amykathleen2005's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Amy
Beneficiary's Name: Robin
VJ Member: amykathleen2005
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2013-03-11
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Immigration Checklist for Amy & Robin:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2009-05-30
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-06-04
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-09-16
NVC Received : 2009-09-21
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-09-23
Consulate Received : 2009-09-25
Packet 3 Received : 2009-10-06
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-11-05
Packet 4 Received : 2009-12-19
Interview Date : 2010-01-14 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-04-29
US Entry : 2010-05-12
Marriage : 2010-06-05
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 104 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 224 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Philadelphia
POE Date : 2010-05-12 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Cleveland OH
Date Filed : 2010-07-31
NOA Date : 2010-08-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-08-24
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-10-12 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-10-13
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2010-10-22
Comments : The process went very smooth and pretty fast. All in all the interview probably took 30 minutes or so. The interviewer started talking to me first because he said I was the petitioner for the K-1, he had a huge pile of all the papers we had sent in through the K-1 and AOS process and mentioned that he read over my letter saying how we met which I sent in with the original K-1 packet which he quoted from about our relationship. He asked when we got married and then said "You had a civil marriage in Cleveland right?" and I corrected him and said that we actually had a religious one in Akron. He then asked my husband to verify his name and where he was born, if he was working, wanted to know a bit about the study abroad that we met during and what schools we graduated from as well as where I stayed during visits to England and how we kept in touch while being apart. Had my husband go through all of those yes/no questions on the I-485 to verify his answers. He also said that he saw that our K-1 application was approved last September (our NOA2) and wondered why it took so long to get the visa. I showed him some of our evidence for joint bank accounts and he wanted to know who wrote the checks and what we used the account for, what kind of bills we had, how much we paid my mother in rent. I also showed him our joint credit cards, debit cards and ID's with same address. I had more but he said that evidence looked good and wanted to move on to the album of pictures I had brought. He went through the wedding pictures, just kind of flipping through, asking my husband to identify some of the people in them. Then he asked about our extensive travelling around the UK and France while I was visiting my husband and wanted to know more. I had made a small photo book for my husband for our previous anniversary with pics from all our trips going through our trips which I had brought so I showed the officer and he flipped through and asked a few questions about the places we went, asked if we got to see a play in Stratford Upon Avon (which we didn't unfortunately, sold out/too expensive while David Tennant was in Hamlet, shame.... ).

That was about it. He said he couldn't say absolute because everyone still has to go through one more security check at the end of the process, but he thought our case was straightforward and that he was recommending it for approval. He talked about removing conditions and then we left. And we got the text/email for card production the next day.


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-07-31
NOA Date : 2010-08-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-08-24
Approved Date : 2010-09-23
Date Card Received : 2010-10-01
Comments : Touch 8/9/10
Touch 8/11/10
Touch 8/24/10
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 54 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2010-07-31
NOA Date : 2010-08-06
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-10-01
Comments : Touch 8/9/10
Touch 8/11/10
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 54 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-07-21
NOA Date : 2012-07-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-08-24
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-03-06
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2013-03-11
Comments :


Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: Cleveland OH
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : October 26, 2010
Embassy Review : The process went very smooth and pretty fast. All in all the interview probably took 30 minutes or so. The interviewer started talking to me first because he said I was the petitioner for the K-1, he had a huge pile of all the papers we had sent in through the K-1 and AOS process and mentioned that he read over my letter saying how we met which I sent in with the original K-1 packet which he quoted from about our relationship. He asked when we got married and then said "You had a civil marriage in Cleveland right?" and I corrected him and said that we actually had a religious one in Akron. He then asked my husband to verify his name and where he was born, if he was working, wanted to know a bit about the study abroad that we met during and what schools we graduated from as well as where I stayed during visits to England and how we kept in touch while being apart. Had my husband go through all of those yes/no questions on the I-485 to verify his answers. He also said that he saw that our K-1 application was approved last September (our NOA2) and wondered why it took so long to get the visa. I showed him some of our evidence for joint bank accounts and he wanted to know who wrote the checks and what we used the account for, what kind of bills we had, how much we paid my mother in rent. I also showed him our joint credit cards, debit cards and ID's with same address. I had more but he said that evidence looked good and wanted to move on to the album of pictures I had brought. He went through the wedding pictures, just kind of flipping through, asking my husband to identify some of the people in them. Then he asked about our extensive travelling around the UK and France while I was visiting my husband and wanted to know more. I had made a small photo book for my husband for our previous anniversary with pics from all our trips going through our trips which I had brought so I showed the officer and he flipped through and asked a few questions about the places we went, asked if we got to see a play in Stratford Upon Avon (which we didn't unfortunately, sold out/too expensive while David Tennant was in Hamlet, shame.... ).

That was about it. He said he couldn't say absolute because everyone still has to go through one more security check at the end of the process, but he thought our case was straightforward and that he was recommending it for approval. He talked about removing conditions and then we left. And we got the text/email for card production the next day.

Btw, both our toothbrushes our white, not that anyone cared, lol.
Harassment Level : Very Good


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