HYENA's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: HYENA
Beneficiary's Name: TUKTA
VJ Member: HYENA
Country: Thailand

Last Updated: 2010-11-11
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Immigration Checklist for HYENA & TUKTA:

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 : Bangkok, Thailand
I-129F Sent : 2008-08-03
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-08-14
I-129F RFE(s) : 2009-01-23
RFE Reply(s) : 2009-02-03
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-04-28
NVC Received : 2009-05-01
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-05-01
Consulate Received : 2009-05-01
Packet 3 Received : 2009-05-15
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-06-19
Packet 4 Received : 2009-06-28
Interview Date : 2009-07-23 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-07-28
US Entry : 2009-08-11
Marriage : 2009-10-19
We used Siam Legal...Luckily because they caught a certified translation error (wait they made the error), unlucky because they delayed this for 3 weeks without saying a word. They're nice, helpful but expensive by Thai standards when u can do it for free if you read enough here. It's scary but do your homework and save some money. Depending on who's helping you matters a lot with what service you get. 4 times my fiancee had questions, hung up on (the Thai way for not feeling like answering). To be fair, I believe it was only two female assistants doing this. When confronted "why did you just hang up on my fiancee 4 times? they were apologetic not knowing I was standing right there and was prepared to drive over and see WTF was going on. (I guess that's OK in LOS but hanging up isn't here).

The assistant who takes the fiance to the hospital and police is a gem. he's an amazing person. Be weary (if you haven't learned) how Thai women treat Thai women even if it's your own Lawyer's office! I think the hang up person is lower on the totem pole but it's unnerving if you're a "VIP" paid customer.

Basically you're paying a couple grand for them to mail your paperwork and take her to the hospital and police station and review questions they'll ask. They have no real power to do anything else, expedite, inquire where your case is (ours took a year for a K-1) since the process is what it is and unless you're outside a timeline, you can't discuss your case with any real outcome.

Save money, do it yourself and read how here! The lawyers themselves at Siam are great but they will mainly chat with you to get the deal then the assistants do the work and submit your papers. Basically an expensive secretary.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 257 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 343 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

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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.

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