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PakistaniRussian's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: KJ
Beneficiary's Name: Irina
VJ Member: PakistaniRussian
Country: Russia

Last Updated: 2024-04-11
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Immigration Checklist for KJ & Irina:

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 : Ankara, Turkey
I-129F Sent : 2021-12-31
I-129F NOA1 : 2022-01-07
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2023-03-17
NVC Received : 2023-05-15
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2023-05-31
NVC Left : 2023-06-08
Consulate Received : 2023-07-05
Packet 3 Received : 2023-07-07
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2023-08-17
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2023-08-18
US Entry : 2023-08-30
Marriage : 2023-09-13
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 434 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 587 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Washington DC
POE Date : 2023-08-30
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Baltimore MD
Date Filed : 2023-10-10
NOA Date : 2023-10-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2023-11-08
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2024-03-31
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2024-04-11
Comments : Approved on March 31st, 2024. No interview is required.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2023-10-10
NOA Date : 2023-10-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2023-11-08
Approved Date : 2023-12-23
Date Card Received : 2024-01-06
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 74 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ankara, Turkey
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 17, 2023
Embassy Review : Overall it was a very easy process. Our interview was at 8am and we got there 1 hour early. Around 7:30am they let everyone in. My fiancé told me that they first called her to ask for documents: birth certificate, affidavit of support, letter of intents, police clearance. From there she waited 20 minutes and was called over to the booth. She told me the interviewer was super friendly and it was extremely relaxing and an easy experience. They asked her how we met, what does your fiancé do for work, do you have wedding plans. From there, he said congratulations you’re approved and you’ll have your passport mailed to you next week. Definitely nothing to feel anxious or nervous about. Just come prepared with documents and answer normal questions and you’re good to go.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Washington DC
Event Description
Entry Date : 2023-08-30
Embassy Review : Dulles International airport immigration took about 1 hour waiting in line. When my fiancee got the officer, they asked her for medical and asked about wedding plans. The process took about 5 minutes and she got stamped and gained entry without any issues. Just be ready to wait an extra long time in the line because Dulles can get busy depending on what time you arrive.
Harassment Level : Low

Timeline Comments: 29

PakistaniRussian on 2022-01-03 said:
I used RapidVisa, I'll keep everyone posted on my experience.
PakistaniRussian on 2023-03-17 said:
NOA2 was finally approved!
PakistaniRussian on 2023-03-18 said:
My fiancee is a Russian National, but she has had a Turkish Residence Permit for the past 2 years. We will reach out to NVC to see if we can get our case transferred to Ankara.
PakistaniRussian on 2023-03-23 said:
Received NOA2 today in the mail. Reached you to NVC about transferring our case to Ankara from Poland. They informed us that we need to wait until NVC receives the K1 Petition. The estimate time for them to receive the petition is another 2 weeks. I'll post another update in 2 weeks.
PakistaniRussian on 2023-06-06 said:
After 75 days, NVC finally got my petition and assigned me a case number. They also updated our case to go from Warsaw to Ankara. The next step is waiting for NVC to send our case to Ankara.
PakistaniRussian on 2023-06-13 said:
Looks like NVC sent the case last week and according to DHL, it was received and delivered and Ankara today. Next step is waiting for instructions from embassy and finally booking an interview appointment.
PakistaniRussian on 2023-07-05 said:
Ankara Embassy received my case and it went to ready status today. Now I'm going to try and get an interview date. Currently, the system says that no interviews are available.
PakistaniRussian on 2023-07-10 said:
I created a bot to check and refresh the scheduled interview/pay MRV fee page to see if there were any changes. Today I got a notification of a change and there was 1 appointment available, on September 21st, 2023. I paid my fee and now my interview is scheduled.
PakistaniRussian on 2023-07-25 said:
Medical exam is scheduled for August 22nd (can't schedule more than 30 days before the interview).
Xereon on 2023-07-28 said:
Hey, curious, which email did you use to email the embassy for the K1 instructions. My fiancée tried to send an email to the one listed on the state gov website, and received an email stating that our email wouldn't be responded to. Thank you.
PakistaniRussian on 2023-07-28 said:
Hi there, I used this link: https://tr.usembassy.gov/visas/contact-immigrant-visa-section/
Xereon on 2023-07-28 said:
Thank you so much!
blank avatar Ggh297 on 2023-07-28 said:
Congrats on your interview. How did you create this bot to fetch you an interview?
PakistaniRussian on 2023-07-28 said:
I just responded to your DM. I used Distil.io
PakistaniRussian on 2023-08-13 said:
Ankara Embassy sent me an automated e-mail stating my interview date was changed from September 21st to September 14. Not sure why this happened, but its a welcome change because we get to interview 7 days earlier :)
PakistaniRussian on 2023-08-14 said:
Found a random earlier date this week, so we booked our appointment for August 17th - 3 days from now. We got the medical completed today as well so it was just in time for our appointment.
blank avatar Aleksis on 2023-08-16 said:
Good luck! I expect good news from you tomorrow! ;)
PakistaniRussian on 2023-08-16 said:
Thank you so much! Finger crossed! ??
blank avatar Aleksis on 2023-08-17 said:
My congratulations to you! Very happy for you!
PakistaniRussian on 2023-08-17 said:
Thank you again. ??
Xereon on 2023-08-17 said:
Congratulations!! Very happy for you!!
blank avatar Ss & Mj on 2023-08-17 said:
Congrats!!! Happy that you got an earlier date also. May the next steps be smooth sailing ?
PakistaniRussian on 2023-08-18 said:
Thank you so much. The CEAC status changed to Approved yesterday and now it changed to Issued status.
PakistaniRussian on 2023-09-01 said:
Just got to USA with my fiancee. Everything went smoothly. Now it's on to getting married and filling for AOS.
PakistaniRussian on 2024-01-08 said:
I got approved for EAD and received the card. Now awaiting on AOS and Green Card
PakistaniRussian on 2024-04-01 said:
The green card was approved yesterday.
Xereon on 2024-04-01 said:
Oh that's amazing news!!! Congratulations!!! I am happy to hear that it didn't take 2 years! Which local office are you close to?
PakistaniRussian on 2024-04-01 said:
Thank you so much! We were originally near Baltimore, MD. But since then we moved to Florida and Tampa, FL was the closest location.
Xereon on 2024-04-01 said:
Awesome, thank you! Again, so happy for you! Hope to get the good news soon as well!
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