bszoom42's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Parag
Beneficiary's Name: Tripti
VJ Member: bszoom42
Country: India

Last Updated: 2010-09-24
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Immigration Checklist for Parag & Tripti:

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 : New Delhi, India
I-129F Sent : 2007-05-09
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-05-10
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2007-07-09
NVC Received : 2007-07-16
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2007-07-18
Consulate Received : 2007-07-25
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent : 2007-08-03
Packet 4 Received : 2007-08-06
Interview Date : 2007-09-12
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2007-09-15
US Entry : 2007-09-27
Marriage : 2007-10-21
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 60 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 125 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Newark
POE Date : 2007-09-27
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Long delay, but officers were polite.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Newark NJ
Date Filed : 2008-01-22
NOA Date : 2008-01-24
RFE(s) : 2008-02-19
Bio. Appt. : 2008-02-22
AOS Transfer** : 2008-03-17
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-05-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2008-06-05
Comments : 2008-03-05 - AOS Transfer to CSC started
2008-03-17 - AOS Transfer to CSC completed


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-01-22
NOA Date : 2008-01-24
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-02-22
Approved Date : 2008-03-14
Date Card Received : 2008-03-24
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 52 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-01-22
NOA Date : 2008-01-24
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2008-03-24
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 52 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2010-05-21
NOA Date : 2010-05-24
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-08-20
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-09-10
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2010-09-23
Comments : 5/21/10: I-751 Express Mailed to VSC via USPS
5/22/10: USPS delivers I-751 to VSC
5/22/10: USCIS I-485 Online Case Status Updated (Touched)
5/24/10: VSC deposited check for I-751 Filing & Biometric Fees
5/24/10: VSC issues I-797C, NOA - Conditional Resident Status Extended One Year
5/26/10: VSC mails I-797C, NOA
5/26/10: Check funds withdrawn from Bank Account
5/28/10: USCIS CR I-89 Online Case Created (Touched)
5/31/10: USCIS CR I-89 Online Case Status Updated (Touched)
6/01/10: I-797C, NOA arrives in the mail
6/01/10: I-797C, NOA arrives in the mail
6/28/10: Called USCIS, 1st Service Request placed for Biometrics Letter
7/01/10: Received e-mail from CRIS regarding 1st Service Request placed - ASC backlogged, Biometrics unassigned
7/02/10: Called USCIS, CR I-89 Receipt Number received
7/10/10: USCIS CR I-89 Online Case Status Updated (Touched)
7/23/10: VSC issues I-797, NOA for ASC Appointment Notice (Biometrics Letter) for 08/20
7/26/10: VSC mails I-797, NOA for ASC Appointment Notice
7/28/10: E-mail #1 to VSC NCSC Followup regarding first Service Request (30 days elapsed)
8/02/10: E-mail #2 to VSC NCSC Followup regarding first Service Request (>30 days elapsed)
8/03/10: Called USCIS, 2nd Service Request placed for Biometrics Letter
8/04/10: I-797, NOA for ASC Appointment Notice arrives in the mail
8/04/10: VSC issues a written response to 2nd Service Request, including copy of the Biometrics Letter
8/05/10: Received response to E-mail #1 from VSC NCSC Followup to open new inquiry with NCSC
8/06/10: VSC mails written response to 2nd Service Request
8/10/10: Written response to 2nd Service Request arrives in the mail
8/11/10: Received response to E-mail #2 from VSC NCSC Followup to open new inquiry with NCSC
8/20/10: Biometrics Appointment scheduled at Elizabeth, NJ
8/21/10: USCIS CR I-89 Online Case Status Updated (Touched)
8/23/10: USCIS CR I-89 Online Case Status Updated (Touched)
9/10/10: USCIS CR I-89 Card Production Ordered (#1)
9/11/10: Received 1st e-mail from CRIS stating Card Production Ordered
9/11/10: USCIS CR I-89 Online Case Status Updated (Touched)
9/13/10: USCIS CR I-89 Online Case Status Updated (Touched)
9/14/10: VSC mails I-797C, approval NOA
9/16/10: USCIS CR I-89 Card Production Ordered (#2)
9/16/10: Received 2nd e-mail from CRIS stating Card Production Ordered
9/16/10: I-797C, approval NOA arrives in the mail
9/16/10: USCIS CR I-89 Online Case Status Updated (Touched)
9/17/10: USCIS CR I-89 petition approved
9/17/10: Received e-mail from CRIS stating Petition approved
9/17/10: USCIS CR I-89 Online Case Status Updated (Touched)
9/19/10: USCIS CR I-89 Online Case Status Updated (Touched)
9/23/10: Green Card Received in mail!


