Stinky Monkey's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Todd
Beneficiary's Name: Sharon
VJ Member: Stinky Monkey
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2011-09-10
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Immigration Checklist for Todd & Sharon:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2008-06-27
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-06-30
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-11-03
NVC Received : 2008-11-10
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2008-11-19
Packet 3 Received : 2008-11-24
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-01-07
Packet 4 Received : 2009-01-31
Interview Date : 2009-03-06
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-03-13
US Entry : 2009-05-11
Marriage : 2009-07-25
Comments : touched 10th July 2008
touched 11th July 2008
touched 3rd November 2008
Medical 19th December
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 126 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 249 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Dallas TX
Date Filed : 2009-08-05
NOA Date : 2009-08-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-09-02
AOS Transfer** : 2009-09-08
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-10-16
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-08-05
NOA Date : 2009-08-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2009-09-08
Date Card Received : 2009-09-16
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 34 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-08-05
NOA Date : 2009-08-10
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2009-09-14
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 34 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-08-25
NOA Date : 2011-08-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-09-23
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 6, 2009
Embassy Review : I had my interview time for 8 am 6th March 2009

I arrived at the embassy at 7.30 am after leaving my phone and electronic car keys at Gould Pharmacy down the road from the Embassy

I went to the line outside handed over my interview letter and passport and then went through security where they scanned all items that I was bringing in, from there you walk around the outside to the steps to the waiting room.

I was sitting there at 7.20 at 8 the windown opened and it they stated calling the numbers out, I was number 5003 and was called to window 14 at around 8.20.
The gentleman asked for my passport and pictures took my fingerprints, and then asked for birth certificate and copy, I only had an adoption certificate that he said he would have to check if it was ok, which I was not to worried about as it said on packet 3 birth or adoption certificate. I then handed over the police record and a copy, I 134 and supporting documents tax returns W2 employer letter, house valuation, pay stubs, 401K statement, and savings statement. I was handed back my chest x rays and told to go to desk 12 to pay for the visa which I think was £92 as I have already lost the receipt hahah.

Then I was told to go back to the waiting room and then wait for my number to be called for the interview, but had to return back to counter 14 twice first time to retrieve my hand bag and second for my x ray, yes I am a bit forgetfull under stress haha

I had to wait till 9.20 to get called to counter 15 for my interview, I had my fingerprints taken again and asked to raise my right hand and swear I would tell the truth. The questions I was asked were how I met my fiance, when was the first time we met in person as we had met online, how many times we had met in person, what his job was, what his job intailed, had I met any of his family and where they live. During the questioning he was typing on his computer not sure if he was putting my answers down or just checking the answers were correct. He then told me he was going to have to check with his supervisor about my adoption certificate as he had never seen one, but not to worry I was getting married he just had to check, which I thought was very nice of him. Did not have to show any supporting evidence e-mails, photo's and phone recrods etc

With that resolved he asked if I had filled in my courier form which I had not been given, apparantly it should be given when you hand over the documents the first time, So he just spoke to the guy in the next counter where I had first gone and gave it to me. he told me I had 6 months to leave and 90 days to get married when I entered the States.

I want and paid I thing £14.50 for the courier, left the building had a fag and smiled and smiled yay I am getting married

No complaints at all, bit of an anti climax after all the waiting done previously in the K1 process

I was out by 10 so a little more than 2 hours and most of that was waiting time if no waiting you could be in and out in 15 mins

Big thanks to Louis the man that interviewed me and made my dreams come true
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