Mandy_1208's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Mandy
Beneficiary's Name: Travis
VJ Member: Mandy_1208
Country: Hong Kong

Last Updated: 2010-02-19
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Immigration Checklist for Mandy & Travis:

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 : Hong Kong, China
I-129F Sent : 2008-09-18
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-09-24
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-02-01
NVC Received : 2009-02-05
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-02-12
Consulate Received : 2009-02-18
Packet 3 Received : 2009-02-21
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-03-16
Packet 4 Received : 2009-03-28
Interview Date : 2009-04-09
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-04-18
US Entry : 2009-09-06
Marriage : 2009-09-26
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 130 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 : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2009-09-06
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Baltimore MD
Date Filed : 2009-10-27
NOA Date : 2009-11-05
RFE(s) : 2009-12-01
Bio. Appt. : 2009-11-30
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-02-04
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-02-09
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2010-02-19
Comments : Nice interviwer. Only took us 20 mins for the whole process. Only ask 2 questions to my husband: 1) how do you feel about Vegas (since we get married there!)? Did you marry your wife within 90 days after she entered US?
Didn't look at our pictures at all, only ask for some joint assets copies (e.g. joint bank account/ insurance)

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-10-27
NOA Date : 2009-11-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2009-12-10
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 44 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Hong Kong, China
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 10, 2009
Embassy Review : My interview was scheuled in the afternoon and I am the only person who apply the fiance visa during that afternoon. The lady told me I should be having the interview during the morning time but somehow they put me in the afternoon. Anyway, when I get there, a lady in the counter asked me to submit all the relvant documents. I gave her a bunch of financial support doc (bank record of my fiance/ mortgage doc of the house/ the invoice of the car, etc.) as well as our relationship proof (a photo album with around 10 photos across the past 3 years we have taken + the phone bills for the past 2 years). I waited for another half hour and then the lady show up again. She asked me more than 10 questions about my fiance and I, questions included:

How do we met each other?
Did I ever met his family?
Did he ever met my family?
When is the last time we met?
What is our plan for wedding?
When do I intend going to the states and get marry?
How are we communicate everyday? (by email? msn? phone?)

After all this questions, she said she is going to type the report for me about me and my fiance. After finish typing the report, she submitted to the consulate and then a man shows up in the counter and interview me.

Basically, the consulate did not ask me many questions (because it is all typed in the report), he only asked me where do I intend to live after I move to US and some questions about my past job (because I worked in US before). It takes less than 5 mins then he gave me the visa! Hurray!
Rating : Good

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