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  Petitioner's Name: Justin
Beneficiary's Name: Danielle
VJ Member: Izoom
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2009-06-02
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Immigration Checklist for Justin & Danielle:

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 : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2008-03-25
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-03-31
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-07-14
NVC Received : 2008-07-18
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2008-07-21
Consulate Received : 2008-07-26
Packet 3 Received : 2008-08-28
Packet 3 Sent : 2008-08-29
Packet 4 Received : 2008-09-19
Interview Date : 2008-10-17
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-10-22
US Entry : 2008-10-28
Marriage : 2008-12-06
Comments : What a process, but VERY worth it in the end!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 105 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 200 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry :
POE Date : 2008-10-28
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : West Palm Beach FL
Date Filed : 2009-02-09
NOA Date : 2009-02-17
RFE(s) : 2009-03-04
Bio. Appt. : 2009-03-12
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2009-06-01
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-06-01
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received:
Comments : Approved with no hassle and no more need for joint sponsor :)

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-02-09
NOA Date : 2009-02-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-03-12
Approved Date : 2009-04-07
Date Card Received : 2009-04-20
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 57 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-02-09
NOA Date : 2009-02-17
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2009-04-13
Comments : Multiple entry-AP issued
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 57 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 3, 2008
Embassy Review : I got to the embassy at roughly 7:17. Over the next 10 minutes, a guy and another couple arrived and got in line. When 7:30 came around, we were all let in.
We were taken through some glass doors into a small holding area before we could proceed to the gentleman working the security checkpoint. They asked for my cell phone along with a few others in line. Afterwards, my appointment letter was taken and affixed to a plastic letter which I was given and told to go downstairs with the rest of the group and wait in the waiting room. While waiting, you are able to review a sheet that outlines what order the paperwork will be asked for once you reach the officers upstairs.
A guard asked for those with letters A-E (only letter available) to come forward and take a ride on the elevator up to the 19th floor. We all sat down once more in the new waiting area by 8:00am. At this point, letters were called one by one to provide paperwork and take care of administrative stuff. They were called in order, A>B>C... until they reached me, E. While we were all doing this, I managed to find out everyone waiting with me, save for one couple, were all members of VisaJourney or have read it.
First, I left my paperwork with a woman behind the window and was told to go pay the fee. I paid a teller the required fee in Canadian equivalent, which was acceptable, but be sure to have the right amount or close to it. Don't count on change. Its best to just get the US amount and be done with it. Second, I returned to the woman waiting with my paperwork and we got all of it handed in. It was already organized, which she was happy for I could tell. The last thing to happen was a fingerprint scan. I was called into my interview over the PA, where I went into the tiny rooms others have spoke of and spoke with a gentleman about my visa. Nothing was really asked besides how we met, where are we going to live, and what I plan on doing once I moved. The fact that my fiancee was between jobs wasn't a factor to him apparently either. After this, he told me I was approved and that the visa in my passport would be mailed out ASAP. I was out the door by 8:40am. All in all, it was a smooth experience.
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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