Koakland's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Kiristen
Beneficiary's Name: Jeremy
VJ Member: Koakland
Country: France

Last Updated: 2011-11-07
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Immigration Checklist for Kiristen & Jeremy:

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 : France
I-129F Sent : 2008-07-25
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-07-31
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-12-08
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2008-12-12
Consulate Received : 2008-12-17
Packet 3 Received : 2008-12-31
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-01-05
Packet 4 Received : 2009-01-15
Interview Date : 2009-01-29 Submit Review
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-02-04
US Entry : 2009-05-15
Marriage : 2009-05-29
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 130 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 182 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Charlotte
POE Date : 2009-05-15 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Francisco CA
Date Filed : 2009-06-16
NOA Date : 2009-06-22
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-07-15
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2009-09-02 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-09-02
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2009-09-18
Comments :


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-06-16
NOA Date : 2009-06-22
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-07-15
Approved Date : 2009-08-04
Date Card Received : 2009-08-13
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 49 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-06-16
NOA Date : 2009-06-22
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2009-08-10
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 49 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-07-08
NOA Date : 2011-07-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-08-26
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-11-07
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :


Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: San Francisco CA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : September 3, 2009
Embassy Review : Yesterday Jeremy and I went to the SF USCIS office for his AOS interview. Our appointment was at 1:55pm but we arrived around 1:30pm. The office was very nice; not your typical 1970s, 1980s shabby government office décor. We turned in our appointment letter, showed the receptionist our passports and waited in the lobby for about 50 mins (about 20 – 30 mins after our 1:55pm appointment time). The office was fairly busy – they were calling people in every 7 – 10 minutes.

Eventually an officer called Jeremy’s name and I followed in. The officer was very very formal. I smiled at her and she gave me a face of stone. In her office, we swore to tell the truth during the interview. She asked to see our passports, my CA ID/DL, Jeremy’s EAD, Jeremy’s AP documents, Jeremy’s social security card (which he didn’t have with him but luckily he memorized the number). She then, very formally went through Jeremy’s AOS application – asked if he had ever committed a crime, joined the Communist party, etc. etc. She asked if we had ever been separated/had any martial difficulties since being married. She went over Jeremy’s G325a biographical data form that we submitted with the K1. Then she turned towards me and asked how we met, when we met, when we got engaged, where we got engaged, if we had an engagement party, when did we announce our engagement, if our families’ were ok with our engagement, if we had met each other’s family (specifically if I had met Jeremy’s family), when did I meet Jeremy’s family, who was at our wedding, why didn’t Jeremy’s family come to the wedding, where did we get married, where we’re going for our honeymoon. I thought that she’d ask Jeremy these questions but they were mostly directed towards me.

She then asked for all of our joint documents. We gave her: our lease agreement, our rental insurance, letters from my job showing that Jeremy, my spouse, is my dependant for medical, dental and vision coverage, bank statements from our joint bank account for the past 3 months, our family cell phone plan with both of our names on it. She left to show our documents to her supervisor. 7 minutes later she came back and asked to see photos. So we gave her a stack of pictures from our wedding and various pictures from this summer. She started to soften while looking at the pictures. I felt a little better after that. Then she said, “You guys don’t have enough evidence…” I thought “Wtf?!” but she pulled out a paper, stamped it, wrote Jeremy’s alien number on it and said, “You have to remove conditions on your green card within 90 days from your 2 year anniversary.” She also took several of the pictures and put them in our file. They were pictures of us embracing, pictures from the wedding with all of our guests, pictures from this summer of us, together, smiling and pictures of us with family and friends. I asked her what kind of evidence should we bring in 2 years and she said joint tax returns, joint credit cards, more bank statements, etc. She then told Jeremy that he couldn’t leave the country until he got his green card without having an infopass appointment. We talked about the honeymoon. And then she left to consult with a colleague. She came back and gave Jeremy his AP documents back and said only use them if we somehow are forced to leave the country during our honeymoon and border patrol specifically asks for it. Otherwise she said it will look suspicious for him to have an AOS approval in the computer and still have AP documents. She closed with, “It was nice to meet with you and Congratulations.”
Harassment Level : Very 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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