nathandace's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Nathaniel
Beneficiary's Name: Candace
VJ Member: nathandace
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2013-01-08
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Immigration Checklist for Nathaniel & Candace:

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 : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2008-02-29
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-03-12
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-07-15
NVC Received : 2008-07-23
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2008-10-14
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-03-25
Packet 4 Received : 2009-06-03
Interview Date : 2009-07-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-07-09
US Entry : 2009-07-14
Marriage : 2009-07-17
Comments : my time line was set back because of the wait for appointments, and package three being sent to me two months later then it was suppose to. otherwise everything went smoothly, and along the approximate time lines given here on VJ.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 125 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 483 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Toronto
POE Date : 2009-07-14
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : The Customs officer was friendly, asked me basic questions, stamped my passport/visa, and sent me to secondary inspection. Secondary Inspection was a long wait, but again the customs officers were friendly. I took a seat, and was helped within 45 mins. Customs took my package to review, searched my bags, asked me questions like: when I was getting married, how long have we known each other, what my fiance's profession was, and what I wanted to pursue as a career once everything went through. Then the customs officer showed me the way to the gates, and wished me luck.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Kansas City MO
Date Filed : 2009-10-08
NOA Date : 2009-11-25
RFE(s) : 2009-10-19 , 2009-12-21
Bio. Appt. : 2010-01-25
AOS Transfer** : 2010-02-24
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-07-21
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2010-08-02
Comments : Touched on: March 4th, 2010
Touched on: July 10, 2010
Touched on: July 14, 2010
Touched on: July 21, 2010 (On July 21, 2010, we ordered production of your new card. Please allow 30 days for your card to be mailed to you. If we need something from you we will contact you. If you move before you receive the card, call customer service at 1-800-375-5283)

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-10-08
NOA Date : 2009-11-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-01-25
Approved Date : 2010-02-24
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 139 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-10-08
NOA Date : 2009-11-25
RFE(s) : 2009-10-19 , 2009-12-21
Date Received : 2010-02-22
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 133 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-04-30
NOA Date : 2012-04-30
RFE(s) : 2012-11-02
Bio. Appt. : 2012-05-31
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-12-26
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2013-01-08
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 2, 2009
Embassy Review : I went to the montreal consulate for 7:30am (my appointment was at 8). There were only a handful of people waiting to go throguh security before me. Went through security, then sat in a waiting room for about a half hour. A guard came to get the group of people in the waiting room, and brought us up to the 19th floor. We were given two tickets with a number, and waited until our number was called. This took about a half an hour. Once my number was called, I went to the booth, exchanged forms,then the lady pulled out my file, made notes, sent me to pay the fee, finger printed me, and asked me questions. She then gave me the second ticket back, and told me to wait in the waiting room. This took another half hour. Was called in for my interview, the interviewer was very friendly, asked me very basic questions about my relationship, gave me a welcome letter, and a slip to pick up my visa the following day. They apparently dont do that very often, only for special circumstances. I was back in my hotel room by 10:15am. The next day I went back to pick up my visa, was in the consulate for almost two hours. Someone had attached my file with another, I had to be interviewed a second time, wait for the two files to be separated, and wait for the consulate to fix/print my visa. During this time I had missed my train home, and had to pay full fare for two tickets. My experience regarding the interview, and the events leading up to the interview was good. I had no problems. It was the frustrating experience that I had the following day that took away from the 'very good' experience that I had. If that makes any sense?
Rating : Moderate

POE Review: Toronto
Event Description
Entry Date : 2009-07-14
Embassy Review : Pearson International Airport was my POE. The Customs officers were very friendly. They asked me basic questions, searched my bags, explained the basics of how/when to apply for AOS, and showed me the way to my gate. They also checked to make sure that I did not miss my flight
Harassment Level : Low

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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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