LDora's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Rick
Beneficiary's Name: Leah
VJ Member: LDora
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2011-12-29
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Immigration Checklist for Rick & Leah:

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 : Vancouver, Canada
I-129F Sent :
I-129F NOA1 :
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 :
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2007-07-30
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2007-08-02
US Entry : 2007-08-08
Marriage : 2007-10-01
Comments : Will fill in more specific dates soon as I have time!
Estimates/Stats :
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Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Tampa FL
Date Filed : 2009-01-29
NOA Date : 2009-02-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-02-28
AOS Transfer** : 2009-02-21
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-04-23
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2009-04-29
Comments : Approved without interview or RFE.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-02-16
NOA Date : 2011-02-28
RFE(s) : 2011-08-11
Bio. Appt. : 2011-04-25
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-12-06
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2011-12-29
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Vancouver, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 21, 2007
Embassy Review : Here I was, girding my loins for some knee-knocking battle/interrogation, and it was . . . actually completely painless. Every single person I dealt with, from security to the interviewer themselves, was incredibly cheerful and helpful towards me, much to my relief. The interview took less than ten minutes, maybe even less than five, and stuck to bland topics . . .

"How did you meet, what sort of things do you have in common, do you find the age difference (he's ten years older) to be an issue, ect".

They do the interviews out of little windows right there in front of everybody else, and several couples who went before me got grilled something fierce (even people who had more documentation than I did!), so I was a little nervous. The interviewer, however, was very polite and friendly, and when he told me, "Congratulations, you're going to be a bride" I could have hugged him if not for that plexiglass.

They told me they could have given me my visa that very day, but the man who actually put the stamp of approval on it was wrapped in a meeting until late that evening. They offered to let me wait, even to call me at my hostel when it was completed, and when I showed up the following day to pick it up, the security guard recognised me and let me right (after the usual metal detector of course).

All in all, I could not be happier with how it turned out. I think it had a lot to do with my attitude; despite being scared half to death, I was very cheerful to everyone, and they seemed to perk up right back. I am so thankful to everyone who helped me there, and so happy with how quickly they handled everything.
Rating : Very Good

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