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JaneStaark's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: B
Beneficiary's Name: Y
VJ Member: JaneStaark
Country: Kazakhstan

Last Updated: 2024-06-06
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Immigration Checklist for B & Y:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Kazakhstan
I-129F Sent : 2023-02-08
I-129F NOA1 : 2023-02-10
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2023-12-01
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2023-12-18
NVC Left : 2024-01-03
Consulate Received : 2024-01-12
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2024-02-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2024-02-09
US Entry : 2024-03-16
Marriage : 2024-04-11
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 294 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 363 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Newark
POE Date : 2024-03-16
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Fast and smooth. Officers were very friendly and polite.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2024-04-26
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2024-04-26
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date :
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between June 21, 2024 and June 30, 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: Kazakhstan
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 12, 2024
Embassy Review : Hey everyone!
Here is my review from the General Consulate in Almaty.

But let start with the call from the Consulate. I’ve got a call on Jan 12 that they received our case and were ready to sent me e-mail with instructions (apparently they don’t send anything though the actual mail anymore). so they asked for my email address and I told them, but I think something went wrong and they somehow put it wrong so I didn’t get anything. I started to panic that I might miss something in the process without this email. so I tried to call them and send them emails describing my situation and they just sent me to their website for info..anyway. I filled DS-160 and paid fee later on that weekend. and there were only one date and time available. it was Feb. 8. As soon as I got an interview date I sent email to the IMC clinic for the appointment for medical exam. They put me on Feb. 5th. Btw they replied really fast within an hour.
When the time came I was all ready and prepared all the papers that I needed. Medical exam went smooth and fast. Everybody were so polite and professional. I was done in 2 hours (including the time to go to other clinic for X ray) They said to pick up my envelope on the next day from 2 to 5 pm. I got my sealed envelope with no issues on the next day.
The night before the interview was really stressful. A lot of thoughts so I slept bad. I rent an apartment right across the street from the Consulate. My appointment was at 7:45 so I got there around 7:30. I got though security around 7:50. So don’t worry if you late a little because it was a lot of people on the same time as mine. We all had kinda the same types of visas (immigrant parents, k-1,2,3 and spouses)
The Consulate is on the top floor, so security escorted us there. Then manager helped us one by one to prepare our documents in the right order. Then I went to the first window and they asked for my passport, 2 photographs, police records and birth certificate (we were never married before so no need for the divorce papers or something) but this lady did asked me about I-134 so I handed her the whole package with form, tax returns, bank statements and some other papers that my fiancé sent me earlier. I got a ticket, sit back and waited to be called by the consul.
In about 30 minutes wait my number showed up on the screen. I went to the window. The consul is a man. He was very polite and asked me to put my fingers on the scanner. After the fingerprints were done he asked he how did I met my fiancé. I told him our story, he smiled and asked when it was. I said a year that we met so he asked how we keep it touch all these time. I said that we chat and facetime every day and that he visited me this summer. He smiled and said that my visa is approved. no more proof of our relationship were needed. But just in case I prepared everything: screenshots of our chat and calls, photos, plane tickets and cute little notes.
I spent there around 2 hours in total, but actual interview took me 2 minutes. All went smooth and fast. I really want to add how polite and funny are all the security there. They all tried to make jokes and complements just to make you feel more relaxed.
Visa was issued the next day. I got an email with the link for a payment (I didn’t expect it would be issued the next day, so I had a flight on that morning to my hometown and just ordered the delivery) Be aware that the cost for delivery now is 15$ and they don’t deliver to another countries. Got my passport on Feb. 12.
Very good experience with no issues.
Hope my recent experience would help somebody and feel free to message me if you have questions
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 1

JaneStaark on 2024-01-04 said:
Got an email with case number and It's currently on the way to the Embassy. I applied for the Consulate in Astana in the petition, but it said that I'm going to have interview in Almaty.
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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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