Shannon and David's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Shannon
Beneficiary's Name: David
VJ Member: Shannon and David
Country: Peru

Last Updated: 2008-12-02
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Immigration Checklist for Shannon & David:

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 : Peru
I-129F Sent : 2007-12-20
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-01-02
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-03-06
NVC Received : 2008-03-13
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2008-03-22
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2008-03-22
Interview Date : 2008-04-10
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-04-14
US Entry : 2008-05-02
Marriage : 2008-05-24
Comments : Medical completed in April 2008. SSN applied for 6/13/08: went back 4 times to actually get it. Had to go to nearest POE to fix name error after INFOPASS appt. Received state ID once he received his SSN card.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 64 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 99 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Houston
POE Date : 2008-05-02
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Baltimore MD
Date Filed : 2008-08-06
NOA Date : 2008-08-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-09-04
AOS Transfer** : 2008-09-02
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-11-19
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2008-11-25
Comments : *Took a month to deal with testing for immunity for required vaccinations before submitting AOS. We only paid $25 for the transcription once he got the rest of the vaccines (second MMR).
*Touch 10/2/08


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-08-06
NOA Date : 2008-08-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-09-04
Approved Date : 2008-10-22
Date Card Received : 2008-10-27
Comments : *Touch 9/5/08
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 77 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-08-06
NOA Date : 2008-08-11
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2008-10-24
Comments : *Touch 10/21/08
Yay! Now where's the EAD??
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 73 days.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Peru
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 14, 2008
Embassy Review : Sorry about the last entry! Whoops, thought I could come back and edit it...

We arrived together at the Embassy about 8:00 for our 8:30 appt. We sat down and were called up twice to little windows that were there (small waits in between). We had to give our papers to the two different people that we talked to at the windows: police certificates, medical exam, birth certificate, all of the forms that we filled out for the government (ds-156, ds-157 (these first two items were not included in the packet 3), of156-k, of-179 (from packet 3)) and his passport. Each of the two ladies asked us a few questions: How many times did Shannon come to visit you? How long have you known each other? When did you meet? I think that we also handed over the I-134 and its supporting documents at that time as well.

After another little wait, we were called to room 15, where the actual interview took place. I asked if I could be there with David and he said yes. There was another person sitting behind the consulate officer as we answered questions. There he had to sign the paper that had to be notarized by the consulate officer. He asked us the same questions as above and also wanted to know when David proposed and where. He asked how many kids we wanted to have after I commented that we hoped to have children after he asked David if he had any kids. There were some other basic questions about info on the forms and why had I been traveling in Peru when I met David.

He was really nice and asked a few questions about how I learned to speak Spanish, where I went to school, what I did for a living, etc.

He told us on the spot at the end of the interview that our visa was approved! Yay! He gave us a little ticket to take to the DHL people outside to set up delivery of David's passport/visa!

We were there for a total of an hour and a half. We left at 10:00.
Rating : Very Good


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(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

** Not all cases are transfered

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