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SpiritAlight's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: LH
Beneficiary's Name: TM
VJ Member: SpiritAlight
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2010-09-01
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Immigration Checklist for LH & TM:

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 : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent :
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-04-27
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2007-09-13
NVC Received : 2007-10-19
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2007-11-01
Packet 3 Sent : 2007-11-14
Packet 4 Received : 2007-12-12
Interview Date : 2007-12-21
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-01-07
US Entry : 2008-01-09
Marriage : 2008-01-26
Comments : Dec 4: Received email that packet 4 is coming.
Dec 21: Approved!
Jan 7: Picked up Visa; requested this via email having moved on Jan 1st and no Visa in the mail yet.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 139 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 238 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2008-01-09
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Easy breezy!
It took a minute with the customs dude at the Montreal airport. He knew what he was doing. Took my packages to his office, gone for maybe 15 minutes came back and gave me my passport with the I94 stapled inside.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2008-02-14
NOA Date : 2008-02-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-03-15
AOS Transfer** : 2008-03-12
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-08-28
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2008-09-06
Comments : BioMatrix on a Saturday??
Transferred to CSC.
Email approval for resident card Aug.28.08
Funny-looking card arrived.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-02-14
NOA Date : 2008-02-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-03-15
Approved Date : 2008-04-23
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 69 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-02-14
NOA Date : 2008-02-21
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2008-04-26
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 69 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2010-07-07
NOA Date : 2010-07-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-08-17
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-08-23
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2010-08-31
Comments : Sent a little late awaiting letters from friends to add as evidence...early BioMatrix Aug. 2, 2010.
This felt like it was expedited.
So happy it's done!
Good luck to you, too.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 8, 2008
Embassy Review : Office/admin staff was wonderful and pleasant.
Once in with the CO, I was put immediately through the wringer.
It all went fine although quite unnerving. (see full review on VJ)
The whole process was quick.
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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