HappyDancer's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Master
Beneficiary's Name: HotMomma
VJ Member: HappyDancer
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2014-01-17
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Immigration Checklist for Master & HotMomma:

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 : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2008-08-19
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-08-25
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-01-24
NVC Received : 2009-01-26
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-01-29
Consulate Received : 2009-02-04
Packet 3 Received : 2009-02-13
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2009-03-10
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-03-14
US Entry : 2009-05-07
Marriage : 2009-06-27
Comments : Thank God for all the blessings!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 152 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 197 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Dallas
POE Date : 2009-05-07
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments : Awesome POE! Very pleasant people at the immigration section.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Louisville KY
Date Filed : 2010-04-17
NOA Date : 2010-05-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-06-17
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-07-06
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-07-07
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2010-07-15
Comments : Very smooth process for both myself and my daughter. Interviewer was very accommodating lady and there weren't any issues.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Louisville KY
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-04-17
NOA Date : 2010-04-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-06-17
Approved Date : 2010-06-22
Date Card Received : 2010-06-30
Comments : Didn't have much use for this EAD. I got my GC around two weeks after this was received in the mail.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 66 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-06-04
NOA Date : 2012-06-07
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-07-18
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-03-18
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2013-03-14
Comments : Everything was smooth but it took 9 months to get the permanent GC.

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Louisville KY
Date Filed : 2013-04-26
NOA Date : 2013-04-30
Bio. Appt. : 2013-05-21
Interview Date : 2013-07-18
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2013-09-25
Comments : The naturalization was smooth and easy. The test and interview was very straightforward. Overall the wait is the only thing that dragged but mine was well within the timeline relative to what processing times prevail. Overall - very satisfied!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 12, 2009
Embassy Review : Please refer to this thread for the full interview experience.


Overall, the process was very efficient. The whole research and sleepless nights trying to organize our documents and brainstorming of possible scenarios and questions paid off well.

I have a K2 with me during the interview but we were all very comfortable inside the embassy while waiting for our turn.
Rating : 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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