uapilot's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Valeriy
Beneficiary's Name: Tetiana
VJ Member: uapilot
Country: Ukraine

Last Updated: 2021-03-30
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Immigration Checklist for Valeriy & Tetiana:

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 : Ukraine
I-129F Sent : 2020-01-20
I-129F NOA1 : 2020-01-23
I-129F RFE(s) : 2020-06-30
RFE Reply(s) : 2020-07-09
I-129F NOA2 : 2020-10-09
NVC Received : 2020-11-10
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2020-11-10
Consulate Received : 2020-11-16
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2021-03-26
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2021-03-31
US Entry : 2021-04-14
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 260 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 428 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ukraine
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 26, 2021
Embassy Review : Entire interview lasted all of 30 minutes from entering the visitor center to exiting. Entire consulate center was nearly empty due to COVID. Before the interview, there was a place to disinfect your hands. FSO was very amicable, spoke both Ukrainian and English, laughed at any jokes, and enjoyed our story. The FSO kept the medical, the police report, our passports, photographs, and the Affidavit of Support and tax returns.

Protip: crop your photos before going to the interview and write your names on the back of them (as per the instructions) to earn bonus points with the FSO. Apparently, very few people actually do it and then have to take up interview time cropping it before submitting them to the FSO.

Questions asked:
Sponsor name
When we met
Where does sponsor live
Where was the first meeting
When was the last time we saw each other
Was sponsor married, has children

Were you abroad for a period of longer than 6 months
Were you married before
Do you have any other children
Were you ever in USA?
Do you have relatives in USA?
How often was sponsor in Ukraine during our meetings and prior to us meeting?
Does he have relatives in Ukraine?

Child was asked:
What do you think of sponsor?
Do you like sponsor?
Do you want to go to America?
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 5

blank avatar SVS2020 on 2021-03-15 said:
Hi, at what time in the day did you check and see the open time slots for the interview? I'm wondering if we need to look at a certain time. Thank you, Serge
Uapilot on 2021-03-15 said:
I started checking around 5am and continued until about 8am. I then checked around 11:45am, an that was when I saw three appointment slots for Mar. 26th only, and nothing else through the end of May.
blank avatar SVS2020 on 2021-03-15 said:
Thank you for your response. Did you go to the appointment page or just looked on the main page once you login? I'm trying to figure out how many times I can check before it locks me out
Uapilot on 2021-03-15 said:
I went to the appointment page (the one after the MRV fee page). I think it likely never locks you out. But today, I was checking about 2x per hour and didn't receive the "approaching max" message. Btw, all those times I mentioned above are Ukraine time.
blank avatar SVS2020 on 2021-03-15 said:
Okay thank you, we will try the same thing then. Thank you for the clarification. Hopefully we'll be able to schedule soon as well
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