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S I A N's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Sian
Beneficiary's Name: Jo
VJ Member: S I A N
Country: Nigeria

Last Updated: 2024-06-07
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Immigration Checklist for Sian & Jo:

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 : Nigeria
I-129F Sent : 2021-05-17
I-129F NOA1 : 2021-05-20
I-129F RFE(s) : 2022-07-08
RFE Reply(s) : 2022-07-21
I-129F NOA2 : 2022-08-02
NVC Received : 2022-08-29
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2022-09-02
NVC Left : 2022-09-27
Consulate Received : 2022-09-30
Packet 3 Received : 2022-11-22
Packet 3 Sent : 2022-12-20
Packet 4 Received : 2023-01-10
Interview Date : 2023-02-21 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2023-03-20
US Entry : 2023-03-28
Marriage : 2023-04-13
Comments : NOA2 letter received via USPS 2022-08-05
RFE received notice 2022-07-22
FedEx delivered to USCIS 2022-07-21
RFE returned via FedEx 2022-07-20
RFE letter received via USPS 2022-07-15
NOA1 letter received via USPS 2021-06-04
NOA1 text received 2021-05-28
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 439 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 642 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2023-03-27 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : I left 9ja evening of 27th of March through Port Harcourt with Lufthansa. Had a 5hr layover in Frankfurt, Germany. Flight was a little delayed but I landed at LAX at 1:44pm on March 28th.
Went to customs after getting off the flight and stood in the noncitizens queue until it was my turn.
Officer took my passport and saw the visa, then requested the sealed envelope.
Officer: where are you going to?
Officer: oh you getting married?
Officer: What date?
Officer: where are you getting married?
He opened the envelope and bit his tongue trying to pronounce my last name 🤦🏽‍♂️. Then called another officer to ask him questions as if he wasn’t too familiar with how to process it. He then stamped my passport and signed and told me to be sure I do whatever I need to do within 90 days. Then congratulated me, told me good luck, and returned my passport to me. From there I went to claim my bags.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Los Angeles CA
Date Filed : 2023-11-04
NOA Date : 2023-11-06
RFE(s) : 2023-12-19
Bio. Appt. : 2023-11-27
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2024-03-07
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2024-03-27
Comments : -RFE response received by USCIS 1/27/24
-Card produced 3/23/24
-Card received 3/27/24

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2023-11-04
NOA Date : 2023-11-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2023-11-27
Approved Date : 2023-11-29
Date Card Received : 2023-12-08
Comments : Status changed to CARD PRODUCED on 12-06-2023
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 25 days.

