lidiahxo's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Lidia
Beneficiary's Name: Amanuel
VJ Member: lidiahxo
Country: Ethiopia

Last Updated: 2023-04-18
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Immigration Checklist for Lidia & Amanuel:

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 : Ethiopia
I-129F Sent : 2021-04-19
I-129F NOA1 : 2021-04-21
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2022-05-18
NVC Received : 2022-07-05
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2022-07-05
NVC Left : 2022-08-30
Consulate Received : 2022-09-07
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2022-12-07
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2022-12-15
US Entry : 2022-12-23
Marriage : 2022-12-29
Comments : Entered via O'Hare airport in Chicago. Officer asked when we are planning on getting married and asked for the sealed packet given by the embassy.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 392 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 595 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2023-02-09
NOA Date : 2023-02-14
RFE(s) : 2023-04-18
Bio. Appt. : 2023-03-08
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : RFIE for I-693 despite including DS-3025 from overseas medical exam.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2023-02-09
NOA Date : 2023-02-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2023-03-08
Approved Date : 2023-03-09
Date Card Received : 2023-04-01
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 28 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2023-02-09
NOA Date : 2023-02-14
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
There are not enough recent approvals in the timeline system to accurately approximate when your AP will be approved.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ethiopia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 16, 2022
Embassy Review : Simple straightforward interview. My fiancé arrived at the embassy around 6:20am for a 7:30am appointment time. He was asked to provide DS 160 confirmation page, proof of paid visa fee, interview instructions, birth certificate, marital status paper, police report, and 2 passport size photos before the actual interview.


1. How did you two meet?
2. (I met him when I went to his moms funeral) the officer asked how does she know your mom?
3. What does she do for a living?
4. What do you do for a living?
5. What are your wedding plans?
6. (We had a wedding date booked) officer said can you provide proof of that? Then he said never mind I don't want it.

Then the officer asked for the photo album that my fiancé had with him. He was flipping through the pictures when he stopped on one of my fiancé's little brother and I and asked, who is this? After that interview was done and my fiancé was approved. Passport was received with visa about a week later.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 10

RamiZest on 2022-11-14 said:
Did you schedule your own interview?
blank avatar Lidiahxo on 2022-11-14 said:
Hi, yes I did. I received no email from the embassy. Once my case status showed ready I completed the DS-160, created my account, and waited for the embassy to release the payment and interview slots.
blank avatar Lidiahxo on 2022-11-14 said:
The instructions said not to do so, but all members of my embassy were able to do it this way. It is very embassy specific so be careful with your own.
RamiZest on 2022-11-14 said:
RamiZest on 2022-11-14 said:
Yeah I went to register my appointment and it said "DO NOT CONTINUE" unless the Consolate instructs you or your appointment will be canceled. I don't think you received that message...
blank avatar Lidiahxo on 2022-11-14 said:
I did receive that message and put that I acknowledge that I received instructions even though I didn't. Your best bet is trying to find people from your specific embassy who bypassed the rules and succeeded. I was comfortable doing so because many people before me did the same thing and succeeded. I would be hesitant if I didn't see others before me succeeding. It really depends.
RamiZest on 2022-11-14 said:
Can you imagine. I have reached out to others but no response. Anyways I appreciate your feedback. May all go well for you
EcivoN on 2022-11-26 said:
Hey. When did you receive your case number? I never received one. I submitted multiple Public Inquiries about it but no response. I finally heard back last week from an email i sent aand instead of responding back with my case number, I was told my case was forwarded to the Embassy on August 2, 2022! Almost 4 months ago and I was never notified! I don't know ow how I am to follow my case if no one will give me my case number. Not sure how my fiance is to fill out the DS-160 and schedule an appt if I can't follow my case.
blank avatar Lidiahxo on 2022-11-26 said:
Hi! I received the email from NVC notifying me that my case was sent to the embassy. It was sent on august 30 and my case number was in it, I didn’t have to do anything. I would send an inquiry with no other information except asking for your case number, maybe that’s why. When you put a lot of questions or information they tend to not answer all. Or you can email the embassy explaining. Is the NVC phone line still shut? If so you would just have to try via inquiry. I hope you do get it soon
blank avatar Lidiahxo on 2022-11-26 said:
They should have emailed the petitioner when it sent so check spam, everything for the email on the day they said they sent it.
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