MonkeyJuice's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Mike
Beneficiary's Name: Laura
VJ Member: MonkeyJuice
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2017-01-31
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Immigration Checklist for Mike & Laura:

Dept of State Other Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

Other Visa
Event Date
NVC Received : 2009-03-03
NVC Left : 2009-03-11
Consulate Received : 2009-03-13
Packet 3 Received : 2009-03-19
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-03-21
Packet 4 Received : 2009-04-16
Interview Date : 2009-05-05
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-05-08
US Entry : 2009-05-27
Comments :

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2009-05-27
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Detroit MI
Date Filed : 2009-08-31
NOA Date : 2009-09-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-10-13
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2009-12-07
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-12-07
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2009-12-14
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Detroit MI
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-08-31
NOA Date : 2009-09-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2009-10-13
Date Card Received : 2009-10-21
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 43 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Detroit MI
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-08-31
NOA Date : 2009-09-11
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2009-10-20
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 39 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-09-14
NOA Date : 2011-09-19
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-10-14
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-07-02
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2012-07-07
Comments : Long! Almost as long as the K1 process but not as stressful.

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : West Palm Beach FL
Date Filed : 2017-01-31
NOA Date :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 6, 2009
Embassy Review : So I arrived at the Embassy at 7.30am for a 9am interview. There were around 20 people in the queue. I went through security and walked up the steps to reception where i was given ticket 5002. Phew, I was glad I got a low number.
I took a seat in what seemed like Argos. I was disappointed with the inside of the Embassy. I think it could do with some updating or at least some air con.
I was so nervous while sat waiting in that room. All sorts were going through my mind..wot if I failed the medical? Silly really, thinking back!

At 8.45 I was called upto the 1st window & asked for passport, 2 pics, birth cert & copy, police cert & copy, I-134 & tax return (no W2's or 1099's which surprised me as my fiance is self employed). Then I was given a pink slip & told to sit & wait.

Then at 9.45am my number was called & my heart was racing. Eeek this is it!
I was hoping that I didn't get the red head woman I've heard horrid stories about & I was pleased to see a young, smiley man behind the window.
He looked through my papers & then asked lots of questions.

How we met (very detailed as it was thru mutual friends)
When we met
How many times have I been to US
What was the longest time we spent together
How many times have we visited each other
What does he do for a living. Had to go into detail about it.
Where he lives & what the weather is like there
Have I been married before, has he been married before
When did he get divorced
What were the wedding arrangements/ are my family going
Does my fiance like hockey. I said he prefers football & he asked which team he supports.

then he said he was delighted to approve my visa. Please go & pay for the courier! I decided to opt for a b4 8am delivery.

The questions were fired very quickly & I suppose if you answer back quickly, it shows you know each other well.

All in all, although I was nervous, the CO was very pleasant. Like most people say, the worst part is waiting around so make sure you get there early.

I was out of the building for 10.15am.. I went back to the Hilton on Park Lane (as my fiance had treated me to a night there) I went to the steam room & relaxed...heaven!

Rating : Good

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