metayerAH55's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Hermione
Beneficiary's Name: Adly
VJ Member: metayerAH55
Country: Haiti

Last Updated: 2021-05-10
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Immigration Checklist for Hermione & Adly:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Haiti
I-129F Sent : 2019-06-21
I-129F NOA1 : 2019-06-25
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-10-01
NVC Received : 2019-10-24
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2020-01-07
Consulate Received : 2020-01-13
Packet 3 Received : 2020-02-04
Packet 3 Sent : 2020-02-12
Packet 4 Received : 2020-10-08
Interview Date : 2020-10-19 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2020-10-22
US Entry : 2020-11-05
Marriage : 2020-11-22
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 98 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 482 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2021-03-29
NOA Date : 2021-04-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : Our initial filing date for the i485 was mid January, however, USCIS sent our packet back as we didn't include the i944 (a form that Trump added to the process).

Biden revoked the i944 form in March. By the time we got the packet back to have someone look over it and correct it, we no longer needed the form. We ended up sending the same packet back on March 29, 2021.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2021-03-29
NOA Date : 2021-04-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date :
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between December 8, 2021 and December 26, 2021*.

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.

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Timeline Comments: 42

Sassou on 2019-11-04 said:
Have you gotten nvc notification
blank avatar MetayerAH55 on 2019-11-04 said:
Not yet, unfortunately. I'm still waiting on them & it's been over 30 days. I emailed them but they are backed up a 3 weeks. Where are you with the process?
Sassou on 2019-11-06 said:
NOA1 waiting for NOA2 thank you for quick response!
Sassou on 2019-11-06 said:
I hope you get a response soon good luck I will follow your timeline so I can estimate mines!
blank avatar MetayerAH55 on 2019-11-06 said:
No problem love!
blank avatar Pierrepaul on 2019-11-09 said:
Hello there, I got a text message this morning that my I29F has been approved. My timeline is about the same with yours. 30 days is kind of long; I thought it would be 1-2 weeks. Hope you'll get the NVC Notification very soon!
blank avatar MetayerAH55 on 2019-11-09 said:
That's awesome! Congratulations! I called the NVC last week because they still haven sent anything in the mail. The gentleman said that my case is in administrative processing and was received on 10/24/19. The next step is for them to send it to Haiti, fingers crossed that it'll happen sooner than later.
Sassou on 2019-11-10 said:
Great! I hope you get it as soon as possible I will keep following your timeline
blank avatar Pierrepaul on 2019-11-14 said:
Let's hope for very very very soon. Good luck and keep updating your timeline; we are following it.
blank avatar Pierrepaul on 2019-12-07 said:
Hello Did you get your case number? I was reading some posts and saw a few couple who called the NVC and got their case numbers over the phone. They received their NOA2s in the beginning of November.
blank avatar MetayerAH55 on 2019-12-08 said:
Hi Pierre! I got my case number over the phone a while back, but I don't think I can do anything with it. Can I?
blank avatar Pierrepaul on 2019-12-15 said:
Sorry for the late reply. You can schedule the interview, start working on medicals, and pay for the visa.
Sassou on 2019-12-15 said:
Can you request an expedite for your case through nvc? Due to humanitarian crisis in Haiti to speed up process.
Sassou on 2019-12-15 said:
How can you set up An interview? How does NVC Notify you of your case number is it through mail because I just got my NOA2 and they stated it will be sent to NVC and can take 1-2 weeks but I see people have had nvc received documents but no interviews yet. Is there a shortage of interview or is it the turmoil in Haiti that is slowing down the process.
blank avatar MetayerAH55 on 2019-12-15 said:
I called just last week and I was told my case was “still” at NVC. I’m not sure how to proceed with the other steps because NVC told me that I would get something in the mail when the case gets to Haiti. Pierrepaul, is there a link you can share with me to start with those other things or should I just wait for my documents to get to the consulate? Sassou, I called to get my case number and to see if NVC received my case. My case was approved on Oct 1, and that’s the last time I got any notification.
