J&D1008's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Des
Beneficiary's Name: J
VJ Member: J&D1008
Country: Liberia

Last Updated: 2022-08-04
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Immigration Checklist for Des & J :

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 : Liberia
I-129F Sent : 2021-01-04
I-129F NOA1 : 2021-01-11
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2021-08-19
NVC Received : 2021-08-31
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2021-09-12
NVC Left : 2022-03-03
Consulate Received : 2022-03-07
Packet 3 Received : 2022-03-14
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2022-03-28 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2022-04-07
US Entry : 2022-04-08
Marriage :
Comments : Lockbox processed case on March 4, 2021 but received January 11, 2021 - (Delays at Lockbox)

After months of waiting we decided to transfer our case from Monrovia, Liberia to Freetown, Sierra Leone

Feb 2022 - Sent inquiry to NVC to transfer our case to Freetown
March 2022 - NVC provided us with a new case number and sent our case to Freetown
March 2022 - Freetown provided packet 3 (which is just an email) to compile all documents

Interview - Fairly simple
Questions asked : Have you ever been married? Have she ever been married? When did you meet?
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 220 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 441 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2022-07-05
NOA Date : 2022-07-07
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2022-08-02
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2022-07-05
NOA Date : 2022-07-07
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2022-08-02
Approved Date : 2022-08-03
Date Card Received :
Comments : We had biometrics appt on 8/2/2022 which was very fast about 10 minute appointment. The next day received an alert from USCIS that our EAD was approved and card was being produced!
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 29 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2022-07-05
NOA Date : 2022-07-07
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your AP may be adjudicated between November 18, 2022 and January 12, 2023*.

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.

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Timeline Comments: 17

Veronka on 2021-09-14 said:
Hi there. Can I ask you how did you know when the NVC received your case and how will you know once it has left it? I’d appreciate if you give me an idea of how it works cause I’ve been searching about it but I can’t see it clearly. Thank you in advance. Best wishes
blank avatar Mademoiselle7 on 2021-09-17 said:
Following .. Also what is packet 3 and packet 4 I’m so excited for you girl he really may be here before the end of the year 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾💓
J&D1008 on 2021-09-18 said:
Hey!! I'm not sure what packet 3 and 4 are but I will let you know. I just hope it makes it to the consulate by the of year!
blank avatar Mademoiselle7 on 2021-09-21 said:
I’m sure it will, yours is moving fast ❤️
J&D1008 on 2021-09-22 said:
I just talked to dee. She’s another filer from Liberia. They were approved in may and they just transferred the case to Freetown. The embassy in Liberia extremely backlogged. They have only been doing 10 k1 cases sometimes less a month. Meanwhile they do 25 tourist visas a month smh
blank avatar Salama on 2021-09-23 said:
Hi, I’m just curious as to why it was backdated to Jean if submitted in April? Thanks and godspeed!
J&D1008 on 2021-10-06 said:
I submitted my case in January not April. 1/4/21 i sent the case and it was received on 1/11/21
Cobby And Audrey on 2021-10-13 said:
Also how is it possible to transfer the case to a different embassy.
blank avatar Waiting678 on 2021-10-23 said:
Hello I see you filled in 2021 and have already completed the process, I applied in 202 for my K1 and still no NOA2, any recommendations on what to do? Thanks
blank avatar World Wonders on 2022-03-23 said:
Hey love, just wanted to check and see how things are going?
Haley45 on 2022-03-28 said:
Congratulations on the visa approval! Long wait :)
blank avatar CC&S on 2022-03-28 said:
Congrats to you guys. Thanks for all your help, you have been so helpful to us all!!!! We still waiting for package 3 ou case is in Haiti
J&D1008 on 2022-03-29 said:
Thank you both!!!
blank avatar World Wonders on 2022-03-31 said:
blank avatar PaxMundi on 2022-04-09 said:
Congratulation! You made it.. May God Bless you . Thank you for many of your guidance in the Forum.
Nobel on 2022-06-11 said:
Hi @J&D1008, congrats! I just got approved for K1 after 13months and I would like to know how you transferred your case to another consulate. What evidence we’re required to justify the transfer?
blank avatar Maria92 on 2022-08-04 said:
Congrats! When did you receive the Biometrics appointment appointment for the EAD? I filed on July 27th and recently received the receipt notices and I was wondering how long it took for the Biometrics appointment to come in.
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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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