honeybadger's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: DSM
Beneficiary's Name: VDM
VJ Member: honeybadger
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2011-04-12
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Immigration Checklist for DSM & VDM:

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 : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2008-03-03
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-03-04
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-07-14
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2008-07-24
Consulate Received : 2008-07-29
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2008-08-26
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-10-10
US Entry : 2008-10-31
Marriage : 2008-11-3
Comments : You need to have lots of FAITH and Patience in this process.

It is a never ending process.....it goes on and on and on....

Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 132 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 175 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Las Vegas
POE Date : 2008-10-31
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : It was a very smooth and easy process. Immigration Officers are friendly and kind. Go LAS, NV!!!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2008-12-10
NOA Date : 2008-12-22
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-01-07
AOS Transfer** : 2009-01-07
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-03-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2009-04-20
Comments : No interview at all!

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-12-10
NOA Date : 2008-12-22
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-01-07
Approved Date : 2009-03-05
Date Card Received : 2008-04-22
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 85 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2011-01-04
NOA Date : 2011-01-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-02-14
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 25, 2008
Embassy Review : The interview was extremely unprofessional. The petitioner was not allowed in the room and the Consular Officer (CO) did not ask questions but instead made judgmental statements, derogatory remarks and disrespectful comments. The interview (if you want to call it that lasted only about nine minutes). The results were that they gave the applicant's passport back with directions to provide evidence of the petitioner's U.S. Domicile (which was already verified by USCIS). The petitioner immediately provided the requested proof but the clerk didn't want to accept it and said come back the next day! The Petitioner TOLD her to take the documents to a supervisor. After some further "games" the Petitioner DEMANDED to see a supervisor and after a talk with the supervisor the domicile issue was supposedly resolved. They took the applicant's passport and said pay the visa fee.

Since then we have been lied to and avoided by the US Embassy Consular Section every time we called we have filed a formal complaint with the petitioner's US Senator. We continue to wait! The interview was NOT a happy experience!
Rating : Very Poor

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