AlbieBio's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Albert
Beneficiary's Name: Abigail
VJ Member: AlbieBio
Country: Ghana

Last Updated: 2019-12-19
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Immigration Checklist for Albert & Abigail:

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 : Ghana
I-129F Sent : 2019-07-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2019-07-10
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-10-31
NVC Received : 2019-11-25
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-11-25
NVC Left : 2019-12-10
Consulate Received : 2019-12-18
Packet 3 Received : 2019-12-19
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2020-02-13 Submit Review
Interview Result :
Second Interview
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Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 113 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 218 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

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Timeline Comments: 16

blank avatar Abamichelle on 2019-10-24 said:
hi, have you received any notice on your status yet?
AlbieBio on 2019-10-24 said:
I have not , I was thinking what might be going on because I see people getting notices for the NOA2 withing three months but I'm guessing it's by luck. But no I havent
AlbieBio on 2019-10-31 said:
Just a quick question, once we receive the Packet three , which i think i will get an email for. Does the embassy in Ghana choose the interview date for my Fiancee or does she just have to go to the GT bank and Pay the fee and i can put in the application on my end here in the states online. I just want to get a little Clarification on that please.
blank avatar Abamichelle on 2019-10-31 said:
Did you end up getting your notice?? Well for the packet 3, I’m just hearing many different things. It seems that the Ghana embassy is really slow on getting that to the petitioner. They should email it to the petitioner but it seems that they don’t always do that or send it months later. Sometimes even after the interview. I’ve seen people schedule the interview before they get the packet 3. I ended up using a lawyer so he said that they’ll send the packet to him and me. The packet just has a welcome letter and tells you what to do in terms of medicals, passport pictures, and to schedule the interview. Your fiancé will fill out the DS-160 and then pay the fee then schedule the date.
AlbieBio on 2019-10-31 said:
Great, can u fill it out here online after she pays the fee in Ghana because she would have to go over to an internet Cafe to do it there and it would be easier here if I do it with her on the phone?
blank avatar Abamichelle on 2019-10-31 said:
Yeah you definitely can. I’ve filled one out before for a family member. It’s mainly her information and you’ll need her passport picture because you have to scan it in. Just make sure you use your email for everything and forward her all the stuff you get because the confirmation will be through an email. She will need to print all of that out and take it with her to the interview. You can’t book the interview until after you pay. Right now I’ve heard there’s barely any dates but I’m hoping they’re will be some soon.
AlbieBio on 2019-12-02 said:
@Abamichella i have not , it still says at NVC but based on my research of timelines and the fact that my Approval expires on the 28th, i thought it wise to just book the interview about 2 and half months away. thats why i booked the appointment
blank avatar Abamichelle on 2019-12-02 said:
Yeah if you’ve tracked your case and it still says at the NVC, then it will ship out next Tuesday as that’s their next day to ship cases to the embassies. What do you mean when you say your approval will expire on the 28th?
AlbieBio on 2019-12-02 said:
It state on the NOA2 that it expires on February 28th 2020. I just dont want to go through the back and forth of emailing them and so on
blank avatar Abamichelle on 2019-12-02 said:
Oh okay! Yeah that makes sense. You should have gotten your packet 3 by your interview date. I know of someone who got theirs in two weeks! Are there still interview dates for February? I’m planning on my fiancé to pay tomorrow.
AlbieBio on 2019-12-02 said:
I checked the entire day today and I figured I should wait till around night time, this was the only one available but u can keep checking.
blank avatar Abamichelle on 2019-12-02 said:
Got it. Will do. Thanks!
blank avatar Abamichelle on 2019-12-07 said:
You were right! I looked at night time and found just one appointment! Great advice!! Thanks.
AlbieBio on 2019-12-07 said:
You are very welcome.
blank avatar NiniB. on 2020-01-13 said:
Hello, congratulations on the approvals thus far. I am having trouble finding an interview date, can you please advise on how to get one? I made the payment and have made arrangements for all the required documents in the P3. Please advise.
blank avatar Abamichelle on 2020-01-13 said:
Unfortunately they’re all booked up smh. March opened up a couple of days ago and quickly got booked within 12 hours. I’d recommend to keep checking but not too often or else you’ll get locked out. As Albert said, checking at night is really helpful too.
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