.
Rating : Good

Timeline Comments: 2

blank avatar AhmednDanyal on 2019-12-05 said:
Did you have a RFE?
GetOutside on 2019-12-05 said:
No RFE @ahmedndanyal
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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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