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: New Delhi, India
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 12, 2007
Embassy Review : This was my fiancee's 4th visit to the New Delhi Embassy. The prior three I have written up comments for, and were related to submitting forms for the K-1 visa and picking up packets.

She arrived at the Embassy at 7:00 AM, and they let her in at 7:30 AM. There were a LOT of people there, even at 7:00 AM.

First they collected everyone's interview letters.

Then the called people by name to a counter.

At the counter, she spoke with an Indian Consular official who was very polite, nice, and friendly. He asked her a large number of questions, which she happily answered:

1. How is Parag related to you?
2. Have you been to the U.S.?
3. When exactly?
4. How long did you stay each time?
5. Did you ever overstay any visa?
6. Have you ever been refused a visa to the U.S.?
7. When?
8. For what reasons were you refused?
9. Do you have any relatives in the U.S. that came from India?
10. What are the statuses of each of them?
11. How did each of them enter the U.S., and on what visa?
12. Where do they all live in the U.S.?
13. Where does Parag live?
14. Will this be your first wedding?
15. Will this be his first wedding?
16. Why did your brother come on a visitor visa and then apply for a student visa?
17. Why did your sister want to marry a U.S. visa holder?
18. Do you have your medical report?
19. Why was your sealed medical report opened? (VFS opened it)
20. Show me your old passport? (He took both the new and old passport, and stapled them together.)

She had evidence to back up her answers, but he was not interested in seeing anything. He handed her back all the evidence from VFS as well. He then stated that they require the DS-156 to be handwritten, not typed. (We never received Packet 3, so I don't know if that is in the instructions - I know it is not in the instructions for Packet 3 for Mumbai which is online.)

The Indian consular offical gave her a new form DS-156 and asked her to copy in her own handwriting each and every answer from the typed DS-156 she submitted, and then sign it and return it to him pronto. He also returned all of her 2x2 passporth photos, and told her he would take them later.

After she filled out DS-156 and gave it back to him, he instructed her to pay the INR 4200 rupee fee and wait for the 2nd interview.

While she was waiting, she noticed VFS officials bringing in suitcases filled of files to the Embassy. These are probably for interviews later in the week. She even recognized some of the officials from when she was at VFS.

The second interview was at a different counter, with an American consular official. He was polite, nice and friendly as well. My fiancee said he laughed a lot and was very jolly. He also made a lot of pleasant jokes.

First, he asked her to take the oath that she will tell the truth.
Then, he asked for her fingerprints. Then he asked her to press her fingers harder, as it was not registering in his system.
Next, he asked the following questions:

1. What are your qualifications?
2. Whet school did you do your 10+2 from?
3. Where was that school located?
4. In what state was that school?
5. Where did you do you college?
6. What does Parag do? (She said I was an Architect)
7. Does he build buildings? (No, Computer Architect)
8. How have you met Parag?
9. When exactly did he arrive in India?
10. Did you know him before he arrived?
11. How did you know him?
12. What is your family's involvement?
13. What is his family's involvement?
14. Is this going to be a love marriage or arranged marriage?
15. Explain again what kind of marriage this is, in detail please.
16. What are Parag's qualifications?
17. Who introduced you?
18. When is he coming to India again?

Then he said, congratulations, you got the visa. Please sign this DS-156K. You will receive your passport in a week.

She left the Embassy before 2 pm.
Rating : Very Good


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