peonyflowers99's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Logan
Beneficiary's Name: Andrea
VJ Member: peonyflowers99
Country: Switzerland

Last Updated: 2012-12-16
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Immigration Checklist for Logan & Andrea:

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 : Switzerland
Marriage : 2006-12-28
I-130 Sent : 2007-02-28
I-130 NOA1 : 2007-03-12
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-129F Sent : 2007-05-01
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-05-14
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2007-10-29
NVC Received : 2007-11-08
NVC Left : 2007-11-08
Consulate Received : 2007-11-21
Packet 3 Received : 2007-11-29
Packet 3 Sent : 2007-11-30
Packet 4 Received : 2007-12-05
Interview Date : 2007-12-13
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-01-07
US Entry : 2008-01-31
I-130 Approval : 2007-07-02
Comments : My I 129F still pending now since June, 14 at California Service Center. It is in standard processing !!! And we hold the I130 as my kids I130 STILL PENDING! Yes dear VJ, the I129F still pending at CSC!!!!!!
On July, 17, I got the package send by NVC stamped in Auckland, New Zeeland! 15 days to make it from NH, to New Zeeland and then to Switzerland. Isn't that strange?

On 15th of August I received the IV bill fees but have to wait to pay them until the kids package gets approved.

My I 129F still pending as per today, 5th September, no touch since 15th of June!!!

Medical appointment on December, 7th, in Bern
Police certificate arrived in the mail on November, 30th
Statement of my private retirement plan
Photograph appointment
Finally got the good news the embassy is going to send my visa on 31 of Dec 07 and am going to move by 31 of Jan .

I 130 for the kids approved on Dec 12, 07
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 168 days from your NOA1 date.

Your I-130 was approved in 112 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 276 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Charlotte
POE Date : 2008-01-31
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Well, we got in Charlotte and had a long wait on customs, kids were tired, and we missed the plane for Myrtle Beach, therefore we had to wait 2 more hours. There was no harrasment, officers were very nice. Everything went smooth and painless. We are together since 8 days now and we are so HAPPY!!!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Charleston SC
Date Filed : 2008-02-26
NOA Date : 2008-03-05
RFE(s) : 2008-03-31
Bio. Appt. : 2008-04-02
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2008-10-23
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-09-23
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2009-10-03
Comments : RFE for my husband's income. still looking for a sponsor.
GC denied on Nov.1st 2008. My husband had surgery, I called 2 weeks before the interview date, to inform them that we can not go to the interview, got confirmation nr from USCIS, has not been transferred on time to the Charleston Office. Here starts the mind twisting for almost a year.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-02-26
NOA Date : 2008-03-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-04-02
Approved Date : 2008-07-02
Date Card Received : 2008-07-14
Comments : biometrics on 2008-04-02
SSN on 07.21.2008
Filed on April 2009 with fees, as my current EAD expires on July 09, for a new EAD, my AOS case still denied. On June 20 -2009 AOS case re-opened, biometrics for the new EAD on July 16,2009. Come home from the biometrics, found letter from USCIS that my EAD has been denied as the AOS status still denied, which was not true, has been re-opened almost one month before the fingerprints date. On August 2009 I received the interview date for AOS on Sept.23rd, on Sept.21st I received my new EAD for a year, On 23rd of September 2009 I had to give it back, by the end of the interview as no longer needed. Stamp in the passport until the Permanent Resident Card arrives! It is not a Conditional Permanent Resident Card, but a regular Permanent Resident Card. E-mail from USCIS as card production ordered today. Interview last for 10 min, just a couple of questions, nothing embarassing, just how we met, when we got married, where am I working, and than he told us he will order the production of the Green Card.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 127 days.

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Charleston SC
Date Filed : 2012-07-11
NOA Date : 2012-07-17
Bio. Appt. : 2012-08-31
Interview Date : 2012-10-16
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2012-12-10
Comments : Letter for biometric appt sent on July 24th never received, called on August 2nd and received a copy in the mail Aug.13th .. appt was Aug 10th .... Waiting for a new appointment letter. InfoPass appt on Aug.31 had my biometrics done. Now waiting for the interview letter. Interview at 9:00 am on 10.16.12. Letter for the interview sent on September 7th. Interview and test passed Oct.16.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Switzerland
Review Topic: K3 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 21, 2010
Embassy Review : Interview was quick, my husband had to fax the long form of divorce, visa and passports received on January.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Charlotte
Event Description
Entry Date : 2008-01-31
Embassy Review : When we came here, the line was looong for the non us-citizens, therefore we missed our connection flight to Myrtle Beach, and we had to wait until 11.00 pm for the last flight. It was the waiting time not the checking part.
Harassment Level : Low

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