Ama030302019's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Renee
Beneficiary's Name: Joseph
VJ Member: Ama030302019
Country: Ghana

Last Updated: 2020-02-12
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Immigration Checklist for Renee & Joseph:

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 : Ghana
I-129F Sent : 2019-06-02
I-129F NOA1 : 2019-06-07
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-09-09
NVC Received : 2019-09-12
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2019-10-09
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2020-02-11
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Marriage : 2020-06-06
Comments : When tracking the case online- the k-1 visa is often listed under immigrant visa (which can be confusing most people will say it is a non-immigrant visa)
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 94 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 249 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ghana
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 12, 2020
Embassy Review : My fiance arrived at the consulate at 6:20AM. At 7:00 AM he was asked to join the line. His appointment confirmation letter was checked outside before entering (be sure to write your ACC case number at the top).

Security checks your passport matches the confirmation letter. When you go inside there is a security checkpoint- to enter the embassy. When he entered he gave a copy of the D160 and had a seat. They then called his name to take fingerprints, passport photos, birth certificate and police report. He didn't have a copy of his birth certificate- so they made a copy of it and charged $1USD. At this point a woman asked: "Who filed for you?" and "Where are you from?".

He sat back down and was called back after 15 minutes- to a counter to talk to the counselor.
She asked:
What is the name of your fiance?
When and how did you meet?
Has she been married?
Does she have kids?
Do you have any wedding plans?
When and how many times did she visit?
What does your fiance do for a living?

He then sat down and waited for 50 more minutes. He was then called into a private room and asked if they should go ahead and approve his visa... and of course he said yes!

Note: None of the additional documents that he brought were checked! Everyone he spoke to was professional. He received a paper explaining next steps to pick up the visa and was finished around 11:20 AM- the total time was 5 hours.
Rating : Good

Timeline Comments: 8

blank avatar MissyB651 on 2019-09-23 said:
How did you link your profiles together?
Ama030302019 on 2019-11-26 said:
When you open this timeline to edit,,, scroll to the very bottom and there is the section to link the profiles. You partner needs to give you the ID from their profile on visajourney and then you can link them!
blank avatar Abamichelle on 2020-02-12 said:
Congratulations! I’m happy for you!!
Jordana Chapman on 2020-02-12 said:
Hi and congratulations on finally receiving the visa approval. My fiancé is from Ghana as well and I just got our NVC case number today. I was wondering if you know how soon the visa will be available after the interview?
Squidiw on 2020-02-12 said:
Congrats!! I have a question, my fiancée would be using a Co sponsor for our K1 and I heard co sponsor gets a hard time at the Ghana embassy. I'd like to know you know anyone that used a Co sponsor and didn't have any issues or anything related to that. Thanks
Ama030302019 on 2020-02-12 said:
Abamichelle thank you so much!
Ama030302019 on 2020-02-12 said:
Jordana Chapman we are still waiting to see the interview was yesterday I will follow up on here and update you how long it takes for the visa to be ready for pick up after the interview
Ama030302019 on 2020-02-12 said:
Squidiw I do not know from anyone personally who used a cosponsor from Ghana! if you use facebook you might want to check out a fb group called K1 Visa Filers 2018-2020 and ask there!
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