TracyTN's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Tracy
Beneficiary's Name: Chas
VJ Member: TracyTN
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2010-11-27
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Immigration Checklist for Tracy & Chas:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2006-11-13
I-129F NOA1 : 2006-11-21
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2007-03-21
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2007-03-28
Consulate Received : 2007-04-02
Packet 3 Received : 2007-04-12
Packet 3 Sent : 2007-04-16
Packet 4 Received : 2007-04-21
Interview Date : 2007-06-08
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2007-06-12
US Entry : 2007-07-24
Marriage : 2007-07-27
Comments : Visa approved at interview! :)

I 129f petition was forwarded from Texas to California; No touches during petition phase, received 2 emails for NOA2 at 1:05 am. Status online was also updated.

Medical - 4/20/2007, 2:15 pm.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 120 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 199 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2007-07-24
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : The POE was a breeze. The man stamped what he needed to stamp, another man asked questions about how we had met, then joked about 'having' to get married.

All in all, VERY painless.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Memphis TN
Date Filed : 2007-07-27
NOA Date : 2007-08-29
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2007-09-20
AOS Transfer** : 2007-10-17
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2007-12-18
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2007-12-24
Comments : Touched 9/6/07 & 9/21/07.

Transferred to CSC on 10/17; touched 10/25, 10/26, 11/9, 11/11. Date on green card is 11/15.

Done w/ immigration until Aug 2009!!!

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2007-07-27
NOA Date : 2007-08-29
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2007-09-20
Approved Date : 2007-09-27
Date Card Received : 2007-10-11
Comments : Touched 9/6/07 & 9/21/07. 2 approval emails sent on 9/27. Also touched a day after approval (9/28), card was ordered 10/2, touched again 10/3.

10/9 email - approval notice sent.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 62 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2007-07-27
NOA Date : 2007-08-29
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2007-10-09
Comments : Touched 9/6/07. 2 approval emails sent. Also touched a day after approval (9/28).

Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 62 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2009-08-19
NOA Date : 2009-08-24
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-09-22
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-11-19
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2009-12-04
Comments : Touched 9/23 (day after biometrics); 11/25 - text, email and online update showing card ordered the day after I received the 'snail mail' letter (11/24). Email on 12/1 saying approval notice sent.

Event Date
Service Center : Dallas/Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Memphis TN
Date Filed : 2010-08-20
NOA Date : 2010-08-23
Bio. Appt. : 2010-09-24
Interview Date : 2010-11-17
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2010-12-09
Comments : Check cashed 8/25; received interview letter on 10/18.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 11, 2007
Embassy Review : My fiance got to the consulate 20 mins before his 9 am appointment, queued for security, then walked in the building at exactly 9 am.

Only questions asked at the interview were how we met (internet), when we first met in person, how many times each of us had visited the other, had I (petitioner) met his family, what line of work did he plan on doing when he got here, when was he planning to travel to the US. Took only his birth certificate, police certificate, copy of his previous divorce decree, I 134 and my employer letter.

Was there for an hour and a half total.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Chicago
Event Description
Entry Date : 2007-07-24
Embassy Review : My fiance got through both immigration and customs quickly. Wasn't asked any questions at immigration except how did we meet.

Painless, quick and he made it to the connecting gate with an hour and a half to spare.
Harassment Level : Low

Local US CIS Office Review: Memphis TN
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : November 18, 2010
Embassy Review : My husband's natz interview was scheduled for 9:50. We got there around 9:25, went right through security and into the interview waiting room. We put our interview letter into the slot by the door immediately (be SURE you do this or you won't get called). It was pretty packed in the waiting room but we found two seats on the end. Unfortunately, he did not get called back until 10:35 - nearly a full hour after his appointment time (hence my rating of 4 instead of 5). That was a LONG time to wait, esp. with a 4 month old baby in tow...!

Once he went back, he said the lady was very pleasant and asked for his driver's license and green card as forms of identification. She looked at our daughter's birth certificate and our previous divorce papers - she said everything else was in the packet we submitted which she commented was very organized (I RULE!!!). She asked him 6 civics questions which he aced (so no need for all 10), then he had to write and read a sentence - not difficult for him as he is from the UK. They chit chatted a bit about my immigration geekiness, which she apparently found endearing. She handed him form N 652 indicating he was being recommended for citizenship. She said they had not yet scheduled oath ceremonies for December in Nashville yet, so it may be after the first of the year before he takes the oath. The entire interview took about 20 minutes.
Harassment Level : Good

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