Mia Clakre's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Mia
Beneficiary's Name: Tom
VJ Member: Mia Clakre
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2008-08-29
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Immigration Checklist for Mia & Tom:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2007-10-01
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-10-10
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-02-14
NVC Received : 2008-03-06
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2008-03-10
Consulate Received : 2008-03-12
Packet 3 Received : 2008-03-15
Packet 3 Sent : 2008-03-29
Packet 4 Received : 2008-04-18
Interview Date : 2008-05-01
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2008-05-14
Marriage : 2008-05-20
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 127 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 204 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2008-07-10
NOA Date : 2008-08-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-09-03
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 2, 2008
Embassy Review :
I had my K1 appointment at the London embassy on May 1st. Although there was a lot of waiting around-- about four hours in total-- the people conducting the interviews could not have been more helpful.
First they check your documents are in order, and ask you to pay for your visa. The lady I spoke to actually said 'this is an easy case', which was great to hear as I had been worried because my finace's records show him to be below the poverty line (we have a co-sponsor, and I ONLY gave in his I-134, not my fiance's, although i had it just in case). She also said "we hardly ever have problems with K1 visas", which really helped to put me at ease.
You then pay for your visa (the credit card machine was down so I had to leave the building to get cash), and wait for the second stage...
After about an hour and a half I was called to another cubicle and was asked when and where my finacee and I met, and why I was choosing the move to the United States rather than the other way around. Then I raised my right hand an took an oath of truth. It was over in about two minutes!

All in all, it went really well. The long wait doesn't really matter when you've been waiting six months for this moment! If you've got an interview coming up soon, it's good to know that the people working there are really friendly and helpful. It was a nice surprise (especially after dealing with officials when travelling into the U.S)

Good luck everyone!
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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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