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Bh_sarah's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: R
Beneficiary's Name: S
VJ Member: Bh_sarah
Country: Brazil

Last Updated: 2023-10-17
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Immigration Checklist for R & S:

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 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I-129F Sent : 2022-02-17
I-129F NOA1 : 2022-02-22
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2023-05-12
NVC Received : 2023-07-03
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2023-08-02
NVC Left : 2023-08-15
Consulate Received : 2023-08-17
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2023-09-26
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2023-10-03
US Entry : 2023-10-14
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 444 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 581 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2023-10-14
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Atlanta airport entry was a breeze. 15 minutes tops. I was taken to secondary inspection, waited a bit, handed the packet, they handed me the passport stamped. No other questions asked.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 27, 2023
Embassy Review : Interview was scheduled for 7:20 am, arrived there at 6:45 am. I knew I didn't have to stay in line with the tourist visa applicants to I went straight to the main door with other K1 applicants. At 7 am, an employee started organizing the line and there was a line only for immigrant visas (K1 is processed in the IV section). They scanned our passports (the sticker that the ASC/CASV places on it) and asked if we had had our medical.

Then we were taken to the second floor, to a small room with chairs and interview booths. They gave us a sheet with the order we needed to organize the documents and called by name for a document triage first. They put our documents in a red transparent folder in order and tell us to sit in line. Then we are, one by one, called to a booth where another person checks all our documents, asks a few questions, and return originals/what isn't needed. Then they tell us to wait that the consul will call us by name for the interview.

The interview was quick. 2 minutes tops.
Questions asked:
- Do you confirm that all documents and information submitted are true?
- Have you ever been to US? For how long?
- When did you come back from Canada (they knew I lived in Canada for 3 years)?
- Who is sponsoring your visa? [This question took me by surprise because was asked in English, not Portuguese, and I continued the interview in English]
- What's your fiancé's profession?
- When and how did you meet?
- Did he ever visit you in Brazil and for how long?
- Have you had any previous marriages?

He then returned my original birth certificate and said visa approved!

All went well, this whole thing took 1h30 but the interview was just a few minutes.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 1

Ok-Mix on 2023-10-17 said:
Welcome to the U.S.!! You made it!
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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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