Luke and Deanna's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Deanna
Beneficiary's Name: Luke
VJ Member: Luke and Deanna
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2013-04-12
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Immigration Checklist for Deanna & Luke:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2008-12-15
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-12-18
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-05-22
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-06-02
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2009-06-27
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-07-23
Packet 4 Received : 2009-08-14
Interview Date : 2009-09-28
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-10-06
US Entry : 2009-10-10
Marriage : 2009-11-07
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 155 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 284 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Minneapolis/St Paul
POE Date : 2009-10-10
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Saint Paul MN
Date Filed : 2009-11-30
NOA Date : 2009-12-07
RFE(s) : 2009-12-22
Bio. Appt. : 2010-01-07
AOS Transfer** : 2010-01-12
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-02-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2010-02-26
Comments : RFE:
Submit evidence of Co-Sponsors Status.
I-693
No interview


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-11-30
NOA Date : 2009-12-07
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2010-01-27
Date Card Received : 2010-02-05
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 58 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-12-28
NOA Date : 2011-12-29
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-02-15
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-06-06
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2012-06-19
Comments : Biometrics walk in on 2012-01-26.


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Saint Paul MN
Date Filed : 2012-11-27
NOA Date : 2012-11-29
Bio. Appt. : 2012-12-28
Interview Date : 2013-03-01
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2013-05-08
Comments : Passed civics test but box was ticked saying,"A Decision cannot me made at this time." Waiting for updates. Notice of oath scheduling que,March 08th 2013. Only had to wait a week!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 5, 2009
Embassy Review : Well my interview appointment was for 09:00 on Monday morning. I got a train down the night before and stayed in a TraveLodge in Marylebone which was a 10 minute cab ride away from the Embassy.

I woke up at 07:00 and left by 07:50. I got a cab from outside Marylebone station and arrived at the Embassy at around 08:00. I joined the line and got in and got my number at 08:28. i659 was my number. I was first called at about 09:00 to window 13 and he took my fingerprints and gave me my chest X-Ray back, and I provided my birth certificate, Police certificate, financial support and while he looked at that I paid the fee in the next window. I then went back to the guy and he had an inch thick pink file! I made a joke about the pink file and after a short while he said to go back and wait to be called again.

I was called back at about 09:45 and went to window 15. It was an American lady and she was very nice. She took my fingerprints, made me sign a document and then asked me some questions. The first being how we met. She very pleasant and took interest in my story. Then she asked me if I needed my passport in the next 5 days and said that they were going to keep it as I had been approved. I thanked her and then went to the courier line. That was the worst part as I just wanted to tell everyone but had to stay in line and keep quiet. I got out by 10:25 and hailed a cab. Was back in the hotel room by about 10:35.

I got online and called Deanna on Skype who was half asleep but soon woke up. Ha.

So all in all it was a pleasant experience but I am glad that it is over with.

Hope this review helps anyone who is waiting for their interview and good luck if you are. It's not as bad as you think.

Luke and Deanna
Rating : Very Good


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