rmcinak's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: J
Beneficiary's Name: S
VJ Member: rmcinak
Country: Hong Kong

Last Updated: 2020-07-27
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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 : Hong Kong, China
I-129F Sent : 2019-05-03
I-129F NOA1 : 2019-05-09
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-08-02
NVC Received : 2019-08-09
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2019-09-03
Consulate Received : 2019-09-11
Packet 3 Received : 2019-09-17
Packet 3 Sent : 2019-10-11
Packet 4 Received : 2019-10-17
Interview Date : 2019-11-05
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-11-15
US Entry : 2020-02-14
Marriage : 2020-03-23
Comments : HK police certificate was sent directly to Consulate. Actual interview was very short. Well organized packet of required documents and evidence seemed to greatly smooth things along. USCBP interview at arrival (Seattle) was very short and hassle-free.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 85 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 180 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Anchorage AK
Date Filed : 2020-04-09
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2020-08-06
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2020-04-09
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date :
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between September 13, 2020 and September 17, 2020*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2020-04-09
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your AP may be adjudicated between September 13, 2020 and September 17, 2020*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Hong Kong, China
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 5, 2019
Embassy Review : Initial reception was very friendly. Interviewing officer was straight forward and brief.
Rating : Good


Timeline Comments: 13

Renewable on 2019-09-03 said:
Congratulation on the continued progress! Out NOA2 took a bit longer than yours; so we are about two weeks behind you now. Once you have the NVC Case #, does that allow you to file the DS-160 and get the police clearances sent directly to Hong Kong?
blank avatar Rmcinak on 2019-09-03 said:
I just received email with case # so far, my fiance has not received anything yet. But it appears the case # will let her begin doing the DS-160. I can't answer about the police clearances yet as we haven't begun the form.
Renewable on 2019-09-03 said:
Renewable on 2019-09-03 said:
Once the packet is received, it would be good to know if it is the same as the one on the Hong Kong web site. We have police clearances; to get from both Hong Kong and Philippines and document showing not married from Philippines; but needed the case # to provide them to the appropriate authorities in our request. Good luck on your continued marathon effort for the K-1.
Renewable on 2019-11-11 said:
After your interview on Tuesday, 11/05/2019, I would be grateful to know how long was it until you received your passport back (with visa and packet)? Did you select to pickup at the US Embassy or have it delivered? Our interview is next Monday. Trying to understand if it is a one, two or three process to get the passport back. If you could reply once you get your passport, that would be wonderful. Thank you, and congratulations!
blank avatar Rmcinak on 2019-11-12 said:
We selected pickup as delivery requires the recipient be present. Pickup apparently is at a courier service, not at the Consulate. Expecting it to be this week, they said 7-10 days. The interview was very quick, possibly helped by my fiancee was very very very well organized with all the paperwork and documents that they even remarked on that. I don't know if that is normal, but certainly cannot hurt to do that.
blank avatar Rmcinak on 2019-11-12 said:
She was able to change the method of passport return on site at interview, as she had originally selected delivery during the process.
Renewable on 2019-11-12 said:
Very grateful for your comments! If you should think about it, please advise when you get your notice (phone call? or email? or letter?) that the packet is ready for you to pickup. Do you know where the pickup might be located; possibly not near the US Embassy? With all the protests going on, I'm concerned with my fiancé safety going to the neighborhood of the US Embassy; hence why I thought delivery might prove to be slower but safer. Don't know that to be the case. Again, congratulations!
Renewable on 2019-11-15 said:
I trust and pray you received your visa this week. Are the protests disrupting/changing your departure plans? Stay safe!
Renewable on 2019-11-20 said:
Renewable on 2019-11-20 said:
If you would be so kind, please let me know when you receive your visa. Your successful interview on 11/5 is about two weeks before ours. Trying to judge is they can get a visa out in the 7 to 10 days they told you; and 1 to 2 weeks they told us. Thank you kindly. Exciting times ahead for both of us!
blank avatar Rmcinak on 2019-11-21 said:
Visa was picked up on 15th, I believe it was actually ready a day or two prior.
Renewable on 2019-11-22 said:
Thank you for your update! We got our visa via the courier Friday afternoon, 11/22/19. Now on to quitting Hong Kong employment and traveling to USA!
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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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