baron555's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Phil
Beneficiary's Name: Alla
VJ Member: baron555
Country: Russia

Last Updated: 2013-03-08
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Immigration Checklist for Phil & Alla:

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 : Moscow, Russia
I-129F Sent : 2009-03-09
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-03-11
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-06-24
NVC Received : 2009-07-02
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-07-20
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2009-11-20
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2009-12-01
US Entry : 2009-12-07
Marriage : 2009-12-31
Comments : 1) Touched on 6/24/09.
2) Approval notice on USCIS & email 6/25/09.
3) Rescheduled interview due to delay in obtaining formal Adoption for child 9/17/09.
4) Received 221g at interview, emailed more emails, phone records and photos; received visa approval email from Embassy on 11/24/09.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 105 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 254 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2009-12-07
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Quick and easy. Less than one hour from landing to exiting the double doors including retrieving the dog.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2010-01-29
NOA Date : 2010-02-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-03-03
AOS Transfer** : 2010-02-18
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-07-21
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2010-07-31
Comments : Transferred to CSC back in Febuary and then no news until July. No interview required; no RFEs.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-01-29
NOA Date : 2010-02-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-03-03
Approved Date : 2010-04-01
Date Card Received : 2010-04-09
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 62 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-01-29
NOA Date : 2010-02-04
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-04-07
Comments : Two, duplicate approved forms sent via mail.
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 62 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-07-11
NOA Date : 2012-07-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-08-22
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-02-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2013-03-07
Comments : No interview.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Moscow, Russia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 27, 2009
Embassy Review : Upon reflection after it was all over, I can not say the Embassy did not give us a fair interview. There were some issues that later got resolved and we were approved!!! Read the details in this thread:

The rating of a 4 is just a wish for some consideration. She was struggling with the young child, which was distracting and also causing some communication problems. The CO did not offer to allow her to give the child to the friend waiting for her interview, so the interview could be conducted in more peace.
Rating : Good

POE Review: Chicago
Event Description
Entry Date : 2009-12-07
Embassy Review : Quick and easy, less than one hour from landing to exiting the double doors. Included having to retrieve the dog.
Harassment Level : High

Timeline Comments: None yet, be the first!

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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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