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beejay's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: B
Beneficiary's Name: J
VJ Member: beejay
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2012-06-05
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Immigration Checklist for B & J:

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 : United Arab Emirates
I-129F Sent : 2007-02-07
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-02-13
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2007-06-06
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2007-06-06
Interview Date : 2007-08-26
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2007-09-27
US Entry : 2007-12-28
Marriage :
Comments : The embassy in Abu Dhabi sent us one packet when we received the approval notice with our interview date. We were not to send anything in ahead of time and had to have the medical done before we went to the interview.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 113 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 194 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2007-12-28
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Had 4 hour lay-over, just barely made connecting flight because of having to wait to be processed. Once they had our paperwork they stamped it and we were on our way.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Saint Paul MN
Date Filed : 2008-03-26
NOA Date : 2008-04-04
RFE(s) : 2008-05-15
Bio. Appt. : 2008-04-29
AOS Transfer** : 2008-06-23
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-07-21
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2008-07-28
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-03-26
NOA Date : 2008-04-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-04-29
Approved Date : 2008-07-22
Date Card Received : 2008-07-31
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 118 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-03-26
NOA Date : 2008-04-04
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2008-07-28
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 118 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2010-07-15
NOA Date : 2010-07-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-08-23
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-11-04
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2010-11-08
Comments : We did receive a reminder in the mail from USCIS that we would need to remove conditions. I believe it was at least a month prior to the start of our 90 day window.

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Saint Paul MN
Date Filed : 2011-12-12
NOA Date : 2011-12-15
Bio. Appt. : 2012-02-08
Interview Date : 2012-03-16
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2012-06-01
Comments : No hassle interview. 30 min waiting. 15 min. interview 6 questions asked. 1 sentence written. No other docs asked for and then approved. Had to wait about 1 month after interview for oath ceremony letter and letter was scheduled for a month out. MN posts their oath ceremony schedule online http://www.mnd.uscourts.gov/Naturalization.shtml (if that isn't current google 2012 oath ceremony Minnesota)

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: United Arab Emirates
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 27, 2008
Embassy Review : The embassy in Abu Dhabi was quite pleasant. Everyone was polite. I would get there as early as you can as everyone has the same appointment time and you line up outside and wait to get in. So the sooner you get there the sonner your papers start getting processed. They have a shaded area to sit in line and up towards the front they do have fans which can help quite a bit when the heat is bad. I did accompany my fiance for his interview and was allowed to take part in the whole process. We had to check our bags at a security station but if you had a reason for keeping a certain bag they seemed to listen. All the interviewers were quite polite. We did have to wait a long time before we got our decision. Granted we were one of the last people there but we had been there from 7am to almost 3pm. We were starving. They do have a vending machine that only takes dirhams, so bring dirhams!
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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