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  Petitioner's Name: Jessica
Beneficiary's Name: Colin
VJ Member: Broomer
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2020-10-30
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Immigration Checklist for Jessica & Colin:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Armenia
I-129F Sent : 2008-08-18
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-08-21
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-01-28
NVC Received : 2009-02-06
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2009-02-06
NVC Left : 2009-02-10
Consulate Received : 2009-02-11
Packet 3 Received : 2009-02-13
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-03-02
Packet 4 Received : 2009-04-06
Interview Date : 2009-04-27 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-05-11
US Entry : 2009-05-15
Marriage : 2009-06-06
Comments : Package received 23-08-08
Cheque cashed 24-08-08
Touched: 26-08-08
NOA2: 28-01-09 Thank you, GOD

27-04-2009 visa approved pending medical results
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 160 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 249 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Dallas
POE Date : 2009-05-14 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : was very quick probably took about 30 -45mins in all! for them to process all the info etc! only problem was the 2hour immigration line i had to wait in firstly!!

lined up as usual.. he did the usual stuff then sent me to a alone booth 57 i think and told to take a seat, then 15 minutes later cause 3 people were there before me! didnt get asked any questions or anything smooth sailing

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Dallas TX
Date Filed : 2009-07-21
NOA Date : 2009-07-29
RFE(s) : 2009-10-23
Bio. Appt. : 2009-08-26
AOS Transfer** : 2009-11-04
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-12-01
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2009-12-08
Comments : applied for SSN 06-15-09
bio metrics took less than 20mins to do appointment was at 10am arrived 9 30am done by 9.50am

Actually RFE date was08-10-09 but received letter 10-23-09 GRRR rfe was sent back 27-10-09 received 30-10-09 case transfered 4-11-09

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-07-21
NOA Date : 2009-07-29
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2009-11-13
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 115 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2009-07-21
NOA Date : 2009-07-29
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 115 days.

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Dallas TX
Date Filed : 2019-10-23
NOA Date :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-10-26
Interview Date : 2020-10-27
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2020-11-09
Comments :

Member Reviews:

POE Review: Dallas
Event Description
Entry Date : 2009-05-18
Embassy Review : It was fairly simple. The guy took all my documents and made me wait by the side while an office looked over my information. They then took me into a room asked me a few questions verified some things with me and then stamped my visa. The whole process was longer than normal customs visit for a POE, but it was not as long as expected. I am writing this review 10 years on from my POE so I can not remember all the details as far as time goes. But, I did double and triple check I had everything the Officer would request so that probably made the process faster. if in doubt over prepare for everything. Also, I knew the officer was probably stressed from working all day so I tried to be very courteous to him in order for him to not take out his stress on me.
Harassment Level : Low

Local US CIS Office Review: Dallas TX
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : October 28, 2020
Embassy Review : Review of my citizenship

Appointment was at 11:45. I waited outside the building at 11:30. You can only go 15 mins before your appointment due to COVID19.  There were about 15 people ahead of me, it was cold so bring a jacket. I waited outside for about 10 minutes. They let me into the building and you pass through security.I had to take off my shoes and anything they could set off the metal detector. If your shoes have heels they make you take them off. I waited in a line then to be checked in. I had to show the lady in the booth my interview letter.  The woman looked at the interview letter, took my picture and  I gave my fingerprint for my index finger on my left and right hand. She then clicked a few buttons and gave me the letter back and  told me to go upstairs and hand it to the receptionist. Then I went up stairs and handed my letter to another lady and she told me to take a seat and wait for my name to be called. I then waited in the waiting room with about 20 other people. They call people by the first name and then take you back for the interview. I waited about 10 minutes.
Officer Smith was my inspecting officer. She was a very nice lady and great to talk with. She greeted me and started a conversation. I believe this was a test to see if I could speak English. We had a conversation for a few minutes and got to her office. She took my green card and passport and driver's license and then checked to make sure they were all Correct. 

She asked for my first and last name and if I was married. She then started with the test and asked me six questions. I passed all of them.

1.What group of people were taken to America and sold as slaves? 

I answered (Africans) 

2. Name one state that borders Canada? I answered (Philadelphia) 

3. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now? I answered (John Roberts)

4. If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President? I answered (Speaker of the House)

5. There were 13 original states.Name three. I answered ( New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire)  

6. Why does the flag have 13 stripes? I answered ( The 13 original colonies) 


As part of the reading and writing sections she showed a sentence on an Ipad and I had to read it to her. It said “who is George Washington?”  I then had to write the answer to that question out on the iPad with my finger. She told me what to write, so I wrote “George Washington was the president”

She then continued and  asked a bunch of questions that were yes or no answer choices. These were  to see if I am a threat to America, obviously most of them were a no answer. Example, am I in a militia? Even been arrested? Etc.

She also then asked questions about  Pledge of Allegiance to America and if I was willing to defend the constitution. 

Before all the questioning she did make me stand up and raise my right hand and swear I would tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. 

She then went through some formalities, checking my address and information to make sure it was all correct. I had to sign and make sure they were correct. 

As part of the reading and writing sections she showed a sentence on an Ipad and I had to read it to her. It said “who is George Washington?”  I then had to write the answer to that question out on the iPad with my finger. She told me what to write, so I wrote “George Washington was the president”. She then proceeded to check the answers and see if I passed everything which I did and then she said that she’s scheduling my oath ceremony and I should receive it in the mail in the next couple of weeks or to check online for a faster response. I left the building at 12:20 so all in all the process went really fast.

I didn't have to prove anything with originals, although I did have them with me in a binder. I did need my passport, Drivers License, permanent resident card. 
Harassment Level : Very Good

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