bluemist's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Marvin
Beneficiary's Name: Dawn
VJ Member: bluemist
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2012-05-02
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Immigration Checklist for Marvin & Dawn:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2007-12-27
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-01-07
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-04-11
NVC Received : 2008-04-14
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2008-04-17
Consulate Received : 2008-04-22
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2008-04-29
Interview Date : 2008-09-29 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-10-04
US Entry : 2009-01-18
Marriage : 2009-03-27
Comments : touched Feb.17,2008
touched April 11,2008 got NOA2 through email
April 18,2008 got NOA2 hardcopy in the mail
April 22,2008 recieved NVC letter
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 95 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 266 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry :
POE Date : 2009-01-18 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : POE was in Agana,Guam.Officer and staff were very nice.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Charleston SC
Date Filed : 2009-03-28
NOA Date : 2009-04-09
RFE(s) : none
Bio. Appt. : 2009-04-24
AOS Transfer** : 2009-04-17
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-05-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2009-06-18
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-03-28
NOA Date : 2009-04-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-04-24
Approved Date : 2009-05-27
Date Card Received : 2009-06-03
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 60 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-03-28
NOA Date : 2009-04-09
RFE(s) : none
Date Received : 2009-06-05
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 61 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-03-22
NOA Date : 2011-03-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-04-28
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-10-12
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2011-11-04
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Charleston SC
Date Filed : 2012-04-25
NOA Date :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

POE Review:
Event Description
Entry Date : 2009-01-18
Embassy Review :
Hello Fellow VJ'ers,

I just want to share my POE experience last Jan.18,2009.It was in Guam,and everything went so smooth.I fell inline to "non-US citizens,visitors lane" then there is a guy looks like filipino came to me and asked me if Im on K1 and I said yes and he asked for our passports bcoz Im travelling with my daughter then he told me to fell inline to "US Citizens lane" since my daughter is USC and I was happy bcoz the line for visitors lane were so long and I was so worried that I will miss our flight.

When I went to USC lane,it was my turn already.The officer asked for my brown envelope and my I-94 card,he opened the enveloped and took me a picture and had my fingerprint and told me to go to their office behind him and gave the papers from the envelope and my passport to the immigration officer.The officer called my name and asked me 3 questions.

1.What is the reason why Im going here in Florida? To marry my fiancee.
2.How long I known my fiancee? I told him 5 years.
3.Do I love my fiancee?I said,"Of course" and he laughed.

Told me to have a seat and wait for him to call my name.
Name called.Gave my passport with the I-94 attached and told me to get marry within 90 days and submit my AOS,AP and EAD and told me that I can't go out of USA yet without green card and Advance Parole.And he welcome me to USA and told me to hurry up to catch our flight.

Our flight was okay even it's so tiring.It was ok bcoz flight attendants are nice,good service,they treated me and my daughter nice and meal on the plane was so good too.Airports staffs are nice too and they helped me to carry my baggages for the customs checking.

Our flight was via Continental Airlines.
Manila to Guam
Guam to Honolulu
Honolulu to Houston
Houston to Tampa
Tampa to Tallahassee -> our final destination.

Finally,we are happy together and one family now.Thanks to all of you who helped us on our journey and hope it will continue.
We plan to get married on February 28 and I will post our court wedding pics as soon as I can.

God Bless us ALL!!!!
Harassment Level : Low

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