Nkululeko's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Madeline
Beneficiary's Name: Nkululeko
VJ Member: Nkululeko
Country: South Africa

Last Updated: 2021-02-16
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Immigration Checklist for Madeline & Nkululeko:

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 : South Africa
I-129F Sent : 2019-01-31
I-129F NOA1 : 2019-02-05
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-06-05
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2019-07-09
Consulate Received : 2019-07-23
Packet 3 Received : 2019-07-23
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-09-05
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-09-12
US Entry : 2019-10-29
Marriage : 2019-12-19
Comments : Entered through SFO Airport. Straight forward and painless process. Handed the Immigration Officer the sealed packet. He asked basic questions and stamped my passport, finger printed me and I was on my way.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 120 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 212 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2020-01-14
NOA Date : 2020-02-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2020-02-27
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2021-03-16
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2020-01-14
NOA Date : 2020-02-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2020-02-27
Approved Date : 2020-06-11
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 149 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: South Africa
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 7, 2019
Embassy Review : Arrived at 12:55pm for my 13:00pm interview.

Processed through security and given card number.

Was called via intercom to the first window where I dealt with a South African lady who was really sweet and conversational. She asked for a few documents and asked some questions. When last did I see my fiancé? When are we getting married? The rest was just casual discussion about immigrating.

Submitted the following paperwork at the first window;

Police Clearance
Unabridged Birth Certificate
Affidavit of Support (Tax forms)
Evidence (Continuation of relationship)
Passport photo’s X2
Proof of Payment and Appointment Booking

After submitting the above documents went to the interview queue.

After 15 minutes I was called to the interview window. Swore to tell the truth etc. and the interview began. She asked easy questions, how we met? When last we saw each other? The longest time I’ve spent in the states? When last we saw each other? When we intend on getting married?

She advised me about my rights in the US and congratulated me. Handed back evidence and advised passport would arrive in 7-10 days.

Process was quick efficient and straightforward. I had all the paperwork I needed which didn’t delay the process at all. We took care to compile our petition properly and provide through evidence. And also brought the required documents to the interview. A few people interviewing on the day were delayed because of missing paperwork and incorrect submissions.

Come prepared, smile and relax it’s straightforward, and not intimidating if you’re prepared.

Rating : Very Good

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(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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