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J & Q's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Jeffrey
Beneficiary's Name: Quynh
VJ Member: J & Q
Country: Vietnam

Last Updated: 2009-11-10
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Immigration Checklist for Jeffrey & Quynh:

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 : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
I-129F Sent : 2007-08-01
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-09-28
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-01-07
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2008-03-06
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2008-02-29
Interview Date : 2008-05-14
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-02-25
US Entry : 2009-02-28
Marriage : 2009-02-27
Comments : Well, this has been a long and often strenuous ordeal. My souse and I met a little over a year ago. We knew that we were meant for each other the first time that we mean. I know that this sounds cliché but I truly believe it was love at first sight. Anyway, we decided to get married in Vietnam, which turned out to be a big headache. We went through the whole ordeal of completing the Vietnamese Marriage application just to be turned away numerous times because of inconstancies between the Vietnamese Consular and the Department of Justice. After 2 visits to Vietnam and numerous visits to the Department of Justice to obtain our marriage license, we decided to go another route and file for a K-1 Visa. We filed the I-129F petition in September 2007. It wasn't until January 7, 2008 until we finally received the approval notice, which I guess wasn't too bad due to the delays caused by the fee increases. Well my fiancé finally received her interview date the other day. Her interview will be on May 14. We are both very worried because of all of the horrible stories that we have heard about how they treat those applying for their Visas. She also knows a few people who were denied their Visa because of problems encountered during their interview. We hired someone to manage and organize all of the paperwork because I was told that being unorganized is the main cause for denial. We are also concerned about the medical examination and vaccinations. Neither of us know how long it will take to have this done or if it everything can be done on the same day prior to the interview. I noticed that the costs have gone up and no longer match that of what was sent with the package. We are both just trying to stay optimistic and pray that we will soon begin our lives together. I was originally going to fly to Vietnam to be with her for her interview and if all went well bring her home with me but she is concerned that soething may happen with her interview. We decided that it would be best to wait until she has her Visa in hand.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 101 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 229 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : New York City NY
Date Filed : 2009-03-09
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-04-18
AOS Transfer** : 2009-05-01
Interview Date : 2009-11-10
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-11-10
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : New York City NY
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-03-09
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-04-18
Approved Date : 2009-05-15
Date Card Received : 2009-05-18
Comments : 2009-05-19 filed for SS#
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 67 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 15, 2009
Embassy Review : Well, the Co who interviewed both of us was very courteous and kind. I feel that our interview was fair and just.
Rating : Very Good

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