edp333's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Ed
Beneficiary's Name: Meryll
VJ Member: edp333
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2014-04-15
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Immigration Checklist for Ed & Meryll:

USCIS I-130/I-129F Petitions:  
Dept of State K3 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K3 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage : 2007-03-17
I-130 Sent : 2007-04-17
I-130 NOA1 : 2007-04-19
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-129F Sent : 2007-05-23
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-05-30
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2007-10-23
NVC Received : 2007-11-16
NVC Left : 2007-11-20
Consulate Received : 2007-11-27
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2007-12-28
Interview Date : 2008-02-06
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-04-15
US Entry : 2008-04-23
I-130 Approval : 2007-10-23
Comments : Interview process seemed to go smoothly and quickly. Nothing was said, but a paper requesting more evidence was given to my wife.After calling we found out the visa is on AR due to document verification. Document verification was paid 1 month before interview. Contracted company DELBROS did not forward document verification information until 5 weeks and 4 days are being paid. We had to call DELBROS and ask when information was forwarded to Embassy to find it was never forwarded. The Manila Embassy did not forward documents for verification until the last week of February. Visa was delivered 1 day short of 10 weeks after interview.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 146 days from your NOA1 date.

Your I-130 was approved in 187 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 293 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : San Francisco
POE Date : 2008-04-23
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : After being moved to another lane from lane 35 the POE went smoothly. The officer asked for the documents, for a finger print scan, and where she was headed?

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2008-05-21
NOA Date : 2008-05-29
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-06-20
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2008-09-30
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-09-30
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2008-10-09
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-05-21
NOA Date : 2008-05-29
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-06-20
Approved Date : 2008-08-07
Date Card Received : 2008-08-15
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 78 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2010-07-23
NOA Date : 2010-07-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-08-31
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-11-24
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2010-12-02
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2014-03-27
NOA Date : 2014-04-03
Bio. Appt. : 2014-04-29
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: K3 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 22, 2008
Embassy Review : The consulate officer (CO) seemed irritated that Meryll could not hear her well. The CO concentrated questions why Meryll had not married at an ealier age and why she chose to marry an American. After the interview, Meryll was put on AR because of mishandling of the document verification process. The document verification was paid and verified in Early January, but the Manila US Embassy did not request the documents to be verified until three weeks after the interview. The verification process took over 9 weeks after the interview to complete.
Rating : Moderate

POE Review: San Francisco
Event Description
Entry Date : 2008-04-23
Embassy Review : Meryll arrived at San Francisco Airport via PAL and a rude lady told her group to wait in lane 35. The officer at lane 35 was busy with an entire family on a CR1/CR2 visa, so a nicer man moved the group of filipinas to anotherlane. The only question Meryll was asked is where she was going.
Harassment Level : Low

Local US CIS Office Review: Chicago IL
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : September 30, 2008
Embassy Review : After getting through security we arrived on the 2nd floor 35 minutes early. The 2nd floor had approximately 40 people in the waiting room. We waited over an hour for Meryllís name to be called. The officer apologized for calling us late and was very nice. The officer swore us in and asked me, the sponsor, the first questions:
How did we meet?
When and where was our marriage?
If I met her parentís and what was their names?
If Meryll has met my parents and siblings? To which Meryll supplied pictures.
When Meryll arrived in US?
About my income.
When was Meryllís birth date?
Then Meryll was asked the questions off the list, plus my birth date, how we met, if she had met my parents, etc.

The immigration officer stated we sounded like a nice couple and said Meryll was approved.

P.S. We found parking 1 block south and 1.5 blocks west of the office between S. LaSalle and S. Financial PL.

Rated a 5 except for the wait.
Harassment Level : Very Good

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