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Mark Hancock's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Cynthia
Beneficiary's Name: Mark
VJ Member: Mark Hancock
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2023-09-18
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Immigration Checklist for Cynthia & Mark:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2021-11-01
I-129F NOA1 : 2021-11-04
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2023-02-01
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2023-05-09
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2023-05-02
Packet 3 Received : 2023-05-12
Packet 3 Sent : 2023-05-12
Packet 4 Received : 2023-05-12
Interview Date : 2023-06-06
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2023-06-12
US Entry : 2023-06-13
Marriage : 2023-07-15
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 454 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 579 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Charlotte
POE Date : 2023-06-13
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Greer SC
Date Filed : 2023-08-01
NOA Date : 2023-08-04
RFE(s) : 2023-08-21
Bio. Appt. : 2023-09-06
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2023-08-01
NOA Date : 2023-08-03
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2023-09-06
Approved Date : 2023-09-07
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 37 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2023-08-01
NOA Date : 2023-08-03
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your AP may be adjudicated between February 18, 2024 and February 22, 2024*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 11, 2023
Embassy Review : Embassy Appointment June 6th 9am

Sorry it's a bit long but I wanted to be as detailed as possible to quell any nerves of those who still have their interview to do.

7:45 arrived and asked an embassy employee standing out which was the queue to join. It was the long one to the right as you stand looking at the embassy.
2 policemen were standing nearby so asked if they thought I had time to grab a coffee. I was told the queue moved pretty quickly so I’d even have time for a cake as well. javascript:emoticon('')
Went to the coffee shop opposite the embassy and returned to join the queue at 8:15. Again I checked with an embassy employee who was walking along the queue if I was in the right one. There were 2 queue running alongside each other; one by the wall and the longer one alongside that. The correct one was the one furthest from the wall.
Got to the desk outside the embassy by 8:45 and asked for my DS-160 Confirmation and passport and was ticked off a list. The lady at first told me to join the other queue near the wall but immediately called me back saying she suddenly realized I was a K1 applicant, led me to the embassy door, past those queuing there and told the security guard I should go straight in. Had to open an app on my phone before I could enter.
Inside went through an airport style security; bag on conveyor belt along with anything in my pockets, phone and belt. Didn’t need to take shoes off. I mentioned I was wearing a watch and jewellery so told to have my hands above my head as I walked through the body scanner. The other side the instructions were to grab everything, walk out to the courtyard and put belt on out there.
Across the courtyard was the entrance to the embassy building itself, through which was another queue to join. At the desk another check of my DS-160 Confirmation to which a ticket was attached with a number with the suffix “I” and 2 window numbers. Told to take the lift to the first floor, take a left out of the lift, then left again and have a seat in front of my designated windows. Note: make sure you seat where you can see either the big TV monitors or the screens above the windows as these display when your ticket number is called (the screen above one of my windows wasn’t working that day).
My ticket number was called within 10 minutes. I was asked to confirm who I was. The man then went and got what I presume was our original 129 petition file and put what again I presume was my 160 visa application in it. Was just asked for my passport, long birth certificate, divorce papers of both myself and my fiancé, police ACRO form plus the completed I-134. He also asked when I was planning on flying to the states to which I replied in a week’s time. He said the visa may come through that quick but there were no guarantees. He then scanned my fingerprints for both hands, given a sheet about legal rights available to immigrant victims of domestic violence to read while seated waiting to be called to the next window.
About 10 minutes later I was called to the next window where again I was first asked to confirm who I was and he scanned my fingerprints. I was asked if I had any questions about what I had just been given to read. And then the following questions:
Where did we meet?
When did we get engaged?
Where were we going to live?
Why live there?
I think he said “awesome” to all my answers. javascript:emoticon('') Then your visa is approved and here are your documents back!

I was in and out of the embassy in 45 minutes (ignoring the queueing time outside). Everyone was really friendly and made me feel at ease – the guy on the security machine said “don’t be anxious you’re in the American embassy now” javascript:emoticon('')

Good luck to everyone else.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 3

Mark Hancock on 2023-05-02 said:
My actual NOA2 date was February 1, 2023 but updating the timeline it won't accept that date.
Mark Hancock on 2023-05-10 said:
Removing the date NVC received our petition allows the correct date for the NOA2 to be entered
SaraClaire11 on 2023-06-07 said:
Congrats on the approval! So happy for you both! We will have our answer in less than 3 weeks!!
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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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