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Timeline Comments: 46

EllenC on 2022-07-13 said:
Good luck -- I hope you hear some good news about the NOA2 soon!
S I A N on 2022-07-13 said:
I got an RFE last Thursday. I’m waiting for the notice to come in the mail so I can quickly respond
Best on 2022-07-16 said:
I got my RFE letter and responded back within 4days....they received July 1st and now its more waiting for them to review it...smfh
S I A N on 2022-07-22 said:
you should update your timeline
blank avatar Victoria O on 2022-07-24 said:
What was the RFE for ?if you don't mind me asking
S I A N on 2022-07-24 said:
I don’t mind at all. The RFE was for Intent to Marry evidence. What I sent initially was correspondence with a few hotels for wedding in April 2022 (because I had no idea that it would go beyond the 6-9 month time frame when I applied). So the RFE was expected. Had my fiancé do his Letter of Intent to Marry in May and I did mine a couple days before we got the notification for the RFE. In addition to that, I submitted evidence that we’ve met again since filing.
EllenC on 2022-07-24 said:
Did you include photos with your application? I came across recommendations to include them as another form of evidence of your meeting and interaction with your partner. Each photo should also include information on where the photos was taken, the event/activity, and approximate date. Not sure if this helps but thought I should share.
S I A N on 2022-07-24 said:
Yes I did. I include photos with captions in my initial application, as well as in my RFE.
EllenC on 2022-07-24 said:
Good -- Hoping you here back soon! 🤞🏾😉
Best on 2022-07-24 said:
Thanks SIAN! Just update my timeline
S I A N on 2022-07-24 said:
Thanks Ellen. And I hope you get your case number soon! 😃
S I A N on 2022-07-24 said:
I’m following your timeline Best 😄
EllenC on 2022-07-24 said:
LOL... Same! No word yet on our NVC case number but I'm hopeful for some news this week! 🙏🏾💖
EllenC on 2022-07-24 said:
Thanks Sian -- you too!
EllenC on 2022-07-24 said:
Thanks Sian -- you too!
Best on 2022-08-05 said:
EllenC on 2022-08-05 said:
BIG Congrats!!! 🎉🎉
S I A N on 2022-08-05 said:
thank you Best and Ellen!!!!
EllenC on 2022-08-29 said:
S I A N on 2022-08-29 said:
😂 right?! They really must be working through the backlog
Ola_shan on 2022-08-29 said:
Congratulations. How did you know exactly when they received your case at nvc
Best on 2022-08-30 said:
S I A N on 2022-08-30 said:
Thank you … they sent an email. I’ll copy and paste it.
S I A N on 2022-08-30 said:
Dear Sir/Madam: The National Visa Center (NVC) recently received your immigrant visa petition from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Your petition is now waiting for data entry into our systems. Since your case is not in our systems yet, we cannot make updates. As soon as your case is in our systems, we will send a Welcome Letter and instructions. Then, if you still need help updating your case, you can contact us by using one of the methods listed on https://nvc.state.gov/ask.
blank avatar Mbfernandes on 2022-09-27 said:
How did you receive your case number? Congratulations!
S I A N on 2022-09-27 said:
Thank you! I received it via email and my fiancé (the beneficiary) did not, which I found odd.
blank avatar Mad23 on 2022-09-30 said:
I would like to know if you got your case number 1st on September 2nd and after a week it was in transit is that right ?
S I A N on 2022-09-30 said:
No I received my case number on Sept 27th when it was in transit….. I just used my case number to determine what date my case number was assigned, which is how I got Sept. 2nd
Best on 2022-09-30 said:
We just got a step closer to the finish line Sian! :)
S I A N on 2022-09-30 said:
Exhilarating isn’t it, Best ?! =D
blank avatar Mad23 on 2022-10-27 said:
Hey how are you? I have questions when the consulate receive did they email for further information about your case
S I A N on 2022-10-28 said:
Hey@Mad23 No the consulate has not emailed regarding case, outside of my inquiries.
blank avatar Andrewsax on 2022-12-12 said:
No word on an interview yet? I thought sure you’d have a date already since sept! Now our case is in Lagos too
S I A N on 2022-12-14 said:
Nope! Still waiting.
blank avatar Cherished on 2022-12-21 said:
Good afternoon I saw that you just booked an interview date how did you go about it cause I’ve been checking everyday for a date but it says can’t schedule an appointment. I’ve paid the visa fee and all that’s left is to book and appointment. Any information will help thanks
blank avatar Cherished on 2022-12-21 said:
Pls What time did you book the appointment?
S I A N on 2022-12-22 said:
So sorry. Just seeing this. I booked at like 5:30a/5:45a my time which is 2:30p Nigeria time…. Just like you I was checking religiously and emailing USTravelDocs and The Consulate but NOTHING until yesterday. I was texting a gentleman about a WhatsApp group that takes turns checking for appointments and he suddenly told me appointments were available. That’s how I was able to schedule. I never joined that group since i now have a date, but I have a phone number for the group if you’re interested in joining.
blank avatar Cherished on 2022-12-27 said:
Thanks Sian for your reply, Yes I’m interested in joining the group. Thanks .
blank avatar Cherished on 2022-12-27 said:
Thanks Sian for your reply, Yes I’m interested in joining the group. Thanks .
S I A N on 2022-12-27 said:
Inbox @cherished
blank avatar Centric23 on 2023-02-23 said:
blank avatar Chitobi on 2023-02-23 said:
Congratulations 🍾🎈
S I A N on 2023-02-24 said:
Thank you Ade’ @centric23
S I A N on 2023-02-24 said:
Thank you @chitobi !!
EllenC on 2023-11-07 said:
Congrats Sian!! So happy for you! ???
S I A N on 2023-11-08 said:
Thank you Ellen!!
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