omya's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: o
Beneficiary's Name: a
VJ Member: omya
Country: Turkey

Last Updated: 2023-03-15
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Immigration Checklist for o & a:

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 : Ankara, Turkey
I-129F Sent : 2021-07-28
I-129F NOA1 : 2021-07-30
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2022-10-08
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2023-01-10
Consulate Received : 2023-01-17
Packet 3 Received : 2023-01-17
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2023-03-06
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2023-03-13
US Entry : 2023-03-13
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 435 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 584 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ankara, Turkey
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 6, 2023
Embassy Review : The interview was scheduled to take place at 8.30. My fiance was asked for her documents around 9.30 (they didn't take all of the evidence, said it was too much lol), 10-15 later the consular officer asked her 5-6 simple questions about me and how we met, after that she was approved!! They said they'd ship the passport in 2 days.
Rating : Good

Timeline Comments: 11

blank avatar Omya on 2021-08-02 said:
They charged my credit card for the fee on August 2nd, 2021.
blank avatar Melody&Doruk on 2023-02-21 said:
Hello our case still says in transit so it should be going to the consulate in Ankara soon. I had a quick question did you all schedule your interview yourself or did the consulate/nvc gave you the date in March?
blank avatar Omya on 2023-02-21 said:
Hi! Ankara did reach out to me when they got the application (they were asking for my fiances email even though it was in the application) and sent me a document ( that says I should have contacted them first. So, I would suggest doing that. I must say, I sent multiple emails to the given email address in the following weeks asking when an interview slot would be opened up but they ignored all of them.
Feyza on 2023-02-22 said:
Our interview date is pretty close, did you get the medical appointment too? Will you take any vaccination records?
blank avatar Omya on 2023-02-22 said:
We did get a medical appointment. My understanding is that aside from covid vaccines, vaccination records in Turkey for people my age are a lost cause. I vaguely remember that people who went through this before said they do a test to see if you're vaccinated. If not, they vaccinate you.
blank avatar Inveigh on 2023-03-03 said:
Hey Omya :) I was wondering, when the interview dates were available. Did you choose the earliest interview slot you could find? If not, how soon could you have booked the appointment from when the interview dates came online
blank avatar Omya on 2023-03-03 said:
Hi! If I remember correctly (I was incredibly excited, so my memory is a bit blurry), I chose the earliest possible slot. There were 2-3 other slots in the same day and 1-2 other days (the following couple days) with 2-3 slots each. I was refreshing back to back when the slots opened up, so I was probably the first to see what was available.
blank avatar Melody&Doruk on 2023-03-06 said:
Hello omya congrats on your approval! Did they schedule your interview date or did you refresh the ais webpage until slots were available
blank avatar Omya on 2023-03-06 said:
Thanks! We kept refreshing it. Between my fiance and I we refreshed 10s of times a day.
blank avatar Inveigh on 2023-03-06 said:
blank avatar Omya on 2023-03-06 said:
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