Mint518's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: P
Beneficiary's Name: H
VJ Member: Mint518
Country: Japan

Last Updated: 2009-04-18
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Immigration Checklist for P & H:

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 :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date :
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2006-11-07
Comments : AOS from H1B status.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : New York City NY
Date Filed : 2008-12-17
NOA Date : 2008-12-24
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-01-20
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2009-04-06 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-04-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2009-04-18
Comments : AOS from H1B status. Married for 4+ years. Everything went smooth. IO did not remove my I-94 at the interview.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-12-17
NOA Date : 2008-12-24
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-01-20
Approved Date : 2009-02-28
Date Card Received : 2009-03-05
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 73 days.

Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: New York City NY
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : April 9, 2009
Embassy Review : New York City office (lower Manhattan, Federal Plaza)

Our appointment for the interview was 9:45am. But we arrived at the entrance of the USCIS's building a little before 9:00am and got out of the building around 9:30am. We first went to the 8th floor for check in, then moved to an interview room at the 4th floor. Although there are 4 or 5 families waited before us, we were called to come in before them, after waited less than 10 minutes or so.

Interview was held at IO's desk, i.e., a cubicle divided by partitions, and the interview lasted around 10-15 minutes.

After we sworn in and showed our passports, we were asked following questions:
1. (Me) My full name
2. (Me) My current address
3. (Me) No terrorist activity, no prior crime, etc.
4. (Both) Whether this is a first marriage.
5. Whether we have original marriage certificate with us today.
6. Whether we have kids.
7. Whether we both are currently employed. Whether we have a copy of employment letter with us today.
8. Whether we have joint insurance.
9. Whether we have joint account (saving, checking, etc.).
10. Whether we own a house or live in leased place. Whether we have copy of lease agreement with us today.
11. Whether we have pictures with us today.

So, basically, we showed original of requested documents or gave IO the newer copy of relevant documents. And that's about it. We were not asked any personal questions (such as how we met).

But we were not approved on site. At the end, IO gave us a paper where she checked off the box saying "please allow 60 days for the decision..." but orally told us that we will hear their decision in 30 days by mail.
Harassment Level : Good

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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

** Not all cases are transfered

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