Gemmie's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Bill
Beneficiary's Name: Gemma
VJ Member: Gemmie
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2012-08-18
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Immigration Checklist for Bill & Gemma:

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 : 2008-08-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-08-14
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-01-02
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-01-09
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2009-01-23
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-03-19
Packet 4 Received : 2009-04-17
Interview Date : 2009-05-05
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-05-08
US Entry : 2009-06-14
Marriage : 2009-09-05
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 141 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 264 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Boston
POE Date : 2009-06-14
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Boston MA
Date Filed : 2009-09-15
NOA Date : 2009-09-24
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-10-17
AOS Transfer** : 2009-10-09
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-12-07
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2009-12-14
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-09-15
NOA Date : 2009-09-24
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-10-17
Approved Date : 2009-10-29
Date Card Received : 2009-11-09
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 44 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-09-15
NOA Date : 2009-09-24
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2009-11-05
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 44 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 5, 2009
Embassy Review : I made my way to the U.S Embassy from Victoria Station (Victoria line to Green Park, then the Jubilee line to Bond Street). I did get a little lost because a police officer directed me in the wrong direction but quickly got that sorted. Dropped my phone and mp3 off at the pharmacy.

There was no line outside, even though it was 8:30am, so I went straight in through security.. was given a number (5019) and told to wait for my number to be called. It must have been around 3 and a half hours when I was called to the window. The man asked for my passport, photographs, birth certificate and police certificate... he asked if I had the financial evidence such as the 134 form, and some supporting document, so I gave him a tax form for both my fiance and our co-sponsor.

He then told me to pay for the visa service in the window next to us, and come back.. then gave me a pink slip and told me to go back to the waiting room, where I waited another hour or so to be called for interview. The young American man told me to hold on for 10 minutes as he ran off, and when he came back, he asked me a few questions, such as how me and my fiance met, when we met, what he does for a living, when I finish school.. we talked about the complications of the visa meaning wedding plans are difficult, and he said he understood. He then asked if I was given a pink slip, and I said yes. He told me to take it to the front desk and pay for the courier service, and that he would keep my passport so that he can attach a nice visa to it.

All in all, easy. Except the waiting. Literally 250 non-immigrants went before me, and I wasn't prepared for a 5 hour wait with nothing to do. I did bring a magazine but was suffering from a headache at that point, plus needed to listen out for my number.

My advice is to not worry. All very easy.
Rating : Good

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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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