Kazan' Tiger's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Jeffery
Beneficiary's Name: Alla
VJ Member: Kazan' Tiger
Country: Russia

Last Updated: 2008-11-15
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Immigration Checklist for Jeffery & Alla:

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 : Moscow, Russia
I-129F Sent : 2007-07-19
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-07-31
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2007-12-07
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2007-12-31
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2008-01-29
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2008-01-29
Interview Date : 2008-05-21
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-05-28
US Entry : 2008-11-12
Marriage :
Comments : Petition was forwarded to California Service Center which as of 30 July 2007 has jurisdiction over our State.

This is our second attempt. Due to a personal situation, we had to voluntarily withdrawal our initial petition approved in 2005.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 129 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 295 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Moscow, Russia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 31, 2008
Embassy Review : Here are the questions asked:
How did you meet your fiancé?
How many times did your fiancé visit you?
How long did he stay the last time?
One year! He must love you very much. Where did you live?
Did he work here?
How did he find the Russian winter?
Where will you live in America?
How is the weather in Ohio?

For some reason, the consulate officer failed to look at the entire package and, specifically, all the financial documents. This created a misunderstanding. He believed I, alone, was ill equipped to sponsor my fiancée and requested a I-864 from a co-sponsor to be submitted within one week. My fiancée's visa was approved pending a RFE. Within 24 hours, he discovered his own error and contacted my fiancée to state her visa was approved. He further stated it would be sent immediately and no further documentation was required. Her visa arrived within two days.

This would have been a perfect 5 out of 5 score, however I must deduct 1 point for the 24 hours of unnecessary stress to my fiancée and myself.
Rating : 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
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rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
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