second stage's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Pra
Beneficiary's Name: Kee
VJ Member: second stage
Country: India

Last Updated: 2010-06-17
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Immigration Checklist for Pra & Kee:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Chennai, India
I-129F Sent : 2007-05-31
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-06-18
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2007-10-22
NVC Received : 2007-11-05
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2007-11-07
Consulate Received : 2007-11-15
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2007-11-29
Interview Date : 2008-01-08
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-01-13
US Entry : 2008-01-29
Marriage :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 126 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 204 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2008-01-29
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Her POE was JFK. Was given a temporary work-authorization for 90 days without asking for it...
Immigration/Customs was a breeze!


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2008-02-06
NOA Date : 2008-02-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-04-02
AOS Transfer** : 2008-03-03
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-05-28
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received:
Comments :


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-02-06
NOA Date : 2008-02-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-04-02
Approved Date : 2008-04-09
Date Card Received : 2008-04-17
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 63 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-02-06
NOA Date : 2008-02-13
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 69 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2010-02-24
NOA Date : 2010-03-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-03-23
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-05-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2010-06-17
Comments : # 02/24/2010 - Sent ROC package to VSC via USPS Priority Mail
# 03/06/2010 - Received NOA1
# 03/23/2010 - Biometrics Date(Completed 03/15)
# 05/27/2010 - Card Production Email
# 06/17/2010 - Card Received in the mail


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Chennai, India
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 8, 2008
Embassy Review : I want to re-cap my fiancee's experience at the Chennai consulate.

Arrived at 8.30am.
Was allowed to enter the building at 8.45am.

At 9AM was called to present all the documents she was carrying and the person who went over the documents was a young Indian lady in her 20s.
She basically grilled my fiancee for a good 30 min.

she was asked the following questions

1.Why are you getting married? Does your parents know about it?
2.Why not pursue K-3 instead of K-1?

and this I think is almost getting personal.
3. She asked my fiancee if she was wearing the wedding chain(mangalasurthram)
and asked her to show the chain around the neckline.

4. How do your parents know each other?
She intently looked into the engagement album and pestered my fiancee with
several more questions.

Around 2.15 she was called to the counter for face to face interview with an
American lady in her 30s.

She asked the following questions:

1. How do you know each other?
2. How did this alliance come about?
3. You saw each other once and now planning on getting married. How come?
4. How would your parents come to US if you are getting married there?
5. What does your fiance do for living?

That's it...At the end she was told her passport will be couried home along
with the Visa.
Rating : Moderate


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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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