Mr. Grey's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Andrea
Beneficiary's Name: Daniel
VJ Member: Mr. Grey
Country: Germany

Last Updated: 2009-03-05
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Immigration Checklist for Andrea & Daniel:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany
I-129F Sent : 2007-11-28
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-12-03
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-03-02
NVC Received : 2008-03-10
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2008-03-11
Consulate Received : 2008-03-13
Packet 3 Received : 2008-03-15
Packet 3 Sent : 2008-04-21
Packet 4 Received : 2008-04-26
Interview Date : 2008-05-05
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-05-07
US Entry : 2008-06-01
Marriage : 2008-08-23
Comments : The Frankfurt Consulate is really fast! I got my interview appointment within 2 weeks after returning the Packet 3 checklist, emails were answered within minutes!

I had the visa in hand 2 days after the interview! Wow !!!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 90 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 154 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Houston
POE Date : 2008-06-01
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 5
Comments : The immigration guys in Houston were not very knowledgeable about the K-1 visa and the entire process. They said I had to get married immediately, because the Green Card MUST be issued during the validity of the K-1 visa. And having said that, the lady totally forgot to give me my I-94 departure record back before she sent me out.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Houston TX
Date Filed : 2008-08-27
NOA Date : 2008-09-04
RFE(s) : 2008-09-20
Bio. Appt. : 2008-09-27
AOS Transfer** : 2008-10-14
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-02-25
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2009-03-05
Comments : RFE rec'd on 9/27, mailed back documents on 10/3, package arrived in Lees Summit on 10/6. Online case status said "Processing Resumed" on 10/8. Touched 1/12

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-08-27
NOA Date : 2008-09-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-09-27
Approved Date : 2008-10-27
Date Card Received : 2008-11-03
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 61 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-08-27
NOA Date : 2008-09-04
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2008-11-03
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 61 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Frankfurt, Germany
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 5, 2008
Embassy Review : The interview was a breeze, very friendly people over there ! I almost spent 3 hours, due to the consul's availability, but everything went great. Just make sure to receive a waiting number that starts with a "W" upon registry. That's the letter for K visas. I accidentally got a "U" number and had to clarify at the first window - which probably cost me 15 minutes of time because they had to transfer my number to the immigrant visa unit.

BTW: I can really recommend the hotel that is mentioned here, "Friedberger Warte". It's literally just around the corner, and the price is unbeatable when booking via And it's really nice.
Rating : Good

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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
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
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

** Not all cases are transfered

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