Poochy1629's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Anthony
Beneficiary's Name: Felicia
VJ Member: Poochy1629
Country: Netherlands

Last Updated: 2023-01-24
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Immigration Checklist for Anthony & Felicia:

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 : Amsterdam, Netherlands
I-129F Sent : 2021-03-30
I-129F NOA1 : 2021-04-01
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2022-04-15
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2022-05-02
NVC Left : 2022-05-24
Consulate Received : 2022-06-03
Packet 3 Received : 2022-06-03
Packet 3 Sent : 2022-06-09
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2022-08-02
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2022-09-29
US Entry : 2022-10-11
Marriage : 2022-11-18
Comments : 08/07- We were able to schedule our interview date early in the morning !
They opened up the slots again on an already special day for us wow.
Definitely a rollercoaster of a process but worth it when there is progress 🙏

02/08 - Received Form 221-g for administrative review pure due to a misunderstanding in translation of a document. (Case delayed)

13/09 - Remaining documents sent with PostNL to Mikropakket which they will forward to the US Consulate.

28/09 - Received an email from the US consulate with a track and trace from Mikropakket saying: "The U.S. Department of State Consulate located in Amsterdam has released document related to your Visa application to our courier Mikropakket" 🤞......

Checked the https://ceac.state.gov/ website for the status of my DS-160 NIV case number.....🥁🥁🥁🥁
🎊🎊"ISSUED" !! 🥳 🥳
Anxiety put to rest Our prayers are heard. God is GOOD !

29/09- Visa RECEIVED!
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 379 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 488 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Phoenix AZ
Date Filed : 2022-12-20
NOA Date : 2022-12-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2023-01-17
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : Biometrics appointment missed due to moving and address change. Finally received both the NOA-1 and biometrics appointment through email by asking USCIS via online account. Now i have to reschedule the biometrics


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Phoenix AZ
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2022-12-20
NOA Date : 2022-12-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2023-01-17
Approved Date :
Date Card Received :
Comments : Biometrics appointment missed due to moving and address change. Finally received both the NOA-1 and biometrics appointment through email by asking USCIS via online account. Now i have to reschedule the biometrics
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between June 10, 2023 and August 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.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 22, 2022
Embassy Review : The questions were very straightforward.
1. Where did you meet your fiancé ?
2. Have you ever been married before ?
3. Did you use a mariage broker ?
4. For how long have you been living in the Netherlands ?
5. When are you planning to get married ?

Most of the staff were friendly but the consular officer that interviewed me seemed to be in a bad mood. Maybe it was the time of the day (afternoon) and I assume because they are under staffed and overworked but nevertheless i answered all the questions. It took about 30 min because there was a misunderstanding of translation on one of my documents that was from a former colony of the Netherlands but was written and legalized in Dutch. I would advise anyone that has a situation like this to get it translated to save yourself the delay because the consular officers are not Native dutch speakers. They are familiar with the documents that come from the dutch government but not the ones from former colonies of the Netherlands so there can be a misunderstanding in translation.
Rating : Moderate


POE Review: Phoenix
Event Description
Entry Date : 2022-10-11
Embassy Review : Went smoothly. The immigration officer looked very serious but was kind and helpful at the same time. He took me to his colleague, who knew more about K-1 visas, to avoid any mistakes. Definitely a situation of 'don't judge the book by it's cover' haha. Very happy to be reunited with my fiancé for good !
Harassment Level : Low


