CornyWebb's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: James
Beneficiary's Name: Weiwei
VJ Member: CornyWebb
Country: China

Last Updated: 2010-06-21
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Immigration Checklist for James & Weiwei:

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 : Guangzhou, China
I-129F Sent : 2009-03-16
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-03-18
I-129F RFE(s) : 2009-07-14
RFE Reply(s) : 2009-07-21
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-07-30
NVC Received : 2009-08-10
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-08-13
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2009-08-21
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-08-24
Packet 4 Received : 2009-09-12
Interview Date : 2009-10-14
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-10-18
US Entry : 2009-12-05
Marriage : 2009-12-15
Comments : USCIS Case Status system inoperative. Must call for status. No news is good news and no news to date. Just keep hanging on is the word from USCIS ... great system.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 134 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 210 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2009-12-05
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Santa Ana CA
Date Filed : 2010-01-23
NOA Date : 2010-01-29
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-02-24
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-06-02
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-06-02
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2010-06-21
Comments : Received notice on Mar23 from USCIS said that I need to re-take the fingerprints because FBI was not be able to process the check by my fingerprint card. Walked-in at Santa Ana office re-taking fingerprints on Mar25 without appointment.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-01-23
NOA Date : 2010-01-29
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-02-24
Approved Date : 2010-03-24
Date Card Received : 2010-04-02
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 60 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-01-23
NOA Date : 2010-01-29
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-04-02
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 62 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Guangzhou, China
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 19, 2009
Embassy Review : My appointment letter indicated that my interview was arranged on Oct14,2009 7:15

7:10 I arrived and waited in the front of the building ( Tian Yu Garden), where already had hundred people waiting there

7:55 The security guys working for US Consulate started to let people get in the building after checking interviewee's appointment letter and passport

8:25 I was called to an assigned window to submit my documents and was asked by the Chinese lady who collected my docs Are you CCP? Have you been US? How many times? Why been to US so many times?...Have you been to HK, Macau or Taiwan?

8:40 Fingerprints
9:00 Oath

9:15 I was called up to an assigned window for interview. Wow, so early...I thought that I might be one of the first 10 people to get interviewed.
VO was a young American guy and looked quite nice. We greeted to each other and then I handed in my passport.

VO: Have you been to US?
ME: Yes, many times
He looked my visa records in my passports very carefully especially the US visa.

VO: What is your fiance's name?

VO: When did you meet?
What does James do?
How many times did James come to China to see you?
How many times have you been to US visiting James?
What's your job?
Can I see your pictures?

After that I was told that I am approveed

He didn't ask for employer's letter, pay stubs, EOR letter, emails and chat logs from me during the interview.

I tried my best to remember everything as well as possible

posted by james (the lucky guy) from Weiwei's notes

In case you missed that ... yah, I'm a very lucky guy

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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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