aravis227's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Andrea
Beneficiary's Name: Dennis
VJ Member: aravis227
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2011-06-16
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Immigration Checklist for Andrea & Dennis:

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 : Vancouver, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2008-02-09
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-02-11
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-07-11
NVC Received : 2008-07-17
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2008-08-01
Packet 3 Sent : 2008-08-01
Packet 4 Received : 2008-08-14
Interview Date : 2008-09-16 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-09-16
US Entry : 2008-09-19
Marriage : 2008-09-25
Comments : Feb. 09, 2008-Petition mailed to CSC via USPS
Feb. 11, 2008-USPS confirmed delivery to CSC
Feb. 12, 2008-NOA1 date
Feb. 14, 2008-Check deposited by CSC, what a great Valentine's Gift!
Feb. 15, 2008-NOA1 received by mail
July 11, 2008-NOA2!!!!! Called USCIS and talked to a really nice lady who told me I'd been tracking the wrong number, she found the correct number and told me we'd just been approved this morning!!!
July 14, 2008-Receive email from CRIS informing me that petition has been approved
July 16, 2008-NOA2 received by mail
July 17, 2008-NVC receives petition, officially out of CSC's clutches
Aug. 1, 2008-Packet 3 received! Now we're gettin' somewhere!
Aug. 6, 2008-Emailed Vancouver consulate to ask if interview has been scheduled
Aug. 7, 2008-Consulate responds with interview date and asks for re-fax of DS-156 with additional info. Dennis fixes form and re-faxes in the evening.
Aug. 14, 2008-Packet 4 received!
Sept. 16, 2008 at 1PM-Interview!!!
Sept. 19, 2008-The Move (see POE section for details)
Sept. 25, 2008 at 1PM-Goin' to the chapel
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 151 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 218 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2008-09-19 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : We crossed at Emerson/Pembina (Manitoba/North Dakota). It was really easy for us.
We drove into our lane at the crossing and explained what we were doing, the guy typed information into his computer and then chatted with us (I think he was waiting for information on his computer), he asked how we had met and what the process had been like for us...very friendly. He then waved us into the parking lot and told us to go into the building.
We sat and waited a couple of minutes until the officer called us up. It was his first K-1 visa, so he had to look everything up (I saw that his book said NOT to issue a temp EAD...I asked anyway, but he didn't do it). He was very friendly and chatted with us while he got everything done. The officer tried to give us our file with all of the original information in it. I told him that I thought he was supposed to keep it and he went to ask another officer...which was fun because it gave us a few minutes to look through it and see what was there. ;) Nothing interesting in there, though...but I got to see the approval stamp which was nice to actually see after the whole process. :) Dennis' car was packed full, but they didn't ask about it or look into it.
It took about 45 minutes total, then he congratulated us on our upcoming marriage and told us we could enter the US.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Salt Lake City UT
Date Filed : 2008-11-28
NOA Date : 2008-12-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-12-30
AOS Transfer** : 2008-12-19
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-04-03
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2009-04-10
Comments :


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-11-28
NOA Date : 2008-12-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-12-30
Approved Date : 2009-02-05
Date Card Received : 2009-02-23
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 69 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-11-28
NOA Date : 2008-12-09
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2009-02-17
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 70 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-04-01
NOA Date : 2011-04-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-05-05
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-06-16
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments : Biometrics was really easy, spent about 15 minutes in the application support center. That's all there is to say, no interview. :)


Member Reviews:

POE Review: CDN-USA Border
Event Description
Entry Date : 2008-09-19
Embassy Review : We crossed at Emerson/Pembina (Manitoba/North Dakota). It was really easy for us.
We drove into our lane at the crossing and explained what we were doing, the guy typed information into his computer and then chatted with us (I think he was waiting for information on his computer), he asked how we had met and what the process had been like for us...very friendly. He then waved us into the parking lot and told us to go into the building.
We sat and waited a couple of minutes until the officer called us up. It was his first K-1 visa, so he had to look everything up (I saw that his book said NOT to issue a temp EAD...I asked anyway, but he didn't do it). He was very friendly and chatted with us while he got everything done. The officer tried to give us our file with all of the original information in it. I told him that I thought he was supposed to keep it and he went to ask another officer...which was fun because it gave us a few minutes to look through it and see what was there. Nothing interesting in there, though...but I got to see the approval stamp which was nice to actually see after the whole process. Dennis' car was packed full, but they didn't ask about it or look into it.
It took about 45 minutes total, then he congratulated us on our upcoming marriage and told us we could enter the US.
Harassment Level : Low


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