Laura_Z's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Ken
Beneficiary's Name: Laura
VJ Member: Laura_Z
Country: Romania

Last Updated: 2010-08-03
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Immigration Checklist for Ken & Laura:

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 : Bucharest, Romania
I-129F Sent : 2007-05-29
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-06-15
I-129F RFE(s) : 2007-10-18
RFE Reply(s) : after deny 2008-02-06
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-01-14
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2008-03-14
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-03-14
US Entry : 2008-05-01
Marriage : 2008-06-21
Comments : touch 11/07/2007
touch 11/09/2007
case status online says "we sent you a decision" this can be a denial...
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 213 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 273 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Kansas City MO
Date Filed : 2008-07-01
NOA Date : 2008-07-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-08-11
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2008-12-01
Comments : AOS took about 5-6 months

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bucharest, Romania
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 5, 2010
Embassy Review : I got there around 12, and by 1 we were all in. The security guys were all "you marrying a foreigner huh?" but I honestly could not care less.. After 3 years of long distance relationship, 2 tourist visas denied and many many lonely heart songs... I was there. The Romanians were nice enough, I had the impression they would be rude, following some reviews I read.. The longest thing was the wait. Somehow I ended up being last at the interview, I had been there for around 2:30 hrs and I was still waiting, hearing other people talk, listening in on their questions. Finally, I had my interview with a young blond American (the same who denied my tourist visa a year before) and it went smooth. At a certain point, after a few very nice, calm and haha-hihi questions she changed tone and suddenly asked me "so, i didn't get this right, when was the last time you saw your fiance?" I think it was meant to intimidate me, because I had already told her I had seen him a couple of weeks before, for my B-Day. I answered very calmly and smiling. Then she smiled and said "everything looks OK here, we'll have to look into a few things and then you should be good." Overall, a nice enough experience, but I had my stomach in a knot the whole time. I guess it's just normal. Got my visa immediately. javascript:emoticon('')
Rating : Very Good

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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.

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