Marmite Lovers!'s US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Emily
Beneficiary's Name: Thomas
VJ Member: Marmite Lovers!
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2009-09-27
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Immigration Checklist for Emily & Thomas:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2008-04-28
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-05-06
I-129F RFE(s) : .
RFE Reply(s) : .
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-09-23
NVC Received : 2008-11-07
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2008-12-22
Consulate Received : 2008-12-29
Packet 3 Received : 2009-01-09
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-01-09
Packet 4 Received : 2009-01-24
Interview Date : 2009-01-27
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-02-09
US Entry : 2009-02-12
Marriage :
Comments : 19 May 2008 . Touch
23 Sept 2008 . Touch & Approved
24 Sept 2008 . Touch
27 Sept 2008 . Hard Copy NOA2
30 Oct 2008 . Touch
30 Oct 2008 . Approval notice sent (huh?)
31 Oct 2008 . Touch
3 Nov 2008 . Touch
4 Nov 2008 . Hard copy NOA2 number 2!
5 Nov 2008 . Touch
6 Nov 2008 . Touch! ARGH!
PLUS 6 weeks in AP at NVC
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 140 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 266 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2009-02-12
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Very quick. No hassle.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2009-04-04
NOA Date : 2009-04-15
RFE(s) : 2009-04-24
Bio. Appt. : 2009-05-04
AOS Transfer** : 2009-07-23
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-09-25
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2009-04-04
NOA Date : 2009-04-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date :
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between November 18, 2009 and November 26, 2009*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 28, 2009
Embassy Review :

I arrived at the Embassy at 8.15am. As I approached the building a felt a lump in my throat and thought I might well up! This day has been a long time coming. Having expected to see masses of people I was surprised to see only a handful of people standing in line, I’m guessing 12 or so. I approached one of the guards and showed them my appointment letter and passport. My appointment was at 9am, however, I was in the building and sat on a chair at 8.20.

It’s exactly how others have described before, like Argos or the post office – “cashier number 5 please!” I didn’t take a book. How could anyone sit and concentrate! They are calling numbers constantly and as the morning goes on, in no particular order either, so you have to be sharp.

I was called within half an hour of being there. Went to the window, handed over documents:

2 Photographs
Police Report + photocopy
Birth Certificate + photocopy
Divorce Decree + photocopy
Military Record + photocopy
Evidence of Support – Form I-134. 3 years tax returns and W2’s.

The lady asked me when I would be travelling to the USA? Ticked a checklist as she went though and I signed some of the documents I had sent in with Packet 3. She told me to go to pay the cashier for my visa and come right back. Gave her the receipt. And was told to go and sit back down and wait to be called again. I waited for what seems like 5 mins, but was actually an hour. Called again, “window 16 please” A pleasant gentleman (CO) greeted me, told me to put my left hand on the fingerprint reader and hold my right hand in the air. I swore that everything I had told them to be true. He asked me a few questions about my Fiancé and where, how, when we met. What work I will do in the USA. What was the longest time I’d spent in the USA? Also, he asked about the spot of bother I’d had at O’Hare earlier last year. I was denied entry, told him the facts and everything seemed adequate. Then he moved on to the I-134. I need to get a joint sponsor. He gave me a blue form with he has ticked the following boxes:

Your sponsor has not met the minimum income level required by section 213A of the Immigration and Nationality act. You will therefore need a joint sponsor.

- An Affidavit of Support (I-134)
- A copy of their 2007 Individual Income Tax Return AND W2 form
- A copy of their U.S passport biographical data page, U.S. birth Certificate, U.s. Naturalization certificate or both side of his/her “green card” (form I-1551)
- Passport – mine.

To add, the blue form has the contact information for the courier service so I can arrange collection and delivery.

I wish I’d know this before today. I have to send the required documents(I-134), along with my passport to the Embassy ASAP and they will then issue the visa. I asked him, just to clarify things – so I need to send in all these documents along with my passport?? He said “yes, we’ll need to put your visa in it! Turn around is 5 days or so” This was reassuring at this stage. Other than that, no sweat. I was out before 11am and home by noon.

The journey continues....
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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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