luv2teach77's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Debs
Beneficiary's Name: Mark
VJ Member: luv2teach77
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2018-03-05
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Immigration Checklist for Debs & Mark:

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 : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2004-07-21
I-129F NOA1 : 2004-07-23
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2004-12-13
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2005-01-03
Consulate Received : 2005-01-12
Packet 3 Received : 2005-01-15
Packet 3 Sent : 2005-01-17
Packet 4 Received : 2005-02-04
Interview Date : 2005-02-24 Submit Review
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2005-02-28
US Entry : 2005-03-11
Marriage : 2005-04-29
Comments : We applied to Nebraska for our k-1 when they were by far the slowest service center of the bunch. After applying at the end of July we finally wrote a letter to the service center manager around the middle of November asking for some kind of explanation why our application appeared to be lost in a black hole. We never got any official response but eventually our I-129F was approved on December 13th, 146 days after we mailed it out. We never received any RFEs or any other explanation as to why our application took so long.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 143 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 216 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2005-03-11 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Very smooth and painless. Took less than 10 minutes from the time I got to the booth until I was collecting my luggage. I had never had any problems at OHare so was not really expecting any this time around !!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Saint Louis MO
Date Filed : 2005-05-24
NOA Date : 2005-06-18
RFE(s) : 2005-07-17
Bio. Appt. : 2005-07-26
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2006-01-18 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2006-01-18
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2006-01-27
Comments : Vaccination supplement sent off to NBC 07/28/2005. Online case status updated 08/04/2005 saying that my documents have been received and processing will now resume on my AOS application. AOS interview notice received 11/18/05. interview Scehduled for Jan 18th 2006 @ 1.30pm. Attended interview. No decision given, told decision would be mailed when papers had been looked over again ?? received an email from the USCIS on Jan 22nd to say that our AOS case had been approved. My Green card arrived in the mail a few days later. What a releif to be done with the USCIS intil October 2007 !!

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2005-05-24
NOA Date : 2005-06-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2005-07-26
Approved Date : 2005-10-17
Date Card Received : 2005-10-21
Comments : Attempted to get an Interim EAD on September 16th (92 days since NOA date) but was told that 90 day count starts from Biometrics date !! October 24th will be 90 days since Biometrics so I am hoping I hear something about my EAD well before then. Very frustrated with the lack of standard responses regarding the 90 day wait and the fact that no info is given about the count starting from biometrics on the USCIS website. I ended up contacting my local Governors office and their help was invaluable in getting the EAD situation resolved
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 146 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Nebraska Service Center
Date Filed : 2007-11-30
NOA Date : 2007-12-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-01-09
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-03-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2008-03-27
Comments : Applied to Nebraska but our NOA was sent from California so I'm assuming, like many others, that our case was forwarded to CSC. 10yr green card approved and ordered without an interview. Done with the USCIS until we decide to apply for naturalization.

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Saint Louis MO
Date Filed : 2016-12-20
NOA Date : 2017-01-07
Bio. Appt. : 2017-01-25
Interview Date : 2017-11-06
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2018-03-01
Comments : Attended my oath ceremony in Alton, IL. 61 other applicants were getting sworn in from 27 countries. Applied for my passport and filled out voter registration that afternoon. Done with the USCIS for good !!

Member Reviews:

POE Review: Chicago
Event Description
Entry Date : 2005-03-11
Embassy Review : Very smooth and painless. Took less than 10 minutes from the time I got to the booth until I was collecting my luggage. I had never had any problems at OHare so was not really expecting any this time around !!
Harassment Level : Low

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