Bobby+Umit's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Bobby
Beneficiary's Name: Umit
VJ Member: Bobby+Umit
Country: Turkey

Last Updated: 2012-03-12
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Immigration Checklist for Bobby & Umit:

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 : 2008-12-23
I-129F NOA1 : 2008-12-29
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-03-11
NVC Received : 2009-03-13
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-03-18
Consulate Received : 2009-03-27
Packet 3 Received : 2009-03-27
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-04-06
Packet 4 Received : 2009-04-14
Interview Date : 2009-07-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-07-10
US Entry : 2009-08-19
Marriage : 2009-09-17
Comments : Process went smoothly and within our estimated time frame.

No issues discovered.
Only major delay was when POTUS visited Turkey in March/April 09, so the Ankara embassy shut down for two weeks, causing a backlog of interviews.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 72 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 191 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2009-08-19
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : One hour to process K-1 package.
Asked several questions about petitioner, work, location, family.

No issues going through.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Cleveland OH
Date Filed : 2009-10-18
NOA Date : 2009-10-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-11-24
AOS Transfer** : 2009-11-09
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-12-09
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2009-12-15
Comments : No interview - sent to CA - pretty fast.

No RFI's = thanks VJ!


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-10-19
NOA Date : 2009-10-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-11-24
Approved Date : 2009-12-09
Date Card Received : 2009-12-15
Comments : Skipped EAD - green card sent instead.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 51 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-10-19
NOA Date : 2009-10-26
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2009-12-15
Comments : Skipped AP - green card sent instead.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 51 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-09-25
NOA Date : 2011-10-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-10-31
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-02-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : Went 1 hour early for BIO appointment - no problem.
- no interview, no RFE - just mailed to us - info recvd USCIS website.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ankara, Turkey
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 8, 2009
Embassy Review : Made to wait 90 mins past the scheduled interview time by 90 mins.

No issues during the interview, just wanted to see email chat/pictures and asked several questions about the petitioner.

Was asked when she would be travelling to the US.

Interview was in english, Umit attempted turkish, but the woman wanted to speak english (mostly).

All in all, very smooth.
Rating : Very 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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