Timeline Comments: 28

Poochy1629 on 2021-12-29 said:
Change of address was a bit late but hopefully our NOA-2 hasn't been sent out yet :|
KingCopperbeard on 2022-01-17 said:
Hang in there. You guys are almost there!
RamiZest on 2022-06-09 said:
Once you past the first step of getting USCIS approval, things go pretty quickly. I'm happy for you guys 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
Poochy1629 on 2022-06-12 said:
Thank you guys! We are waiting for the interview date now. We're so excited. Damn, the wait was very very hard but we are very hopeful now!
KingCopperbeard on 2022-06-13 said:
Congratulations!!!!! <3
blank avatar Brii on 2022-07-03 said:
Congratulations on the interview date Poochy! Let me know how you're going through the entire process. God bless.
Poochy1629 on 2022-07-04 said:
Sad update guys: Approaching week 4 and still didn't receive a letter or email to schedule the interview date. I just went to the US Consulate General Amsterdam website and tried to schedule an appointment without having received the letter just to see if there are dates available on the calender. I have been checking for a whole week now and all it keeps saying is "There are no available appointments at this time. Please check back in a few days as the Consular Section will open more appointments" Great :| I also saw a google review on the consulate and someone commented 2 weeks ago that there were still no dates available. On top of that i already scheduled my medical appointment so i hope the interview date is not a big factor for the doctor. Thank you summer season :'( It seems like everyone is on vacation that's why this is taking so long. Prayers up 🙏
blank avatar Brii on 2022-07-04 said:
Really sorry to hear it. My mom's friend works at the embassy and he let me know that the 2 consular officers that do the k-1 visa are currently on vacation, and there's only 1 other consular officer that is doing k1 interviews. Unfortunately he can't really do much for us, other than inform us. They should get up to speed soon though! Hoping for the best, Poochy!
Fk254 on 2022-07-04 said:
You just have to keep sending emails to the embassy that you are in need of an interview date... That was what we did...we told the embassy that our i-129F petition was about expiring and we need an appointment date. We were given date within a week.. You don't need to keep checking the website for date....it's them who is going to schedule you with a date from their system.. Once they schedule you with a Date...you would get an automatic email notifying you to take action by paying the visa fees and confirming the date given to you
Poochy1629 on 2022-07-04 said:
That's what i suspected @Brainilio :( Maybe that's the case at the NVC too cause i noticed a lot of us got our letter from the NVC about 3 weeks after NOA-2 but i see for you it's over a month :( It's always around the holiday seasons that cases are being delayed sadly. @Fk254 Mines about to expire in August. I didn't think of sending an email. Thanks for the tip. Can you please send me the exact emailadres from the embassy you used to get them to schedule your date ?
Fk254 on 2022-07-04 said:
The email is directly to the Immigrant visa unit which is responsible for the K1 visa. The email is AmsterdamIV@state.gov
Poochy1629 on 2022-07-06 said:
Thank you very much !
blank avatar Brii on 2022-07-09 said:
Congratulations on the interview date! stoked for you guys
blank avatar Brii on 2022-07-09 said:
Question,. did you guys wait for P4 to come back or did you just refresh the scheduling page to check for a slot? Also, when is your medical? :)
Poochy1629 on 2022-07-13 said:
Thanks Brainilio! So, we first called the consulate and they told us to go to the website and schedule the interview so we kept refreshing the page but still no dates available... but it was only after we sent an email to expedite our case because our i-129F was going to expire in August, they opened up slots and we were able to schedule an appointment. I don't know if it is because of the email but i'm a little worried because we did not receive P4 and if i am not mistaken we need to bring P4 (which is supposed to be the interview date) to the interview.. So i am hoping that we receive P4 within the next few weeks.. It's just so frustrating because on the phone they say one thing and in the letters they mention another... pff but yes my medical is tomorrow so few weeks before the interview which is good.. but that P4 thing is freaking me out a little bit.
blank avatar Brii on 2022-07-18 said:
I'm sure you'll be fine! Congrats on getting the medical scheduled before the interview date. That's a huge win.
RamiZest on 2022-07-19 said:
Great news, Poochy! Blessings on the interview. May everything go well 🙏🏿❤️
Poochy1629 on 2022-07-23 said:
Thank you guys ! 🤗🤍
blank avatar Brii on 2022-08-01 said:
Best of luck tomorrow Poochy, let us know how it goes! :)
KingCopperbeard on 2022-08-01 said:
Rooting for you! A & L
RamiZest on 2022-08-02 said:
Wow, Poochy. May everything go very well tomorrow 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
blank avatar Brii on 2022-08-10 said:
Any updates?!
Gabbie U on 2022-08-13 said:
Hey @Poochy! I’m Brai’s fiancé :) I was wondering if you have your visa on hand yet since you had your interview on august 2 since your medical was before your interview? Wondering cuz our medical is on Aug 30 & interview on Sept 6. We’ve got our wedding planned for Oct 8, so really really praying we get our visa on hand for the wedding. Let me know any updates thank you!!
Gabbie U on 2022-08-13 said:
Hey @Poochy! I’m Brai’s fiancé :) I was wondering if you have your visa on hand yet since you had your interview on august 2 since your medical was before your interview? Wondering cuz our medical is on Aug 30 & interview on Sept 6. We’ve got our wedding planned for Oct 8, so really really praying we get our visa on hand for the wedding. Let me know any updates thank you!!
Poochy1629 on 2022-08-22 said:
Hi all, I'm sorry for updating so late. The interview went well in terms of the questions just very straightforward but i had some issues with some papers so i need to send in documents from my home country which will take another 2-3 weeks to get here. I was just really pissed when i left the consulate super sad about another delay😢. But nevertheless just gotta push through..... @Brii and Gabbie what a coincidence. We were planning ours for the 8th of October too but we don't know yet if we'll have our visa before then so.. We wish you two good luck :) I had my medicals 2 weeks before the interview and they had received it before then. They should have yours before the interview as well.
blank avatar Brii on 2022-08-22 said:
It's all good, I'm super sorry to hear about your delayed case. I assume that with your home country you mean Suriname? (I'm half Surinamese lol) I'm aware that it takes long with sending documents back and forth. If I knew about it sooner I could have had my aunt bring it with her cause she just came back from there. I hope everything gets resolved soon. I'm glad that your interview went well though.
Poochy1629 on 2022-08-22 said:
What in the world ? what are the odds hahaa. I would've never thought someone could relate to me lol. I didn't mention Suriname cause i know alot of people on here don't know where it is lol i get that alot. YES OMG it takes forever 😭 My mom is getting it done for me though. She's waiting for the document (police certificate) to get legalised and then i'll see if i can find someone to get it here earlier and if not she'll have to send it with the courier.... So nice to know that you're half Surinamese.
blank avatar Brii on 2022-09-07 said:
I'm so sorry Poochy, hope everything goes super fast and smoothly once your documents are here.
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