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AlexMiner2022's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: USA MAN
Beneficiary's Name: FILIPINA WOMAN
VJ Member: AlexMiner2022
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2024-02-10
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Immigration Checklist for USA MAN & FILIPINA WOMAN:

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 : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2022-06-09
I-129F NOA1 : 2022-06-14
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2023-06-22
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2023-08-14
NVC Left : 2023-09-12
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2023-09-28
Interview Date : 2023-10-17
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2023-10-27
US Entry : 2023-11-18
Marriage :
Comments : Hello fellow journeyers!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 373 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 490 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Saint Louis MO
Date Filed : 2023-12-29
NOA Date : 2024-01-03
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2024-01-24
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2024-02-09
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : For us the process was very smooth. I highly recommend anyone going down this path to pay very close attention to the details listed on here for adjusting status. Follow each step and include all of the documents. Include a cover letter and make sure you put the pages inside of a large yellow envelope and send it First Class via USPS.


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2023-12-30
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2024-02-06
Date Card Received : 2024-02-08
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 38 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2023-12-30
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2024-02-08
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 38 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 18, 2023
Embassy Review : First - showing up early is okay - the Embassy website is wrong about them enforcing a 15 minute pre-arrival time. There is a long line of people who wait in a waiting area South of the main entrance lines, and they start calling interview times long before the scheduled interview.

My finance and K2 daughters were scheduled for 8:30am. We arrived by Grab at 6:15am. By 6:45am their appointment time was called and they got into the main lines. It took about 45minutes to get through these outside lines and enter the Embassy proper. I, the petitioner, waited and watched every step of the way till they walked inside.

Here is how my finance has described the internal interview process, keep in mind this was just her experience and you should always be prepared. We 100% believe in “it’s better to have than to have not”.

Screening (first stop):The PH consulate checked the DS-160, Passports, Birth records, and kept the CENOMAR, NBI, and asked for nothing else. She was a little nervous and needed the nice lady to repeat her question one time. Apologized for being a little nervous since she’s never been through anything like it before. The lady was very kind and just repeated and continued on asking questions for about 3 minutes. All good, next step.

Finger printing: this took about an hour in the lines and a few seconds each once we they were at the counter. Next step.

US interview. Consulate asked questions about petitioner, (name, dob, single/ever married, work, visits to PH, meeting date/place, latest in person (we live in BGC together) and asked the K2 girls how old they are. That was it, it last about 5 minutes. No documents or add’l evidence requested. Visa approved and on they went.

They entered the Embassy at approx 7:30am, 1 hour before the scheduled time. They walked out at approx 10am. So all in all they spent most of the time in lines waiting and it went over without a single hiccup.

I waited outside so they could see me when they came out and because my finance wore some very uncomfortable dress heels. I went to get an ice coffee at the Coffee Bean & Leaf just over the pass way adjacent to the Embassy and had initially planned to meet them back there. But…between her shoes and not wanting them to miss out on having their person waiting for them, I gladly stood there striking up conversations with other people waiting.

It was one of the best days we have had together as a family, and we’re all super excited to return to the USA together.

Rating : Very Good

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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
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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