JVKn'CVO's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Justin
Beneficiary's Name: Carolina
VJ Member: JVKn'CVO
Country: Argentina

Last Updated: 2014-11-14
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Immigration Checklist for Justin & Carolina:

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 : Argentina
I-129F Sent : 2007-03-26
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-04-06
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2007-06-26
NVC Received : 2007-07-18
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2007-08-10
Packet 3 Sent : 2007-08-22
Packet 4 Received : 2007-08-27
Interview Date : 2007-08-30
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2007-09-03
US Entry : 2007-10-11
Marriage : 2007-10-25
Comments : 4/5/2007 Package received by CSC
4/12/2007 Touched
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 81 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 146 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Dallas
POE Date : 2007-10-11
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Very quick and relaxed.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Antonio TX
Date Filed : 2007-11-07
NOA Date : 2007-11-14
RFE(s) : 2007-11-23
Bio. Appt. : 2007-12-19
AOS Transfer** : 2007-12-28
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-01-24
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2008-02-01
Comments : Applied for unrestricted SS Card 5/2/08 - Card arrives 5/13/08

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2007-11-07
NOA Date : 2007-11-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2007-12-19
Approved Date : 2008-01-11
Date Card Received : 2008-01-23
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 65 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2007-11-07
NOA Date : 2007-11-14
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2008-01-17
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 65 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2009-10-30
NOA Date : 2009-11-03
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-12-16
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-02-11
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : San Antonio TX
Date Filed : 2014-03-10
NOA Date : 2014-03-10
Bio. Appt. : 2014-04-02
Interview Date : 2014-05-15
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2014-05-22
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Argentina
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 1, 2007
Embassy Review : *Before the interview*
The BA embassy is extremely helpful; they answer emails very quickly, usually within 24 hours. Their email address is BuenosAires-IV@state.gov
They also have hours of service for people processing immigration visas on
Mondays at 2:30pm. (Source: http://argentina.usembassy.gov/hours_of_service2.html).

The BA embassy requests that you send copies of all the papers before scheduling an interview date. This is really good, because when you get to the interview, you know the papers are in order (they’ll contact you otherwise), and you just worry about talking.
For packet 3 you’ll need the standard papers:
(Source http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_2994.html)
• A passport valid for travel to the United States and with a validity date at least six months beyond the applicant's intended period of stay in the United States.
• Birth certificate
• Divorce or death certificate of any previous spouse for both the applicant and the petitioner
• Police certificate from all places lived since age 16
This is obtained at registro nacional de reincidencia. http://www2.jus.gov.ar/reincidencia/RN_ATENPRIVADO.HTML
(processing times vary from 8 hours to 5 days, with different fees)
• Medical examination
When you go get the lab tests, if you go before 8 am, the results are ready that same day at 7pm. Otherwise, you get the results the next day. Be sure to go on an empty stomach!
Make sure you have all your vaccination certifications.
• Evidence of financial support
• Two Nonimmigrant Visa Applications, Form DS-156 (A Form DS-156, prepared in duplicate.)
Send 2 copies of this form and not just one! We assumed the 2 copies would have to be presented at the interview, but we got an email the next day asking us to forward another copy.
• One Nonimmigrant Fiancé(e) Visa Application, Form DS-156K
• Two nonimmigrant visa photos (each two inches 50 X 50 mm square, showing full face, against a light background)
Make sure to include these pictures when you send the copies to the embassy too
• Evidence of a fiancé relationship
(Among emails, chats and other evidence), we submitted color copies of the photos of evidence of relationship, but they asked us to submit them again, and we sent photos printed in standard photo paper.
• Payment of fees (U$S 100). Payable at Banco Ciudad or at the embassy. If you are paying at the embassy, you must have all dollar or all pesos currency (you can’t pay half in pesos and half in dollars or similar). Bring also 24 pesos for the DHL fee.
I had my interview 10 days after dropping off the papers at the embassy!! They sent me an email with the appointment date.
* The Interview*
(as fedekat said, print the email with the interview date, they will ask you for that at the entry). They asked me to hand in all the originals of all the papers. Then I waited one hour while the interviewer reviewed all the paperwork. Bring lots of pictures! As many as you can. I was asked to take an oath that I would answer truthfully, and they scanned my fingerprints. Then the interview was very relaxed, some normal questions: Do you want to live in the US and why, how did you meet your fiancé, How do you communicate...and we were approved. He explained the process at POE and AOS and wished me good luck with moving to the US
Good luck everyone!!
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