Amanda&David's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Amanda
Beneficiary's Name: David
VJ Member: Amanda&David
Country: Spain

Last Updated: 2023-05-26
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Immigration Checklist for Amanda & David:

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 : Madrid, Spain
I-129F Sent : 2021-03-02
I-129F NOA1 : 2021-03-03
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2022-01-04
NVC Received : 2022-01-24
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2022-01-28
NVC Left : 2022-02-01
Consulate Received : 2022-02-07
Packet 3 Received : 2022-02-08
Packet 3 Sent : 2022-02-23
Packet 4 Received : 2022-02-28
Interview Date : 2022-04-01
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2022-04-06
US Entry : 2022-04-19
Marriage : 2022-04-23
Comments : 2021-03-03: I-129F received/signed Lewisville, Texas
2021-03-27: Notice date on mailed NOA1 (expected text/email was not received)
2021-04-02: Mailed NOA1 received
2021-10-26: Case inquiry sent
2021-12-10: Case inquiry sent
2021-12-28: Case inquiry sent by congressman
*Police certificate from Germany delayed the sending of P3 (received 5 weeks after requested)
2022-04-04: 'Visa Issued' on CEAC
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 307 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 394 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Houston
POE Date : 2022-04-19
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : There was a long line for immigration/customs for foreigners. They made me wait. Once I arrived at the counter, he asked me if I knew what my address would be where I would be living. He told me I had 90 days to get married and then asked me if I had tobacco, alcohol or food with me. He then stamped my passport and let me go.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Houston TX
Date Filed : 2022-05-13
NOA Date : 2022-05-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2022-06-17
AOS Transfer** : 2023-04-13
Interview Date : 2023-05-16
Approval / Denial Date : 2023-05-18
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2023-05-25
Comments : 2022-05-13: AOS Sent
2022-05-17: Lockbox Received
2022-05-17: Priority Date
2022-05-19: Texts Received
2022-05-20: Check Cashed
2022-05-20: Biometrics Scheduled
2022-05-24: Physical NOA1 Received
2022-05-26: Online Account Access Code Received
2022-06-17: Biometrics Appointment
2022-06-17: Status Changed to 'Case Is Being Actively Reviewed By USCIS'
2022-07-05: Interview Was Waived
2023-02-07: Case Location Was Reassigned (notified by Emma)
2023-03-02: Case was transferred to Tucson Field Office (notified by Emma)
2023-04-13: Case was transferred to Houston Field Office (notified by Emma)
2023-04-18: Interview Was Scheduled
2023-05-16: Case Was Held For Review
2023-05-24: Card Was Produced

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2022-05-13
NOA Date : 2022-05-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2022-06-17
Approved Date : 2022-11-07
Date Card Received : 2022-11-12
Comments : 2022-06-17: Status Changed to 'Case Is Being Actively Reviewed By USCIS'
2022-06-21: Called to Request Expedite for EAD
2022-06-28: USCIS Requested Additional Evidence for Expedite
2022-06-28: Faxed Evidence of Severe Financial Loss
2022-07-11: Requested Expedite Status from a Tier 2 Agent
2022-08-26: Second Request of Expedite Status from a Tier 2 Agent
2022-09-23: Expedite inquiry forwarded to National Benefits Center
2022-10-06: 'USCIS anticipates a delay in completing your case.'
2022-10-07: Requested assistance from congressional representative
2022-10-27: Contacted USCIS via Emma to learn expedite request was denied
2022-11-07: Status Changed to ‘Card is Being Produced’
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 178 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2022-05-13
NOA Date : 2022-05-17
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2023-03-27
Comments : 2023-02-27: Called to Request Expedite for AP
2023-02-28: USCIS Requested Additional Evidence for Expedite
2023-02-28: Faxed Evidence of Urgent Humanitarian Reason
2023-03-07: Requested assistance from congressional representative
2023-03-21: Congressman emailed saying case would be adjudicated as soon as possible
2023-03-22: Status Changed to ‘Advance Parole Document Was Produced’
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 312 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Madrid, Spain
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : April 1, 2022
Embassy Review : My appointment was at 11:30 am, so I arrived 15 minutes early. I walked in without any issues and everyone was very nice and helpful. The only issue was that I couldn't go inside with my backpack, so I had to find a locker nearby to keep it during my appointment. The whole process took around an hour and a half including going through security, taking a number, giving all required documents, and waiting to be called. The actual interview process took around 5-10 minutes including an oath to tell the truth plus a few questions. At the end, the interviewer told me that it would take 1-2 weeks to process the visa.
1) How did you meet? Describe your love story.
2) Have you met the future in-laws? Do you get along with them?
3) When did we leave Germany? (this is where we met)
4) Where in the US will you guys be living?
5) What type of work will you expect to have in the US?
Overall it was a very positive experience - the only downside was the waiting time before the interview.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 8

RamiZest on 2022-04-04 said:
Wow thanks for the update. We are so happy for you guys! Wishing you love, happiness and much success 😊🙏🏿🎉🎉🎉🎉
Amanda&David on 2022-04-04 said:
Amanda&David on 2022-04-04 said:
Thank you! Same to you guys :)
Lauren HK on 2022-08-03 said:
Hi! How long after did it say ready when you received packet 3? It says ready for us 8 days and we haven't gotten anything in the mail yet in Spain. Did you wait until you got packet 3 before you did the medical and schedule interview or did you do it when it says ready? What is in packet 3?
Amanda&David on 2022-08-03 said:
Hi Lauren! After the consulate received our information, it said ready on Feb 7, and we received P3 on Feb 8 by email. Yes, you must wait until they receive your documents that they request from P3 before you are able to schedule your interview. When scheduling your medical, they will ask you to provide your interview date so you must have that beforehand. P3 is a request of general documents from the beneficiary including the DS-160, a copy of your passport, birth certificate, divorce/death certificates, police records, evidence of financial support from the petitioner, a photograph, and some other documents that may or may not apply to you. They should send it to you via email.
blank avatar Adam Macy on 2023-05-11 said:
Hi Amanda and David! I was reviewing your timeline and saw you requested expedite for AP based on humanitarian reasons. I have a family member that is quite sick so was wondering what kind of evidence you submitted. Also, I thought that under these circumstances the AP document was given the same day but maybe that is a different process (emergency versus expedite ). Thanks for your help!
Amanda&David on 2023-05-11 said:
Hi Adam and Macy! I’m sorry to hear about your sick family member. Yes, we also submitted evidence based on a sick family member. We submitted his medical records from the hospital, a recent letter from a doctor explaining his current condition, birth certificates proving the familial relationship, and a statement to USCIS of why we were requesting the expedite. We also included translations with all documents not in English. We requested a normal expedite, not emergency AP so that’s the reason why we didn’t get it the same day. We also requested assistance from our local congressman which we think really helped speed up the process. I hope this helps and wish you guys the best!
blank avatar Adam Macy on 2023-05-12 said:
Many thanks! This was very helpful!
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