k.loveh's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: K.
Beneficiary's Name: H.
VJ Member: k.loveh
Country: India

Last Updated: 2010-09-15
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Immigration Checklist for K. & H.:

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 : New Delhi, India
I-129F Sent : 2008-03-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-03-20
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-05-22
NVC Received : 2008-05-26
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2008-05-29
Consulate Received : 2008-06-06
Packet 3 Received : 2008-06-18
Packet 3 Sent : 2008-07-09
Packet 4 Received : 2008-07-16
Interview Date : 2008-08-25
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments : * August 25, 2008- Placed on A.P.

* December 17, 2008- Notice that Petition Returned to USCIS for further review.

* February 4, 2009- Received notice the USCIS has received returned petition for further review.

* June 4, 2009- Petition Re-affirmed by USCIS.

* July 10, 2009- VSC sent Re-affirmed petion back to U.S.Embassy, New Delhi.

August 10, 2009- Embassy notified via email that they've received the Re-affirmed petition assigned with a 'new' case number as well as mailed Packet 3.

August 20, 2009- Embassy sent as an email attachment, the DS-230, Applicants Statement and Cover letter to Packet 3.

* August 20, 2009- Sent request letter to Embassy to extend validity date of petition.

* August 25, 2009 - Embassy received request to extend validity letter.

Sept 2, 2009- Embassy confirmed their receipt of the completed DS-230 and Applicants Statement.

Sept. 16, 2009- Received Packet 4 + Interview Letter

Oct. 29, 2009- 2nd Interview-APPROVED!!!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 63 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 158 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Norfolk VA
Date Filed : 2010-02-24
NOA Date : 2010-08-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-03-29
AOS Transfer** : 2010-05-25
Interview Date : 2010-09-14
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-09-14
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received:
Comments : Our interview was very simple. Information requested from them was proof of us living together as man and wife. They also wanted confirmation that financial circumstances hasn't changed. Very simple and short...lasted about 10 minutes at the most. Officer was very polite and friendly.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Norfolk VA
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-02-24
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2010-05-24
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 89 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: New Delhi, India
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 29, 2009
Embassy Review : Some interview questions asked but not all were similar to that of the first interview.

How did you meet?
When did you and she get engaged??
What was the date of her first visit?
Your fiancee's last visit was for 2 months, why didn't you get married?
Were you and your fiancee married before?
Why did you divorce?
Why did your fiancee divorce?
When was your divorce?
What did you do on during her last visit to India?
How does your family feel about the relation between you and your fiancee?
What does your fiancee do?
How often do you and your fiancee talk?
When was the last time you spoke to your fiancee?
Where are all the guest's? (Engagement photo)
Why are you placing a ring here on her finger? (Engagement photo)
Where did you go during her last trip?
What hotel did you stay at?

Overall, my fiance says this interview experience was very positive than in comparison than his first, and that the CO (not the same CO as the first interview)was firm in his tone, but respectful towards him.

At the end of the interview, the CO told him that he couldn't find any reason to refuse him a visa. My fiance asked him what was he to tell his fiancee (me) when he calls me after he leaves the Embassy? The CO looked at him and said, "Tell her you're approved, that you got your visa!!!"

My fiance replied; Sir, I hope you have a wonderful day... and I mean this from my heart! The Co smiled at him and nodded his head.

He told my fiance that he would get his passport with visa within a week!!

End of interview.

Rating : Very Good

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