Scott & LC's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Scott
Beneficiary's Name: LC
VJ Member: Scott & LC
Country: Malaysia

Last Updated: 2020-02-11
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Immigration Checklist for Scott & LC:

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 : Malaysia
I-129F Sent : 2008-06-18
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-06-24
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-10-31
NVC Received : 2008-11-04
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2008-11-07
Consulate Received : 2008-11-17
Packet 3 Received : 2008-11-25
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-03-19
Packet 4 Received : 2009-04-06
Interview Date : 2009-05-28
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-06-01
US Entry : 2009-11-20
Marriage : 2010-01-15
Comments : Touched on 07/09/2008
Interview date was to be on 28th April 2009, extended the interview date to 28th May to get documents readied.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 129 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 338 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Newark
POE Date : 2009-11-20
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Arrived at the airport at about 11.30pm and went straight to the passport control area. The officer was really nice and told me that they would have to send me to another room for them to open up the embassy visa package. Went into the room, sat around, waiting and then I was called. The officer was really sweet and talked to me a bit and then let me off. Fairly easy. Everything took about 45 mins including waiting for the passport control line.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Charlotte NC
Date Filed : 2010-02-16
NOA Date : 2010-03-01
RFE(s) : 2010-03-08
Bio. Appt. : 2010-03-23
AOS Transfer** : 2010-03-25
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-09-13
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2010-10-01
Comments : Received RFE for I-693. I sent in DS-3025 and I-693 when I filed for AOS but I still received RFE. Go figure.

Contacted congressman and it worked! Read it here:

Aug 24th 2010: USCIS sent me an email saying that my case was transferred and is now processing in an USCIS office.
Sept 13th 2010: Touched!
Sept 14th 2010: Received update on USCIS case status website stating:-
[i]On September 13, 2010, we mailed you a notice that we had registered this customer's new permanent resident status. Please follow any instructions on the notice. Your new permanent resident card should be mailed within 60 days following this registration or after you complete any ADIT processing referred to in the welcome notice, whichever is later.[/i]

Sept. 24th 2010: Card production ordered!!! Finally!

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-02-16
NOA Date : 2010-03-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-03-23
Approved Date : 2010-03-23
Date Card Received : 2010-03-31
Comments : EAD card production ordered twice on March 23rd and 26th 2010.

USCIS case update: Approval notice sent on March 29th 2010.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 35 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-02-16
NOA Date : 2010-03-01
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-03-25
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 35 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-06-06
NOA Date : 2012-06-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-07-19
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-03-13
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2013-03-20
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Raleigh NC
Date Filed : 2020-02-10
NOA Date :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Malaysia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 28, 2009
Embassy Review : I arrived at the embassy at about 10 minutes to 9am. I was supposed to submit the documents at 9am and the interview's at 1.30pm. Anyways, after getting the pass (showed them interview letter, etc), I lined up and waited for the guards to let me in. I went in at about 9.10am. I was a total nervous wreck! I took the number but it turned out to be a wrong one, coz I took the non-immigrant visa type and mine was an immigrant visa. So I took another number... waited... my number was B402 Waited and finally they called my number. I gave them all the documents, the lady looked thru them, asked me a couple of questions, took the photos as relationship evidence (I didnt have to submit any other receipts or emails or chat logs), signed a few documents and asked me to sit down. I was called again and I had to pay the USD131 fees, I paid with my credit card. After that, I was free to go and will have to come back at 1.30pm for the interview.

I went to KLCC (Petronas Twin Towers), walked around... went for a manicure coz it was like almost 11am and I had 2 hours to kill. So after that, went to Starbucks, had a cuppa and lunch... then it was almost 1pm and I left for the train station to go back to the embassy. I reached the embassy about 1.10pm and I went in.. waited for a while... well, I waited for like 1/2 hour and my number was called again. The officer was a Chinese American... really nice guy. He took my finger prints and asked me swear in telling the truth and nothing but the truth.... then asked me to walk to the other window where the interview is done.

He asked me a couple of questions, below are some that I can remember:

1. What is your fiance's name?
2. What does he do? (At first he said "husband" and I corrected him, saying "fiance")
3. How long has he been working there?
4. Have you ever been to the US?
5. Have you stayed anywhere else (for more than 6 months) outside of Malaysia?
6. When do you intend to get married?
7. How did you meet?
8. How many times did you meet up personally?
9. Where does he live?
10. Do you plan to have a wedding ceremony in the US and Malaysia?
11. Has your fiance stayed in Malaysia or anywhere near Malaysia before?

He asked me a few more small questions... when he asked me about the wedding ceremony, I told him we're just gonna do a small wedding party and we haven't exactly planned yet coz we wanted to make sure we get the visa first. He was like, what are you talking about? Of course you're gonna get the visa! Well, unless it's a fake engagement! :P Heh... so he was a really really sweet and nice guy! I'm glad to get him as my interviewer!!

Oh yeah, the interview took like maybe 10-15 minutes and I was out of the place by 2pm!!
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