az110965's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Alan
Beneficiary's Name: Fresy
VJ Member: az110965
Country: Costa Rica

Last Updated: 2013-02-05
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Immigration Checklist for Alan & Fresy:

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 : Costa Rica
I-129F Sent : 2011-07-14
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-07-15
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-12-19
NVC Received : 2011-12-27
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-12-29
Consulate Received : 2011-12-30
Packet 3 Received : 2012-01-09
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-01-10
Packet 4 Received : 2012-01-10
Interview Date : 2012-01-12 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-01-19
US Entry : 2012-01-21
Marriage :
Comments : San Jose Embassy very helpful. We tracked the petition from NVC to Embassy via DHL and contacted the Embassy the morning after the petition was received.
The Embassy employee pulled Fresy's petition while she was on the phone and scheduled the time for Fresy to pick up her packet 3.
Fresy already had EVERYTHING needed prior to receiving the packet 3 (including the medical and all documents for the interview.
Embassy scheduled interview for 3 days after we received the packet 3!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 157 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 181 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Fort Lauderdale
POE Date : 2012-01-21 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : CBP guys really nice and joked with Fresy. They saw her K-1 envelope as she approached the counter and went "Woo - Hoo" K-1 visa!

Secondary processing took only 10 minutes and they never asked her a single question. Just did Fresy's biometrics and processed the visa. Officer gave a nice "Welcome to the United States" and she was on her way!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Cleveland OH
Date Filed : 2012-04-13
NOA Date : 2012-04-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-05-10
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2012-05-31 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-05-31
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2012-06-08
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Cleveland OH
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-05-10
NOA Date : 2012-05-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2012-05-31
Date Card Received : 2012-05-31
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 21 days.

Member Reviews:

POE Review: Fort Lauderdale
Event Description
Entry Date : 2012-01-21
Embassy Review : Really great POE experience at Ft. Lauderdale for Fresy!
She waited in line for about 40 minutes to get to the CBP officers' counter. As she approached, the officer saw her envelope and said "Woo-Hoo - a K-1 Visa" (He was actually happy to be processing her papers.

She was escorted for secondary processing and biometrics were taken. CBP asked her no questions and were really polite when processing her papers. Time spent in secondary was about 10 minutes. Received a nice "Welcome to America" from CBP when they were done processing her paperwork.

Customs officers also really friendly with Fresy. She was asked if she had any food items in her luggage, she said no and she was out of Customs in about 2 minutes. No baggage inspection - just a friendly "Welcome to the USA" from a nice Customs officer!

The only thing that scared Fresy a bit was that CBP was in the process of detaining a man who had previously overstayed a visa. She watched CBP place the man into handcuffs and escort him away. BUT - as soon as they were done dealing with the arrest they were nothing but nice and friendly to Fresy.

What a nice experience overall in our POE.
Harassment Level : Low

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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
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is past due.

** Not all cases are transfered

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