Sassou on 2019-12-15 said:
Thanks for the information it is dearly appreciated
blank avatar Pierrepaul on 2019-12-15 said:
Many have requested “what’s next” list of items to do and in what order. · Sign up for email from NVC (1) · Begin calling NVC after 5 weeks from NOA2 approval (2) · Once you have your case number you can complete the DS-160 (14 & 15) · Contact Greenbaum to see if he has a copy of your embassy’s P3 · Some of you can pay for your interview and schedule BUT you must be certain that your embassy allows this. Some do and some don’t. · Check your case on CEAC (8) · Check the shipping scheduling for your case file to be shipped. (9) · Use the DHL hack to watch your case heading to your embassy (9) · Once your case arrives watch the “ready” dates/times and on the second “ready” you can schedule your medical and interview. · It’s time to move over to your country/regional forum here on VJ to ask more specific questions concerning the steps needed to take once your case is at the embassy. (17)
blank avatar Pierrepaul on 2019-12-26 said:
Hi Metayer Hope you are enjoying the holidays. Have you gotten any good news? I was reading the posts on one of the forum that an Haitian person created and it is pretty depressing. I saw that the Haitian embassy was close last May due to riots in Haiti; some people had gotten their interviews cancelled and have to wait for mew interviews; and others have been waiting on interview dates since October. P.s. For Haiti, you cannot pay for and schedule the interview online. The petitioner can only do the DS-160 in the U.S. The beneficiary has to pay for it at the bank and wait for a call or an e-mail for an interview date.
blank avatar Pierrepaul on 2019-12-27 said:
Hello I don't have any good news but at least you guys will know what is going on. I just called and got my case number and invoice receipt. The lady explained to me that the consulate in Port-au-Prince had asked the NVC to hold on to all files and to not ship them until requested. As of right now, they are not processing any K-1 visa in Port-au-Prince and she doesn't know when they will start requesting the K-1 files.
Sassou on 2019-12-28 said:
Wow that means PierrePaul we would have to wait until they start accepting paperwork this will definitely not help with an estimate for the length of time for this process
blank avatar Pierrepaul on 2020-01-09 said:
Happy New Year! I hope you guys didn't give up. Did you guys hear any good news? I called last Friday and my files are still with NVC and were not sent to Haiti.
Sassou on 2020-01-09 said:
Happy new year my k-1 visa was approved but has not been issued a case number I do not know what to do but wait. How long did it get you to get your case number
blank avatar Pierrepaul on 2020-01-13 said:
About 15 days after the NVC received it or November 25 but they still haven’t sent it to Haiti.
blank avatar MetayerAH55 on 2020-01-22 said:
Sorry, I've been mia - I had a rough end of the year and recently just came back from Haiti. On 01/07/20, I got an email from NVC stating my case was being transferred to the Embassy in Haiti and that it would take "several weeks". They will contact me when they are ready to process the case.
blank avatar Pierrepaul on 2020-01-25 said:
You were ahead of me by at least a month but we got the email the same time.
blank avatar MetayerAH55 on 2020-01-28 said:
Oh wow - yeah, the wait has been serious. I’m trying to be patient through all of this.
blank avatar Pierrepaul on 2020-02-04 said:
Congratulations I was about to let you know that they are shipping to Haiti now.
blank avatar MetayerAH55 on 2020-02-06 said:
Thank you! @Pierrepaul, have you heard anything yet?
Sassou on 2020-02-06 said:
I got my email 01/21 from nvc what is next because now I have case number
blank avatar MetayerAH55 on 2020-02-06 said:
@Sassou, what did the email say? Did they just give you your case number?
Sassou on 2020-02-06 said:
Yes they gave me case number and told me it will be transferred to Haiti
blank avatar MetayerAH55 on 2020-02-06 said:
