thepizzadude's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Donnie
Beneficiary's Name: Elena
VJ Member: thepizzadude
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2015-06-06
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Immigration Checklist for Donnie & Elena:

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 : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2009-01-14
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-01-20
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-03-18
NVC Received : 2009-03-25
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-03-26
Consulate Received : 2009-03-30
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2009-03-31
Interview Date : 2009-05-21
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-05-27
US Entry : 2009-06-01
Marriage : 2009-08-03
Comments : We feel so lucky to have made it through the process so quickly...thanks to all who helped with questions and support at VisaJourney!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 57 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 121 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2009-06-01
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Easy entry!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Indianapolis IN
Date Filed : 2009-08-31
NOA Date : 2009-09-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-09-21
AOS Transfer** : 2009-09-23
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-11-03
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2009-10-31
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-08-31
NOA Date : 2009-09-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-09-21
Approved Date : 2009-10-07
Date Card Received : 2009-10-16
Comments : I-765 Touch : 2009-10-8 On October 7, 2009, we ordered production of your new card.
Notice on 2009-10-13 We mailed approval notice.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 37 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-08-31
NOA Date : 2009-09-04
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2009-10-14
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 37 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-07-28
NOA Date : 2011-08-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-08-25
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-11-21
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2011-12-03
Comments : Again, pretty easy process after following all the guides and advice here on the VJ forum ... :)

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Indianapolis IN
Date Filed : 2014-04-03
NOA Date : 2014-04-08
Bio. Appt. : 2014-05-05
Interview Date : 2014-06-19
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2014-08-09
Comments : Sorry so late to fill out, thought I did this last year

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 28, 2009
Embassy Review : We arrived at embassy at 6:15 and stood in line for about 15 minutes. Let inside to go thru security very easy process.
Guard sat us in chairs with others for the 7am interviews, took about 30 minutes and they asked us to get in line for our #. We drew #7033 then we sat and waited.
After about 1 hour they called Elena to have her fingerprints scanned, she say they were very nice.
After about 1.5 more hours they called our # and we went in together for the interview. CO was very nice man, swore us in that we tell all truth.
Ask us a few questions each. Where and How we meet. How many visits I make to Philippines. If I was married before. Did I have any children. We asked if we could pick up visa and he said only if medical emergency or I had to leave country in next 3-5 days. And that was pretty much all, he told us we were approved and asked us to wait for name to be called to get our documents. This took about 10 more minutes then we get in line paid for Air21.
We had interview on 5/21/09 and we went to Air21 in Cebu on 5/27 and picked up our visa after they text us it leave CARGOHAUS the night before.
All in all it was a very easy process from start to finish only took 3.5 hours.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Atlanta
Event Description
Entry Date : 2009-07-01
Embassy Review : Simple and questions just waited in line sent to office to process. Guy took paperwork said we were good to go, we grab our stuff and hightailed it outta there. Missed our flight hung around for few hours to catch next flight and Elena got 1st class seat lolololol
Harassment Level : Low

Timeline Comments: None yet, be the first!

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