jken's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Ken
Beneficiary's Name: Jen
VJ Member: jken
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2011-08-24
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Immigration Checklist for Ken & Jen:

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 : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2010-04-03
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-04-12
I-129F RFE(s) : none
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-06-16
NVC Received : 2010-06-24
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2010-08-02
Packet 3 Received : 2010-07-15
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-07-22
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2010-11-02
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2010-12-01
Marriage : 2010-11-17
Comments : p3 logged Augsut 2, 2010
re-BOOKED Medical Sept 30th...
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 65 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 204 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Portland ME
Date Filed : 2011-02-10
NOA Date : 2011-02-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-03-15
AOS Transfer** : 2011-03-09
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-08-20
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : Hope we got it right - and no rfe's!

Email notification rec'd; February 10th 2010> Let's get 'er done.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-02-10
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-03-15
Approved Date : 2011-04-07
Date Card Received : 2011-04-16
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 56 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2011-02-10
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-04-16
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 56 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 3, 2010
Embassy Review : First let me start with, I waited a long time for this day! And to those still waiting - it's all worth it and your time will sneak up on you.
I have friends in Montreal, so we were able to stay with them...savings on hotels and meals - yeah!
We had to pick up my medical results in the morning - I was there at 7 a.m. sharp and outta there in less then 5 min; then it was off to the consulate. (like 5 minutes away on St. Alexandre. We were lucky and found parking in the same block - so we were waiting outside with 4-5 others at 7;25 or so - it was cold and brisk wind - dress warm! We were let in by about 7;45; one at a time, through the front doors. I brought nothing with me but the binder with all our paperwork - much easier to get through security! We were told to go downstairs where we waiting about another 10 minutes for the guard to come and escort up to the elevator. He also gave us our letter 'd' - Once upstairs, again we waited about 15 minutes or so - we talked with another couple - helps to ease the jitters! We were then called to window 11 - where we started to hand over the paper work as he requested it. which was everything thats on the list to bring with you. He didn't ask for any additonal proof of relationship. I strongly suggest being organized; makes the process alot smoother and you will feel better about it...not stressing trying to find documents. I used a binder and plastic sheet protectors - where in each I had the original and the copies; so it made it a breeze. He asked a few questions as he was taking the papers -minor things, can't even remember now! He then instructed us to go pay, which we did. Then back to window 11, where he took the rec' and fingerprinted me. Then back to the waiting area for about 10 minutes- then called to office 8. The interview itself was over in like 5 minutes, no kidding! He was a really great guy - didn't seem as 'serious' as the rest! The first thing he did was swear us in. He asked how we met, and when we met in person. He also asked what I did for a living - and what Ken did. Also asked if we had seet a wedding date, to which we replied; "yes December 18th" He smiled. Asked if I had been to the US and if I ever had any problems getting across the border; which I never had any issues. He also asked what the mileage was from Ken's home in Maine to mine in Nb, which Ken told him - easy cause he's traveled it sooooo many times. He then said, Based on the information provided....I am happy to say, Welcome to the United States" It shocked me because I thought he was going to ask more questions! Done....after months and months of preparing!We were out of the consulate by 10 a.m.,
Thanks to everyone here, being prepared is the key, and in order to do that, one needs to read and read some more form the forums here!
P.o.e is expected Dec 1, 2010!

Good Luck everyone and a million thanks from Ken and myself for all of the assitance and support!
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