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SaraClaire11's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: S
Beneficiary's Name: A
VJ Member: SaraClaire11
Country: Ecuador

Last Updated: 2024-06-22
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Immigration Checklist for S & A:

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 : Guayaquil, Ecuador
I-129F Sent : 2021-08-29
I-129F NOA1 : 2021-09-01
I-129F RFE(s) : 2023-01-24
RFE Reply(s) : 2023-02-07
I-129F NOA2 : 2023-02-24
NVC Received : 2023-03-23
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2023-04-11
Consulate Received : 2023-04-14
Packet 3 Received : 2023-04-18
Packet 3 Sent : 2023-04-19
Packet 4 Received : 2023-04-19
Interview Date : 2023-06-26
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2023-07-11
US Entry : 2023-07-21
Marriage : 2023-09-25
Comments : February 14th 2022 - Expedite Request Denied
January 18th 2023 - Outside Normal Processing Time Inquiry
January 24th 2023 - RFIE Mailed by USCIS
January 30th 2023 - RFIE Replied (lost by USPS)
February 7th 2023 - RFIE Received (finally!) DAY 526
February 24th 2023 - NOA2 APPROVAL! Day 544 and 17 days after RFE
March 23rd 2023 - NVC Responded to public inquiry with case #
April 11th 2023 - In Transit to Ecuador
April 14th 2023 - Consulate Received
April 18th 2023 - Ready
April 19th 2023 - Completed DS-160 paid $265 fee
June 19th 2023 - Medical exam in Quito ($315 + cost of vaccines)
June 26th 2023 - 1 Day Interview in Guayaquil - APPROVED!!!
June 30th 2023 - CEAC status changed to "ISSUED"
July 11th 2023 - VISA IN HAND!
July 21st 2023 - US Entry - Boston, MA
September 25th 2023 - MARRIED!!!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 541 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 663 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Boston
POE Date : 2023-07-21
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : I (the US Citizen) was able to enter with my fiance which was nice because there was a fairly long line. We entered on a busy Friday afternoon. They opened up more windows as we were waiting so the line moved a bit faster. We had our passports and sealed envelope ready and when it was our turn it was quick and easy. He stamped the documents and passports, took our photos with the webcam, and asked if we were bringing in any money or objects from the foreign country. Explained the visa to us and what date we need to be married by. The man was very friendly and we were on our way!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Providence RI
Date Filed : 2023-10-04
NOA Date : 2023-10-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2024-01-10
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2024-05-30
Approval / Denial Date : 2024-05-30
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2024-06-07
Comments : October 7th 2023 - AOS Packet Delivered to Chicago Lockbox
October 23rd 2023 - NOA1 Date for AOS & EAD
December 23rd 2023 - NOA2 Date for Biometrics appointment
December 30th 2023 - Received Biometrics appointment letter in mail
January 10th 2024 - Biometrics appointment scheduled in Cranston, RI
April 11th 2024 - AOS Interview Scheduled
April 22nd 2024 - I-797C NOA received in mail with interview date
May 30th 2024 - AOS Interview in Johnston, RI
May 30th 2024 - Approved @ Interview!!!
June 6th 2024 - I-797 NOA Approval notice received in the mail
June 7th 2024 - Permanent Resident card received in the mail
June 8th 2024 - Social Security Card received in the mail

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2023-10-04
NOA Date : 2023-10-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2024-01-10
Approved Date :
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between November 29, 2023 and December 8, 2023*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 27, 2023
Embassy Review : **Since he had to travel we planned for a 2 day interview due to experiences from previous Ecuador VJ members.***

First of all, I arrived early at 7am 1 hour before my 8am appointment and there was already a line. There were a lot of people for tourist visas and other types of visas, so I lined up. There was security present outside. When I entered they made me remove everything they checked to make sure I didn't bring in anything other than the requested documents.

Once I entered they asked me if I applied for a tourist visa or for residence visa? I said for residence visa fiance K1 and they took me to a place with a woman at a window asking for each document. I gave her my passport, birth registration and divorce registration. She asked who is petitioning for you? They didn't ask me for financial support, or for other evidence of relationship. They told me to sit in the waiting room because they’re going to call you for the interview later.

I took an oath and gave my fingerprints and had the interview on the spot with an American man. It was more like a conversation.

When did you meet?
When did you get engaged?
Tell me about your relationship.
Who does your fiance live with and where?
Is the language barrier difficult?
How much does your fiance earn?

He said "Well, congratulations Welcome to the United States!" They gave me a blue approval paper and a pamphlet on domestic violence and said in 10 days you will be able to pick up your passport. I said thank you very much! I was ready to cry. They returned all the documents to me. I was outside the consulate at 10:30am and did not have to return the next day.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 5

blank avatar Fabric on 2023-03-03 said:
Hello, Please could you tell me how you received your invoice id number? My welcome letter does not have one
SaraClaire11 on 2023-03-23 said:
SaraClaire11 on 2023-03-23 said:
Hello Fabric, I did not receive an invoice ID number, I am hearing we don't need it for a K1
Mahmoud Kassab on 2023-04-19 said:
hello, thanks for updating your profile, did they schedule your interview date or you selected it yourself?
SaraClaire11 on 2023-04-19 said:
Of course! I scheduled it for the first available date, there was only 4 dates to chose from
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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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