Ieeeeeees's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Bryant
Beneficiary's Name: Isis
VJ Member: Ieeeeeees
Country: Netherlands

Last Updated: 2021-03-19
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Immigration Checklist for Bryant & Isis:

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 : Amsterdam, Netherlands
I-129F Sent : 2019-07-31
I-129F NOA1 :
I-129F RFE(s) : 2019-11-13
RFE Reply(s) : 2019-11-20
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-12-05
NVC Received : 2020-01-08
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2020-01-13
NVC Left : 2020-01-21
Consulate Received : 2020-01-27
Packet 3 Received : 2020-01-28
Packet 3 Sent : 2020-01-29
Packet 4 Received : 2020-02-05
Interview Date : 2020-02-25
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2020-03-13
Marriage : 2020-05-15
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Washington DC
POE Date : 2020-03-13
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2020-07-27
NOA Date : 2020-08-20
RFE(s) : 2020-08-31
Bio. Appt. :
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : Still no biometrics appointment letter received. Even called USCIS to make sure I didn't miss any mail.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2020-07-27
NOA Date : 2020-08-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2021-01-08
Approved Date : 2021-03-10
Date Card Received : 2021-03-17
Comments : Social security card produced: 2021-03-11
Social security card received: 2021-03-18
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 226 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2020-07-27
NOA Date : 2020-08-20
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2021-03-17
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 226 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 28, 2020
Embassy Review : My appointment was on February 25th 2020 at 1PM. I arrived at the consulate around 12:30 and sadly wasn't allowed to go inside yet despite how cold it was. I had to wait in line outside of the building for half an hour and got to chat with the other people waiting for a while. A little after 1, we were called to the window where we had to show our passports. My mom was the one who drove me to the consulate since I don't have a license but because I'm over 21, she wasn't allowed to accompany me, which makes sense I guess.

Once inside, I had to take off my coat and the people who'd brought their bags had to show the contents. It was basically like airport security but a LOT stricter. The people there weren't friendly at all which scared me and everyone else there a bit.

Next, I had to go to the interview room. I showed a lady behind a desk my passport, passport photos and DS-120. I then sat down and waited til the lady at window #2 called my name. I handed her my police vertificate (VOG), birth certificate and I-134 + tax returns for both my fiancé and co-sponsor. My fiancé has never been required to file taxes because he's never made enough money, so instead he wrote a signed letter addressing this, which was completely fine. I was given a pamphlet that explained a lot about immigrant abuse and the different immigration visas, which I read while waiting another 30 minutes.

I was then called to window #4, where I had my final interview, completely in English. I had to swear that everything I said during the interview was the truth. The interviewer was very nice and she asked some basic questions, like how we met, when we met in person, my intention of immigrating and where I'd live and work in the future. She immediately told me I was approved and told me I'll receive my passport and visa back in about 5 work days.

I was at the consulate for about 2 hours in total, which wasn't as long as I expected. I do have to mention I was one of the first people to be called to the window though. Overall it wasn't a terrible experience, but especially the security and the strict atmosphere were a bit nerve-wrecking for me. The ladies in the interview room were all incredbly nice and patient.
Rating : Good

Timeline Comments: 2

blank avatar Brookeandluuk on 2020-02-29 said:
Cagal18 on 2020-03-05 said:
Hi! I found your timeline as being similar to mine, and had a question. After receiving the notice that the NVC is sending the petition to the Embassy in Amsterdam, did the Dutch citizen receive a packet in the mail from the Embassy? Or did you go ahead and apply for the DS 160 first? We've been waiting for my Dutch fiance to get a packet in the mail for a long time, and wasn't sure if we could just go ahead and apply for the DS 160.
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