GlizNov's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Gio
Beneficiary's Name: Nova
VJ Member: GlizNov
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2020-03-18
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Immigration Checklist for Gio & Nova:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2019-08-26
I-129F NOA1 : 2019-08-29
I-129F RFE(s) : 2019-12-09
RFE Reply(s) : 2019-12-30
I-129F NOA2 : 2020-01-10
NVC Received : 2020-01-22
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2020-01-28
NVC Left : 2020-02-18
Consulate Received : 2020-02-21
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2020-03-13
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2020-03-18
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 134 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 197 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 18, 2020
Embassy Review : I went on 13th March and overall it was a straightforward process but I'll jot down some stuff to help people out:

1) the day I went there was a queue outside the embassy to get in for security. It wasn't a majorly long line but I was told I had to wait in it. The employee at the front of this queue was borderline rude and didn't say what I needed to do after going through security.

2) security: they didn't ask me to remove my liquids but turned their xray screen around, pointed at the screen and asked me 'whats that?' repeatedly as I continue to rummage in my bag showing them lip balm, antibac gel, hand cream etc. If you don't want that hassle, leave these things at home or elsewhere

3) when you pass security, you walk up to another building with that massive queue. Use the door on the left - it said it was for US citizens so you can skip that line and wait at the reception desk. The lady is serving other people in that queue but she stopped and served me right away. I had to remember what I read on the forums about this

After that, it's smooth sailing. The officers behind the windows are very friendly and will make conversation with you. I was told that it would be 7-10 working days for the visa to be processed. The status changed to Issued on Monday 16th and it was delivered on Wednesday 18th. Really quick and it was nice to receive the visa despite the current travel ban
Rating : Good


Timeline Comments: 3

GlizNov on 2020-01-04 said:
Tracking updated on 3rd Jan to say RFE was received by USCIS
GlizNov on 2020-01-06 said:
Tracking updated on 6th to say another RFE being sent
GlizNov on 2020-01-16 said:
Fiancé receives copy of NOA2 in post. It's a big surprise! I check the website and saw it was approved on 10th Jan. Not sure what happened here with second RFE update but happy to have NOA2 :D
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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
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rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
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