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Kalehua's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Jessica
Beneficiary's Name: Brahim
VJ Member: Kalehua
Country: Algeria

Last Updated: 2023-10-25
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Immigration Checklist for Jessica & Brahim:

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 : Algiers, Algeria
I-129F Sent : 2022-03-28
I-129F NOA1 : 2022-03-30
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2023-05-02
NVC Received : 2023-06-29
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2023-08-04
NVC Left : 2023-08-15
Consulate Received : 2023-08-20
Packet 3 Received : 2023-08-27
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2023-09-24
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2023-10-04
US Entry : 2023-10-23
Marriage :
Comments : Port of entry was at SEA Seattle (Tacoma), Washington. Processing took three hours because there was a lot of people. After the initial check in, my fiancé was directed to go through another door and that was where most of the other people were waiting.

Unfortunately, there wasn’t any WiFi in this area and my fiancé couldn’t message me anymore. That caused me to be concerned that maybe something went wrong when I didn’t hear for him for a while. The customs agent asked my fiancé some similar questions as what was asked during the embassy interview: American phone number? (He gave my cell number). American address? (To my/our house). Did he work in his country? (Not currently). What was his last job?

Then the agent welcomed him to America and said he needed us to marry within 90 days.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 398 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 543 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Algiers, Algeria
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 27, 2023
Embassy Review : My fiancé had the interview on September 24th, 2023.
He arrived early and was the second person to have his interview that day.

The consular officer that gave him the interview was a blond man in his mid 30s. My fiancé described him as a kind and patient man who helped him to relax after he got flustered.

The questions were:

How did you and your fiancé meet?
Who messaged whom first?
How many times did you meet each other in person?
Did she come to Algeria?
When was the last time you saw her?
Do you know the cosponsor?
Do you know her family?
How did you propose to her?
What does she do for work?
Do you currently work?
What do you want to do for work in America?
What is her address?
Have you lived in another country for more than a year?
Do you have children?
Does she have children?
Have you had a girlfriend in Algeria before?

Right after asking these questions, the office said, “I’m happy to approve your visa.” He then handed my fiancé a paper with instructions on where to check online if the visa was printed and about picking up the passport. The officer never did ask to see any proof of relationship. But better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have.

(updated on September 27, 2023)
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 6

blank avatar Mickey & Med on 2023-05-02 said:
Congratulations 👏
Kalehua on 2023-05-03 said:
Thank you very much!
Abbyboo on 2023-05-03 said:
Kalehua on 2023-05-03 said:
Thank you! It’s finally happening. ☺️
Sasha Uneek on 2023-05-03 said:
Woohoo!!! Congratulations!!!
Kalehua on 2023-05-03 said:
Thank you! I’m feeling blessed.
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