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FaustInAK's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Faustine
Beneficiary's Name: Faustine
VJ Member: FaustInAK
Country: France

Last Updated: 2014-09-01
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Immigration Checklist for Faustine & Faustine:

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 : France
I-129F Sent : 2007-10-15
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-11-01
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-02-29
NVC Received : 2008-03-05
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2008-03-10
Consulate Received : 2008-03-19
Packet 3 Received : 2008-03-27
Packet 3 Sent : 2008-05-02
Packet 4 Received : 2008-05-22
Interview Date : 2008-06-17
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-06-20
US Entry : 2008-08-30
Marriage : 2008-08-31
Comments : I arrived on the K1 in Anchorage... It went very well and easy. The people at the customs were very friendly and it took only a few minutes to go through them... So, nothing to declare, just that they have been very nice and helpful, even if I didn't manage to get the EAD stamp. And I married the day after, it was a little thing, but beautiful!!!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 120 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 229 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Anchorage
POE Date : 2008-08-30
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Anchorage AK
Date Filed : 2008-09-05
NOA Date : 2008-09-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-11-20
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2008-11-20
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-01-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2009-02-09
Comments : I had the interview for the I-485 pretty quickly, 2 months after I filled for AOS. The same day, I also had my biometrics appointment. The officer couldn't approve us because the brown envelop containing my personal info and med examination was missing. In december, I finally heard that my fingerprints didn't go through, and so I regave them. A week after, I received my EAD card! And a few weeks after that, I received my GC, I didn't even have to retake a med examination...

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-09-05
NOA Date : 2008-09-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-11-20
Approved Date : 2008-11-17
Date Card Received : 2009-01-12
Comments : I didn't get the stamp at the POE and so I filed c9 for the EAD. It took the longest time to receive my EAD because my first bio didn't go through and I had to go to another biometrics appointment a month after the 1st one.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 73 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-09-05
NOA Date : 2008-09-16
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2008-11-22
Comments : Fast and easy. Nothing to declare!
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 73 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2010-11-18
NOA Date : 2010-11-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-02-03
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-02-16
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2011-02-24
Comments : Went really fast!

Event Date
Service Center :
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2014-07-03
NOA Date : 2014-07-15
Bio. Appt. : 2014-08-15
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: France
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 17, 2008
Embassy Review :
Well, everything went ok. My interview was scheduled at 1pm. I had to go to the doctor first to give her my X-rays and get the envelop I had to give at my interview. I got at the Embassy at 12:50pm, there was a family waiting in line and we had to wait about 10 minutes before getting in the Embassy. They checked my bag, took my water bottle away and my cell phone.
It took two hours to get approved... First thing I did when I arrived was to take a receipt.. Then I waited for a while before being called at a first window. They took my receipt number and my appointment letter. They told me to go sit and wait. After about 45min, they called me at another window. The person there wasn't very nice, she spoke super fast, but that was ok. She took all the documents, I-134 and other support docs, the 2 exemplaries of signed DS-156 and the DS-156K. She complained because my photos were a bit to bright for her, but she took them all the same. She also took my birth cerficate, my police record making sure I had live only in France before. Then she told me I would be called by the consul. It was another woman. She called me about 30min after. She was very nice compared to the previous woman. She asked me if I wanted to have the interview in French or English. I said English was fine. She made me sign the forms while asking me a bunch of questions. Pretty commun questions, like "where did I meet my fiance", "why did you go study in Alaska", "do you know his family", "when do you want to leave to the US", "when are you getting married". I also asked her a few questions and she answered them nicely. She also advised me about the rest of the procedure but I already knew everything. And after less than 15min, she said "visa approved, you will receive it by the beginning of next week"!!!
So, I am pretty happy about that. I didn't even have to wait too long. I remember 3 years ago, I had to go there to get a J1 visa and I had to wait for almost 5 hours at the Embassy... So this time 2 hours were not bad at all.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Anchorage
Event Description
Entry Date : 2008-08-30
Embassy Review : Nothing to declare, it was easy like pie. The people at customs were really nice, they even helped me carrying my bags because I had troubles with my cats and al the bags I had with me. I guess having animals with you helps a lot, but really, everybody there was nice, polite and very helpful.
Harassment Level : Low

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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
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