I didn't do anything but waited until it actually got transferred. But once it does, here's a list of what you'll need. If I had this list, I would've already began to gather the documents. 1) Obtain a valid passport. If you already have one, make sure it is valid for at least six more months. 2) Complete your online visa application (DS-160) at Note the visa category is “K.” For any questions that do not apply, answer “N/A” or “Not Applicable.” Print the confirmation sheet that is generated when you finish filling out the form. Retain your DS-160 confirmation number: you will need this to pay your visa fee. 3) Create a profile at Click on “Create Account.” Follow the prompts to select the correct visa category (K) and enter your DS-160 confirmation number when requested. Generate a deposit slip to pay your visa fee. Print the confirmation page of your profile registration. 4) Take your visa fee deposit slip to any SOGEXPRESS and pay your visa fee ($265 USD per person). 5) Obtain your birth extract (“extrait”) from the Haitian National Archives, located in Port-au-Prince. This version is blue, with pink at the top. 6) If after the age of 16 you lived outside of Haiti for one year or more, or if you are currently living outside of Haiti for the past six months, you must present a police certificate from that place of residence. If you have been arrested anywhere, obtain a certified court record showing the final disposition of the case against you (if you were declared innocent, guilty, the sentence imposed, etc.). 7) Each applicant must submit six photographs (two to send to the Embassy, four for the medical exam). The photos should be 2x2 inches or 5x5 centimeters, in color, with white background, on photo-quality paper. The photographs should not be retouched or altered in any way). The face should be entirely visible and not obstructed in any way. The applicant should not be wearing glasses. 8) Proof of your relationship over time with the petitioner from the time you met until present. For example, dated pictures of you together, printouts of emails or WhatsApp messages and phone calls to each other, money transfer receipts, boarding passes showing the petitioner’s visits to Haiti, hotel receipts showing where you stayed together, etc. If your children are applying, proof of your relationship to them (photos of you together, etc.)
Sassou on 2020-02-06 said:
blank avatar MetayerAH55 on 2020-02-06 said:
You're welcome
blank avatar Pierrepaul on 2020-03-06 said:
MetayerAH55 - Since Feb 3 we got the letter with instructions that we can pay for the visa and mail out stuff to the Haitian Embassy but I wasn't ready. I just mailed my certified documents to Haiti last week using USPS but I don't think that was a good idea. @Sassou make sure you get all your documents ready so you can send them as soon as you receive the letter. You will receive the e-mail first the a letter in a couple weeks . If you were married and have children make sure you get certified birth certificates and certified divorce documents from your county and mail them to Haiti.
blank avatar MetayerAH55 on 2020-03-06 said:
@pierrepaul, my fiancé did everything in Haiti and dropped the documents at a DHL office in PAP. The only thing I did here, on my end, was complete DS160 & the visa profile. He printed out the confirmations on his end and added them to his folder. He got a response fairly quick too, for him to complete his medical exams. Now we're back in the waiting phase.
Mjcharles69@gmail on 2020-10-18 said:
Did you have an interview?? And when was it???
Nadialouis on 2020-10-20 said:
how was the interview. did they call you for it or you filed for a emergency?
blank avatar MetayerAH55 on 2020-11-01 said:
Our interview was on Oct 19th; it was approved, thank God. I had originally asked that our case be expedited, but they gave me the runaround that the Embassy was closed (I even went there in person when I was in Haiti in August 2020). My main concern was that our medical exam was expiring and it did in Sept 2020. My fiance received a call on Oct 9th that the interview is scheduled for 19th and that he needed to complete another medical exam, so we paid twice.
Nadialouis on 2020-11-04 said:
oook thank you and congratulation. i tried to experdite my fiance case but they said i was not qualified, im just waiting now since our interview was canceled in april
blank avatar MetayerAH55 on 2020-11-09 said:
You're welcome love! & thank you! I really hope you hear from them soon! I'm praying for you guys!
blank avatar Nephie on 2020-11-14 said:
Hi Congratulations! Could you tell us what type of questions they asked you if you don’t mind. My fiancé interview is next week
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