Ellie-and-David's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: David
Beneficiary's Name: Ellie
VJ Member: Ellie-and-David
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2021-03-29
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Immigration Checklist for David & Ellie:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2008-11-18
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-11-21
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-03-12
NVC Received : 2009-03-16
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-04-20
Consulate Received : 2009-04-24
Packet 3 Received : 2009-04-30
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-05-01
Packet 4 Received : 2009-05-13
Interview Date : 2009-06-12
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-06-18
US Entry : 2009-07-16
Marriage : 2009-07-25
Comments : We were in administrative processing @ NVC for 36 days. However, because London works so quickly (see timeline) we are no further behind in our journey than we expected to be :)
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 111 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 203 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Tampa
POE Date : 2009-07-16
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : All seemed to go well....although they stamped the 17th of July as my entry date instead of the 16th of July. Am hoping this does not cause problems at AOS time!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Tampa FL
Date Filed : 2009-08-21
NOA Date : 2009-08-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-09-23
AOS Transfer** : 2009-09-23
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-10-20
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-08-21
NOA Date : 2009-08-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-09-23
Approved Date : 2009-10-02
Date Card Received :
Comments : whooooaaah! So quick!
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 42 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-08-21
NOA Date : 2009-08-28
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2009-10-08
Comments : The worst picture ever taken of me is on my AP.
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 42 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-09-20
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 07/18/2012
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : Tampa FL
Date Filed : 2020-08-08
NOA Date : 2020-08-08
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date : 2021-02-08
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2021-03-12
Comments : Short and Sweet due to covid, but no less meaningful. I am a citizen, and my journey has needed :)

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 12, 2009
Embassy Review : Get there early!

I was applicant number 5003 and even though I was in the queue at 7:30 am, I wasn\'t first seen till 9am. And then the second part of the interview was conducted @ 10:30 - i was outta there by 10:40am!

Information Submitted....

I had to submit:
2 x passport photo\'s (american)
birth Cert (+1 copy)
Police Cert (+1 copy)
I-134 Affadavit of support
Most recent Tax return
Employer Letter
Pay stubs (we covered 2 months worth of weekly pay stubs)

We were well prepared and had 2006 / 2007 tax returns at hand, but these were not requested.

Second part of the interview (Conducted by an american consulate officer)

The following questions were asked.
*how did you meet?
*when did you first meet face to face
*when dif you first realise you wanted to be in a relationship with him?
*when did you decide to get married
*has he been to england
*was your fiance previously married? when did this marriage end? Does he have children?
*when did you meet again? and how? (testing me )
*what will you do when you get to the US?

Had a heart stopping moment when she couldn\'t find proof of david\'s divorce....but I had a copy with me!
I was asked for no proof relating to our relationship even though I had photo\'s and email\'s to hand.

Then I was handed the pink slip

I\'m going to mark it as a 4 star....because the chairs were really uncomfortable

(updated on March 17, 2011)
Rating : Good

POE Review: Tampa
Event Description
Entry Date : 2009-07-16
Embassy Review : Easy peasy lemon squeezy. I had a miserable POE officer to start with who processed me straight out of the visitors queue. He was not happy to see I had a case out of the ordinary at all. He made me sit on some seats behind the booths and then about 5 mins later another officer came over. This officer helped me load my luggage and steered the trolley to the immigration office.
Here I had a lovely smiley officer who was on overtime hours, process my case. He was a darling. All in all, once at the head of the visitors queue and past primary immigration, the process only took an additional 10 mins. :-) I'm very happy with the service I experienced even if the first officer was a miserable devil.
Harassment Level : Low

Timeline Comments: 1

Ellie-and-David on 2021-03-29 said:
We waited for me to apply for citizenship. I was eligible years ago but i wanted to wait until i was closer to the end of my permanent resident card expiring. I had a really easy citizenship case. I remain married to my original petitioner and we have assets together. The whole N-400 process was the easiest of all, probably because of the fact that we are still married.
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