tommys_girl's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Tommy
Beneficiary's Name: Annette
VJ Member: tommys_girl
Country: Australia

Last Updated: 2012-06-03
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Immigration Checklist for Tommy & Annette:

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 : Sydney, Australia
I-129F Sent : 2008-06-20
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-08-07
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-12-04
NVC Received : 2008-12-09
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-01-20
Consulate Received : 2009-02-04
Packet 3 Received : 2009-02-05
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-02-08
Packet 4 Received : 2009-02-13
Interview Date : 2009-02-24
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-02-26
US Entry : 2009-04-21
Marriage : 2009-06-27
Comments : touched 2008-08-12, Yaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!! we got approved for our NOA2 finally woohooo. NVC has received it on dec 9th (my fiance's b'day) ohhh happy days!!!!! i had my medical early because i was worried about some health issues but i passed that too .....medical Nov 11 .....our case is still at the NVC as of Dec 22nd grrrrr....jan 20th finaly out of NVC Yaaaa!!!...woohooo i'm sending my package on monday with priority post they will get it tuesday!! bring it on!!! ....woohooooo approved ive got my VISA yaaaaaa!!!! my fiance will be here March 30th to meet my family yaaaa!!! cant wait til he's here.........Finally hitched!!!!!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 119 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 201 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2009-04-21
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : was nice and easy, we lined up in the visitors line, the lady that saw us took about 15 mins because she said she hadnt done a K1 visa for awhile, but was all pretty straight forward. after i had my finger prints taken she said welcome to the USA and we were free to go!!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : New Orleans LA
Date Filed : 2009-07-20
NOA Date : 2009-07-27
RFE(s) : 2009-08-05
Bio. Appt. : 2009-08-21
AOS Transfer** : 2009-09-09
Interview Date : 2010-01-05
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-04-14
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2010-04-23
Comments : touched 2009-07-30, touched 2009-09-09, touched 2009-09-30,cases transfered back to NVC 2009-10-13 ugghhhh, we had our interview date on Jan 5th but i was told my vaccinations was out of date! so i needed to get new vaccinations and now im awaiting my greendcard. got my welcome to America letter. got my greencard today

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-07-20
NOA Date : 2009-07-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-08-21
Approved Date : 2009-09-17
Date Card Received : 2009-09-25
Comments : touched 2009-07-30. woohoooo my card is on its way!!! finally productions card ordered 2009-09-22. approval notice sent 2009-09-24
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 59 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-07-20
NOA Date : 2009-07-27
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2009-09-24
Comments : touched 2009-07-30
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 59 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Sydney, Australia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 25, 2009
Embassy Review : Yaaa!!! Approved, we arrived 30 mins before our interview time, went to the 10th floor where i checked in my bag and phone, then straight up to the 59th floor, took a ticket from the machine and looked at the view while we waited our turn. First part was easy, just had to hand over the additional things like passport, 3kg satchel and visa receipts. waited again to be fingerprinted and then waited again for the nerve racking interview. The gentleman asked a few questions like where does my fiance live, what does he do for a living, when am i going over and do i have a wedding date yet! then asked my daughter if she was excited about starting school there and then he said the magic words ive waited sooo long to hear "your papers are in order and your visa is APPROVED!!" i couldnt believe it i even asked again to make sure lol!! my passport with the visa in it will be posted to me before the end of the week. The interview overall was easy and all done in an hour but most of that time was waiting (the actual interview was no more than 5 mins), everything went very smoothly no problems what so ever, and everyone was very nice and friendly. they said we ever very prepaired and i give thanks to everyone here on visa journey for that!!!
Rating : Very Good

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