wizardfitz's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Michael
Beneficiary's Name: Maribel
VJ Member: wizardfitz
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2014-10-03
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Immigration Checklist for Michael & Maribel:

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 : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2007-12-21
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-12-27
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-05-05
NVC Received : 2008-05-12
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2008-05-22
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2008-08-05
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-08-12
US Entry : 2008-08-18
Marriage : 2008-09-08
Comments : Met June 2006
Proposed Sept 21, 2007
Visited Dec 9 2007
Saddest day on my life Dec15 returned home
Feb 25 2008 Touched due to RFE call
Apr 16 2008 Touched and i found out our fill is "in a box on the shelf" so this tells me all the person did was input my info into a computer which told them it is in a box
May 05 2008 received an email from CRIS saying 129 was approved
May 18-26 second visit
May 27-29 sputum test
July 29 Passed sputum test, recieved shots
Aug 5 Interview date
Aug 12 VISA IN HAND!!!!!
Aug 18 Arrived in Chicago, promptly told to check in with the State Health dept. who told me I had to undergo ANOTHER TB xray and sputum test.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 130 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 222 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2008-08-18
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 5
Comments : They didn't ask her one question. The only stressful issue was when they opened the brown envelope she was looking over the counter and they asked her to step back (the officer was training another officer). turns out because of her previous TB and scar on her lung, she has to have a physical at a local doctor specified by the USCIS. which puts a damper on our honeymoon plans

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Indianapolis IN
Date Filed : 2008-10-15
NOA Date : 2008-10-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-11-19
AOS Transfer** : 2008-11-07
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-02-23
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2009-02-28
Comments : Sent packet 15 Oct got worried as it took awhile for the package to be received (over a week!)

Biometrics appt was uneventful, very fast, efficient and we were 1 of 2 people at 8am to have a biometrics appt.

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Indianapolis IN
Date Filed : 2013-04-08
NOA Date : 2013-04-15
Bio. Appt. : 2013-05-13
Interview Date : 2013-06-20
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2013-08-08
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 1, 2009
Embassy Review : Got there at 5:30am for a 7:00am appt. It rained! People were bunched up outside waiting and it was hard to hear them call out appt times esp when its raining. I got to the line around 6:15am and hence was extremely late. Did not get out til almost noon after the whole process. The whole place was packed even just for the room for K1/K3s. Biometrics was very messy and disorganised. The interview itself was easy, quick and pleasant. I had a lady consulate who is really nice and amicable. She smiled a lot! The prescreener (Filipino) I got was also very nice and comical. He made everyone feel at ease. All in all except for the line outside it was a good experience.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Chicago
Event Description
Entry Date : 2008-08-18
Embassy Review : Lines were horrendous at O'Hare immigration. Airline personnel were rude. There was lack of people to inquire where to proceed, there were no signs to indicate immigrant vs non immigrant lines. The immigration officer I had was training another one, I was sort of looking over the counter at what they were doing and he told me to back off! I had to wait about 10 minutes as he did not know what to do re: my tb history. Told his trainee to go to another office to ask. After it was cleared up, I was allowed to go and collect my baggage. The baggage area was a mess, since I was delayed so much at immigration, all the baggage from my flight are out but I could not find them. Turns out since I had balikbayan boxes they were considered oversized and piled up against a wall nowhere near our carousel. Customs was a breeze. Once outside it was a madhouse, packed with people meeting people. And believe me, the lines I left inside were nowhere near half done.
Harassment Level : Moderate

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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
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rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
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