Amin&Ani's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Amin
Beneficiary's Name: Ani
VJ Member: Amin&Ani
Country: Iran

Last Updated: 2014-04-06
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Immigration Checklist for Amin & Ani:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Ankara, Turkey
I-129F Sent : 2008-12-09
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-12-11
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-03-04
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2009-03-18
Packet 3 Received : 2009-03-18
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-06-05
Packet 4 Received : 2009-06-16
Interview Date : 2009-09-24
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2009-11-05
US Entry : 2009-12-17
Marriage : 2009-12-24
Comments : The whole process was slow. But, fortunately it went smoothly.
next step is AOS....more paperwork
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 83 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 287 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2009-12-17
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 5
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Santa Ana CA
Date Filed : 2010-02-22
NOA Date : 2010-03-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-03-26
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-06-08
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-06-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2010-06-24
Comments : The actual address is 34 Civic Center Plaza Santa Ana, CA 92703 the ZIP code stated on the appointment letter was WRONG! If you use Google to find the direction with the address stated on the appointment letter, it will direct you to the wrong building!

We left home at 7am and got there around 7:20am. there was a line in front the building and took us around 10min minutes of wait before getting through security. Do not bring any Cell phones with camera!
once gone through security go a few steps forward and use the elevator on the right to go to the 2nd floor. once you're out the elevator enter the room in front of you. slip the appointment letter and wait to be called. We were called in by the IO around 8:25.

The IO was the nicest guy ever! once we entered his office, we took an oath and sat down. He started asking the some of the questions listed on I-485 form, which all of the answers were NO.

He then only asked us a total of 3 questions. These were the questions:
1) Tell me how did you meet and decided to get married?
2)Did you meet each other's family?
3)who are these people on this photo?

Then he went to the copier and got us our approval letter and the another letter explaining the ROC. The IO told us that, on the letter states that we are going to get the Green Card within 90 days, however, we should get it not longer than 3 weeks.

We thanked the IO and left.
very good experience!

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-02-22
NOA Date : 2010-03-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-03-26
Approved Date : 2010-05-07
Date Card Received : 2010-05-24
Comments : It took a little longer than what I thought. The AOS interview is on 06/08, so I don't know if this document would be of any help.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 74 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-02-22
NOA Date : 2010-03-08
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-05-10
Comments : It took a little longer than what I thought. The AOS interview is on 06/08, so I don't know if this document would be of any help.
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 70 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-03-15
NOA Date : 2012-03-22
RFE(s) : 2012-09-29
Bio. Appt. : 2012-04-21
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-10-18
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2012-10-24
Comments : I sent my package on 03/08 , and they received it on 03/09 (GC expires 06/08). I got the package back due to early submission. I mis-calculated the date. However, to return the package for one day is utterly inconsiderate. I got the package on 03/14 (lost 4 bus. Days) and sent it again same day.

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Santa Ana CA
Date Filed : 2013-08-20
NOA Date : 2013-08-27
Bio. Appt. : 2013-09-06
Interview Date : 2013-12-23
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2014-02-12
Comments : Interview went well. the officer was very nice. They still wanted us to prove if we have a bona fade marriage, which I thought is excessive given the fact that we already established that at least 3 times: K1, AOS, removal of condition.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ankara, Turkey
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 24, 2009
Embassy Review : This is a review by my Fiancée:

She said everybody was polite and her experience was good. The Officer wanted her to speak in English rather than Farsi(what we've requested). She started speaking English after seeing that her signature was in English. The Officer asked her why she chose Farsi when she is good at speaking English.

The officer told her everything was good except she needs to go through AP, and to come back after her number appears online with her passport only. The Officer asked her about her job. My Fiancée said they were all nice. The whole experience was good except the waiting.
Rating : Good

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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.

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