sarahcha's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: N
Beneficiary's Name: S
VJ Member: sarahcha
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2023-01-24
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Immigration Checklist for N & S:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2020-01-30
I-129F NOA1 : 2020-02-07
I-129F RFE(s) : 2020-08-13
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2020-09-24
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2021-02-24
NVC Left : 2021-05-25
Consulate Received : 2021-05-31
Packet 3 Received : 2021-06-11
Packet 3 Sent : 2021-06-15
Packet 4 Received : 2021-07-02
Interview Date : 2021-08-20
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 230 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 560 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Jose CA
Date Filed : 2022-03-24
NOA Date : 2022-03-26
RFE(s) : 2022-04-07
Bio. Appt. :
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2023-01-19
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : 2 RFE - 1st 2022-04-07, 2nd 2022-11-21.

Interview waived.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2022-03-24
NOA Date : 2022-03-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date :
Date Card Received :
Comments : AOS approval received before EAD.
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between September 12, 2022 and November 14, 2022*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 20, 2021
Embassy Review : Overall a really easy experience that I was anxious about for no reason (and if you're anxious like I was - there's no need to be!).

As others have said, you go through an airport security-like checkpoint. Put your documents and bag/coat in a bin that is x-rayed. Then you step through the metal detector and a guard asks you to put your electronics into a little apartment sized mailbox locker and hang on to the key.

I checked in at window 6, handed my passport to the CO who gave me a ticket and told me to have a seat. When my number was called I went to a different window and they asked me for the following documents:

- Proof of visa payment
- Photocopy of bio page of my passport
- Original and copy of beneficiary's birth certificate
- I-134 and 1040 from 2020 (I did not have the tax transcript but 1040 was fine and they did not ask for any other financial documents)
- Police Certificate(s)
- 2 Passport photos

They did NOT ask me for an intent to marry letter, and when I asked about it the CO said they no longer require it (?) I was asked to conform beneficiary and petitioner address, and he also asked me for my fiance's phone number.

After that I was given a domestic violence leaflet to read and instructed to sit down again. I was called to another window (using the same number I was given the first time) for the interview. I was asked:

- If I'd read and understood the domestic violence pamphlet given to me when I submitted my documents
- When/how we met
- What my fiance does for work & what I do for work
- Where I've traveled in the last 5 years
- How many/how long were my visits to the US
- Have I had any issues with immigration/the law before
- If I had any kids

That was it. He approved my visa, handed me the pink slip of paper and said congratulations All in all I was in and out in maybe an hour max. Super straightforward and easy!
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 3

blank avatar Mi And Ry on 2021-12-12 said:
Hi, congratulations on your approval! I provided a regular criminal record check rather than a finger-print based criminal record check at my K1 interview so I have a bit longer to wait. Would you mind sharing if your K1 visa was valid for 6 months from your medical appointment date or 6 months from the date it was issued? I've heard that both occur so I'm looking for help planning :-) Thanks!
Sarahcha on 2021-12-12 said:
My visa was issued to me on august 26th 2021, and the expire date printed on it is Feb 11th 2022 - so actually slightly shy of 6 months. You also need to cross on a valid medical which has a separate 6 month expiry (and most likely the one you’ll need to watch since you have to do medical before your visa is issued).
blank avatar Mi And Ry on 2021-12-12 said:
Thank you!
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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(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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