Ana A's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: B
Beneficiary's Name: A
VJ Member: Ana A
Country: Argentina

Last Updated: 2021-01-06
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Immigration Checklist for B & A:

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 : Argentina
I-129F Sent :
I-129F NOA1 : 2020-02-04
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2020-06-10
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2020-12-18
Packet 3 Received : 2020-12-18
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2020-12-30
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 127 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 330 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Argentina
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 12, 2021
Embassy Review : First of all, I want to say after the approval they had to mail me the documents because I live in other city. Everything seemed to work as expected, I got the documents after a week after my interview. But they made a very serious mistake and that is they have to send your passport with the visa and a sealed envelope you have to show to immigration once you enter the US. They sent all those documents in an open folder and not inside a sealed envelope. So this is an important advise for anyone: make sure you get that sealed envelope otherwhise you will have problems with immigration. Also make sure there are no mistakes at the passport (mispelled names and etc). I was able to realise about that mistake and complain in time. They made me mail the documents again and Im still waiting. So I'm still not able to travel even if the visa was granted. Its been a very stressing process and its disappointing you have to be worried until the very last moment.

About my interview everything went fine. I got there around 20 minutes before the interview. There is a lady at the window who told me to wait outside until the appointment (so they wont call you before its your time). I got inside, went through security (its just some officer asking you to put the things you bring in a basket for a metal detector), i had my phone so he made me leave it there and look for it after the interview. The embassy was pretty much empty, only a couple more people at the main office.. I waited until some other lady called me. She had a sheet to make sure I was bringing everything and no document was missing. She didnt ask for everything I brought. About the affidavit of support, they mostly care about the form and tax returns (she didnt ask for the employer letter, the letter from the bank or the paychecks). I only had the last year of tax transcripts but some people advise you to bring the last 3 years. She asked for the W2 form which I had no idea about, and that was strange because it's another thing they dont ask for in the instruction packet. I said I didnt have it and she wrote that down and said maybe the consul would ask me to send that later. That made me a bit nervous (but gladly he didn't ask for them after), so bring that w2 just in case. She also only asked for some photos and not all the evidence of relationship.
She then told me to sit and wait for the interview with the consul. its a small room on left, he doesnt want you to close the door so I think anyone can hear. I had my interview, there were 2 men but only the consul would make questions. First they took my fingerprints and made me take an oath that I would tell the truth. I was asked if I wanted to do the interview in spanish or english and I chose spanish. The consul made several questions such as where did we meet, how many times we met, where and when, where is my fiance from, where does he work (about this particular one, he would mention it again later in the interview, maybe to see if Id answer something else), he asked me what I was planning to do in the US once I move there, If i was ever arrested, when did i visit the US, how long I stayed for and if I ever overstayed.He also asked me if I knew english so some questions were also in english ( i think if you know the language thats a plus ). It wasnt a difficult interview, jsut be ready for some talk. if your relationship is legit those are easy questions to answer so you shouldn't worry.I even gave short answers and it was fine. He asked for a copy of my boyfriend's passport and I'm glad I brought one because they dont mention it in the instructions. So bring that too just in case. Finally he told me the visa was approved and talked about the domestic violence pamphlet you get with the instructions.
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