ara's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Amy
Beneficiary's Name: Ola
VJ Member: ara
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2010-12-17
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Immigration Checklist for Amy & Ola:

USCIS I-130/I-129F Petitions:  
Dept of State K3 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K3 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Consulate : Nigeria
Marriage : 2007-03-02
I-130 Sent : 2007-03-12
I-130 NOA1 : 2007-03-23
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-129F Sent : 2007-04-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-04-25
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2007-08-01
NVC Received : 2007-08-22
NVC Left : 2007-08-22
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2007-09-04
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2007-09-04
Interview Date : 2007-10-31
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2007-11-06
US Entry : 2007-11-10
I-130 Approval : 2007-08-01
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 98 days from your NOA1 date.

Your I-130 was approved in 131 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 222 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2007-11-10
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : The overall POE experience was not bad at all. My husband said the officers were very nice and helpful although it did take him like 2 1/2 hours to get through customs. I believe it had something to do with the fact that he brought food with him from Nigeria that help the process up.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2007-12-21
NOA Date : 2008-01-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-01-29
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2008-04-29
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-04-29
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2008-05-27
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2007-12-21
NOA Date : 2008-01-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-01-29
Approved Date : 2008-02-19
Date Card Received : 2008-02-27
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 60 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nigeria
Review Topic: K3 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 31, 2007
Embassy Review : Although he got to the embassy very early like 6:30 he was like #10 in line. The guard told everyone to open their medical envelope so my husband did not pay him any attention because Komaross said do not open the envelope give it to the CO so when he got to the front of the line to turn his paperwork in the guard said that since he did not listen to him and open his envelope he would have to go to the end of the line so he went from #10 to like #70 he didn't get out of the embassy till 5:30p.m. and he was next to the last he said. So please do what the guards tell you.

Despite the long awful wait he said that the CO he had was very friendly and nice. He was a white american man. He said that he didn't ask for hardly anything at all he just wanted to talk about our relationship?
He really grilled him on that and paid attention to how he answered the questions and the things that he said and didn't really pay that much attention to all the evidence that I had so nicely put together and had spent $220.00 on 5 pounds of paper because I thought we had to have it. My husband said it depends on what CO you get he thinks they already have an idea if they want to approve you or not before you are interviewed ,I don't know that's just what my husband thinks.

The CO asked for a few pictures and emails and took our AOS and that was it. He asked about our relationship like why would a woman from Georgia come all the way to Nigeria to marry you? My husband told him how we met and fell in love he said the CO said he didn't want to know how we were in love he wanted to know what we had in common, what we saw in each other what we talked about on the phone.

My husband said it lasted all about 10 min. and he just told him everything he could and told him how I think he is funny how we are always joking with each other. The CO said so you are a funny man and he said my wife thinks so. LOL.....Then he said you are approved!

Rating : Good

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