nra19's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: N
Beneficiary's Name: I
VJ Member: nra19
Country: Dominican Republic

Last Updated: 2010-12-06
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Immigration Checklist for N & I:

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 : Dominican Republic
I-129F Sent : 2007-07-20
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-07-30
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2007-12-10
NVC Received : 2007-12-14
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2007-12-18
Consulate Received : 2007-12-20
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2008-03-27
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-04-08
US Entry : 2008-06-08
Marriage : 2008-06-10
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 133 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 241 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2008-06-08
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : It was painless!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : New York City NY
Date Filed : 2008-06-16
NOA Date : 2008-06-23
RFE(s) : 2008-08-22
Bio. Appt. : 2008-07-18
AOS Transfer** : 2008-07-18
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-09-09
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2008-10-09
Comments : Wow- Very quick. I definitely did not think that we would get this done in under 4 months.
We received an RFE for a missing medical and vaccination report. Both had been taken care of in the Domincan Republic before k1 interview. I guess CIS lost it somewhere along the way.
We had a copy of both. Copies were sent in, and case was approved the same day the documents received.
No more immigration paperwork for two years! yay!!!

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-06-16
NOA Date : 2008-06-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-07-18
Approved Date : 2008-08-19
Date Card Received : 2008-08-28
Comments : Quicker than i expected!
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 64 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-06-16
NOA Date : 2008-06-23
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2008-08-25
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 64 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2010-08-19
NOA Date : 2010-08-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-09-17
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-11-29
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2010-12-06
Comments : Application was approved without an interview.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Dominican Republic
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 1, 2008
Embassy Review : We arrived at 4 20am. There were about twenty something people in line already. The wait till they let us into the building wasn't too bad. There was a viejo selling te and cafe. I highly recommend the tea. It is very yummy.
Anyways, they starting checking passports at around 6 15 and started collecting blue slips at 6 40. We were in the building at 7 10. Ladies make sure you don't have too much junk in your handbag because security takes EVERYTHING out and inspects each item one by one. So, the more stuff you have in your bag,the longer it will take them to go through it.
At 8 15 we were called to window 14 by name. The gentleman at this window collected the application forms,864 including tax info and w2, the 2x2 photos,medical results, cedula,and my novios passport. I gave a photocopy of the 864 so I can use the original for AOS. The copy was accepted. We were given a number and told to watch and listen for it.
At 9 10 we were called to window 13 for fingerprints. At 10 15 we were called to window 17. We had a very pleasant female consular officer conduct the interview. She first said hello to us both in Spanish. She then asked if I spoke Spanish and I told her yes. She then asked me the following questions in English.

How did someone from Zimbabwe end up with a Dominican?
Were you living in DR or just visiting when you met?
What did you do for work when you lived in DR?
Have you parents him?
What do they think the two of you getting married?

She then asked us both to raise our right hand and swear that everything in the application was true. She passed back the `passport, cedula and the photos that I had sent with my original application. She also passed the 156K and told my novio to fill in my name and sign and date at the bottom. She took that
back and pulled out a green slip and passed it through and said felicidadez su visa ha sido aprobada. congratulations. And informed us to go pay the domex fee.

It was quick and painless. She didn't ask for any additional evidence nor pictures. And didn't ask mi novio any questions.

Everyone in the consulate was very pleasant!
Rating : Very Good

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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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