prince+angel's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: angel
Beneficiary's Name: prince
VJ Member: prince+angel
Country: Tunisia

Last Updated: 2010-09-08
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Immigration Checklist for angel & prince:

USCIS I-130/I-129F Petitions:  
Dept of State K3 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K3 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Tunisia
Marriage : 2008-05-01
I-130 Sent : 2008-06-05
I-130 NOA1 : 2008-06-17
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-129F Sent : 2008-08-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-08-14
I-129F RFE(s) : 2009-01-24
RFE Reply(s) : 2009-01-30
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-04-03
NVC Received : 2009-04-09
NVC Left : 2009-04-13
Consulate Received : 2009-04-24
Packet 3 Received : 2009-04-28
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-04-28
Packet 4 Received : 2009-05-14
Interview Date : 2009-05-19 Submit Review
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-05-20
US Entry :
I-130 Approval : 2009-04-03
Comments : 08/19/2008 both cases updated per USCIS website. I-129F just rec'd by VSC - could have been putting both petitions together.

10/03/2008 I-130 1st TOUCH today!!! C'mon VSC feel us again!

01/24/2009 Arabic Translation of Marriage certificate request from Homeland Security. (One of the saddest damn days of our lives)

01/26/09 Prince mailed certificate to me.

01/30/09 Received certificate and sent to VSC via Express/Overnight Mail.

01/31/09 VSC received our certificate at 1:23 pm today!!!!!!!

02/02/09 RFE rec'd, case processing resumed

02/03/09 touch!

02/04/09 touch!

02/05/09 touch!

03/30/09 - called USCIS - no action could be taken as they still had 4 more business days as they were still in the RFE 60 day timeline.

04/03/09 - called USCIS - timeline now out of processing date, service request granted, both petitions approved by end of day!! Hubby & I are walking on cloud 9!

04/05/09 - touch(IDK why?)

04/06/09 - touch (IDK why?)
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 232 days from your NOA1 date.

Your I-130 was approved in 290 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 336 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2009-06-26 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Hassen arrived to JFK from Paris on time and with no difficulties (This was his first international flight & he speaks fluent French so he really enjoyed AirFrance!!). Total time spent with immigration was approximately 1/2 hour which was predominately spent waiting in line. Oddly, he wasnt asked any questions & didnt receive the I-94 either. Luckily we were able to prove CBP error & they were able to verify he was NEVER processed for entry despite receiving the K3 stamp in his passport. CBP in our area verified everything, let me bring his passport to their office & they stapled the I-94 to his passport - NO FEE! Now we can continue with more of the journey.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Albany NY
Date Filed : 2010-05-05
NOA Date : 2010-05-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-06-10
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-08-03 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-09-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : Interview on Aug 3, 2010 was such a breeze and our evidence was really weak! Total time at Homeland Security office including interview was all of 15 min & we're "conditionally" approved. Have to have Civil Surgeon put medical info on correct form as the clinic we went to used an outdated medical form. Interviewers made appt for us to return on Sept 8, 2010 with new form, told us it should take 5 min to finalize approval and that we'll receive 10 year green card about a week later. Stay Tuned!

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-08-21
NOA Date : 2009-08-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2009-10-15
Date Card Received : 2009-10-22
Comments : No problems at all - thank goodness! Hassen was able to apply for SS card the very same day & should have it in less than 10 days!
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 55 days.

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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
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