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RobertM's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Robert
Beneficiary's Name: Rosanna
VJ Member: RobertM
Country: Venezuela

Last Updated: 2009-02-20
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Immigration Checklist for Robert & Rosanna:

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 : Caracas, Venezuela
I-129F Sent : 2008-04-14
I-129F NOA1 :
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-08-06
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2008-08-18
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2008-10-07
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-10-13
US Entry : 2008-10-31
Marriage : 2008-11-07
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Denver CO
Date Filed : 2008-12-04
NOA Date : 2008-12-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-01-06
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 : 2008-12-04
NOA Date : 2008-12-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-01-07
Approved Date :
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between January 14, 2009 and January 28, 2009*.

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.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-12-04
NOA Date : 2008-12-11
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2009-02-19
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 70 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Caracas, Venezuela
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 20, 2009
Embassy Review : The interview it self was very easy, though it made for a very long day. The interview was set for 9:00 am, but based on my fiancee's experience with the American Consulate, we went at 7:00 am. It was unnecessary, as we did not need to go through the same process as the B1/B2 visa filers. They gathered us together (all the family immigrant visa filers I assume) and brought us in at 9:00 am. We were each processed one at a time. They review our paperwork and we had to pay the filing fee (forgot off the top of my head what it was, but it was cheaper then the fee normally used on this site. I remember there is a lot of confusion on the Venezuela consulate page as to what the fee is exactly. I would bring enough to cover the most expensive option, and then be pleasantly surprised. Remember to bring bolivars to cover the cost of the DHL shipping.) After returning with the receipt (I believe the time was around 11:30), they gave us a piece of paper with our interview time, which was 2:00. So the problem becomes, what to do with yourself in place you have no car (you cannot park at the consulate) and is not close to anything. We took a taxi down to Las Mercedes and had lunch, and then returned. They would not let us enter the consulate again until exactly 2:00, even though the interview was at 2:00. Fortunately all the interviews are at this time, and you just wait your turn. We were the last ones, and we did not get interviewed until 4:00. The interviewer asked my fiancee several questions in Spanish. She asked me if I had been married before and had any children. She said it was a very good sign I was there for the interview, and that we made a very cute couple. She approved us with no problems, but it took the computer system another half an hour to come back with my fiancee's background check. We finally got out of the embassy at 5:00 pm.

The biggest issue by far with Venezuela!!!! The consulate sends the interview date (no Packet one, just a letter with the interview time) by mail. Our letter did not come to my fiancee's home until 6 weeks after the interview! Once you receive your letter from the NVC, wait about 2 weeks and then email the consulate (the address is on the website). They are very helpful and will give you your interview date. Also! The website is very helpful and gives you all the requirements for the interview (so confusion not with standing). Using the website, and this website's guides for the interview, you should have not problems. Good Luck!
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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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